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Re: Baglux cover on R1100RS

Hi Ian,

I have a Bagster on my '94 R1100RS...

It isn't in the pic, but I use an Alpha bag with it.

The Bagster is about as old as the bike, so I'm sure there have a been some changes made over the years. However, mine fits quite well and I wouldn't believe they changed the design so the cover fits worse. I wonder if it's really the right one for an R1100RS. I guess if it's close, it must be the right one.

Where the side straps are, I believe both the long and short-skirted R1100RS' are the same. On my bike the side clips also attach just above the throttle bodies too. Try pushing the clip further under so it's on the fairing bottom edge, parallel to the road and see if it can hook onto the small lip on the backside of the fairing.

Weird color, but congrats on the new Baglux. It's been a great system for me and has held up well for 65K+ miles.


On Jul 26, 2007, at 8:58 AM, Ian Ellison wrote:

I just bought a second hand but never fitted baglux cover from an ebay
auction. Fitted it to my R1100RS SE.

A couple of observations: first, given the way the tank blends into the fairing it doesn't make for an easy fit. The cover is a little puckered around the filler, but I'll keep slowly tightening the front straps to try to pull it smooth. Second, it's designed for the half faired model as the side straps only just reach the bottom of the fairing right next to the TPS, and the clips aren't designed to fit over the thick round edge of the lower fairing. May have to modify this for security - not sure if it'll stay on
properly as is. Anyone else come across this?

Third, the colour! OK, you can get them in lots of different colours, but I bought this one thinking it would match my blue bike - when it came it's a really strong violet colour! Didn't look so purple on the auction site. Did
they ever produce a bright purple RS? Scary!

Last, the rear clips are quite a long way down the contour of the tank so we will have to see how the regular Alpha bag fits - I don't think I have one
of the trailie type bags but it looks as if they might fit it better.