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post #1 of 11 Old Oct 18th, 2005, 1:07 pm Thread Starter
 
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Moving topcase back

I know this is out there in cyberspace but can anyone point in the right direction?

I need a little more room for the old lady and I know my top case is all the way forward.

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post #2 of 11 Old Oct 18th, 2005, 1:21 pm
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Moving it back an inch is covered in your owner's manual.

To move it back 2 inches: http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/show...ts&Main=244215


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It’s pretty easy. Remove the passenger seat and unplug the connections going to the top box. Use a screwdriver to unclip the liner, detach the Velcro strip at the rear and remove the case liner. Undo the 4 bolts holding the case and remove the top case. You will see 4 bolts in the black plastic. Move them to the empty holes that were holding the top case. Now just reassemble using the farther back holes.

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Thanks for the help guys. I am beginning to feel intimate with this bike now that I have had the clothing off a couple of times!
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post #5 of 11 Old Oct 18th, 2005, 1:57 pm
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I am beginning to feel intimate with this bike now that I have had the clothing off a couple of times!
I sure hope he's talking about the bike's tupperware!!

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Easy removal of the top case

I have had the pleasure of moving the top case forward and backward several times to help my wife decide which she likes better.

The first time I removed the rear seat, unplugged everything etc.

I dont do that any more, unhook the strap that holds the lid pull out the trunk liner, use a small screwdriver to unclip it at the latches, remove 4 bolts, tilt the box forward, remove 4 bolts one at a time and move fore or aft, bolt the box back in place. 5-10 minutes.


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post #7 of 11 Old Oct 18th, 2005, 2:30 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thanks SB. I am going to give it a go!
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Hello guys !

I already push the top case back for 1 inch using the 4 other holes. Has anyone ever move it back more than that drilling new holes for example ? That way the passenger back would be less vertical like the GL1800...

Thanks !

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Hello guys !

I already push the top case back for 1 inch using the 4 other holes. Has anyone ever move it back more than that drilling new holes for example ? That was the passenger back would be less vertical like the GL1800...

Thanks !

Pierre-Alain
Please check Ron Millers post in the beginning of this same thread.

I have done it also and this mod gives you an extra storage space behind the rear seat. Then I raised the passenger backrest upwards 13 mm in order to get better access to this new storage from the top side (when the trunk lid is open.)

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Ari,
When do you find time for riding ?.
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Ari,
When do you find time for riding ?.
Hehe Simon, I ride when we don't have snow on the ground. (from April to Oct/Nov)

Exceptionally however, I had the bike stripped just last week because I needed some additional Hella auxiliary HID lights for the CCR trip plus finished some videocamera installations. (I'll make a small separate report on that.)

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