I thought when I bought my xc 2011 with the trunk that I would ride with it off and put it back on when the wife would go with me. I havn't taken it off yet. With the MP3 player the xtra speakers sound good. Hardley even notice its on there anymore when riding,weight wise. Talking about MP3 players,does anyone know of a handlebar mount for them(sony walkman)? I have it in the saddle bag now and it would be nice if I had access to it instead of having to stop and dig in the bag.