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    1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    on: December 27, 2021, 04:10:27 pm
    December 27, 2021, 04:10:27 pm
    Hi all,

    I am currently looking for other options to fit on my 2019 triple black. I find the original silver BMW top case mount quite an eyesore so I want to replace it with something else. I do however have the original BMW topcase, so occasionally I will put it back on for travels (4x a year).

    Does anyone know a good replacement for the original mount? Preferably in black (not carbon $$). If you have pictures, please add! Much appreciated. :028:

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #1 on: December 27, 2021, 07:27:17 pm
    December 27, 2021, 07:27:17 pm
    There is an OEM grab handle only part without the rack from BMW:



    I think it's actually carbon look or some sort of dimpled black from what I recall, other option would be to paint the original handle to your desired finish.
    Last Edit: December 27, 2021, 07:50:31 pm by Antares

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #2 on: December 27, 2021, 07:43:19 pm
    December 27, 2021, 07:43:19 pm
    Had mine powder coated black...much less obvious...but even then it’ll be a cold day hell before I ever fit a topbox 😀

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #3 on: December 30, 2021, 07:02:07 pm
    December 30, 2021, 07:02:07 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    Had mine powder coated black...much less obvious...but even then it’ll be a cold day hell before I ever fit a topbox 😀

    Do you have a picture of it? Might try this because it is the most efficient way.

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #4 on: December 30, 2021, 08:19:36 pm
    December 30, 2021, 08:19:36 pm
    Not the best of photo's but gives you an idea..the silver drove me nuts...just need to get off my backside and power coat the crash bars.



    Just noticed how old the photo was with the HP seat... a later version

    Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 08:25:41 pm by Winger

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #5 on: December 30, 2021, 08:20:58 pm
    December 30, 2021, 08:20:58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    There is an OEM grab handle only part without the rack from BMW:



    I think it's actually carbon look or some sort of dimpled black from what I recall, other option would be to paint the original handle to your desired finish.
    I have that, it's dimpled black. I did not want the rack, and also not the handle bar covers which never seems to be aligned
    Last Edit: December 30, 2021, 08:23:50 pm by Salem

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 07:16:48 pm
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    I’m switching between the silver top case mount and the black passenger grab handles. It’s just 4 bolts so mega fast to swap. The handles are up for grabs (cheeeky 🥸) on Marktplaats, 2ehands.be or motor-forum from time to time, or any BMW dealer can order those. Be sure to also order the BMW badge but you do not need the bolts, just use the ones from the top case rack




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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #7 on: January 27, 2022, 10:08:42 am
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    *Originally Posted by JohanPitka [+]
    Hi all,

    I am currently looking for other options to fit on my 2019 triple black. I find the original silver BMW top case mount quite an eyesore so I want to replace it with something else. I do however have the original BMW topcase, so occasionally I will put it back on for travels (4x a year).

    Does anyone know a good replacement for the original mount? Preferably in black (not carbon $$). If you have pictures, please add! Much appreciated. :028:

    See: https://www.s1000xr.uk/index.php/topic,6014.0.html

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    Re: 1st gen passenger grab handles/top case mount
    Reply #8 on: January 27, 2022, 03:05:19 pm
    January 27, 2022, 03:05:19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    Had mine powder coated black...much less obvious...but even then it’ll be a cold day hell before I ever fit a topbox 😀


    I powder coated my crash bars and they look much better, imho.