Just picked up my Blade today!!!

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  1. Andrew Willis

    Andrew Willis New Member

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    I've traded my very much loved MT10 for a 2014 Fireblade which I picked up today. First impressions...... it really wants to shift!! I like the rider position, looks, performance, brakes and suspension. Mt10 sounded amazing but I've not had chance to really open up the fireblade as it was absolutely pissing it down.
    Looking for ways to mount Givi top box for commuting, any advice much appreciated.
     
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  2. Boothman

    Boothman Active Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
  3. Blade runner 1

    Blade runner 1 Active Member

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    Hello and welcome, good choice.
     
  4. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    Hi, and welcome.

    I'm no help with any sort of box.:(
     
  5. hitch

    hitch Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome.
    Maybe ditch the top box and use a backpack o_O
     
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  6. raphael

    raphael Elite Member

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    Welcome mate, I commute on my blade and have used the same kriega us20 for the past 6 years and still going strong
     
  7. bradt

    bradt Senior Member

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    Welcome Andrew
     
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    Hi and welcome !
     
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  10. AndrewQ

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    Hiya!
    Firstly, what an AWESOME first name. Kudos sir.
    Secondly, I do use a rucksack, but when I changed from my old tourer to my newer bikes, I ditched the hard box & went for the tankbag with petrol cap /tank-lock locking system thingy for the times I needed to take extra in to work...
     
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  11. Bishbosh

    Bishbosh New Member

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    Welcome Andrew :) the Kriega US10/20 is a good call. I've used these and the Kriega R15/25 backpacks on previous bikes, but be careful loading up the backpack as it's extra pressure on your arms/back on a sportsbike (bloke over 40 alert :D)
     
  12. Andrew Willis

    Andrew Willis New Member

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    Thanks for all your replies.

    Got sorted with hepco and becker mount specific for fireblade, should arrive soon. Replaces pillion cover so I can quickly change back to cowl which looks mint.
     
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    Hi and welcome! Great bike!
     
  14. Bishbosh

    Bishbosh New Member

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    Be interested to see how the whole combo works and what it looks like on the bike. Thinking of a big solo trip myself :cool:
     
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  15. AndrewQ

    AndrewQ New Member

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    With @Bishbosh on this, would be keen to see the photo's when its done!
     
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  16. Bishbosh

    Bishbosh New Member

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    I've kitted out the garage in floor to ceiling mirrors to provide uninterrupted viewing from all angles. Just sorting insulated floor mats as sporting the birthday suit outfit can take its toll on bare feet - especially when manouvering to achieve the sprawled over the bike look :rolleyes:. Might also require some strategic waxing to prevent snagging... I'm on the case :cool:
    Is that what you meant btw? :D:D
     
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    nigelrb Elite Member

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    Of course it's what he meant.:rolleyes:

    But he got a video from me. It accentuates the moving parts:D:D.
     
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  18. Bishbosh

    Bishbosh New Member

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    Sometimes I wish I didn't have such a vivid/depraved imagination :eek::D:D
     
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  19. PauloHRC

    PauloHRC Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum and enjoy the new bike!
     
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    Hello and welcome
     

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