Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Perhaps another choice would be to buy a top case. BMW makes two of them, designed to fit on the rack.
I have a BMW 49 Liter top case. It holds a lot of stuff. It is as easy to attach and remove as the side cases. If I don't need it, I leave it off.
You can also buy excellent top cases from Givi and other manufacturers too, but they require an adapter.
Other thoughts, options, and considerations:
* I keep two pairs of RokStraps under my seat, one thin pair and one wide pair. I use them to hold down unexpected items, such as when I had to pick up a car cover for my wife on the way home from work a couple weeks ago. The RokStraps can be used to strap items to the passenger seat, the rack, or both.
* You can buy a variety of bags that can be strapped to the passenger seat or rear rack. Some larger ones can extend past the grab handles to rest on the side cases. Helen TwoWheels is one example.
* What about a tank bag? Some of them are very large. My personal favorites are the ones from Bags Connection. You can get them at Pirate's Lair or at Twisted Throttle.
* Meese and others have added a Harley-Davidson rack to the top of their BMW top cases, for even more carrying capacity.