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Few pics from the weekend

Schtum

Club Bard
Almost looks as nice as Scotland, Eyore...:D I do believe I've seen those pics somewhere else recently. Have you been playing shinty with that topbox, madame...?
 

eyore

New Member
Yes indeed:). It is very like Scotland all right but generally less rugged and not quite as dramatic.
I blame the curling stone rolling around inside the top box:D
 

Schtum

Club Bard
I blame the curling stone rolling around inside the top box:D
Aaarrggghhh......:eek: Tell me you're joking. Not only are topboxes, the spawn of the devil anyway but to add that kind of weight that high up and far back would upset the handling even more.

Oh and......from what I can see, you don't have the rack support arms fitted, so it could protentially be even more of an issue. Actually, I'm not quite sure how you've managed to fit an Adventure topbox to the GS rack. :dunno:
 

eyore

New Member
Aaarrggghhh......:eek: Tell me you're joking. Not only are topboxes, the spawn of the devil anyway but to add that kind of weight that high up and far back would upset the handling even more.

Oh and......from what I can see, you don't have the rack support arms fitted, so it could protentially be even more of an issue. Actually, I'm not quite sure how you've managed to fit an Adventure topbox to the GS rack. :dunno:
Of course I am joking .:p No one in their right mind plays games that involve housework/brushes and rocks:lol:
As for fitting an adventure box to a GS rack, easy peasy, home made adaptor. Handling fine up to 110mph which is the fastest I have ever ridden my GS, but yes I do agree with your views on top boxes. Hate them.:rant:
 

Schtum

Club Bard
As for fitting an adventure box to a GS rack, easy peasy, home made adaptor. Handling fine up to 110mph which is the fastest I have ever ridden my GS, but yes I do agree with your views on top boxes. Hate them.:rant:
OK but you don't have the rack supports fitted which BMW deem necessary even when fitting a Vario topbox to that rack. Also, there's a reason that the Adventure rear rack which is designed to accommodate that topbox is lower than the GS one. I'd be inclined to look for a used Adventure rack or possibly one of the low-level Givi topbox racks.
 

Stanbo

New Member
I have the Givi aluminium top plate on mine with a Givi Trekker Outback 42ltr on my 2011 GS... great for my short commute and if I need more capacity I ad the BMW panniers. Never had a problem with top boxes myself as I've usually had one on the back and I suppose I've just got used to it. Plus, it gave great peace of mind when my good lady rode on the back as I knew she wasn't going to fall off! :D
 
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