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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2009, 10:03 pm Thread Starter
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KGT Nooks and Crannies

I was looking for places to store various items in the nooks and crannies under the seat of my K1200GT. Here are some photos to show you where I put them.

1. Back - the back of the bike.
2. Large Rok - Two large, wide Rok straps.
3. Roks in Back - Two large and two small Rok straps in the back. The large Rok straps are folded next to the rear seat latch. The two small Rok straps are on the "shelf" above.
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4. First Aid 1 - Small first aid kit, anti-fog (faceshield) solution, microfiber rag (to keep them from rattling), and silicone repair tape.
5. First Aid 2 - All but the repair tape, stored in the left side.
6. Repair Tape - Stored on the right side.
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Under Seat, Plus a Couple Dry Bags (Not Used)

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7. Under seat - User manual, registration, insurance, and BMW toolkit, stored under seat.

8. Dry Bags - I bought two different "dry bags" from REI. I had thought of using one of them for an expanded first aid kit, but both of them were too large, so they didn't work out. I will take them back to REI, and see if there are smaller dry bags that may serve better.
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Question:

Should I be concerned about using ordinary Ziploc bags in all these nooks and crannies? Is there any danger that they melt from heat (tail light bulbs, TPM module, etc.) ?

P.S. There are more nooks and crannies available, and I am planning to add a tire repair kit and a few other items.
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I am looking for a place to put my kitchen sink(lol)
I use my side bags for my rainsuit, heated jacket liner, extra gloves ( waterproof and heavier), several baseball caps and parking strut extender( very important). I can put all my gear fopr a weekend with no probelm in the bags. Under the seat, I have squeezed several tools, flashlight etc.

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I suppose I should have written more explanation. Sometimes I go on day rides with the side cases and top case removed. No matter whether I have cases attached or not, I still want to have a few "emergency" items with me at all times, especially the first aid kit.

I looked for places to store them on the bike itself, and wanted to share my ideas with the group.

The Rok Straps are especially handy for bringing home unexpected packages, or if you take off a jacket liner as the day warms up. You can use them on the grab rails or the rack. I highly recommend them. Get the adjustable kind with a loop at each end.

I am still looking for an answer to the question: Is there any way that ordinary Ziploc bags could melt in any of the locations under the seat?
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I am still looking for an answer to the question: Is there any way that ordinary Ziploc bags could melt in any of the locations under the seat?
well, I use ziplock bags a lot and sometimes store them under the seat. Nothing ever gets too hot in that area.

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I don't know...I use a small Bags Connection tankbag when I don't want to bring the luggage.

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