R1250GS(A) Number Plate Carrier Box
This was a product which I had been mulling over for literally years. What was on the market for the R1200 was either made from plastic or simply too big. Using an alternative design method and making it for the 1250 (and 1200) we believe we`ve come up with something exclusive compared to other number plate boxes currently on the market.
So, I set about designing something not too big as to overstress the carrying bracket itself (The bracket is only designed to carry a number plate!) yet big enough to be useful.
What I came up with was the best compromise in size and usefulness. The next problem was material, I had decided on 1.5mm aluminium for lightness however the problem then was during TIG welding we noticed that, as expected, the box was warping with the heat. This problem was made worse by the unavoidable gaps being left after CNC pressbrake folding, requiring filling with weld. It was also very labour intensive to manufacture.
At this point both Aaron and Mick got heavily involved with the development and with all our heads together we came up with the idea of using laser profiled bending `slits` to not only give us precise bends but also to provide a sealing edge where the two edges of the slit came together. Strength was provided by bending tabs and the minimum of welding thereby avoiding heat distortion, whilst retaining strength.
Following a heavy powder coat in satin black we`ve produced an item that is not only strong, visually square and precise but also weatherproof. It`s also quicker to manufacture and ensures much higher quality control than other conventional methods.
It fits onto the number plate carrier using high quality stainless steel fasteners (supplied) and the number plate then simply fits onto the outer cover using the standard plastic fasteners. Please note it is for light loading only.
· Very strong yet light construction.
· High quality lock (key fits other Cymarc products).
· High quality hinges.
· Weatherproof sealing.
· Made and assembled in Great Britain.
· No drilling required, can be fitted in minutes.
170mm High x 220mm Wide x 51mm Deep
Top Tip!: Although every care has been taken to keep water out of this box, if you end up in a lake we can't promise your favourite book will stay bone dry (this also applies to heavy rain). If you were thinking of using this box to carry paper documents/ books and are worrying about water damage, trying putting them in a waterproof bag, and then in our box. works for us!
Maximum Weight: 500g
Recommended usage, see last image
I rarely review products I buy unless they either exceed my expectations or are below expectations. I purchased this box to replace a previously purchased plastic version, from another supplier, which was very poor in quality and durability it even deformed with our UK 2020 heat! How very please I am with this box from Cymarc ~ the fit and quality was exceptional, so if you are thinking of buying a number plate box I would recommend this one without hesitation. Thank you Mike & crew.
Graham French | Reading, Berkshire, UK | January 2021
Very handsome and practical
For driving the bike, for a nice walk, without paniers, it allows to carry some usefull equipment.
Sometimes a simple as a fless opener, a couple of glasses and plates, forks and knives , and improvise a lovely pic nic with Mrs in the fields
Quentin de Borrekens | Grez-Doiceau | December 2019