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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 2007, 8:52 am Thread Starter
 
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Luggage Options?

I have a 99 K12RS and curious what options are out there for either a rear seat bag or a rear back that attaches to the stock rack. I want to be sure I have seen all options before I order one. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 2007, 10:29 am
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I use the Chicane kit myself and am very happy with it. The Summit Tailbag straps to the pillion seat, and the Dune Duffel or Mesa bags fit over the stock BMW rack and claw setup. The rack is keyed to my ignition and hardcases. You will have to purchase the rack separately if you want to use it.

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Randy at Chicane is a good guy, and he developed this luggage system based on his K1200RS, so its a good fit for RS and GT's. You'll see his luggage mounted on his silver/blue RS and a Piedmont Red GT in the "Fit" photos on the website:

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Since I ride two up often we found the 52 Liter Givi the best option for us. It has an optional back rest for the pillion rider. Once you reach your destination it also will hold two Schuberth helmets which are large. But if you choose this option you must change out the luggage carrier for the Givi mounting system. All in all I like the setup better than the LT I once had since all the panniers and the Givi can be removed and used like luggage. Once you reach your destination you are back to a sport bike look.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 2007, 9:17 am Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advice...I will look into both options
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2007, 6:45 am
 
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Givi E30N Top Trunk

IF you don't want a lot of bulk on the rear luggage rack, I'm very happy with this Givi box, small profile, stores what I need and is very reasonably prices at around $100. You'll need the BMW removable (and lockable) rack in order to mount. My bike is black and I have since sold the original and purchased the gloss black case, same size for $140.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 2007, 11:50 am
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I think my system new was around $450 to $550 since I needed to purchase the mounting as well. Nice break light included in the system though, that is certainly worth it.

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Here's was my set-up from last year. The seat bag is actually the bottom part of the Cortech Tri-Bag set-up. The Tri-Bag is way too tall for the tank so I purchased another base and hand stitched some new plastic buckles to the base and made some straps to hold the base on. I can then just zip the bag to the base and rock-n-roll. I have since purchased a Uni-Go and changed my Givi mounting placement. I have pics of the most recent if you would like to see that set-up.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 2007, 9:39 pm Thread Starter
 
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That looks like a great set-up...if its not too much trouble could you post the other pics as well.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 2007, 11:41 am
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Here's a few more. The pics with the trailer are current. As you can see I mounted the Givi closer for better weight distribution so I lose the seat bag. I ride one-up all the time. I'll be more than happy to discuss any item on here. Drop me a line.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2007, 1:07 pm
 
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Luggage Options

Here is a shot of the Nelson Rigg tail bag I bought last year. It is expandable and was the only one that was narrow enough to fit on the tail rack with the Stealth back rest in place when riding two-up.
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