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I'm not a fan of big ugly top cases. Back when I bought my K1100RS I found a Reynolds Rack for it and installed a Givi E26N Monolock which is a fairly small, non-flashy top case that gives me some extra storage while touring but is not particularly hideous.

My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA OMZ05mN

My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA UEQSK5B

However, since I like to use city cases while splitting in California, those and the 26L top case don't give me a heck of a lot of storage. So a few months ago I started looking for a used larger Givi Monolock case so that work with the Monolock base plate already installed. (I've also installed a Monolock base plate on my K1600GT so I can use it on that bike too.)
 
Most of the good used Givi Monolock cases show up on Euro Ebay sites and shipping is rather spendy so it took several months to find decent one at a low price in the US.  A few weeks ago this like new B37NA was listed for $125 shipped.  I almost bought it but, since the cheapest part on a BMW is the owner, I passed.  It didn't sell so a couple of weeks ago it was listed again for $108 shipped. I pulled the trigger and bought it.
 
As expected, it does look very hideous on a K1100RS but I just took it on a shopping run and between it and Gen III side cases I had room to buy lots of groceries.
 
It's a Monolock so it's not as well-built as the double-walled Givi Monokey line of cases but it is still a nice case and weighs very little.  Although I'll only use it when I "have" to  I am pleased with my purchase.
 

On the plus side, the top plate of it is faux carbon fiber which matches my K1100RS's faux carbon fiber Corbin Dual Sport seat.

My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA XfOyPuc

My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA YOK9pRm

My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA ZQQviHF


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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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From my perspective that Givi box doesn't look ungainly or awkward in any way. It sort of  'matches' the RS. I am not a fan of topboxes, preferring softbags when I travel. I use the original and the second generation 51L BMW 'sport' bags, as well as the 28L version. They clip on and off easily and carry all of my camping gear including the tent, Therm-a-rest, sleeping bag, 12V air pump, tyre plug kit, cookstove, a spare litre of oil (rarely used) & even my Kermit chair fits in there, tho' not the best at security if leaving the bike unattended for a while. But, when I've got to have a hard space to lock things up, the original owner of my red RS Down Undah made up timber slab that sits level and attaches through the OEM RS rack mounts, but accepts the F650GS topbox. I reckon it's about 30 litres or so. It'll handle my Shoei but not my Arai helmet.
My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA Dscf3111
I keyed it to the ignition and tank lock cylinders. When it's off the the bike the flat slab works a charm for the softbags.
My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA Imag0410
I miss that bike. It's 17 months now since I changed the oil and filter, treated the tank of petrol, removed the battery and pushed it into its resting place in a storage shed in Beenleigh, Queensland. No doubt it'll rock 'n' roll with a fresh battery and on the first press of the green button.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

Point-Seven-five

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My K75RT came with a 55L Givi.  It was absolutely hideous, if it was a couple inches wider I think I could have slept in it.  First thing I did was put it on Craig's List and sold it for $175.  Replaced it with a factory 22L and never looked back.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

MartinW

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I found out why my Brick was scary to ride on a windy day when I went from 29 Lt and 33Lt Shad .top box to a 22Lt OEM. Totally different bike. cheers Both Shads long gone. My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA 112350
Regards Martin.


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Dai

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I have a 55L monolock on LFB. It lives there because it's useful for chucking my rucksack in for work. Between that and a 100L Mountain Equipment soft bag I can carry enough kit for a week's comfortable wild camping (including food but minus water - that's something that always has to be located). I have a pair of 36L Givi city cases and a pair of 45L Givi side boxes but I can't even remember the last time they came out of the garage roof.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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caveman

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I see beauty in the function of things, Personally tank bags don't look sexy either but couldn't imagine touring without ether. I find them so useful that it is almost impossible to keep them clean and organized.

    

nino

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I have a Siebenrock TK 50 topcase for almost 10 years. It is only big topcase capable for 2 fullface helmets made for original K 100/75 rack. It sits lower than other aftermarket topcases and doesnt affect handling on plus 130 kmh. 

https://www.siebenrock.com/en/luggage/topcase/

Price now cca 150 Euro. In America Wunderlich sells TK 50 for higher price - cca 290 usd.

Best regards

    

duck

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Interesting. I've never knew that any third party made cases that fit the factory tail rack.


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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
    

nino

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https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/topcase-tk50-standard-black.html

This is description on Wunderlich America site

Topcase - TK50, Standard black

This is something that many of us have been waiting for since the mid Eighties!
Here is a top quality, generously sized top case that will attach to the Original BMW luggage rack of the K1100, K100 and K75 models! The small 22 liter top case was a popular accessory for the early K bikes. Unfortunately, it didn't offer much room and it suffered from a weak latching mechanism. Not surprisingly, the original top case is no longer available. The German company Siebenrock commissioned Hepco & Becker to make this special version of the TK50 top case.
When you travel, you need storage space. The Siebenrock Top case TK 50 offers an entire 50 liters of space for your luggage. The available volume even lets you store two integral helmets, among other things. Despite its generous exterior measurements (length 58cm, width 44cm, height 33cm), the luggage carrier's sporty design is very attractive.
The top case fastens without major effort in the same way as the original BMW case: With the fastening plate attached to the Original BMW luggage rack, position the top case. Open the top case and turn the D-Ring of the fastener in the bottom of the top case 1/4 turn. Now the top case is securely mounted.

    

duck

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Does it use the same mounting plate  as the BMW 22L or do you need theirs?

Factory mounting plate for 22L top case:
My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA SWei6rJ


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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
    

nino

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Mounting system is the same just as original 22 ltr box.

    

indian036

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@nino wrote:I have a Siebenrock TK 50 topcase for almost 10 years. It is only big topcase capable for 2 fullface helmets made for original K 100/75 rack. It sits lower than other aftermarket topcases and doesnt affect handling on plus 130 kmh. 

https://www.siebenrock.com/en/luggage/topcase/

Price now cca 150 Euro. In America Wunderlich sells TK 50 for higher price - cca 290 usd.

Best regards
I too have one of those and it is very good. Same part number, but mine is branded Hepco & Becker. I didn't think they would still be available.

I see from the site that the mounting plate to go with the rack is not included, so there is an extra EUR40.65 for that. If Wunderlich includes the mounting plate in US, that would make up some of the difference.
https://www.siebenrock.com/en/luggage/topcase/2625/mounting-plate?c=663

Thanks for your information. I will order another mounting plate so I can easily use the box on another bike in my stable. The OEM rack has to be loosened to remove the plate.

Thanks for the information, nino.

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

Matthew-Brisbane

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:From my perspective that Givi box doesn't look ungainly or awkward in any way. It sort of  'matches' the RS. I am not a fan of topboxes, preferring softbags when I travel. I use the original and the second generation 51L BMW 'sport' bags, as well as the 28L version. They clip on and off easily and carry all of my camping gear including the tent, Therm-a-rest, sleeping bag, 12V air pump, tyre plug kit, cookstove, a spare litre of oil (rarely used) & even my Kermit chair fits in there, tho' not the best at security if leaving the bike unattended for a while. But, when I've got to have a hard space to lock things up, the original owner of my red RS Down Undah made up timber slab that sits level and attaches through the OEM RS rack mounts, but accepts the F650GS topbox. I reckon it's about 30 litres or so. It'll handle my Shoei but not my Arai helmet.
My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA Dscf3111
I keyed it to the ignition and tank lock cylinders. When it's off the the bike the flat slab works a charm for the softbags.
My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA Imag0410
I miss that bike. It's 17 months now since I changed the oil and filter, treated the tank of petrol, removed the battery and pushed it into its resting place in a storage shed in Beenleigh, Queensland. No doubt it'll rock 'n' roll with a fresh battery and on the first press of the green button.


Really like the colour of the bike  and what with the rim in the first picture  ?


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This is how it looks on my K

My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA Topcas10
My "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA Topcas11

    

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How it looks from backsideMy "new to me" big ugly top case - Givi B37NA 1topca15

    

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@Matthew-Brisbane wrote:

Really like the colour of the bike  and what with the rim in the first picture ?
I must've had the flash on because it highlighted the red pinstripes on the black-painted three spoke wheels. The paint is a metallic red/gold fleck re-spray by the first owner. It was originally Motorsport white.


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Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "What can I do to keep my life from going by so fast?" Then a voice comes to me that says, "Try slowing down at the corners." 

~Charlie Brown

1970 R60/5, '77 R75/7-R100, '85 K100'87 K75C, '87 K100RS, '93 K11-K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100-Mystic, '96 K1100RS, '98 K1200RS, '00 K1200RS, '02 K1200RS, '03 K1200GT, '04 R1150R'04 R1150RT, '05 K1200S, '06 K1200R, '07 K1200R, '09 K1300GT & 2013 R1200RT-Polizei  - Beemers owned still or sold.

    

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