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Old 07-16-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question Left Vario Case boiled by muffler?

hello

i am preparing my bike for the first trip with the vario side cases...trying different luggage positions in the vario side cases. clothes...tent...cocking tools left or right...just puzzling with the different forms and weights.

then i thought of the hot exhaust...and the "cooking" effect IN the left sidecase?

well, BMW hasnīt placed a heat shield on the case...itīs plasic...so the heat refelction from the muffler might not be so dangerous...but what happens IN the case over hours of riding?

do you have some experience what NOT to pack in the left sidecase...talking about normal riding/camping gear, thanx for your help.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Was on a 6 day trip with my vario cases and no problem. I don't have the stock muffler though, got a carbon leo vince, but still, can't see how it would be an issue, the heat gets dissipated by the wind.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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Was on a 6 day trip with my vario cases and no problem. I don't have the stock muffler though, got a carbon leo vince, but still, can't see how it would be an issue, the heat gets dissipated by the wind.
The metal in the stock pipe, is a much better heat transfer than the lv carbon. The carbon being much more heat transfer neutral it will run much cooler to the touch on the outside.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:07 AM   #4
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I always find worry stones interesting. Of all the problems the Varios have, "boiling' is not one of them. Maybe this is a diversion to the real issues those cases have such as one-smash locking hinge or the crunching expanding mechanism.
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Old 07-17-2014, 06:16 AM   #5
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The wife performs random destructive tests on hers. I carry a long strap of shame and used stock replacement parts. They hold up reasonably well. Only complaint is the cost. Never wrecked anything from heat but she does keep the ice cream on the right.
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