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BWM System Cases

Some info on a modification to the System cases that may be of interest. The large System case and the smaller System "city" case are identical except for the outer lids. I purchased the "city" cases with my bike and ordered the larger outer lids. The hinges are only pop riveted on. I drilled these out, sized the holes, and pressed in threaded inserts. Using security machine screws (which require a special screwdriver)I can now easily change the size of my cases in 5 minutes. This mod will save you a lot of $ over two complete sets of cases.

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I also bought the city lids. Bike came with those BIG lids. I use the city lids for around town and going to work. Plenty of space.
Left the inside half of the hinge riveted, and used stainless steel #6 bolts with lock-nuts to allow quick swapping.
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Will a helmet still fit in the bag with the city lid on?

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My Arai Quantum won't fit in any system case!
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Paul -- out of curiosity, how much did the city lids cost? The local dealers are quoting $77 each...
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Steve - I purchased the System "City" cases complete with the bike and obtained the larger system lids afterwards. The larger lids cost me $118.75 each, so $77 seems like a good price to me. I spent about $30 on the threaded inserts and security screws. Still a better deal than a second complete set of cases. Less to store when not in use as well.

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Have you seen the beetle bags from Corbin??
Very nice indeed.

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I was going to get the beetle cases but unfortunately you can't store a helmet in them. They are infinitely better looking on the bike than the bmw bags, which i bought.

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The Corbin beetle bags do look good on the R1100S. The shape of the bags seems to be very complimentary to the overall style of the bike. I did consider them, but as they are a bolt-on installation you lose the versatility of the pop-on/pop-off stock BMW cases. Since I ride about 70% without the cases, it really wasn't an good option for me. In fact, since I purchased the Bagster tank cover with it's integrated tank bag mounting system I find that I use that the most when my carrying needs are light.

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Does anybody know if GIVI cases would work on a R1100S. I investigated them for a ZX-11 and realy like the product. Still undecided on bike choice between ZX-11, Ducati and R1100S. What to chose? Brute force, sexiness or bulletproof reliability? Decisions, decisions...
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Patrick,

I have a set of Givi bags mounted on my "other" bike, a Suzuki Bandit. They are great cases, lots of room and great quality. The mounting arrangement is extremely secure, almost overkill. I am sure that Givi would have a mounting kit available for the R1100S but I think that you will find that they may hang out farther from the bodywork than the stock set-up. If you check on the mounting kit availability and are interested in a used Givi setup, send me an e-mail. Good luck on your bike selection but you already know my choice!

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Patrick,
While Givi makes a great set of bags, I don't think they'd fit as well as the BMW System Bags. A friend of mine has Givi's on his '88 ZX-10 and they stick out a long ways. As well, because of Givi's mounting system the bags aren't held in place as securely as you hope...they bounce around a bit at highway speeds +. I find that the BMW system bags stay secure at speeds beyond the 140kph that BMW suggests as an upper limit for travelling with the bags installed.


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GIVI Mounts for R1100S

GIVI makes a tail and side bag mount for the R1100S. See RL Motorcycles for the mounts that fit. I believe the tail rack mount is a part number F681. I just bought one.
http://www.rlmotorcycles.com/cgi-bin/eShop/index.cgi
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I just ordered the mount. However, I use the EMGO tail truck for $60 shipped as my trunk. I like it, plents of sixe for my 'on off' gear while traveling. Heated stuff, food, etc.

Here's the auction that I bought mine from:
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Try it you'll like it, IMHO!!
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Will a helmet still fit in the bag with the city lid on?

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No. Unless you are talking one of those worthless H-D "skid-lids"
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It's cold today and I can't ride ck. I really need to go and repair the nail that's in my pickup tire but I to lazy. Well no one ever answered the question. Think of it as a post that got lost in the electrons.

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system cases and givi top box

i have a set and think that wswartzel has them too.

at least i can fit 2 helmets into the givi top box, so it has replaced the side cases when running errands and around town, in fact for the 2008 unrally in oregon i went with just the top case and left the side bags at home (the tent was bungeed down)
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