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I've had my R12R a few weeks now and done a couple of reasonable length rides and I'm finding I'm a little light on for storage . . . The bike has the luggage prep but no bags, just the small (28L?) top box. That'll take my helmet, gloves and not much more. As there's no helmet lock like on the 1100 if I want to leave the bike anywhere I can't really fit anything else in there. My preference would probably be for the matching BMW side cases and a larger top box (with a nice backrest for the SO), and keep the smaller one for shorter rides. Second hand would be fine but a set of OEM cases for a 2012 (with the heat shield etc) seem to be as rare as rocking horse poo. Ebay/Gumtree have some larger BMW top boxes but they are mainly off the RT's and I can't tell if they would fit on the exisiting rear rack (nice if they did . . . ). A large and well known Motorrad dealer in Sydney has quoted me $600 per original side case including rekeying which would give me a nice matching set all on one key. Prices OS are better but the exchange rate is no good at the moment so with shipping and import duty they're probably not much cheaper. The Givi gear looks good but would mean additional mounting brackets which I don't really like the look of on the bike. So, what's your experience?