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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2007, 5:27 pm Thread Starter
 
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hi all, I'm about to take possession of a 02 KRS and I'm wondering who makes the best top case (is there something other than givi???), what size looks and works best? and where is the best place to buy such a beast?

I'd love to see pics if anyone is so inclined!!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2007, 6:42 pm
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hi all, I'm about to take possession of a 02 KRS and I'm wondering who makes the best top case (is there something other than givi???), what size looks and works best? and where is the best place to buy such a beast?

I'd love to see pics if anyone is so inclined!!

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It's been discussed, too. Try a search on "top case" and you'll see varying sizes, including Givi. There's also a BMW hard case for 2004 bikes. You need the adaptor plate as well for that case (and not the one for the soft tailbag). While I realize yours is an '02, the rear rack is the same, so the mounting plate will work.

There's also a special rack made in France that allows you to put an RT top case on the back...search may provide that one as well.



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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2007, 8:40 pm
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Is there some particulare reason you want something other than Givi? I did some searching when I bought a case for my GT and I couldn't find anything I thought could match the Givi V46 in style, capacity and ease of use. There are others out there, of course, but be sure to look at the Givi line.


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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 17th, 2007, 6:13 pm
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I went and bought that French rack which allows the RT box on the GT. Looks great. Got the RT box used for 100.00 +/-.

I think there is a photo of a guy with the RT box painted to match his GT. Could be on I-BMW.com

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The GIVI 52 is nice for longer trips because it's plenty big, but it buffets the bike around because it catches so much wind when we're not riding two up. When she's on the back I don't notice any buffeting.

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GIVI Hard to beat

ease of use & many to choose from, I have V46
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best top case

Yes - I installed a RT topcase on my 04GT and had it painted to match the bike. I also added a one foot LED brake light.

Here are some photos for your viewing.
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I bought a Givi case and their mounting kit. However, I've been very dissapointed with the paint quality after a year as the side rails were going rusty due to a cheap paint job.

If I bought Givi fittings again, I'd have the side rails stripped and a decent powder coat put on them. It's also worth swapping out their aluminised bolts for stainless steel. I like their backrest on the top case. Discreet and reassuring for the pillion.



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Here's a piture of mine. Ensure you check it's attached properly and check the rubber lugs for wear. Bitter experience has taught me this!
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Here's a piture of mine. Ensure you check it's attached properly and check the rubber lugs for wear. Bitter experience has taught me this!
Me too. That is why I put bungee buddies and bundee cord it to the rear rack.

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