BMW R1200GS Rear Seat Area Covering Plate & Rack
2004 - 2006 Model only on clearance.
This is my latest work of art and is a covering plate and/or rack to suit my 2005 R1200GS. As usual, it has been `over-engineered` and has been made with little regard to making it as cheaply as possible.
Consequently, it is very substantial and will easily last the lifetime of the bike (and maybe beyond!). I have made it from high quality heavy duty thickness stainless steel and may well be substantial enough to even appeal to the GS Adventure riders! I do believe you could remove it and kick it around the streets for a few hours (literally) and it would still be fit for purpose - it is very strong in construction. Due to this durability it will easily withstand heavy or sharp weights being loaded onto it.
It has been designed to display the R1200GS logo and also to look (and feel) as pleasing to the eye as possible. As well as looking very nice it is also very functional as it provides a plate to cover the pillion area as well as serving as a rack for very secure load carrying. The laser cut logo enhances the look of the rack, removes a few unnecessary grams of weight from the item and allows water to easily drain from the plate itself.
Around the outside of the plate/rack I have designed load retention points for use with either rope or bungee cords. The images show it with various items secured to it utilising the load retention points.
For fitting, it utilises the 6 existing mounting points used for the standard plastic cover so there is no drilling required.
It fastens with 6 extended M5x30 button head socket screws. These are combined with tubular nylon spacers (6 x 10mm long) & 6 x washers which fit underneath the plate/rack in the original fastener recesses. All fasteners & washers are, of course, stainless steel and supplied along with fitting instructions.
This bit of kit represents a substantially durable covering plate and rack for the R1200GS and is, as always, hand finished by me to give it a very quality feel.
Although it is very competitively priced at much lower than the price of a similar product on the market it is still very well made.
Please state which year your GS is on ordering as it makes a difference to the installation kit and the rear detail locating holes.