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Got a Givi top box for my Honda CB300F & made a custom liner for it

I considered the Zana 45L top box (ABS) initially but when I tried both of them at the shop, the Zana was too heavy and bulky for the CB 300F's looks.

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Top Box with DIY inner liner for my bike:

I wanted a top box for my CB300F (Honda CB300F launched at Rs. 2.26 lakh). The main reason was to stow away the helmet and gloves when I parked the bike. Before I got the box, I was hesitant to take my MT (Thunder 3 Pro) helmet for short city runs and would wear my battered old Vega lid since I was afraid a cable lock would damage the finish of the bike and the MT and honestly it wasn't safe to leave a good helmet exposed on the bike. So last month, I got the 32 liter Givi B32 Gold top box (polypropylene) and the Zana top rack from BikeNBiker. I considered the Zana 45L top box (ABS) initially but when I tried both of them at the shop (shout-out to Sreejith and team who were accommodating of my requests for the try-outs), the Zana was too heavy and bulky for the CB 300F's looks. The shop also advised going with the Givi.

This is how it looks:

It is stable at highway speeds and I really like how easy the quick-release mechanism is to detach the box from the base plate. Because the box does not come with any inner padding (unlike the Zana), any item I would keep in it would cause a lot of rattling when going over potholes. Ready-made liners online were way too expensive and I decided to make one myself for a lot less. I took some basic measurements of the box's inner dimensions (the lower half):

I then drew it to a 1:1 scale on chart paper, cut it, and traced the template on a bright orange 4mm yoga mat I ordered from Amazon. Getting the orange was a bit of a hassle as the seller sent the wrong colour twice and I had to return both and order from another seller. Finally, I cut the mat to shape, added some double-sided Velcro to some sections, and here's the final result:

Not as precise a finish as a ready-made liner and I had to trim the mat at some places but it does the job just as well - no more rattling sounds from the little items in the box (500 ml water bottle,USB charging cable, bungee cords, etc.). The high-viz orange makes it easy to find the items in the box.

Price breakup:

  • Yoga Mat - Rs.240
  • Chart paper - Rs.15
  • Double-sided Velcro -Rs.200 (2m length but I used maybe 20cm from the roll).
  • Labour : Free (Sunday morning activity)

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