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Offline aviator

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So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« on: December 26, 2018, 12:42:30 AM »
I'll go first.
Got a set of engine crash bars for the XR. GIVI. Arrived yesterday.  :046:
Now I can add LED accessory lights on it.
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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 03:27:44 AM »
Not really santa but bmw is getting and installing new heat grips for me.

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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 10:38:48 AM »
Santa actually brought me a S1000XR which is why I’m now here.
I had to appease him by letting my Kawasaki GTR1400 and Triumph Street Triple RS go in return.
I’m just trying to find out what luggage I can get for it now.
I’m one of you now 👍 the first BMW I’ve ever owned.
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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 11:02:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by Denzle [+]
Santa actually brought me a S1000XR which is why I’m now here.
I had to appease him by letting my Kawasaki GTR1400 and Triumph Street Triple RS go in return.
I’m just trying to find out what luggage I can get for it now.
I’m one of you now 👍 the first BMW I’ve ever owned.
Denzle

Hi mate, merry Christmas to ya, look at the Shad system, very good and you can for helmets in the panniers plus a dam bit cheaper than bmw ones

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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 11:14:24 AM »
Thank you Lambo 👍, what I really want is a decent sized top box so the Mrs has something to lean against and will probably go for soft side luggage.
We tour only once or twice a year, usually northern Spain or France.
I usually do a boys tour every year too, again Spain or somewhere else in Europe, but being a boys tour I just use a roll bag strapped to the pillion seat so we can filter easier and not such a brick when we want to get a wriggle on.
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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2018, 11:38:34 AM »
I opted for the BMW 3 Large bag which is easy to attach and acts as a back rest as the rear of the bag is sculptured. Fully waterproof and can be used as a weekend bag should you use the car.
A lot cheaper than hard luggage and carries all the kit you will need and without having to fit a rack etc

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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 01:11:22 PM »
Santa brought me mild weather - sun shining again, morning mist finally burnt off. Will go for a ride for the 3rd day running.

Ref. the luggage - fitting a Givi Monokey plate is easy to take a top box. You can then use any Kappa or Givi Monokey box. Often used ones on Ebay. My 45 litre Givi E45 will take a single helmet. Larger ones available to take 2 helmets.

I have also fitted quick release Givi Monokey side rails and use E21 boxes. These are narrow so you can still filter. Together with the topbox I have more than enough space for 2 weeks away.

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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 01:44:30 PM »
Denzle, also look at the BMW vario cases. Big and expandable, rebuildable.
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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2018, 09:58:35 PM »
I got a very nice radiator guard set from Evotech :037:

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Re: So what did Santa bring you, moto related
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2018, 04:40:53 PM »
  • R&G radiator and oil cooler guards
  • Puig fender extender
  • Evotech bar end weights
  • SW-MOTECH frame sliders and case guards
  • CruzTools BMW tool kit
  • OptiMate DIN to USB charger

My 2016 does have the anti-vibration from the newer models installed, but I still noticed some uncomfortable vibes on longer riders.  I have already installed the Evotech bar end weights and gone for a ride.  The vibes are completely gone now. 

I will also be hitting some gravel roads on my future adventures so the the fender extender and rad guards are a must.  I did a test ride on gravel shortly after getting the bike in October and the short front fender resulted in the rads getting completely peppered with rocks and dirt. 

The tool kit is also a must for me, as I tend to adventure in some pretty remote locations and the OEM tool kit is useless for repairing anything.  The only addition needed was 34mm spanner for the rear wheel nut.

Happy Holidays,
Ken