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    Added a Top Case

    A friend is selling his older 2014 RT and sold me his Top Case. My dealership rekeyed it for free for me, which was awesome of them to do. I ordered a non remote spare key from the dealer at a cost of $39.00 to save my folding key on the remote from braking when opening the case. I asked about a second remote key and they said it would cost around $350.00. Is that right? If so that is crazy. Does anyone know of any place where I can get one cheaper?

    Okay, the next question is, do you think I should have the paint color matched to my bike or leave it as it is and save the money. Thoughts and opinions welcome.

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    Maybe split the difference and add some reflectivity-

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    Color matched
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    +1 on color matched. I don't always think color matching looks good (depends on the bike and top case...sometimes it's just too much of the same color), but in your case, I think it would definitely tie the colors together.
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    Can't tell from looking at the photos but has the case already been painted? I looks like it's a dark blue or black instead of the original dark gray matte color.

    I think it looks better now than it would in white, and even if it's already been painted to match someone else's bike, I'd leave it as is. Spend the $$ on something like a tank bag, peg lowerers or valve cover covers.
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    Definitely paint the shiny parts on top of the case white and it will match the bottoms perfectly. Just my opinion and ether way you have a nice bike.
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    Thumbs up Paint

    Pait it white on top, not for the color as much as for the heat so everything inside dosen't bake!

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    It is black paint on the top half. I'm not sure if that is they way it came or if someone had it painted. the paint job actually looks factory. I will stop by my dealer and see what they charge to paint it.
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    What about a vinyl wrap?
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