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Offline steveharleyuk

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Larger OEM top box
on: April 23, 2018, 09:13:54 PM
A larger colour coded top box is available for the XR, does anyone have one, any pics ? The stock one is so ruddy small !

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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 04:40:51 PM
I use a GS Vario on my XR as its a better shape, bigger and more versatile (its a Vario after all). I can carry a 15" laptop bag in it easily. They fit the XR rack without any modification
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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 03:31:16 PM
Do you have any pics of it on the bike, preferably as is and expanded?

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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 03:50:35 PM
*Originally Posted by steveharleyuk [+]
A larger colour coded top box is available for the XR, does anyone have one, any pics ? The stock one is so ruddy small !

There is only one colour coded top box which is a tad small. It will carry a helmet if you dont have anything else much in it. I dont like the look of other larger top boxes and think the OEM version looks the best  :305:
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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 03:53:06 PM
There is a large OEM colour coded top box, I've seen it at a dealership, but not on the bike.

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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 03:55:41 PM
*Originally Posted by steveharleyuk [+]
There is a large OEM colour coded top box, I've seen it at a dealership, but not on the bike.

I haven't - are you sure its far an XR? Not on the BMW website  :305:
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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 06:46:45 PM
The Vario is fairly flexible, but two things go against it:

It looks hideous on a bike like the XR - when extended to its full height.

It is heavy, even when empty.


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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 07:00:07 PM
You are right the Vario looks hideous when extended but I generally only do that to store my lid when parked. In the normal setting its a nice size and easily fits a laptop bag or other commuter stuff. Best thing to do is visit a dealer and ask to try one. Pidcock were happy to let me try one and didn't realise they fitted an XR
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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 09:25:48 PM
Colour coded for which colour?
Lol.

The thing I am most unhappy about with my bike is that I had to buy panniers in a different colour.
Nice one BMW.
Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 09:32:33 PM by Nelster

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Re: Larger OEM top box
Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 02:44:22 PM
*Originally Posted by Nelster [+]
Colour coded for which colour?
Lol.

The thing I am most unhappy about with my bike is that I had to buy panniers in a different colour.
Nice one BMW.

You should have bought a red XR  :305:
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