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    Registered User JCBR1150R's Avatar
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    Can someone please tell me...

    ...why BMW offers a top box for the F650 and not for the R1150R? Why did I pay 600 freagin bucks for the bags if'n I caint get a daw-gone matching top box?

    Why!? Someone please just tell me why.

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    BobFV1
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    Probably a blessing in disguise - the RT OEM top box is butt-heinous ugly. Try a Givi V46 - it's big enough but not too big, can support a passenger okay, and has an optional built-in brake light kit. I got one for the R and then shifted it over to the RT when I traded in the R. Also - the Givi Monokey pops on and off the bike with the push of a button - couldn't be easier!

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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    For around 60.00 you can add a perfectly functional and not bad looking topcase. For about the same money you can get the mount for a Givi, and for 60.00 they will let you touch the BMW topcase.
    Here is a thread about the one I mounted on my RRS http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ensive+topcase
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    BobFV1
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorazepam
    For around 60.00 you can add a perfectly functional and not bad looking topcase. For about the same money you can get the mount for a Givi, and for 60.00 they will let you touch the BMW topcase.
    Here is a thread about the one I mounted on my RRS http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ensive+topcase
    Loraz - that actually looks okay - but how about the purple Teletubby - he is definately GAY!!!

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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobFV1
    Loraz - that actually looks okay - but how about the purple Teletubby - he is definately GAY!!!
    I don't have any kids around so the teletubbies are not on my list of stuff to watch. I might give them a go this weekend, and report back to you on that.

    If you add the "touring" emblem and a roundel to that topcase noone will know the difference.
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    actually don't care much for top boxes, I have one for the LT, and it rarely gets put on. occassionaly for work, if I need to stash my gear when visiting customers.
    other than that, sits to high, adds wind resistance, and looks kinda goofy. But my buddies GIVI looked very nice.

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    Teletubbies are perfect for hungover TV watching.

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    The proud family concerns me more....

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    Givi E52. Can hold two helmets and has an integral brake light. Not quite the quality of the BMW case (say 90% as sturdy) but more functional and for me a better value. I purchased the optional backrest and the top rack.
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    Teletubbies are perfect for hungover TV watching.
    That must be why my local PBS affiliate used to run them at 3am!
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    BobFV1
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    Quote Originally Posted by L Rider
    Givi E52. Can hold two helmets and has an integral brake light. Not quite the quality of the BMW case (say 90% as sturdy) but more functional and for me a better value. I purchased the optional backrest and the top rack.
    Size of the E52 is nice, but I think on the R1150R Beakster, you would need to add a wheelie bar as well - MHO -

    And I'll say it one more time, the purple teletubby is light in his loafers....

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    GIVI Box

    Quote Originally Posted by lorazepam
    For around 60.00 you can add a perfectly functional and not bad looking topcase. For about the same money you can get the mount for a Givi, and for 60.00 they will let you touch the BMW topcase.
    Here is a thread about the one I mounted on my RRS http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ensive+topcase

    This looks like my best option. The case looks right at home on the RS plus it's not too different from the factory side cases.

    Have you ever seen a Roadster with Jesse cases? I'm looking at replacing the whole works with something else other than GIVI's. The handle sticking up on a GIVI side case looks wierd in my opinion.

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