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    2019 top case mounting plate on a 2020
    on: July 12, 2023, 01:18:40 am
    July 12, 2023, 01:18:40 am
    I just bought a beautiful 2020 S1000XR and the seller had original BMW side cases and a top case. The problem is the top case is for the previous generation. The mounting plate on my 2020 has a raised part that interferes with the case. Does anyone know if a previous generation plate will fit on the 2020 rack? I'm hoping to just buy that one piece to save some money but not sure if the bolt holes will align. Alternatively, I could grind the plate down, but it would look terrible. My preference is to keep the case I have as opposed to selling it and buying the correct one as it is already keyed to match my bike key and I assume the difference in price will be more than the top plate, which is only $50CAD. If I buy the entire rack assembly, it would be more like $200.



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    Re: 2019 top case mounting plate on a 2020
    Reply #1 on: July 12, 2023, 05:15:00 am
    July 12, 2023, 05:15:00 am
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    I just bought a beautiful 2020 S1000XR and the seller had original BMW side cases and a top case. The problem is the top case is for the previous generation. The mounting plate on my 2020 has a raised part that interferes with the case. Does anyone know if a previous generation plate will fit on the 2020 rack? I'm hoping to just buy that one piece to save some money but not sure if the bolt holes will align. Alternatively, I could grind the plate down, but it would look terrible. My preference is to keep the case I have as opposed to selling it and buying the correct one as it is already keyed to match my bike key and I assume the difference in price will be more than the top plate, which is only $50CAD. If I buy the entire rack assembly, it would be more like $200.

    Most people just cut the lump off.... The previous Gen-1 mount plate doesn't fit, they're a completely different motorcycle, not much on them is interchangeable, the BMW badges, front mud guard and the hand guards are about it.

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    Re: 2019 top case mounting plate on a 2020
    Reply #2 on: July 12, 2023, 05:19:09 am
    July 12, 2023, 05:19:09 am
    Darn. I was afraid of that. Any tips for cutting it off and not having it look terrible?

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    Re: 2019 top case mounting plate on a 2020
    Reply #3 on: July 12, 2023, 09:53:11 am
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    Darn. I was afraid of that. Any tips for cutting it off and not having it look terrible?

    That sort of plastic when cut/ground will look streaky, you can sand it smooth, then hit it with a heat gun to "revilatize" it and hopefully match the surroundings.

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    Re: 2019 top case mounting plate on a 2020
    Reply #4 on: July 12, 2023, 10:58:48 am
    July 12, 2023, 10:58:48 am
    Yeah, I just cut half of it off and my 49Ltr fitted straight on and I never had a problem with it. I just used a angle grinder ( :156:) - be careful of hot bits flying off, I had a bit mark my seat.

    If I was to do it again I would just go across and remove the whole thing and just smooth it down and, like Antares says, try a heat gun on it to finish it  :028: