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For manuals, is there a place provided in the bike just for this? Like for the owners manual packet, insurance cards, registration??
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How about the compartment on the bottom of the seat?
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There's a rubber fastener attached to the bottom of the rear seat. That's where the owner's manual goes. At least it's that way on my '06............

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AugWest, not sure if you are talking about that rubber strap, but yeah that's it, that small vinyl envelope fits that nicely. The dealer said that's where the extra tool kit goes if i buy it. Am now guessing tool kit goes between the 2 existing tools, not under the seat. Anyway, I got it stored.
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I have the following under the seat, all held by the built-in pair of interlocking rubber straps:

Heavy duty ziploc bag #1:
User manual in its vinyl envelope
Vehicle registration
Proof of insurance

Heavy duty ziploc bag #2:
BMW "extension" tool set, part number 71-60-7-704-086

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The heavy duty ziploc bags have worked very well over many years, to keep motorcycle paperwork from becoming wet, discolored, rotten, or brittle. The plastic is much thicker than a standard ziploc bag, and the bags have multiple "zips" at the top.

Even though the toolkit comes with its own roll-up pouch, the 2nd ziploc bag ensures that the small torx bits don't fall out (which could easily happen), and it serves as a spare in case I need an extra bag for a greasy part or something. See this thread for pictures of the toolkit: http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=5060

The interlocking rubber straps and the plastic "stops" under the seat are a perfect fit for the manual, or manual + toolkit. I have a late production 2007 K1200GT. The 2006 and early 2007 K1200GTs have a different seat. I don't know if those earlier seats have the same features.

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