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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 17th, 2011, 9:41 am Thread Starter
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Topcase for GT

I remember reading somewhere that the 49L OEM topcase on my RT will fit onto the K1600GT.
Has anyone else heard this ?
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post #2 of 9 Old Jul 17th, 2011, 5:57 pm
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Re: Topcase for GT

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I remember reading somewhere that the 49L OEM topcase on my RT will fit onto the K1600GT.
Has anyone else heard this ?
I have heard that, but I have a GTL, so it wasn't relevant. You might have to modify the rack it mounts to.

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post #3 of 9 Old Jul 17th, 2011, 7:26 pm
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I remember reading somewhere that the 49L OEM topcase on my RT will fit onto the K1600GT.
Has anyone else heard this ?
I took the OEM 49L topcase off of my 09 1300GT and placed on the 1600GT.The mating latches and surfaces all mate perfectly. The only thing you have to do is get the keylock changed to fit your new key. My dealer did that as a part of the deal.
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I took the OEM 49L topcase off of my 09 1300GT and placed on the 1600GT.The mating latches and surfaces all mate perfectly. The only thing you have to do is get the keylock changed to fit your new key. My dealer did that as a part of the deal.
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I have never ridden a 1300 GT, but have a GTL, how do you feel the bikes compare? I presume the 1600 would be viewed favorably as a two up bike??
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Hard to compare the bikes as I am still in the breakin period on the 1600. The 1300 is quick. The 1600 reminds me of a turbo spooling up and then it takes off like a jet. I don'l do enough two up riding to comment. The 1600 does feel smoother in shifting and in the transmission area. The 1300 is a great bike and I hope the 1600 makes me forget the 1300.
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It will I confirmed that with my dealer.



Not that I'm thinking about anything along those lines....

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A dealer in Montreal stated that the topcase will fit.


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post #8 of 9 Old Jul 21st, 2011, 4:57 am
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My wife and I rode the 1600GT today around the Cotter Loop for about an hour and a quarter (those in Canberra know it) some climbing and descending corners, chance to open up a bit along the Cotter road, managed some slow speed 360 degree turns left and right in a car park, and back along suburban streets and through the shopping centre. The wind was quite strong and even having to lean into the wind to maintain a straight line on a long exposed straight stretch, the bike was extremely well behaved. Co pilot was impressed with the smoothness and handling, thought the seat was good, had sufficient room, was taken with the colour (red), and thought the mirrors were excellent.

The screen seemed to be effective at about 50% height but the wind made it hard to judge how it affected the pillion seat.

I found the gearbox a bit tight (but no BMW clunk) and it was a hit and miss result to upshift without the clutch - the bike only had 400km on it.

We rode the 1200GT to and from the dealership and it gave a good comparison - particularly on the trip home. We both found getting back on the 1200 felt cramped and, as sweet as the 4 is, it was no contest against the 6.

To the purpose of the post, I tried the 49ltr top box from the 1200 and it fitted on the 1600 rack but it was not quite as snug as it should be. I was not confident to take the test ride with the top box because of the little bit of free play . ( A few rubber shims or large rubber washers might do trick). The top box originally came off a 1200RT so that might be the issue. Even to rekey the lock and colour match the top is significantly less than the OEM top case.

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I remember reading somewhere that the 49L OEM topcase on my RT will fit onto the K1600GT.
Has anyone else heard this ?
I can confirm that a 28l top case from a K1200RT will fit on the K1600GTL. I put it on the demo at my dealer. I'm pretty sure the GT has the same mount as the GTL.

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