2013 with great basin

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by jengel451, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    welp, yet again another 2013 "it's different enough to annoy"

    since BMW was gracious enough to give us the bike with the Vario mounts only, I am now left with either looking for the 2012 grab rails, or just taking the top mount off and going without in order for the GL Great Basin to fit right.
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  2. dalebor

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    The stock pre 2013 grab rails show up on ebay about once a every week or two at fairly cheap prices.

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  3. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    good to know. saved search: ENGAGED
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  4. GibbonsMonkey

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    I'd suggest going straight to your local dealer's service dept and asking if they have any kicking around from 12's that people had no use for. I was lucky enough to steal my girlfriend's old rail (she'd upgraded to Vario on her 12) when I needed to mount my GL Siskiyou setup on my 13.
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  5. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    I did send a mail to the Ride West guys, we'll see if they have anything kicking around. Local dealer is too new and more quad oriented, they probably would charge full retail as well.
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    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    Update:

    I procured a grab rail from a Pre-2013 bike and it's WAY different. Lower profile, narrower and thinner bars.

    This is really the only way it will work.
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  7. Shooby

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    Good to know, thanks for the heads up. I assume the rail sides kick up so much that the GL just hangs on the high points ?
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  8. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Check with your dealer. Most times they don't give the old ones back to the owner when installing luggage. I had to ask for mine, and they had several laying around.
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  9. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    Correct, and it's a bit wider as well.
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  10. Shooby

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    :thumb
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  11. O-Man

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    I have a set from an 09' F650GS if you are still interested.
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  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Just in case anyone was wondering the GL Great Basin does work fine with the SW-Motech handles for their removable side racks.

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