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Can you remove the LT tourpak?

Is there anyway to remove the tourpak and if so, does anyone have a picture of it? What kind of cover can you buy to cover the place where the tourpak was? I would like the ability to put it on/off as needed...thanks!!
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post #2 of 17 Old Oct 7th, 2006, 10:06 pm
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Is there anyway to remove the tourpak and if so, does anyone have a picture of it? What kind of cover can you buy to cover the place where the tourpak was? I would like the ability to put it on/off as needed...thanks!!
Yes, the trunk is removable; a search on "trunk" "removal"and "Ft. Worth rack" should bring up a number of posts.

The basics (as I recall, this is in the owner's manual):

Open trunk.

Remove thumbscrew on left, take strap off and gently guide it into the retractor.

Pull front top edge of the inner liner to the rear to release the 1-2" piece of velcro.

Start lifting the inner liner out of the bottom half of the trunk; at the same time insert a thin screwdriver or awl into the slots next to the latch arms -- the object is to move the tabs right next to the latch arms (under the top edge of the liner) slightly to the rear so that, as you lift the liner out, the tabs pass over the latch arms' hinge pins.

Once the liner is out, remove the passenger seat (two screws at the front edge, disconnect the heared seat plug (toward the left, under the front edge of the seat), pull the seat forward/off.

Disconnect the cables under the passenger seat, from the trunk to the chassis (two barrel-shaped connectors,a one or two small cables on each side).

Return to the inside of the trunk; remove the 4 Allen screws from the base of the trunk (beware -- as the screws are removed, the unbalanced trunk can tip forward.

Lift the trunk off.

If you want to remove the large black plastic panel under the trunk, remove the 4 Allen screws on the top (similar to the ones in the trunk), and the 2 T25 Torx screws at the front tips of the cover.

Slide the cover forward a 1/4 inch to clear the tabs at the rear, then lift off.

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Sure, takes about 15 mins. You can also move it back, it comes mounted in the forward position from the factory. Here is a pic of mine with a Fort Worth rack on the rear.

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Ya know, even without the top box the LT is still a beautiful machine.
Wonder how a Wing would compare without it's box?

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Is the handling much better with the rack off?

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Is there anyway to remove the tourpak and if so, does anyone have a picture of it? What kind of cover can you buy to cover the place where the tourpak was? I would like the ability to put it on/off as needed...thanks!!
Just curious, did you get a used bike with no owners manual? There are good instructions in it for changing positions of the top case, removal is part of the instructions. It is a real shame that people sell used vehicles and keep the owners manuals. It should be a punishable crime to do so.

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Here is a set of directions posted previously by another member of the board.
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File Type: pdf topcaseremove[2].pdf (79.9 KB, 90 views)

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The handling is much improved without the top box. Not nearly as top heaver also.

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Just curious, did you get a used bike with no owners manual? There are good instructions in it for changing positions of the top case, removal is part of the instructions. It is a real shame that people sell used vehicles and keep the owners manuals. It should be a punishable crime to do so.

As info my OM did not cover that. Only had a small screw driver, helmet cable, and a few fues in the tool kit as well.
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As info my OM did not cover that. Only had a small screw driver, helmet cable, and a few fues in the tool kit as well.
Sorry to hear that BMW is cutting back on Owners Manual information. That makes no sense at all. In the previous manuals there were two pages and 5 pictures devoted to changing the top box position.

What year is your LT?

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Greetings all.

Tell me, where can I pick up one of those great looking Fort Worth racks from? I love the look of them.

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'06. I was also disappointed that it did not show the thumb screw adjustment for the low or high beams as well.
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When I bought my 05 I had the dealer take it off before delivery, and installed a brushed aluminum rack that worked like a champ. Could bungie almost anything back there, no tourpack cut cross wind issues, and best of all changed the look of the bike giving it a very sleek road glide look. Keep the tourpak though, when it is time to sell the new owner may not like your aesthetics. Happy trails!
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Greetings all.

Tell me, where can I pick up one of those great looking Fort Worth racks from? I love the look of them.

Kindest regards to all.

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Don't know about 'Ft Worth' rack, but go here: http://ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1694 for the rack I put on my 05. Ride on.
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GSBaker:
My '06 manuals showed me everything that I needed to know about moving the trunk back (thus removing it, as well) and the headlight adjustment. Maybe you're missing a manual? There should be four (I think)..

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The pictures of the bike with the tourpack removed were sweet. But, what do you do with the antennaes?
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I don't need any stinkin antennas! I took them off because i only use my I-pod for music and an FRS for bike to bike. I may put a hidden antenna back on under the rear seat.

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