R1200RT Twin Cam (2010-2013)

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Re: R1200RT Twin Cam (2010-2013)

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Re: R1200RT Twin Cam (2010-2013)

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Spencert231 wrote: Hi John I like the look and practicalities of the Flat Bed I rode about 500+ miles in October with a load that was shifting slightly and which made me feel uncomfortable to say the least. It is weird that there are no anchor points worth mentioning on the 2014 RT probably because Herr BMW wants us all to buy a top box  :nervous:
The Flatbed Luggage Rack probably doesn't suit everyone's needs Spencer.  I don't carry a pillion anymore*, so I don't mind giving up the back seat space for extra carrying capacity on longer rides.
* She Who Must Be Obeyed got to the stage of "I'm getting too old for wet and cold" and doesn't enjoy motorcycle touring any longer.  :-X
2012 R1200RT, 1994 R100LT and 1988 R100RS
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Re: R1200RT Twin Cam (2010-2013)

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Waratah wrote: The Flatbed Luggage Rack probably doesn't suit everyone's needs Spencer.  I don't carry a pillion anymore*, so I don't mind giving up the back seat space for extra carrying capacity on longer rides.
* She Who Must Be Obeyed got to the stage of "I'm getting too old for wet and cold" and doesn't enjoy motorcycle touring any longer.  :-X

I ride solo all of the time these days and the "flatbed" rack looks ideal, but do you think I can find one here in Europe? Maybe I am looking in all the wrong places. I have a trip to your end of the world in 2weeks time and visiting Singapore and Oz. on my return I have about 1000 miles round trip possibly a bit  more. So rather than trying to secure my load as I did previously which is secured but not that secure if you get what I mean?
I need to locate a pillion seat rack for a 2014 RT. I will contact BMR your supplier and see what they can do for me, unless someone can point me in another direction.


I have the Wunderlich rear safety bars not everyone's cup of tea but I think they look great. Someone on the UKGSER site stated the bike must be as wide as a Smart Car. Well it never effects my filtering M25 Dartford Crossing for those familiar with that road know it's a nightmare. However, as always I digress a luxury of age so they say  :enjoying:

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