Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Rolling Meadows, IL, USA
Re: Load capacity vs LT?
LT (per BMW) allows 22 lb. in each of the side bags. To late in the day to find the top case load limit, and the load specs for the GTL are hard to come by. The side bags look to be heavir between the frame, lock mechanism and case, but I doubt they have the awkward bulges from the lights and there is never a CD in the left one.
GTL drivers might legitimately ask what a CD is, but they still exist.
I do like the soft bags which fit into the LT side and top cases with shoulder harnesses, versus taking the GT / GTL bags off, emptying them in the hotel and putting them back on the next day to hold helmets and the proverbial stuff we pick up while out.
I also wonder just how well the locking mechanism will stand up and keep the passenger's legs protected in a tip-over. We hall know what the driver hasn't got.
07 K1200LT Biarritz Blau
80 Yamaha XS850 Black - retired in 06