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Old 04-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #586
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After some krylon plastic paint, a solas tape mod under the red lens, and the addtion of a bmw badge to replace the oh so hard to find maltese cross, this JC Whitney was good to go:
Why is it out there like that?


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Old 04-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #587
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #588
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Why is it out there like that?


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Sits on the givi adapter plate, which is attached to the oem rack. . ..

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #589
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After some krylon plastic paint, a solas tape mod under the red lens, and the addtion of a bmw badge to replace the oh so hard to find maltese cross, this JC Whitney was good to go:
Next BMW dealership that goes out of business- it's your fault.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:42 AM   #590
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I know, I shouldn't have, but just couldn't resist. . ..

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:31 PM   #591
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I know, I shouldn't have, but just couldn't resist. . ..

Is that one of those new Chinese BMW knock offs?
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:38 PM   #592
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Yes, straight from the industrial center of Chongqing, China, via Northern Virginia and Grainger's for the plastic-specific paint (which was surprisingly difficult to locate).
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #593
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:19 AM   #594
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Forget Topboxes-

Forget Topboxes - worried about those? -- What about a dead wife on the back?



Sichuan Earthquake: The Man Who Carried His Dead Wife

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This is one of the most famous pictures from China’s 2008 May 12 Sichuan Earthquake. Many Chinese saw a man who tied his dead wife’s body to his back and carried her home. Wu Jiafang was widely praised for being the ideal man and husband. However, people who say they know him are telling Chinese netizens and people that Wu is not the kind of man they think he is, causing a lot of controversy, disappointment, and an investigation.

Furthermore, there was someone who disclosed: "my hometown is the same village as his, and his reputation there is extremely poor…and him carrying his wife home on his back was because his wife’s brothers forced him to do it"

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Old 04-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #595
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I ride an R1200RT and I have the factory color matched side cases as well as the smaller BMW top case. I alternate between them. The side cases are close to 40 pounds and they make my ass really big, a no-no for lane splitting
The top case is enough storage for daily riding and it certainly does simplify the occasional lane splitting that I do here in SoCal. The top case also causes the bike to be smoother in the sense of turbulence. My body pretty well shields the wind from the top case making for a nice smooth ride.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #596
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I owned a 05 Gold Wing and found out the "Tail box" hurts handling with a cross wind blowing. The only bike I ever had that was such a pig in a cross wind. It's like a tail steering an airplane.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:33 PM   #597
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I owned a 05 Gold Wing and found out the "Tail box" hurts handling with a cross wind blowing. The only bike I ever had that was such a pig in a cross wind. It's like a tail steering an airplane.
Who knew that a nearly 9' long full fairing bike would suck in a cross wind???

J/K. In all honesty I'm surprised a top box would make any difference on a nearyly 800lb bike. I've always assumed a wing was an ideal highway bike.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #598
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Who knew that a nearly 9' long full fairing bike would suck in a cross wind???

J/K. In all honesty I'm surprised a top box would make any difference on a nearyly 800lb bike. I've always assumed a wing was an ideal highway bike.
Wings move around alot in gusting winds but they arent whippy doing it. I think it's more to do with the solid body work than the trunk myself. Some of the older ones werent as pulled around.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #599
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It's just so dam handy. Room for hard hat and safety gear for site visits, laptops, and field notes. The cases let me use the excuse of using the bike for work in some out of the way places and still be functional.
So ugly / fugly? Who cares I'm having fun!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #600
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The cases let me use the excuse of using the bike for work in some out of the way places and still be functional.
So ugly / fugly? Who cares I'm having fun!
And truly that is all that really matters right?
That box there... That is highly Wiley.
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