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I am fairly new to riding, bought a 2016 Grizzly LE last year. Took it out a few times and now want to take some trips and go riding. I know that I am going to need a box for longer riding. I am looking for suggestions on which boxes are the best.
 

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I tried many different soft bags over the years and had mixed results but after I got my Yamaha hard box I will never go back to a bag. It's got awesome storage space , cup holders , and is pretty much water and dust proof.
 

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Where are you located? I've got a rear box with seat I'm selling. I'm located in Western nc
 
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I've got the Plano 1510 storage box on my Grizz. It was relatively inexpensive compared to other boxes and has worked flawlessly. Very roomy and rugged.
 

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I liked the OEM Yamaha rear cargo box bought same day as my 17 Grizz SE 2 mos ago enough that I subsequently bought the matching smaller front box. The only design change I'd prefer would be elimination of cup holders. Really, who rides with drinks exposed on dusty trails? And 4 of them with both boxes mounted?

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I'll only add this.....DO NOT get a soft rack bag. I have used dozens (if not more) over the years .....and every one of then has sucked....zipper failure in every single one.
 

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The only design change I'd prefer would be elimination of cup holders. Really, who rides with drinks exposed on dusty trails? And 4 of them with both boxes mounted?

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Those are for everyone to set their drinks while they check out your awesome Griz on trail breaks!:wink2:
 

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check out Rage Black Widow. you can get it on amazon or ebay. Love mine so much I just bought another one for the 2nd bike. CB-8015 model
 
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Get the Yamaha rear box. The Yamaha rear and front boxes for 2016+ Grizzly are custom made for the Grizzly with the rack recessed into channels built into the bottom of the boxes. There are no U-bolts sticking up from the bottom of the boxes ready to impale your cargo. The heads of the bolts are recessed into plastic at the bottom of the box. The screw ends of the bolts go into the rack. Take your 2016 Grizzly to the dealer and sit the box on the rear rack. You will be sold. I have been very happy with it.

The Yamaha front box may interfere with the 3rd headlight. I am interested in hearing from people who have the front box about this possible problem. I don't ride much at night but when stuck out on the trail, I appreciate all the light my 2016 Grizzly throws out. (My popo friends are a bit jealous.)
 

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check out Rage Black Widow. you can get it on amazon or ebay. Love mine so much I just bought another one for the 2nd bike. CB-8015 model
Is that box sealed?
 

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One consideration to keep in mind is your riding style. I believe it was @NCMUDMAN and some others who pointed out a little while back that large boxes on the rear rack may interfere with your ability to shift your legs or weight around to get over obstacles. My Grizzly came with a large rear box that had a pad to lean against and with sides that extended forward to the rounded part of the rear rack. I did not like that box and sold it for a smaller profile hard box made by Tamarack for front racks. Sure, the box is smaller and doesn't hold as much but I also don't feel my sitting area is interfered with when riding.

If you don't move around much and/or stay seated most of the time then this point could be moot for you. But, it was something I hadn't considered until it was pointed out to me. I also agree on the bag thing as I had one on my front rack and it didn't last long.
 

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Get the Yamaha rear box. The Yamaha rear and front boxes for 2016+ Grizzly are custom made for the Grizzly with the rack recessed into channels built into the bottom of the boxes. There are no U-bolts sticking up from the bottom of the boxes ready to impale your cargo. The heads of the bolts are recessed into plastic at the bottom of the box. The screw ends of the bolts go into the rack. Take your 2016 Grizzly to the dealer and sit the box on the rear rack. You will be sold. I have been very happy with it.

The Yamaha front box may interfere with the 3rd headlight. I am interested in hearing from people who have the front box about this possible problem. I don't ride much at night but when stuck out on the trail, I appreciate all the light my 2016 Grizzly throws out. (My popo friends are a bit jealous.)

This is probably going to be the way I am going to go. The girlfriend keeps trying to put her 2 cents in and lean me towards a bigger box with a seat on it, but I am really thinking the Yamaha box is going to be the best bet for me.
 

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Yes it is sealed. I dont feel that it interferes with shifting my body around while riding either.
 

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Here’s mine.
https://www.wesindustries.com/en/product/wes-cargo
It’s not sealed but a little weather stripping takes care of that and does a pretty good job. It “was” lockable prior to a unfortunate incident with my 2010. It still closes securely but I’m going to add some Yeti style rubber latches so that even when it’s really full it will still seal shut. I also need to figure out some manner of locking it.

I’ve gone back and forth on a new box. I like this one and it suits my needs but you can’t beat the seal on a factory and some other aftermarket boxes. I lost a 2-way radio last year due to a rain storm prior to sealing my box up this year. The seat-back on this one works really well for me, also. It’s really comfortable to kick your feet up on the front fenders and lean back when on a trail break.
 

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If you're looking to save $100 or so, just go to any outdoor store (Cabela's, Sportsmans Warehouse, etc) and grab a Kolpin gear box or Cabela's gear box. Both of these were $24-$30 each.
 

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Ordered the Yamaha rear box today and it will be here Wednesday. I can't wait for it to get here and get it put on. Thank you everyone for your advice.
 

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^^^ I think you'll enjoy the quality and convenience that box provides!

One suggestion that should help simplify installation is to release the bottom 45* support arms at the bottom bolts, otherwise tension at the top mounting point will likely cause the centered hole locations to shift and make alignment of replacement new bolts difficult. I found it that way on mine as did my buddy with his own 2017 Grizz SE purchased same day. The front box which I subsequently installed had same issue but not quite as bad. You might find those rear lower bolts torqued on pretty tight, so be prepared for that...
 

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Have you heard about the Rototeck Expedition 99RK-040 rear atv cargo box with seat? or Has anybody tried one? I'm thinking about getting one for the grandkids to ride along with me. It looks neat (but big) and it has a 2.5 gal gas can included with its own compartment. there are also two neat looking LED lights on the box. It will hold two helmets plus more gear. I was wondering if its size
would interfere with trail riding.
 
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