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1Back to top Go down   LT trunk on RS 16v Empty LT trunk on RS 16v on Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:55 pm

gorio

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I am I right in the thinking I would just need the one spacer (front left mounting point) to make this work?  Besides removing the grab handles.
I did a bit of searching and that is the only comment I found that seem to go with how the bracket seems to fit.
Although some seem to indicate it should just bolt up.

Anyone been down this road already?

    

2Back to top Go down   LT trunk on RS 16v Empty Re: LT trunk on RS 16v on Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:33 pm

duck

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Are you talking about the 35L K1100LT top case? I'd advise against it because the K1100LT rack is plastic so the case bounces around a lot when riding.  Those racks also crack on occasion.


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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3Back to top Go down   LT trunk on RS 16v Empty Re: LT trunk on RS 16v on Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:56 pm

gorio

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I assume it is the 35L LT top case/trunk. I have heard of them bouncing around and breaking brackets.

My tail fairing is already drilled for the rack and smaller case so it should be easy enough to use that to help stabilize the larger case. Just thinking a couple of little aluminum Z brackets would make a lot of difference. Should be able to come up with something between the existing holes and the rack.
I see you have a couple of LT's on your list. Did you run the bigger trunk on them?

    

4Back to top Go down   LT trunk on RS 16v Empty Re: LT trunk on RS 16v on Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:48 pm

duck

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I actually sold one of my LTs a while ago but yes, I do use the 35L top case on them because that's what they came with but I wouldn't put it on any other K with the factory rack for the reasons that I mentioned.  Maybe it's just me but it bugs me when I can see it bouncing around in the mirrors.

A couple of other nits about the 35L top case:
1 - It's heavy
2 - The latching mechanism that closes it is weird. Not a big deal though.

However, it is a nice big top case that holds a large volume.  I've run one on my K1100RS but  not with the factory rack. I bought a butchered bottom half for cheap on Ebay and then made some custom spacers and bolts to attach it to a Reynolds Rack.  The downside of this is that it's bolted on and doesn't pop on and pop off easily so I just leave it on the bike when touring.

LT trunk on RS 16v FYFvThE

 If your tail cowl already has holes in it then you could do something similar with one of these Givi racks made for Ks.  It fits the same holes as the factory tail rack. Givi part is E180 or E181.  The picture shows it with a Givi base plate but you don't need that plastic part except for mounting a Givi case.

LT trunk on RS 16v XHHmS8L


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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
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

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