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    F650 GS Topcase Choices

    Fellow Riders

    I have recently purchased a F650 GS Twin that needs a topcase and carrier plate.
    Is the Vario system the best option since they are quite pricey and nice?
    The bike does have Vario side cases.
    If Vario is the top choice...who handles this product? Could you include a website.
    Would like your collective input.
    Thank you.
    Hoss

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    onmy 650 twin i have a givi V46 top box on a SW Mototech rack

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    top case

    First : How big or small to you want it?
    Second: What do you want to carry in it?
    Third: Are you going to put one or two helmets in it or none ?
    Fourth: Do you want a hard or soft case? Answer these questions then you go from there.

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    The easiest way to get a Vario case is to go to a BMW dealer
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    there seems to be 100s of top cases.

    i got Jessie's because it is big and tough

    have fun

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    Vario is not my #1 choice. I have them but I swear this will be my last set. The mechanism to expand them is poorly designed in my opinion. Additionally, they dent if you look at them too hard. (although I've solved that problem with Linex.)

    However, if I had the Vario side cases, I'd want it to match. But that's just me. I like to match.

    Backing up what someone else asked, what are you looking to carry? Will you keep the top case on all the time or only when needed? I also have a soft tail bag that works just as well unless I'm travelling for an extended period of time.

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    Cool

    I have three Vario cases on my bike and I like them a lot! I like that my bikes' key opens them as well. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nytrashman View Post
    onmy 650 twin i have a givi V46 top box on a SW Mototech rack
    Thank you for taking time to respond to my question.
    May you always have a good ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnr548 View Post
    I have three Vario cases on my bike and I like them a lot! I like that my bikes' key opens them as well. Good luck!
    Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question.
    May you always have a good ride.
    Hoss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Vario is not my #1 choice. I have them but I swear this will be my last set. The mechanism to expand them is poorly designed in my opinion. Additionally, they dent if you look at them too hard. (although I've solved that problem with Linex.)

    However, if I had the Vario side cases, I'd want it to match. But that's just me. I like to match.

    Backing up what someone else asked, what are you looking to carry? Will you keep the top case on all the time or only when needed? I also have a soft tail bag that works just as well unless I'm travelling for an extended period of time.
    Thank you for responding to my question.
    May you always have a good ride.
    Hoss

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    Quote Originally Posted by runnr548 View Post
    I have three Vario cases on my bike and I like them a lot! I like that my bikes' key opens them as well. Good luck!
    Thank you for the quick response to my question.
    May you always have a good ride.
    Hoss

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobzeliff View Post
    there seems to be 100s of top cases.

    i got Jessie's because it is big and tough

    have fun
    Thank you for the quick response to my question.
    May you always have a good ride.
    Hoss

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    Quote Originally Posted by nytrashman View Post
    onmy 650 twin i have a givi V46 top box on a SW Mototech rack
    Thank you forthe quick response to my question.
    May you always have a good ride.
    Hoss

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    I have the three Vario cases in black on my F800GS and have been real happy with them. You can scroll down a bit and see a picture in this thread-
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...MOA-Forum-Team
    I would have gone with the aluminum cases on a 1200GSA as I think the aluminum matches better on the larger bike.
    Good luck. OM
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobzeliff View Post
    there seems to be 100s of top cases.

    i got Jessie's because it is big and tough

    have fun
    I had Jesses on my gs 1200 and " gave $1700.00 away when I traded rides.
    I agree, they are the best but far too expensive this time.
    Thanks you for the response.
    May you always have a great ride.
    Hoss

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