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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 15th, 2006, 8:43 am Thread Starter
 
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Trailer Hitches & "Cooler" Racks

Hi Folks,

The K1200LT has less storage than my last bike.

Besides the fact that my BMW dealer told me that adding a trailer hitch will void the warranty on the driver train, can anyone tell me what kind of hitch they use and if they use a cooler/luggage rack or if they knew of a manufacturer sells a hitch with the optional rack.

I actully have no desire to pull a trailer, but have found the rack useful for luggage when traveling 2 up over a long weekend or 1 up when traveling over the course of several weeks.

Thanks.
Don from NJ

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post #2 of 5 Old Jun 15th, 2006, 8:50 am
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wow im packing for 9 days for 2 people just enough room,,,,one word......SPACEBAGS...they work great
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post #3 of 5 Old Jun 15th, 2006, 9:13 am
 
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I have a Dauntless hitch
http://www.dauntlessmotors.com/bmwk1200lt_hitch.htm
and built a rack that bolts on in place of the ball. I have a tall narrow cooler on it most of the time,but have strapped a dry bag to it also. Here's Ari's rack http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9600
Someone that was at STC, had a manufactured one from someplace in AZ but I did not get the name. Check a Goldwing forum for a rack builder or have a local shop weld one up for you.
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post #4 of 5 Old Jun 15th, 2006, 11:21 am
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I am the guilty rider with the hitch rack that was seen at STC. Don Norwood named it the "NO GO" - hmm Unigo has one wheel!

I have carried 44 and 30 lbs on two trips. Only time I notice the weight is when stopping - sort of a little twitch!! One of the boxes I had mounted would touch in sharp corners (this was a big box!) I am still trying to find the best carrier to mount on the rack cause the wife says the dry bag and boxes I have used are not "BMW pretty" I will post a product review when settled on set up. BTW I use a Dauntless hitch and the rack was $45 with shipping. Good service from ALs see link below (type in URL - I must be challenged on how to copy a link!!
http://www.alsmotorcycleaccessories....gage_rack.html
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post #5 of 5 Old Jun 17th, 2006, 1:03 am
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Here is a site with hitches and racks

http//www.alsmotorcycle accessories.com

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