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Now that I have your attention..

Have you ever seen a GL1800 with its top case removed? I was reading posts on the BMW K1200LT forum and found that a number of riders have removed the BMW's top case and replaced it with an aftermarket rack.

It looks great, and the riders uniformly report improved handling, a lower CG, and less aero resistance.

How difficult would it be to do this on a GL1800, and how would it look?
 

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There are some law enforcement versions out there with the trunk removed and some radios and stuff in its place. I'm sure someone here can post a picture or two.
 

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Hai there I did see some pictures of a black gl1800 without its topcase.
But can't remember if it was on this board or somewhere else.
The topcase was removed and they made a saddle in place.
greets Wim
 

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ridderwim said:
Hai there I did see some pictures of a black gl1800 without its topcase.
But can't remember if it was on this board or somewhere else.
The topcase was removed and they made a saddle in place.
greets Wim
Lets see if this link works:
 

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That looks like the trunk lid has been covered in vinyl and refitted to the bike minus the trunk.
The angle is all wrong and could be done better.
Needs a chrome rack to finish it off.

Trev.
 

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Auswing said:
That looks like the trunk lid has been covered in vinyl and refitted to the bike minus the trunk.
The angle is all wrong and could be done better.
Needs a chrome rack to finish it off.

Trev.
I believe that the goldwing pictured here was in a group of photoshopped someone had posted here.... It look kinda cool but it is a fake...

Matt(Ashland,MA)

if it is not a fake, sorry.....
 

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ITS NOT 1 OF OUR BIKES / WE RIDE HARLEYS HERE / THE WHITE WING WITH THE BLUE N GOLD STRIPPING IS MINE / I STRIPPED IT MYSELF WITH 3M REFLECTIVE TAPE N PUT BLUE KNIGHTS EMBLEMS ON IT / THE BIKE WITH THE TRUNK OFF I BELIEVE IS FROM A AGENCY OUT WEST
 

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I remember seeing pics of a STOCK GL1500 with the shorter windshield and a much shorter trunk. Kinda looked like a pizza delivery Wing. This was the bound for Germany only version. Still made in Marysville plant
 
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