Strapping a tent to across a top-box: where?
XR400R. 22 litre tank, otherwise standard weight-wise.
Now, I have a Givi E45 topbox attached to the back, between the taillight and my behind!
All the camping gear goes in it, food and clothes in a small (45litre) rucksack. Possibly adding tank panniers for waterproofs.
So where to strap the tent (4.5kg)?
I'm going to mount U-bolts into the lid and use that for securing the tent.
Across the top toward the back of the top box?
Weight higher up but a bit further forward. More stress on the tox mount (further from fulcrum).
Across the back, over where the key goes?
Weight lower but further back. Less stress on the box mount (closer to fulcrum).
I can't strap it right behind me as the rucksack and top box will probably be argueing the whole way already and a tent would make it worse.
So? A or B?
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