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    Need a Glove Box for my "B"

    I need a place to store my community gate "clicker" (which is also my garage door opener) on my Bagger. The saddle bags are not an option because I would have to stop the bike and get off to access it. My jacket was my option until the weather changed and I forgot to put the remote in my new jacket and I would have to switch back and forth between the two jackets. I think the GT has a glove box? That would be a good idea for the Bagger. Also need a spot for the Turnpike Toll transponder (not waterproof).IMG_1330.JPG The right side of the fairing would be a good location.
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    Since the B handlebars has a cross bar, a small handlebar bag my work.
    Something like you would see on a dirt bike or bicycle.
    A Harley shop is another place to look.
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    response to Lee

    I have the touring handlebars (no cross member) on my Bagger as opposed to the drag style handlebars (has the cross member). But, I appreciate your input, perhaps that may benefit others.
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    I seem to recall some electronic gizmo that hard wires into the turn signal circuit to control a garage door opener. But I can't remember the product. Maybe someone else will chime in.

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    This thread shows a battery operated opener made for bikes.
    Not sure if you will be allowed to program this to your community gate.

    https://www.r1200rsforum.com/t1091f1...or-opener.html

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info. I'll check it out:

    https://www.amazon.com/Mo-Door-Switc...a-571675663595
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    I carry a remote for each jacket.
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    I think I remember an aftermarket company making a handlebar bag for the K16; maybe Wunderlich

    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...90000-100.html

    try this link
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    All great ideas

    All great ideas. THANKS
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    Will this bag fit the B fairing?
    Not cheap but it looks handy.
    https://youtu.be/vXLRJfcsYZc
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    Thanks for your input

    Thanks to everyone for their input. I'm going to call Mo-Door Tech Support and see if the dual remote can be programed for the community gate and my garage door. If so, I will update the post showing the installation on my "B".


    http://www.mo-door.com/Dualpress_Switch.html
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    No glove box on the "B" . Seems like a huge oversight by the BMW designers. I have a buddy who has the Grand America "B". I'll have to razz him about this flaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenwhipper View Post
    No glove box on the "B" . Seems like a huge oversight by the BMW designers. I have a buddy who has the Grand America "B". I'll have to razz him about this flaw.
    When did bagger riders start wearing gloves?
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    K1600B Tank Bag recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by h2onutz View Post
    I need a place to store my community gate "clicker" (which is also my garage door opener) on my Bagger. The saddle bags are not an option because I would have to stop the bike and get off to access it. My jacket was my option until the weather changed and I forgot to put the remote in my new jacket and I would have to switch back and forth between the two jackets. I think the GT has a glove box? That would be a good idea for the Bagger. Also need a spot for the Turnpike Toll transponder (not waterproof).IMG_1330.JPG The right side of the fairing would be a good location.
    I actually have a Chase Harper handle bar storage bag for my Grand America that's similar to the German version only much cheeper, but since you have the Cast bars and can't use a handle bar mounted bag, your might want to consider a Tank Bag for your storage needs. RKA makes bags specifically designed for the K1600 bikes.
    http://www.rka-luggage.com/A08%20BMW...agger_ALL.html

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    Handlebar Bag

    Quote Originally Posted by 18grandam View Post
    I actually have a Chase Harper handle bar storage bag for my Grand America that's similar to the German version only much cheeper, but since you have the Cast bars and can't use a handle bar mounted bag, your might want to consider a Tank Bag for your storage needs. RKA makes bags specifically designed for the K1600 bikes.
    http://www.rka-luggage.com/A08%20BMW...agger_ALL.html
    I am wondering in you have the Chase Harper Barrel Bag. Seems like the only one in their lineup that would work on the GA cross bar.

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