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post #1 of 6 Old Dec 30th, 2007, 10:05 am Thread Starter
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Passenger Seat removal

http://www.corbin.com/bmw/k1200lt_smug.shtml

Is this the only option to get rid of the back seat?

I have seen a picture a few months back of a trunk moved forward and I have not seen it since. Does anyone have pictures or web links to where I can see what other options are out there?

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post #2 of 6 Old Dec 30th, 2007, 11:23 am
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The smuggler is the only off the shelf solution for removing the back seat. Some folks built mounts to move the trunk forward into the back seat position but I'm not sure who they were. If you do a search on trunk or topcase relocation/move you might find some threads that talk about it.

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Howdy, Marty!

There are a couple of pics... I think you will find with an exhaustive search... where some folks have moved the topcase toward the bow, creating a backrest.... sorry, I don't have the link... I think it actually was mounted where the pillion was previously. In moving, you gain the rear "storage" platform where the topcase previously was bolted.

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http://www.corbin.com/bmw/k1200lt_smug.shtml

Is this the only option to get rid of the back seat?

I have seen a picture a few months back of a trunk moved forward and I have not seen it since. Does anyone have pictures or web links to where I can see what other options are out there?

Thanks!
Ping David Shealey on this. IIRC, he wuz the first (or one of the first) to detail a procedure for moving the top case forward so it provides (1) a heated backrest for the driver (2) and allows a small shelf location at the rear of the topcase.

I searched a bit in various forums, butt didn't find the pertinent thread.
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Trunk relocation

Here is a link. Maybe the picture you remember?

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post #6 of 6 Old Dec 31st, 2007, 12:18 pm Thread Starter
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Does anyone have the Smuggler Trunk from Corbin? If so do you have real pictures of it? Thanks for the replies so far. They all have been helpful.
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