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Old 12-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #61
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:05 PM   #62
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Bought a Twalcom Raidbox and it arrived yesterday.. My first impression is that it's pretty well made. The cover has a foam gasket on the back of it, so I'm assuming it would be pretty water resistant. I plan on putting all my tools in baggies, so I'm really not so worried about that..

It's pretty small too, so I'll definitely have to consider which tools I really need in there and which ones I should just leave home or in my top box. Maybe I'll just leave my tire plugger kit and pump in there... Will have to experiment a little with what fits in there best.

Install was a snap. Took about 10 minutes.


I never ride 2-up, so I'm not concerned about it touching the rear tire mud guard thingy when the suspension bottoms out... Should be ok..

Overall, i'm happy with it.. Wish it were a little cheaper, though... Don't care for the look of the John Deere manual case on my bike... I think this looks more fitting of a bike like this.. But that's just me.

Took a few pics of it. Click HERE to see them.
Returned my Twalcom Raidbox because even with one up, it banged on the mudguard on the big bumps. They tell you to remove same in the instructions.
NOT well designed if you have to remove a BMW part to make it work!!

Please review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkkvl...e_gdata_player)
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:22 AM   #63
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Sorry to hear that. You could have tried to sell it here.
I have removed the BMW farm implement looking mud guard and
have a TT Euro license plate bracket and a Machineartmoto rear
splash guard. I think this combo looks much better and works
fine.
The box location does not afford a lot of room for the box
design and therefore not a lot of room for everything we
would like to add to a toolbox, i.e., tools, air pump, tire
repair kit, air gauge, etc. But what is does do is provide
a lockable storage space that is mostly out of sight and
always on the bike. This alone may make it worth buying
for some.
Choices, can be tough. To each their own.
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Old 12-24-2011, 06:54 AM   #64
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Sorry to hear that. You could have tried to sell it here.
I have removed the BMW farm implement looking mud guard and
have a TT Euro license plate bracket and a Machineartmoto rear
splash guard. I think this combo looks much better and works
fine.
The box location does not afford a lot of room for the box
design and therefore not a lot of room for everything we
would like to add to a toolbox, i.e., tools, air pump, tire
repair kit, air gauge, etc. But what is does do is provide
a lockable storage space that is mostly out of sight and
always on the bike. This alone may make it worth buying
for some.
Choices, can be tough. To each their own.
Thank you Motoman!

I really want to get the all aluminum raid box and now have a reason.
Please post pics and any other info.
Wish you a Joyous Christmas, Great Fortune and Safe rides for The New Year.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #65
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Returned my Twalcom Raidbox because even with one up, it banged on the mudguard on the big bumps. They tell you to remove same in the instructions.
NOT well designed if you have to remove a BMW part to make it work!!

Please review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkkvl..._gdata_player)
I've heard the raid box doesn't hold up well off-road from a guy who bought one. Something about the door latch breaking and it kept flying open with no decent fix.

As for the mudguard though, I can understand not wanting to take that off to make a toolbox work but mine broke off and I haven't missed it. I mentioned this to Jim Hyde (RawHyde guy) at LAB2V and he said "they say take it off or break it off."

I'd rather have a toolbox than that mud/roost guard.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:24 AM   #66
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Shaving the cover

Can you be more specific as to what cover/side you had to shave? Thanks!

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The hinge is on the bottom of the case. You pop the two latches. The case cover pivots down onto the top of the tire like a shelf. I reach in behind the license plate from the left side. The tools are in a Kathy's roll up pouch. I also have the registration and a few emergency shekels tapped to the inside back of the case.

What I like: You still have tools if you run with out bags. Completely watertight. Even if you have her loaded down with camping shit you don't need to unpack anything to get to the tools.

Caution: I had to shave the cover of the case cause I had some interference with the rear mud guard. It doesn't lock but it is so hidden I don't worry about it.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #67
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Found

Found this on Craigslist today for $149.00



http://skagit.craigslist.org/mcy/3677726183.html
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:18 PM   #68
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Found this on Craigslist today for $149.00



http://skagit.craigslist.org/mcy/3677726183.html
I bought one. I love it.




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Old 03-24-2013, 01:43 AM   #69
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I bought the Cymarc version from the UK. Good quality but the same gripe: it is quite small. Available in black and silver.

I bought from Nippy Norman's. He was a tad cheaper and his postage indeed quite cheap.

http://www.cymarcbikeparts.co.uk/bmw...olbox-94-p.asp
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:00 AM   #70
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Have you seen what Kirk is making?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=21002015
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:26 AM   #71
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Seems to be a growing trend

Seems lot of folks are now doing this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=856564&page=3
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #72
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Bmwgsemotion.com

http://www.bmwgsemotion.com/accessoring.html

I have one of these metal inner side cases in the first picture I think it's great fits my adventure pump tire plug kit and a few other bits and pieces
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