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    Hard cases

    I just found what I think is a good deal on some hard cases from a late 80s K1000. I have an 85 R80 standard, no racks no nothin. If these don't fit the BMW airhead mounts I may attempt to cobble something up. Does anyone know if these are the same cases that would be used on an 85 monolever airhead?

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    If you have the rectangular racks, then they will NOT fit as-is. You can outfit your monoshock with the "S" shaped racks, which will fit the Integral bags that were used on the early K bikes and late airheads. Here is a thread with pics of the different styles of airhead bags:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=29604

    If the K bike bags are the Integral ones, you can fit them on your bike as long as you have or get the S-shaped bag mounts. If the K bike bags are newer like those found on the 1100/1150 oilheads, they cannot be used with your airhead. I don't know when the K's switched bag styles.
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    Ahh, a clue! Thanks Mike. The bags I have are the Integral. Can you tell me more about these S shaped mounts?

    Rick

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    The S-shaped mounts (as I call them) to mount Integral bags on airheads are still available from BMW. New, they run about $150 each, plus hardware. They are the same for all monolever airheads with Integral cases. The part numbers are:

    46 54 2 303 525 (left)
    46 54 2 303 526 (right)

    The mounts look like this:
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    Last edited by R100RS; 11-03-2008 at 09:09 PM. Reason: corrected terminology
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    The much more common racks for airheads are the "rectangular" ones which fit the Touring cases and will NOT work with the Integral cases that you're looking at:
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    Awesome! Thanks Mike

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