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1Back to top Go down   City cases on ebay UK Empty City cases on ebay UK on Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:15 pm

duck

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I have no affiliation with the seller but these don't come up for sale very often so I'm posting this in case any UK forum members are looking for a set.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273659866153?ul_noapp=true


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

2Back to top Go down   City cases on ebay UK Empty Re: City cases on ebay UK on Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:50 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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@duck wrote:I have no affiliation with the seller but these don't come up for sale very often so I'm posting this in case any UK forum members are looking for a set.
Thanks Duck - I was tempted for 30 seconds...until I saw the price £225 (£250 including shipping). Yikes!!
The description that says:

"more suited to commuters who need to carry less and have panniers which are narrower in difficult traffic

On a K, the widest part of the bike (certainly on a LT/RT) is the front fairing & mirrors. Bit like a cat's whiskers - if you can get the front through, the rest will follow! So not much benefit in having a city case in that respect.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

3Back to top Go down   City cases on ebay UK Empty Re: City cases on ebay UK on Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:59 pm

duck

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I split/filter in California and city cases make it much easier because the only thing you have to worry about is the mirrors.  Full-sized cases can hit cars.  Once I was riding home from California through San Francisco (where lanes are very narrow) and smacked a truck bumper with a full-sized case while filtering at a stop light. Fortunately I was going pretty slow so it just knocked the case back and brought me to an IMMEDIATE stop but I didn't go down.  If I'd had city cases on I would not have made contact.

Unless I really need to take a lot of gear I always try to use city cases when riding in California:
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The other nice thing about city cases is that they are top-loading with just one latch which makes them more convenient to use than regular size cases.  Much better for running shopping errands. I don't know if the Chermans did it on purpose or not but they are also the perfect height for a bottle of wine. cheers

On a K1100RS or K100RS4V the front corner of Gen III cases will scrape on the ground if you get leaned over far enough in a turn.  This doesn't happen with city cases.

I think that price is reasonable for a pair in excellent condition - but that's just my opinion.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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