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post #1 of 27 Old Mar 6th, 2012, 7:15 am Thread Starter
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Move Trunk Back

Reading here I see you can move the trunk back. How? Is the bike made with adjustment bulit in or do you have to modify mounting? What is the procedure? Is wiring involved? Thanks
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There are two sets of holes already in there. Just remove the liner and pull the bolts. Then swap out the filler bolts from the rear holes to the front ones. No other mods needed.

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Moving the top truck back will give you approx 1-1 1/2 inches of room. The rear of the truck will hang over the back the same amount, hardly noticable. good move

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...or, if you need even more room:

Ghetto mod #694 - even MORE passenger room!


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After reading all this, I moved mine back yesterday after work. Took all of about 15 minutes. Thanks for the info!

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Is the adjustment an option on the 2000? I don't remember seeing an extra set of holes, but I wasn't specifically looking for them either.


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Is the adjustment an option on the 2000? I don't remember seeing an extra set of holes, but I wasn't specifically looking for them either.
Yep - can do on the 2000 model year. And I would suspect on all model years, since it's a pretty popular option with the passenger group!!
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Yep - can do on the 2000 model year. And I would suspect on all model years, since it's a pretty popular option with the passenger group!!
Yep my 2000 had it.

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My '99 has the fake bolts too. I assumed they served a purpose and I suppose they do. They plug the holes the Germans drilled in the wrong place. Silly Germans.

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...or, if you need even more room:

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If you need that ... you need a diet worse! :-)

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If you need that ... you need a diet worse! :-)
Luckily, that's NOT an issue with my pillion of 20 years.



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Luckily, that's NOT an issue with my pillion of 20 years.
What makes you think I was talking about your pillion passenger? :-)

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Ron's mod is a great one. I did this to three of my LTs. I even added an extra inch.

You will be suprised how much storage you gain behind the pillion seat. This is where I keep my maps, first aid kit, etc.

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I have read about this before and considered doing it for the extra space and passenger comfort, but how does it affect the handling and weight redistribution to the rear tire etc?
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I have read about this before and considered doing it for the extra space and passenger comfort, but how does it affect the handling and weight redistribution to the rear tire etc?
I can't speak to Ron's mod, but the stock rear position wasnt even noticeable.

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I have read about this before and considered doing it for the extra space and passenger comfort, but how does it affect the handling and weight redistribution to the rear tire etc?
That was also my next question.
I am referring to Ron's mod. By extending the overall length of the bike 5-7 inches what does it do to the ride. And what about the frame if a possible load gain in now exerted further away from the bulk of the engine position. I never thought the LT could be made into a stretch limo.
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That was also my next question.
I am referring to Ron's mod. By extending the overall length of the bike 5-7 inches what does it do to the ride.
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That was also my next question.
I am referring to Ron's mod. By extending the overall length of the bike 5-7 inches what does it do to the ride. And what about the frame if a possible load gain in now exerted further away from the bulk of the engine position. I never thought the LT could be made into a stretch limo.
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Not sure where you got 5-7 inches. Even with my mod we're talking about 2 inches total.
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Not sure where you got 5-7 inches. Even with my mod we're talking about 2 inches total.
Sorry but layman's error.
In pictures #3, #4 of the mod I am seeing 2 1/2 to the left the steel bracket and on the right 8 3/8. Since I have never been under my top case I was not sure what that meant. But again if it was not exactly factory does the extra push back have any unnatural feel?
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Sorry but layman's error.
In pictures #3, #4 of the mod I am seeing 2 1/2 to the left the steel bracket and on the right 8 3/8. Since I have never been under my top case I was not sure what that meant. But again if it was not exactly factory does the extra push back have any unnatural feel?
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My wife only mentioned that she felt a bit more reclined - which makes sense - versus sitting bolt upright. One thing I may do is to mount the pad a bit differently, probably just with some extended bolts and washers, so that it sticks out more on the bottom and has a little pitch to it.

Just about everything I've done to get her comfy on the back has paid dividends in increased mileage. She's good for 100 at a time before needing a stretch - and considering she's 55 that ain't too bad for the old gal.

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My wife only mentioned that she felt a bit more reclined - which makes sense - versus sitting bolt upright. One thing I may do is to mount the pad a bit differently, probably just with some extended bolts and washers, so that it sticks out more on the bottom and has a little pitch to it.

Just about everything I've done to get her comfy on the back has paid dividends in increased mileage. She's good for 100 at a time before needing a stretch - and considering she's 55 that ain't too bad for the old gal.

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My pillion is 65 and she can go 225 miles (fill up to fill up), unless she has to pee. Just sayin'.

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My pillion is 65 and she can go 225 miles (fill up to fill up), unless she has to pee. Just sayin'.
Wanna swap for newer model?

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I always have one of these when I take her flying:

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And she actually USES this? Depends are much more convenient in a small plane.

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My wife is senior to both of yours.
And so to keep down any interference we won't mention numbers. When she was younger she would make any trip St Louis and Kansas City. Now I have a true touring machine and she is not that eager. But from time to time she would get the urge and say lets go for a ride. She is real petite so my trunk will remain where it is. I sit on the back saddle sometimes to stretch my legs and won't even come close to the top box.
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And she actually USES this? Depends are much more convenient in a small plane.
Who said anything about a small plane? Planes are for sissies.

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Pg 34 - 36 of the '05 Rider's Manual: "The backrest can be adjusted by one position by moving the topcase. It is advisable to have this adjustment performed by your authorized BMW motorcycle retailer."

It details shifting seat forward after disconnecting seat heating and loudspeakers - WHAT??!! All I have to do is pop the liner and change the bolts? Why does BMW unnecessarily complicate the process?

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Pg 34 - 36 of the '05 Rider's Manual: "The backrest can be adjusted by one position by moving the topcase. It is advisable to have this adjustment performed by your authorized BMW motorcycle retailer."

It details shifting seat forward after disconnecting seat heating and loudspeakers - WHAT??!! All I have to do is pop the liner and change the bolts? Why does BMW unnecessarily complicate the process?

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They are correct you do have to remove the rear seat and disconnect the cables going to the top case. This is because to have to lift the case off to get to the other set of bolts and holes. Now BMW could have left the other set out and then you would not have to remove the top case so I guess your original comment was spot on.

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