Originally Posted by rmarmbruster
The vario top box is useless they come off all the time without the bolt down kit supplied by BMW. Not sure the OEM GSA aluminium set.
I have had the Vario cases on my 06 and 2012 GS's without any problems and I do not have the bolt down kit. About 70K miles and the top case is always on the bike. When riding two up my wife uses it as a backrest and tends to fall asleep.
I'm not saying that it can't happen, but I'm willing to bet that there is a lot of user error involved.