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Old 08-10-2012, 09:56 PM
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Recommendations for top case and mount - K1300S

Hi everyone - got new BMW panniers side cases however need a top case etc. Any recommendations? Anything made for the k1300s? Would love to hear your choices and experiences with top cases on your k1300s bike. Thanks in advance! Pierre
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:32 PM
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Thanks Highlander - I'm concerned about that set up causes flex/unstability - I guess the options are slim for options...
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I'm concerned about that set up causes flex/unstability - I guess the options are slim for options...

I think that is why some people also change out the rack for the likes of the SW Motech, its made of metal and is apparently a lot more rigid than the OEM rack.

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Re: Recommendations for top case and mount - K1300S

There is a nice OEM Softbag2 for sale in the classifieds...
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Here is a possible soft bag option set up for you. I'm still experimenting on getting my bike set up to where my wife and I can carry sufficient items without going too over the top. I just purchased a TBags soft bag from Pirates Lair which is possibly more suited if you have a seat with a back-rest as it has a piece that slips over the backrest. I haven't put it to the test yet, although we are planning to take the bike from Markleeville after this years SGR on a short tour via San Francisco and the PCH, so I'll see how we get on with that reasonably short trip (the bike is being trailered from Oklahoma to Markleeville).


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Re: Recommendations for top case and mount - K1300S

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Hi everyone - got new BMW panniers side cases however need a top case etc. Any recommendations? Anything made for the k1300s? Would love to hear your choices and experiences with top cases on your k1300s bike. Thanks in advance! Pierre
I used the SW Motech rack with a quick disconnect for a Givi top case. I had that for my 07 K1200S. It worked perfect - I used it only twice - two 10 day trips with my daughter. Also installed the back pad on the case for passenger. I still have the setup - the case is gloss black.
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Here is a possible soft bag option set up for you. I'm still experimenting on getting my bike set up to where my wife and I can carry sufficient items without going too over the top. I just purchased a TBags soft bag from Pirates Lair which is possibly more suited if you have a seat with a back-rest as it has a piece that slips over the backrest. I haven't put it to the test yet, although we are planning to take the bike from Markleeville after this years SGR on a short tour via San Francisco and the PCH, so I'll see how we get on with that reasonably short trip (the bike is being trailered from Oklahoma to Markleeville).



I was looking at the same bag for our Colorado trip. Looks nice, Rob. Great - ANOTHER purchase from Pirate.
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Nice input and great pictures too - appreciate it! I like the SW Motech mount and quick release adapter - it just looks solid and sounds like it is too. I looked into a GIVI Monokey 55 litre and the CocoCase 50 Litre - the CocoCase is significantly less expensive and comes loaded. Any opinions on Cococase versus GIVI? I was looking at the CocoCase 50 Astra Volt and the GIVI Maxima - Cheers, Pierre
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Nice input and great pictures too - appreciate it! I like the SW Motech mount and quick release adapter - it just looks solid and sounds like it is too. I looked into a GIVI Monokey 55 litre and the CocoCase 50 Litre - the CocoCase is significantly less expensive and comes loaded. Any opinions on Cococase versus GIVI? I was looking at the CocoCase 50 Astra Volt and the GIVI Maxima - Cheers, Pierre
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Just replied Bruce - many thanks. Pierre
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Just replied Bruce - many thanks. Pierre
Pierre check you pm and email sent pics to both.
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whick model of yoshimura is your exhaust? I like a lot.

Well, thank you, but that's not my bike. It's Rob aka "Highlander." I just recently installed an AC Schnitzer and love it.

Here's Rob's original thread:

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We need more info. What are you carrying, one up or 2, ect.
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I have a 2012 K1300S HP and the Nelson Rig soft cases work perfectly and even have carbon fiber inserts that match . The tail bag costs a whopping $85 and cannot be matched for quality and room.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I have the SW-Motec aluma-rack with a Givi E520 top box. See the attached photo.
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BMW Small rack and either of the bags this one is the smallest.
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