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Re: Motorcycle "trunk"

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  • Melvyn
    It s been a long time since I was a demon Suzuki 125 rider, so I was going to defer to somebody more knowledgeable, but FWIW I notice that top box seems to
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 20, 2011
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      It's been a long time since I was a demon Suzuki 125 rider, so I was going to defer to somebody more knowledgeable, but FWIW I notice that "top box" seems to be used here as a synonym for motorcycle trunk:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trunk_(motorcycle)#Trunk

      BR

      M.

      --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <jpklists@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks, Liz. On the websites I have usually found "case" and "luggage", while "top box" seemed to be just a part of the contraption.
      >
      > Jamie
      >
      > On Jul 20, 2011, at 12:51 PM, Liz Spacilova wrote:
      >
      > > Hi Jamie,
      > >
      > > I'm not British, but perhaps it's a top box?
      > >
      > > - Liz
      > >
      > > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, James Kirchner <jpklists@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Could someone British please tell me what the term in the UK is for a hard luggage case to be attached to a motorcycle?
      > > >
      > > > In English it's called a "trunk", but doubting it was called that in the UK, I started searching UK motorcycle accessory sites, but I can't seem to find a term that seems like good English or that seems to make grammatical sense. Some of the sites call it a "luggage" (countable!), but they alternate this with "case", and some sites just call each one by whatever its brand name is.
      > > >
      > > > I do know that on a motorcycle it's definitely not called a "boot", because motorcycle boots are something different.
      > > >
      > > > I'd be grateful for any ideas.
      > > >
      > > > Jamie
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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