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    Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    on: January 03, 2023, 12:38:23 pm
    January 03, 2023, 12:38:23 pm
    Thinking about getting one of these just for cramming more crap on the bike.

    Any one ever used or even seen one of these? Do they look rediculous?

    https://bmw.europe-moto.com/gb/top-case-moto-bmw-motorrad/9525-bmw-set-top-case-49l-racing-red-s1000xr-k49-2015-2019-r1200gs-r1250gs.html

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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #1 on: January 03, 2023, 01:01:39 pm
    January 03, 2023, 01:01:39 pm
    Kappa, Givi and Shad are way cheaper, just need the plate to go with but still a big saving.

    Mine is a Kappa 49 (47ltr so similar size to what you're looking at) only goes on when I really need it (so very rarely). . . . . pic to give an idea of what that size box looks like . . . . . . .

    Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 01:16:06 pm by RyanGTXR

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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #2 on: January 03, 2023, 01:19:48 pm
    January 03, 2023, 01:19:48 pm
    I'm with Ryan, there are much cheaper, and in my opinion, better options out there.

    This is my biggest set up, wouldn't use this very often and this was a trial run. Camping to Wales..

    58L top box, 2 E33 side cases.

    I have the Givi weightless top box and panniers as well, so I can mix and match depending on the trip. I've never had an issue filtering (lane splitting) and like to have everything I need with me, and as it turns out, a sh#t load of stuff I never need, but you know what it's like, the first time I leave something out I'll need it, or at least one of the lads I ride with will need it..  :013: :008:




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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #3 on: January 03, 2023, 01:41:48 pm
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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #4 on: January 03, 2023, 03:56:36 pm
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    i managed to pick one up on eBay recently for £350. Not been out on bike with it yet, but seems to look ok when installed.  plenty of room for touring for sure, however maybe too big for day to day running around.

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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #5 on: January 03, 2023, 04:20:41 pm
    January 03, 2023, 04:20:41 pm
    *Originally Posted by Arthurgee [+]
    i managed to pick one up on eBay recently for £350. Not been out on bike with it yet, but seems to look ok when installed.  plenty of room for touring for sure, however maybe too big for day to day running around.

    Agree with Arthrgee.

    The Gen 2 XR has Dynamic ESA Pro. This auto levels the XR based upon weight. When you load up the Gen XR on "Auto" suspesion the bike will rise up to its highest level.

    For simple day trips I loose the saddlebags and topbox and go with a soft tailbox from TouraTech (13L): https://www.s1000rrforum.com/threads/touratech-soft-tail-bag-for-the-gen-2-xr.249530/#post-2434999 .

    Best,

    Doc :084:
    Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 06:09:23 pm by garyculb
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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #6 on: January 03, 2023, 04:50:28 pm
    January 03, 2023, 04:50:28 pm
    That's my intention, to use my smaller topbox for blasting into Wales, etc, but a bigger box if I'm touring, ie pretty much camping, really

    This is my normal size box...........


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    Re: Anyone evr used the 49 litre BMW "topcase"
    Reply #7 on: January 04, 2023, 09:47:37 am
    January 04, 2023, 09:47:37 am
    I had (have - it's for sale if anyone is after one) a black one on my Gen1 and Gen2. I like OE panniers/top boxes that just click on the existing rack and use the same key etc. No problems with stability at flat out speeds on the Autobahns when touring, handling is fine etc, just set your suspension up to your weight/load  :028:

    It easily takes two crash helmets and suits the bike.