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Been looking at boxes and bags for a couple weeks for my Outty 1k. The reviews Ive seen online about the can am box that is LinQ compatible seem to be sub par. Many people online say to get a zipperless bag because they don't last too long because of mud, dust, dirt, etc. What kind of boxes or bags yall have on your LinQ rack and how did you make it work? Could I also get pics of it installed and the mount hardware. Thanks yall!
 

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Using a Diamondback trunk bag (camo) setup on mine, fits perfect on the Outty, I just took off the straps & using 3 bungee cords to secure it, no worries if it gets wet, lots of compartments & storage & no issues with it shifting around.
 

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Using a Diamondback trunk bag (camo) setup on mine, fits perfect on the Outty, I just took off the straps & using 3 bungee cords to secure it, no worries if it gets wet, lots of compartments & storage & no issues with it shifting around.
You have any pics of it you could post up possibly? Thanks
 

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I have a Quadgear camo bag on mine. Has enough room for tools, 2.5 gal fuel jug and a small cooler for refreshments. It's upsidedown but you get the idea, lol.
 

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I have a Quadgear camo bag on mine. Has enough room for tools, 2.5 gal fuel jug and a small cooler for refreshments. It's upsidedown but you get the idea, lol.
Nice bag. Is it zipperless and does it stay in place on the trails? Your bike is too clean, need to go get that thing dirty lol
 

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Plan on mounting a pelican case with some spare linqs I have. I've seen a few picks of them on renegades. I'm looking for dust proof waterproof and possibly piggybacking a rotopax or 2. There was a thread a while back on the 32 gal trunk. It's 330 at my dealer I think. Most who have it are happy and only complaint seemed to be the hinges breaking. They can be replaced though. Biggest complaint about soft bags is the zippers filling up with mud.
 

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It does have zippers, but there is a little rubber strip over them to keep some of the mud out. It has 6 cinch straps that hold it on. The bike is clean cause it's a month old, it'll be hard to see it that clean again, I'll have to save that picture. I am itching to get out now that the snow is finally melting.

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I looked at the Can-Am hard box several times and I wasn't impressed with the build quality.

On the back of my Outty Max I have a nice Wes Industries Rear Cargo Box.. The images below are from the Wes Industries website as I don't have pictures of my machine.






The thing is positively cavernous inside. I carry four days worth of MREs and water, big first aid kit, rain gear, game bags, and still have room to pick up a little firewood along the way. It is solidly built, attaches with a sort of modified Linq connector (no mods to the factory rack required), and works well with the second seat after you remove the hand holds that on the seat. It is a little difficult to get the second seat on and off when the box is attached. Wes also makes versions for Polaris and for single seater ATVs.

On the front rack I have a Pelican bow case mounted with 2 NRS straps on the back and a ratchet strap on the front. I came up with a way of attaching it without disrupting the waterproof integrity of the main compartment in any way. I can stop, hop off the ATV, pop the latches on the case and grab my bow and go. Best way I have found to carry a bow on the ATV.

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I looked at the Can-Am hard box several times and I wasn't impressed with the build quality.

On the back of my Outty Max I have a nice Wes Industries Rear Cargo Box.. The images below are from the Wes Industries website as I don't have pictures of my machine.






The thing is positively cavernous inside. I carry four days worth of MREs and water, big first aid kit, rain gear, game bags, and still have room to pick up a little firewood along the way. It is solidly built, attaches with a sort of modified Linq connector (no mods to the factory rack required), and works well with the second seat after you remove the hand holds that on the seat. It is a little difficult to get the second seat on and off when the box is attached. Wes also makes versions for Polaris and for single seater ATVs.

On the front rack I have a Pelican bow case mounted with 2 NRS straps on the back and a ratchet strap on the front. I came up with a way of attaching it without disrupting the waterproof integrity of the main compartment in any way. I can stop, hop off the ATV, pop the latches on the case and grab my bow and go. Best way I have found to carry a bow on the ATV.

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Does it come with those conenctors? Seems to be a nice box! I think I'm personally preferring a box over a bag. I'll check out their website and see if they have one without the grips cause mine is just a single up quad
 

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Have no real issues with the Linq 32gal box so far. Lots of room. I do like the look of that Wes Industries box though :)
 

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The box I have came with 4 "quick release connectors" and was pre-drilled for the Can-Am Linq rack. One hole was in the wrong spot so I covered it with duct tape from the inside and drilled a correctly placed hole.

If you don't want the second seat, then the box that you probably want to look at is the Wes Cargo Box.










It does not appear to come with the quick release connectors, but those can be purchased separately on the Accessories Page. Part number 115-0027 (quantity 4) $47.95.

A bit spendy compared to U-bolts, but you might consider getting them for whichever box you go with. It is a really nice way of taking advantage of the Linq rack with a non-Linq box. One potential drawback though is that you do end up with the nuts sticking up into the box.



I can see this could potentially impede the full use of the box, but this hasn't been a problem for me.

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The box I have came with 4 "quick release connectors" and was pre-drilled for the Can-Am Linq rack. One hole was in the wrong spot so I covered it with duct tape from the inside and drilled a correctly placed hole.

If you don't want the second seat, then the box that you probably want to look at is the Wes Cargo Box.










It does not appear to come with the quick release connectors, but those can be purchased separately on the Accessories Page. Part number 115-0027 (quantity 4) $47.95.

A bit spendy compared to U-bolts, but you might consider getting them for whichever box you go with. It is a really nice way of taking advantage of the Linq rack with a non-Linq box. One potential drawback though is that you do end up with the nuts sticking up into the box.



I can see this could potentially impede the full use of the box, but this hasn't been a problem for me.

- bsd
But those linq connectors are universal to all their boxes, correct?
 

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Have no real issues with the Linq 32gal box so far. Lots of room. I do like the look of that Wes Industries box though :)
A lot of people have said that they are flimsy and hinges break easily. With a price tag of around $350 I would be hesitant on getting it just because of all the mixed reviews. I do like how it has the quick connects on the box though. Easy on and off
 

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It is universal to essentially all boxes.

The Linq quick connector looks like this.



You remove the nut and that plastic wing looking thing and then thread the bolt up through your Linq rack. The plastic base fits into the Linq cutouts in the rack. Then, push the plastic wing looking thing down to hold the bolt in place. Now you have four 1/4" bolts sticking up to mount any box. Drill four holes in the box to slide over the bolts, then screw the nuts down to hold the box in place.

To pull the box, remove the four nuts and pull it off.

I didn't feel like emptying my box before taking my Outty into the dealer for service yesterday, so before I loaded it up, I pulled my box off. It took less than two minutes.

-bsd
 

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One advantage the BRP Linq box offers is a completely clean rack when it is removed. With the Wes solution, you have four bolts sticking up after you pull the box. They are easy to pull out, but it is just one more thing that slows down the process of converting from a box to a clean rack and back again.

Compared to the BRP Linq box, most of the boxes that I looked at were significantly more rugged. Another line that I liked was the Tamarack line





My hunting buddy has a Tamarack and it is well built.

I would highly recommend not buying the BRP Linq product without seeing it in person. I went and looked at it 3 or 4 times, and every time I came away thinking it wouldn't last more than one or two seasons of my typical hunting use. It looks nice, and it leaves a completely clean rack when it is removed, but I just don't think it is durable enough for my use.

I can't comment on this box



as I haven't seen it in person.

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I have the 32gal LinQ and the 44L modular bag. The 32gal is flimsy for sure, but haven't used it enough to see how it lasts.

The 44L modular bag I like a lot and looks nice on the front racks. The removable bins makes them easy to clean and I haven't had any issues anything getting wet:

 

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I stopped by the Can-Am dealer on the way home yesterday and they had both of the BRP boxes on display. I have to say that I am definitely impressed with the quality of the non-Linq box that you are looking at.



It seems significantly more rugged than the Linq box and I like the latch better. Although it is still only a single latch, it is completely external unlike the Linq box latch.



To open the Linq box, you push in on a lever (just to the left of the key hole in this picture), and that uses an internal linkage to unlatch the lid. I have had problems with this type of latch spontaneously coming open on luggage. I also worry about the linkage failing at a critical moment on the trail and being unable to open the box to get into my emergency supplies. Maybe two extremely unlikely events, but for the kind of money one has to pay for these boxes, one shouldn't have to worry about stuff like that.

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I stopped by the Can-Am dealer on the way home yesterday and they had both of the BRP boxes on display. I have to say that I am definitely impressed with the quality of the non-Linq box that you are looking at.



It seems significantly more rugged than the Linq box and I like the latch better. Although it is still only a single latch, it is completely external unlike the Linq box latch.



To open the Linq box, you push in on a lever (just to the left of the key hole in this picture), and that uses an internal linkage to unlatch the lid. I have had problems with this type of latch spontaneously coming open on luggage. I also worry about the linkage failing at a critical moment on the trail and being unable to open the box to get into my emergency supplies. Maybe two extremely unlikely events, but for the kind of money one has to pay for these boxes, one shouldn't have to worry about stuff like that.

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Thanks for taking a look at them, greatly appreciated! My closest can am dealer is about 25 miles away out of the way and they don't usually have a lot of can am accessories. Now that I know someone has seen the box and says positive things about it, you think it will work on the new style racks? According to the website they say it will, but maybe you can say if it does or not. I would get those aftermarket linq connectors through wes industries
 

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It will work fine with the Wes connectors. The bottom of the box is flat and you drill the mounting holes into it for whatever mounting system you choose (u-bolts, Wes kit, etc). Just be sure to use a good template to guide where you drill the holes.

If you decide to go with the Wes kit, I would cut a piece of paper to match the bottom of the box, mount the screws to the rack with the plastic wings, then place the paper over the top and push the screw through the paper gently. Turn the box upside down and tape the paper to the bottom. Now you have accurate marks for starting your holes.
 
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