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Offline Tucsondave

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Tail tidy
on: April 11, 2020, 02:16:23 AM
Anyone seen a tailtidy for the xR yet?

Offline Mad Tenor

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #1 on: April 13, 2020, 12:40:43 AM
No.... but I’ve ordered the BMW rear 900R luggage rack accessory to look at with the option to fit at my first service (whenever that will be....😐) Apparently it fits as a replacement and extension of the rear seat  black metal  surround with the integrated passenger hand grips which should avoid making it look like an afterthought, as well as negating the need to replace/disguise the rather utilitarian tail-piece....

Offline Tucsondave

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #2 on: April 13, 2020, 04:07:53 AM
It will probably be awhile til there’s one available.

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #3 on: April 14, 2020, 05:40:49 PM
Everyone is waiting for Evotech to bring out theirs, but I want to decide on my panniers first, because a tail tidy may not be necessary. https://sw-motech.com/en/products/luggage/saddlebags/BLAZE/ are top of my list.

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 06:13:56 PM
I spoke to RG today. They’ll have theirs done after the lockdown. Heres some pix of s1kxr with bags tidy and also my old r1200r. Rear should look similar bagged









Offline Tubbylodge

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #5 on: April 15, 2020, 12:51:39 AM
Hi Mad Tenor.
I fitted the rack myself, was very easy
I just needed 2 extra bolts as they were not supplied, the rack replaces the rear grab handles if I could work out how to send pics I would show you.

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 08:07:26 AM
*Originally Posted by Tubbylodge [+]
Hi Mad Tenor.
I fitted the rack myself, was very easy
I just needed 2 extra bolts as they were not supplied, the rack replaces the rear grab handles if I could work out how to send pics I would show you.


Offline Tubbylodge

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 08:12:00 AM

Offline Mad Tenor

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 12:17:02 AM
Thanks for the post and the photos! I think it looks well integrated as I was expecting! I’m sure it’s easy to fit but will probably let them do it f.o.c as the first service is due very soon after we’re all “allowed out” again....... Am I right that the finish is identical to the original section that the rack replaces? And what is that nifty little tail-pack you’ve put on the back? And if I’m not being too much of a nuisance, it would be useful to know the dimensions of the actual rack area....? Thanks again! 😊

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Re: Tail tidy
Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 12:37:44 PM
Hi.
The bag is an Autokicker black edition mini tailback from e bay.
Rocketman recommended it on his you tube channel.
I don’t know if it is waterproof?

 



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