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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2014, 3:35 pm Thread Starter
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best tail bag for K1200GT , 2004

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone could recommend the best tail bag for my 2004, K1200GT with a seargent seat. Any recommendations?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2014, 5:54 pm
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Hi,

I am wondering if anyone could recommend the best tail bag for my 2004, K1200GT with a seargent seat. Any recommendations?

thanks
If your seat has a back rest, I's recommend T-Bags. I have a back rest from Pirates Lair that is detachable and the t bag has a sleeve that slips over it and two straps with quick clips that attach to the stock tail rack. There is also an additional bag that attaches to the top of it for more luggage Has worked for 5 years with no problem comes with an attached rain cover also.

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Unfortunately, I do not have a back rest, I have a Givi V46 Monokey Topcase mounted but I was thinking more along the lines of a bag or luggage case that fits over the passenger seat.
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If you can find one, the Chicane bags (there's a large and a small bag) on the locking BMW mount (fits on the rack over the taillight) are great. Unfortunately, Chicane is out of business but occasionally their stuff shows up on sites like this or on eBay.

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I have a Cortech Tri-Bag set-up and made straps to go around the grab rails that hold the zipped base down. I can zip the large bag on the back, using the small one for a tank bag or the other way around. PM me and I'll send you some pics and guide you through it if you're interested. My bags are the older version but this is close http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tourmaster-E...item19f1f37218 BTW- I fit this on my seat and not on the supposed "luggage" rack.

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Tailbag for K1200GT

hello cobbler,
thanks for the offer to send some photos. Yes i am very interested in your setup regarding the tailbag you suggested
i really appreciate your help
thanks again Mike

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Depending how big you need. for $ 40.00 the lumbar strap goes under the seat and is secure from theft because of the seat lock. No need in spending hundreds of dollars for something 40 can do. I have a similar one and it works great been in the elements for 2 seasons and holding strong but it was only $20 dollars and just a hair smaller. I'm thinking of getting this one. what i love about them is you just run the strap around and under the seat and its locked in. http://www.ebags.com/product/high-si...uctid=10201112
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I have a Cortech Tri-Bag set-up and made straps to go around the grab rails that hold the zipped base down. I can zip the large bag on the back, using the small one for a tank bag or the other way around. PM me and I'll send you some pics and guide you through it if you're interested. My bags are the older version but this is close http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tourmaster-E...item19f1f37218 BTW- I fit this on my seat and not on the supposed "luggage" rack.
The side bags used on a GT would sit on the exhaust.
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I have an Oxford 36L tailpack which is pretty large. Cheap and cheerful but well made and is expandable in height. Mine fixes to the seat rails with tiewraps or bungees. Bag itself is not waterproof but comes with a rain cover. I don't use it much as I have a Givi top case but on a trip with more luggage riding solo, I prefer this to fastening on the BMW side cases. Getting your leg over the saddle is a bit harder!

I did a short airport trip once with pillion and strapped this on to the top of the Givi case!

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I have been using the Cortech Tailpack that cobbler mentioned for the last few years on a number of bikes including a 2007 K1200R Sport and 2007 K1200GT. It fits the passenger seat perfectly on my GT. I use it a lot and just use two flat adjustable bungies through the passenger grab rails to keep it in position. The Cortech I have right now is my second one and is about 3 years old and still in good shape.

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