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post #1 of 9 Old Sep 10th, 2016, 2:01 pm Thread Starter
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Hello everyone I have a 2000 k1200 lt and plan to do a few road trips since it doesn't have a luggage rack on top of the back rest storage I am open to all suggestions to travel bags to use plus what type of medium tank bag non magnetic with a see thru area for a large cell phone thanks for your time and suggestions
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post #2 of 9 Old Sep 10th, 2016, 3:33 pm
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Re: Travel bags

You're going to have some trouble finding a tank bag. Most regular tank bags would inhibit the handlebars on a tight turn. I'm using a small one made for the depression to the left of the stingray. Bag is velcro-mounted, called a Stingray and was at bikershut.net
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Re: Travel bags

I have a 2000 LT and use the RKA 8 liter tank bag which works well for me and fits your description.
See link: RKATankbag Page

As far as the travel bag is concerned I am not clear about your description of your rear storage area available. I use a Motorrad waterproof travel bag that I attach it to my rear rack with quick release snap buckles. Also I have attached the bag to the rear seat cushion and use it as a temporary backrest. I remove the bag at my destination and take it to my room for overnight use.
See link: https://www.amazon.com/BMW-MOTORRAD-.../dp/B00VKTHJZY

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Hello everyone I have a 2000 k1200 lt and plan to do a few road trips since it doesn't have a luggage rack on top of the back rest storage I am open to all suggestions to travel bags to use plus what type of medium tank bag non magnetic with a see thru area for a large cell phone thanks for your time and suggestions
I use the Kathy's Journey liners for the side bags and trunk and have been very happy with them. They were reasonably priced from Bob's BMW, lightweight and have held up well over 8 years, 56,000 miles and probably at least 200 days of use including tours of Europe and the UK where they fit the GTL reasonably well.

I have the BMW rack and thus also use the Kathy's rackhttp://kathysjourneydesigns.com/ bag which works great to carry rain gear, bike cover, etc., things that can stand to get a little wet.

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I bought the small 6L tank bag from Racer Parts Wholesale. The bayonet mount is somewhat ugly when the bag is not attached, but it is a slick system. The bars barely kiss the bag in a full left lock turn and don't touch in a right turn. I got the electrical option so I can charge devices in the bag as I ride.

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Thanks for all of your suggestions I really appreciate it
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Re: Travel bags

Like Voyager, I have the complete set of Kathys Journey bags (side cases, top case, and top case rack bags), which have worked out very well during several multi-state tours. If you need additional carrying capacity (since you don't have the top case rack), and don't tour with a passenger, you might also consider looking into getting a BMR luggage rack which mounts over the rear seating area. It is easily removable, as it is held in place by 4 thumb screws that can only be removed with the side cases open - good for holding camping equipment if you are in to that type of touring.

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I use this bag it's called the lazy rider. It works well with no passenger fits on back seat and works as a back rest.

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BMW makes a tank bag for the K1200lt, https://www.ascycles.com/2/MicroList...es,%20Motorrad , Tank-Bag 1 71602342670 $135.00. I have one which came with the bike when I bought it, but as of yet I haven't used it. I believe it fits over the CD player lid and allows you to open the lid with the bag in place.

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Re: Travel bags

I have the Cee Bailys liners. Great bags everything fits and you take them right into the hotel.

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