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    Tank Bag for K1200S

    Can anyone recommend a tank bag for a 2006 K1200S? I need a larger one like the BMW bag on my 1200RT. Has anyone taken any long trips on a KS?

    Larry

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    I started with the Large BMW bag made for the K1300S and K1200S, but found it was a little too big for my needs.





    I decided to buy the smaller 10 liter BMW bag and like it much better.






    Here's a pic of the large and small bag side by side.



    My wife uses a small Bag Connection bag on her bike.




    I also use a small Bag Connection bag for day trips.




    BTW, my wife and I find our K1300Ss very comfortable for touring.
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Past BMW Bikes, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Great pictures and thanks a lot. Do you find the small fuel capacity a problem touring with these bikes?

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    200+ miles is normally a good time to stop, stretch, and relieve one's self.....That is about 3.5 to 4 hrs on my normal route. I understand those who use the slab more get a bit better mileage, and there are always fuel stations along those routes. So, for sure it is small-ER than your RT and other more focused touring bikes, but it still has a pretty good range, at least I thought so.
    Jim Douglas '00 K1200RS >135,000 miles my primary bike again,
    Gone: '09 K1300S sold @ 22k mi, '93 K1100RS traded @ 78k mi, '85 K100RS sold @ 44k mi
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    Quote Originally Posted by royaltyl View Post
    Great pictures and thanks a lot. Do you find the small fuel capacity a problem touring with these bikes?
    Sorry for the slow reply.
    We normally need to stop for fuel by 180 mile which is Ok, but I sure wouldn't complain if the tank was 1.0 gal. to 1.5 gal. bigger.
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Past BMW Bikes, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    found it to be a great touring bike, with longest mileage days of about 700. except for offroading, it does everything. interstate blasts and canyon carving. took mine from Calif to Ky last june. Before that, have toured all over Utah, Idaho, Montana, Calif and Oregon.

    Said goodbye to it last summer after 54000 miles, traded it for a K1600GT. Didn't think many bikes were smoother than a K12/K13, but the K16 is incredibly smooth.

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    Take a look at bags made by RKA. I've been pretty pleased with mine and the prices are good.

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