Bill,If you purchase the "Rear Top Cargo Travel Bag" it comes with a "shelf" that allows you to store the "Travel Cover" under the shelf and put your "want to get at easily" stuff in the travel bag on top of the shelf. "Try it, you'll like it!!"
That sounds great---but what is the cost and does it give you the ability to carry, say folding chairs when you go to some sort of event that requires standing for long periods? That was 1 purpose for the trunk rack, the other being a place to store rain gear when fully packed for travel.
I have made a shelf for the rear compartment that works good and will allow you to purchase more mods for your machine with the money you save over the factory offering.
Thanks C-YA RL