Top Case Luggage Rack
Part Number: 8200300-302
This top case rack was designed exclusively to fit the large Original BMW top case of the R1200 RT and K1200/1300 GT. It is a very elegant and simultaneously useful addition to your top case that allows you to carry additional gear along and/or those things that you wouldn’t want to put in your top case, such as wet rain suits, gloves etc.
• Sealed, robust attachment at four points. (the tubing has threaded ends)
• Seamless precision steel tubing
• Available in chrome plate, silver or black powder coated finishes. “Made in Germany”
• Supplied seals create waterproof attachment points
• Includes all necessary hardware and drilling template
Installation requires drilling four holes in your Top Case lid at specific locations.
A bit of patience and mechanical skill is very helpful.
Please Note that the front holes must be drilled at an angle.
The proper tools to do the job are required.
Average Customer Rating: (Based on 18 reviews)
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|The template provided is not quite accurate. I strongly recommend that you drill the front 2 holes first, attach the rack and tighten it down; THEN mark the rear 2 holes; disassemble (of course) and THEN drill the rear 2 holes......|
|Overall I like the rack, It look great and works really well, the only problem, be it small is that the timplt that is sent is 1/4 to a 3/8 inch off. What I did was set the rack where I wanted it to mount and marked it with a sharp lead pencil, drilled the holes( with a little Kentucky windage) and it fit great.|
|This rack is nice, BUT DO NOT USE THE PAPER TEMPLATE : 1. The paper template, even when mounted properly, DOES NOT match the holes in the rack itself. I strongly suggest taking some screws and cutting the heads off, place the rack on the top case, and mark where they sit BEFORE drilling the actual holes. My use of the paper template ended up with holes out of line over a quarter inch on one, and having to bore out all the others a bit. This requires obtaining wide stainless steel washers and using silicone caulk to fill in the holes. The other problem with this rack is that the forward mounting holes require and angle drill guide to drill into the case. A much better design would be to simply roll the tubes straight into a 90 degree curve which would make a much easier mounting. The other thing I have had problems with on several Wunderlich products, including this one, is that the screw/bolt hardware for some reason is cheap and does not go into the threads of the matching item easily. I ended up replacing it with stainless steel hardware that went in much better. Were I do do this again, I would not have purchased this item. Harley-Davidson makes a generic non-logo top case rack that is really nice, and far superior in quality, at about the same price, and looks good on the BMW top case.|
|I liked the look and quality of the rack for my R1200RT but the installation could be made easier. The drilling of the two front holes at the required angle is somewhat difficult and if not done properly, makes installing the screw close to impossible. An easy fix would be to redesign the front of the rack where these screws attach similar to the design of the rear screws- flat to the trunk rather than the angled approach. Though a nice design, I think a little function over form is in order.|
|Based on the other reviews I checked it the screws fit into the bottom of the rack. Sure enough only one fit smoothly. I had a friend of mine tap each leg so they could screw in better. I started with placing the rear vertical legs then penciled in the front two slanted lets. Total process took 45 minutes.|
|First, the color I wanted was not in stock so I had to settle for black. Now, I\'ve read the installation was tough so I read all the reviews and watched the video. The video was helpful but one review was spot on; throw away the template. Because the rack is not manufactured to exact specs, it does not match the template. So, If I used the template as per video and instructions I would have ruined my top case. I checked my rack against the template and sure enough it was off significantly left to right. So, I made my own template and did the install. Even with the template the front angle drill holes were very difficult to do and I was off a little bit. This made the final step cumbersome; it did not want to line up easily. With a little adjusting of the holes, it fit. But then it leaked a little so I loosened it all, put some calking in and re-tighten. All good now. Overall, a pain to install. For the price a better template and method for the front install should be done. However, the rack did its job for a week long trip with the wife to Nova Scotia.|
|I received this rack 4 days before a 55oo mile trip. It installed without any problems using the screws, washers, and drilling templet provided. I secured a 25lb waterproof bag with Rok straps and never once had a problem during the trip. I hated to drill my top case but had to sacrifice for a two up trip for two weeks. This rack worked flawless.|
|Before installing the rack watch Wunderlich\'s Youtube video on how to install it and it should be easy if you have any mechanical ability. The rack is great for carrying something odd shaped or just to put a small round bag on it for extras.|
|I watched the video and read the instructions several times. The problem is the threads in the angled legs of the rack were not straight with the angle of the legs and also one of the legs threads was burred and I needed to add washers to get it to tighten up. I can not recommend this product. With the price charged and what I have come to expect from Wunderlich and the many purchases I have made from them, I am very disappointed.|
|After reading all of the reviews, I thought I'd give this a try. If you follow the video you shouldn't have that much problem, it is tricky but doable. It took me about 30 to 40 mins to put it on I did have some longer bolts that I had to use, thats why I'm only giving it 3 stars. It looks good and performs well.|
|I read all the reviews, and some people had a hard time installing this rack. I don't know why, the template was perfect, and I had the rack installed in 20 minutes. Its great, holds my tent and kermit chair nicely.|
|I enjoyed the benefit of having a good buddy who recently installed this rack. He came over had a couple pieces of advice, throw away the template and install the angled (front) legs first. He had followed the factory instructions for his installation and from that experience arrived at the conclusion that I should not. We carefully measured and triangulated until placing the rack in the right spot, drew pencil around the front, spring loaded center punch to mark for the drill, finished by drilling with angle to the rear. Loosely installed purchased 6x20mm bolts, lower and marked the rear, punched and drilled. Installed bolts in the rear and tightened it all up. Under 40 minutes invested including opening the box. I do recommend getting the longer 6mm x 20 mm bolts for the front and using the longer ones in the kit for the rear. I got the black powder coat, the finish is great and the rack looks great on the machine. I recommend this product.|
|If I had read the reviews before purchasing I probably wouldn't have bought it. The mounting template matched my rack just fine but the instructions were not adequate in that they didn't state that the holes for the angled legs needed to be drilled at an angle. Fortunately, I had the necessary longer screws for the angled legs so I didn't have to make a trip. Once installed, I am satisfied with the rack.|
|There is very little I can add to the statements made by others about this rack. The overall quality of this rack is very disappointing. But because I needed this rack for a trip I decided to go ahead with the installation. I thought I could install the rack in spite of the apparent issues. Plus I had purchased the so called improved version of this rack. It appears the only improvement they made was to include slanted rubber washers in the kit. These washers caused even more of a problem and as a consequence I almost ruined the lid to my top case. If you purchase this rack I highly recommend you do not use the template they provide for drilling the holes for anything other than to get an idea about where to drill the holes. Also obtain a bit longer stainless steel bolts. I also ended up not using the slanted washers. I contacted Wunderlich America and here is their response: "Hi Richard, I have contacted Wunderlich in Germany and they have subsequently contacted Hepco & Becker who manufacture the part. They feel that the redesigned part while difficult to install meets the price vs. manufacturing capability formula of this relatively low volume part. Our technical support department agrees as well………" It appears they are well aware that this part is not correct but are not willing to redesign it properly to fix the problems. The most apparent fix to me would be to change the angle of the front legs. This is not what I expected from Wunderlich.|
|How tough could it be right? Well every review here is right on the money. Very poor quality control on designing the feet, mounting system and the template is not even close. 2-3 hour job, lots of modifications make this an installation nightmare. Already beginning to see potential problems after the first ride.|
|I am compelled to agree with previous reviewers. I had purchased several items from Wunderlicht and this was the only, but worst design I got from after market suppliers. I think the concept is great and the utility of the rack is great also. The finish and chrome plating was acceptable; hopefully it will last and shine as long as I expect from a German designed and manufactured accessory. The installation and attachment points were a nightmare. I expected to be done in no more than half an hour and I kept tinkering over an hour. Let me start with the easy part of the problem: the template. The instruction suggests to use it to determine the locations of the 4 screws. Because of the back I was very cautious with the placement of the template to no avail. Recommendation: don't even use the front leg locations. Just determine the back ones, attach the two rear legs and then draw around the front legs location. The real problem started here. I could clearly see that the front legs were not perpendicular to the top case surface but when I checked the inserted nut I assumed that it was installed in an oblique way to compansate for the angled legs. How wrong I was! I struggled 4-5 to redrill the whole to enlarge in such a way that it can accommodate the slanted installations of the screws. Honestly I couldn'd beleive my eyes that such oversight can happen at Wunderlicht. Recommendation: redesign the front leg to be perpendicular to the cover. After installing it I liked it and it looks great!|
|I agree with the previous reviewers comments. I gave it a higher rating than he did simply because the end results are very good. If the installation was more straight forward and easier I would give it a five star rating. The rack it self is nice. The welds are clean and the chrome plating is smooth. The rack is sent with an installation template. I highly recommend that you check the feet of the rack to the template before your do any drilling. Also, this is very important, check the location of the holes drilled on the feet 0f the rack and mark the actual hole locations on the installation template. The holes are drilled in the center of the feet. Use these locations to drill your top case. Take you time with this as you wont get a second chance. The top case is too expensive to mis-drill the mounting holes! Once the rack is properly installed it is a very nice and functional unit! Just take your time to install it properly.|
|: I recieved my rack in good time. The rack looked OK not the best chrome not sure why they do not just poder coat it gray to match the top box and sell it a little cheaper. The fit of the rack to the box was not good at all. I had to tweek the rack all around just to get it to set on the box with the 4 mounting areas touching. Then I tried to use there drill templet which was not even close to where you need to drill the holes. I ended up having to use transfer screws to get the proper drill location. The Two holes at the rear of the box were easy but at the front were a real pain . The way they have the legs bent where you screw to you must drill the holes at two different angles leaning to the rear and to the out side of the box. Even after doing this I still had to pull tap the holes to get the screws to start. The screws that send are to short you can use the long ones for the front in the rear but you need to get 2 6mm x 20mm for the front. What a pain. Very Dissipointed in this product from Wunderlich. It took me 4 hours to install and I am a Tool & Diemaker by Trade. They need to rethink there design of this rack . To make instulation easier & fit better.|