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post #1 of 13 Old Jul 27th, 2012, 7:21 pm Thread Starter
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How many have taken the case off ?

I took the top case off and took bike for a ride no more heavy beast handles low speed
like my FZ1 used to . I will never put it back on till I sell it 2009 LT I was ready to sell
it because of the low speed hand full

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post #2 of 13 Old Jul 27th, 2012, 7:37 pm
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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

I have had the top case off a few times. The only problem is that every time I do, my wife wants to go for a ride. I agree, the bike handles very nicely with out that case....

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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

I've never been able to see any difference with it on or off

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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

On that note, is there a passenger backrest without the case.

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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

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On that note, is there a passenger backrest without the case.
Negative, but I cannot imagine it would be hard to fabricate one or modify a purchased one to mount.

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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

Take my top case of once in a while and in my feeling the handling is far better.
To the question if there is a passenger back rest on the market, yes it is. I thing is a Backrest model by A&S BMW Parts

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This is how it looks on my LT






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if you made that rack you do quite nice work

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Thanks Jim, I put only the rim and lights on the rack them self I ordered in the states.

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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

This is interesting. I considered taking mine off but didnít think that the weight of the trunk would make that much difference. Maybe Iíll give it a try.
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I took the top case off and took bike for a ride no more heavy beast handles low speed like my FZ1 used to .
I told you a MILLION times ... quit exaggerated!

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Re: How many have taken the case off ?

I take mine off fairly often and replace it with a rack. The case is in the 30 to 35 pound range and sits high on the bike. I like it better off, but then I have to strap my man bag to the seat or rack exposed to the weather.



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I like it better off, but then I have to strap my man bag to the seat or rack exposed to the weather.


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Good to see you have not lost your edge, Joe. Good to see you around again!

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