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Found these on Craigslist, but they're sold online. Replacement top lids for the BMW Panniers. You just unscrew the hinge below and put in the new tops with nylon locking nuts inside the case. Much less hausfrau-y IMO, and you can always switch them back for the long haul.
 

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Those should slide right through Chicago traffic jams like a charm. Sweet!
Have to considered a lip for the 18 1/2" screen to see if the buffeting subsides?
The 22 1/2" Z-Tech is doin' right by me this winter.
 

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Clem,

I've though about that extra tip. How does it install and how effective is it?
 

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Wunderlich Wind Deflector
Part Number: 8110024-025
Price: $129.00
R1200 R Comfort & Ergonomics - Page 2 | Wunderlich America=
Wow Doc, had no idea it was this pricey. Sorry. For a few dollars more, National Cycle will sell you a new tall Z-Tech 2444 "glass only."
2 guys I ride with have the lips, and like them, but they already have an electric barn door on RT, so discount their opinion for the R Classic.

About city cases, These guys color match their side cases to their bikes. I would scrape them with my boot too often to justify that expense, but they look great if your are anal about apperances. Glossy black with white pinstriping is a thought. Interested?
 

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drDave---thanks for the info. I found that these are not BMW supplied lids, but SierraBMW has them. They come from an after market place in California. I just got them and they they work great. They will be good to leave on and use on short trips and then put the OEM big ones back on for longer trips.
Thanks for the info.
 

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Nardowell. I got lucky and got mine on Craigs List. They look good and I've just left them on. Most of the use of my bike is commuting to work, and the City Lids just look so much better than the Chubby-Chaser standard case lids. Only drawback is that the City Lidded bags don't accept a helmet. . .so I have a top case for that.
 

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hmm nice bike with loaded buckets.. I think these lids are good for going to long journey because you can hold a lot of things in these boxes.. and don't have any worried fo weather problems.. I like the bike thanks for sharing.
 

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Alston, thanks. I think the City Lids look better than the stock bags and if you already have the hard bags you can just unscrew their tops and screw on the slimmer Lids.
 
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