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Question about trunks. I have a 2011 Nomad and would like to add a trunk. I or should I say we have driven the Voyager. My wife likes the backrest and grab bars on my Nomad better. I want to leave them but add storage space. Does anyone know of a hard trunk that opens from the side without a backrest? I would prefer one about 22-24 wide about 12-16 deep and 10-15 in height. There are plenty out there but all open from the back. Any help. Thanks!!
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How about getting some soft luggage?

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Thought about the soft luggage. Really want hard.
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Question about trunks. I have a 2011 Nomad and would like to add a trunk. I or should I say we have driven the Voyager. My wife likes the backrest and grab bars on my Nomad better. I want to leave them but add storage space. Does anyone know of a hard trunk that opens from the side without a backrest? I would prefer one about 22-24 wide about 12-16 deep and 10-15 in height. There are plenty out there but all open from the back. Any help. Thanks!!
I have a receiver hitch on my Voyager. I built a cargo rack that slides into the receiver. I have a cheap e-bay trunk that I can mount to the rack or I can bungy what ever I am hauling directly to the rack. I have a set of small lights that I am going to mount to the sides of the rack. Just haven't done that yet. Have you considered doing something like that? Then you can leave your existing backrest on your bike.

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http://www.mutazu.com/products.php?c...402&s=prod.php, add a wompus rack and you will still have the grab bars and have a super sturdy trunk. I have the Mutazu DMY trunk that I am lining the inside with fiberglass to strengthen it.

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I went with the Kawasaki Trunk kit for my Nomad - it came in the Diablo Black. I installed the Yamaha rack (K emblem over the star). I glassed inside of the top cover in the mounting area as I was concerned that the ABS material was not strong enough. It was pretty pricey but with the lights and trunk pad it is still about half of what a HD trunk would be. Check out the Scootworks rack and trunk. Their's is fiberglass but does not have the light kit and is about 1/3 less. I love having the hard trunk!

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Leather Lyke has a hard trunk that opens from the side. I had one on my Valkrye and it worked well.

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Thanks for the leather lyke. I think that may be the way to go.
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Here is what the Leather Lyke trunk looked like on my Valk
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Thanks very much for the picture. I think that will be the way I will go. Did you add any additional bracing to it or just the 4 bolts?
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