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City Lid for 2006 K1200GT panniers?

This is probably old news but, I saw a set of city lids on the panniers on a 2007 R1200RT, at the dealership. Their mounting is similar to the older style lids. Fernando didn't know who the aftermarket company was that made them. I can't seem to find them on the internet, either. But, I'm desparate to narrow this bike and keep the panniers.

Does anyone here know who manufactures these?


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There was a thread either here or on the i-bmw site about some french company that was making them, but the person who ordered them said that they were not very sturdy and only came in black, so they must be painted, also quite expensive. I was going to order a set until I heard that they were flimsy.

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There was a thread either here or on the i-bmw site about some french company that was making them, but the person who ordered them said that they were not very sturdy and only came in black, so they must be painted, also quite expensive. I was going to order a set until I heard that they were flimsy.

Yes, I've seen them. They are flimsy and black. And they are rather ugly, as well. At this point, I don't care.

Recently, I found my beautiful GT, on it's side in a grocery store parking lot. The cosmetic damage to that fine German painted fairing (2), pannier covers (2), mirror, bar end, front fork and a broken pia light was a whopping $3540.45. And it looks like the bike was just tipped over, with only the force of it's own weight causing the really minor damage.

Insurance paid for all but my $500.00 deductable.


I HATE the GT for that reason. You just can't drop it without an outrageous repair cost. My RT was fine. I had the engine guard and maybe, just maybe the mirror would clip off and hit the ground. The bile fell over several times on shaky ground on it's center stand, fully loaded, with little or no damage.

The BMW made city covers, on my old (and missed) 2002 R1150RT, had broken once, as well.

So what's the difference between "flimsy" and outrageously expensive? I think they will work fine, especially with the custom, carbon fiber frame sliders I am having installed with the cosmetic repairs.

So, I really don't care about the apparent flimsyness of the city covers. They'll hold. And, on a long or extended trip, I'd use the stock lids. I wouldn't care much about painting the black covers, either. I'd leave 'em black. Less to paint (and try to match), on a tip over.

So if you can get me the information on the distributor, I'd appreciate it.

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I think they will work fine, especially with the custom, carbon fiber frame sliders I am having installed

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Could you post some info on those frame sliders?
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I found this over at I-BMW
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?...ight=city+lids

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Could you post some info on those frame sliders?
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Not yet, It hasn't worked out so far. We are still trying to sort them out. Also, the frame sliders we considered installing are too short. Plus, the fairing has to be cut to make room for the sliders. That's scary considering how much the panels cost.

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This is probably old news but, I saw a set of city lids on the panniers on a 2007 R1200RT, at the dealership. Their mounting is similar to the older style lids. Fernando didn't know who the aftermarket company was that made them. I can't seem to find them on the internet, either. But, I'm desparate to narrow this bike and keep the panniers.

Does anyone here know who manufactures these?


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Is this what you were looking for:
http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=11287

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