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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2006, 3:37 am Thread Starter
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What are you using on your K12RS for rear luggage? I am not looking for a top box, somthing a little smaller. I'm looking for something that can be removed easily and carried into the office. Perhaps it can hold a laptop. Any ideas? I would consider soft or hard luggage. Thanks.

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2006, 7:01 am
 
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Have a look at the Givi top boxes. The boxes can be purchased in various sizes to suit most reqirements and they make a specific mounting kit for the K1200RS which allows the box to firmly lock onto the supplied rack yet easily removed with a key.

I use a 46litre one when touring around Europe along with the side cases and on its own when commuting to the office to hold my work "stuff".
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I use a soft bag by Chase-Harper. Great for short rides where you might need a place to stuff some layered clothes or purchases. It mounts on the pillion seat and is held in place by bungee cords to the rear rack and passenger peg mounts. Fast on,fast off.Works for me. It's in the $75.00 range.
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Bruce,

I also have a Joe Rocket tail bag that I have been using with my other bikes (oilheads). I'm looking for something that mounts to the rack. I've looked at the Givi topcase and I'm not sure I want to go with something too big. Although the brake light feature on some is worth considering.

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I've been considering the BMW carrier assembly (120.00ish) and the Chicane soft top bag which is made to mount to it (in stead of the BMW top bag)

IMO the Chicane looks better and is definitely larger and less expensive.

Press and click on ... squeeze and lift off
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I bought the RT rack for my GT and an RT box. I like the way it looks on the bike. I i had the money, I would paint it to match the side cases.
It is an expensive way to go whoever. The rack is not cheap. The box can be bought used ie. 100.00
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Smile Tourmaster Cortech "Sport"

I use the Tourmaster Cortech "Sport" Tailbag...good size with expandable option and can't beat the price. Check it out at http://www.newenough.com/tour_master...l_bag_page.htm ... No affiliation
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I've got the Chicane Mesa tail bag and really enjoy it. It does require some additional funds for the BMW luggage adapter and key cylinder, but well worth it. There are universal mount straps that might allow it to be secured to the luggage rack, but the adapter affords easy on/off for taking the bag inside.

Build quality is excellent and it will house a laptop with no effort. It was designed for the K1200RS/GT.
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2006, 12:53 pm
 
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Cool GT?RS Topbox

I've got the standard BMW topbox that clicks and locks on the stock luggage rack. It's waterproof and is easy on/off. It is the size of the F650 box and holds one helmet. Since I totaled my GT (box was not on the bike at the time) I've no more use for it (replaced it with a new RT). Cost was about $330 from Chicago BMW with their 20% discount. I'd be glad to sell it to you if you are interested. How about $220 plus $20 for shipping.
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post #10 of 32 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2006, 10:54 pm
 
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I have the Marsee 22 liter Rack/Seat Bag. I am not crazy about it but it's ok.

Advantages: it ties down with straps so I know it's secure and it won't fall off. Cant say the same for BMW rack mounted RS boxes. This was my main reason for the purchase.

Disadvantages: It takes a minute to unstrap it and a couple of minutes to strap it on. It fits/looks better on the rear seat, I prefer rack installation for easier mount/dismounts.

http://www.marseeproducts.com/cgi-lo...53a+1145059292

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