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clearance of packet rack and saddle
08/03/18 at 09:24:27
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Hello,
I've just got a set of touring cases and the accompanying mounting racks. It was a PITA to mount because the rack was somewhat twisted, but I managed it.
I did not get the rear packet rack. So before searching for one, i would know if it will clear the OEM post 1981 saddle and permits it's opening to fetch the tools ?
I've got conflicting opinions...
Pictures of such equipped bikes will be greatly appreciated !
It is part #9 on the picture.
Thanks in advance for your help
  

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Re: clearance of packet rack and saddle
Reply #1 - 08/03/18 at 10:23:35
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I've wondered this as well.  I thought that it was supposed to provide the clearance and  that's why you have to get one specifically for our bikes (they appear to be set back a little more than the others but I could be wrong?).
I don't see them on ebay and those places but I'd like one as well.
  

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Re: clearance of packet rack and saddle
Reply #2 - 08/03/18 at 11:59:09
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I have the factory bag mounts nd rack on my 82. No issue with the seat.
  

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Reply #3 - 08/04/18 at 08:23:24
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Thanks Don, that's good to know.  Now if I could just find one reasonably priced somewhere.....
  

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Reply #4 - 08/05/18 at 18:02:32
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The standard "parcel rack" will allow clearance for opening the seat on a standard R65 such as your 1981 model.  It will not work for the LS model.
  

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Reply #5 - 08/06/18 at 01:26:46
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Thank you all for the answers !
I think I'll save to buy a porter which is 105.85 from BMW including the blind plugs and the bolts and nuts...
Maybe for Christmas ??  Smiley
  
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