If you've been following along you know that we recently purchased two Honda ADV150 Scooters with the intent to ride them in the 2021 Scooter Cannonball Run which is a 10 day cross country adventure on scooters! To that end, we've been slowly adding farkles and making adjustments to make our scooters suitable for that kind of trip. So far we've added mirror extenders, hand guards, a rear luggage rack, an air horn (for my bike) and a tire repair kit (for Eric's bike). Of course we also added GPS units and my XM radio along with a heated gear connection and a battery charger connection.
Now we need to think about luggage. We realize we will have to be minimalists because there isn't a lot of room on a 150 cc scooter, lol! We began shopping and found some awesome bags at Shad USA that we thought would just fill the bill. Eric instigated a dialog with Michael Schuiten at Shad USA and told him what we were doing. Shad USA was just as excited about our upcoming adventure as we are! Awesome!
So this morning I see the UPS truck pull up to our driveway and the driver delivers this.
Oh my heck! What is this? We were expecting two top box mounts from Shad USA but got this! Three boxes of goodness. Yes, yes, yes. Eric, open those boxes NOW! We were like giddy schoolgirls at a rock concert waiting for the main show to come on stage. Jumping up and down, grinning from ear to ear. Get those boxes open!
From the git go we were totally impressed. Everything was extremely well packaged to eliminate any potential shipping damage. The first box contained the two mounting plates that we were expecting.
We unzipped the liner bag and found that it was expandable (nice feature) and it was just like your carry-on suitcase with retaining straps, a mesh zipper pocket on the top and a shoulder strap for carrying. A feature that just screams quality is the fact that the liner bag is shaped to fit into the top case and has a dent to accommodate the locking mechanism of the top box. Sweet! That's some smart engineering!
Now, of course, Eric needs to get the mounting plates installed on our scooters and put the whole kit together! Here is a close up of the plate installed. I love the color on our black scooters - snazzy!