Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Folkestone, Kent, England
New Bike - Topcase Question
I've recently bought a low-mileage 2008 K1200GT, and I'm loving it! I traded in my owned-from-new R1200GS and I haven't been disappointed yet (I also have an F650GS for lanes and plodding).
One question: it came with the larger topcase in silver (the bike is deep metallic blue). A local paint shop has told me they can get an accurate match for the paint so the topcase mathces the bike and panniers. I'd like to remove the silver outer shell from the case lid to ensure a decent job. How does it remove? I've taken out the five screws (that hold the backrest in place) but the blck plastic liner is still held firmly in place.
Is there a method or knack to this, or are they made not to be removable?
Thanks in advance,
(PS I used to own a flat K1200RS and through a website that covered those, I became friends with a guy from Seattle called Lew Barrett. I think he went through a tricky time with his business a couple of years ago, and I've lost his e-mail addresses. Anyone over there know him, or of him? Thanks.)