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painting my top box

Postby Paul » Tue May 09, 2017 8:50 am

I decided to have a go at colour matching my Givi top box to my tastefully grey R1200RS and it's matching panniers. There is a decor panel in the lid which can be removed and replaced with a pre-painted substitute. Since the Italians in their infinite wisdom don't do a matt grey replacement, I thought I'd have a go at spraying one up. I bought the primer, paint and lacquer from RS paints and turned my shed into a spraying booth. I also filled in the indented Givi oval logo with some panel filler and replaced it with something far more stylish:

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Reassembled and back on the bike:

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Job done.

Cheers,

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Re: painting my top box

Postby Humbug » Tue May 09, 2017 9:23 am

Looks a nice job, like the sticker, very professional
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Re: painting my top box

Postby dave the german » Tue May 09, 2017 10:11 am

Looks good Paul. Same box as I have. Bought it for my VFR and then used it on the BCR - looked fugly!!! It's now on the GS - far better looking than the Vario (IMHO)

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Re: painting my top box

Postby Taz » Tue May 09, 2017 11:35 am

Nice job, well done.
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Re: painting my top box

Postby boxerscott » Sun May 14, 2017 8:57 pm

Paul, good piece of handywork.. For a few minutes I thought that was a VR46 sticker... surely not

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Re: painting my top box

Postby victorlaszlo » Mon May 15, 2017 1:36 am

So the RS panniers use the same fitting system as the S ones? Would they fit on an R12S, did anyone try? :)

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Re: painting my top box

Postby victorlaszlo » Mon May 15, 2017 1:43 am

So the RS panniers use the same fitting system as the S ones? Would they fit on an R12S, did anyone try? :)

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Re: painting my top box

Postby dave the german » Mon May 15, 2017 2:48 am

Far more useful than the 12s ones if they did. I checked the part numbers to see if the 12s panniers would fit my mates F800s - the outer aprt looks the same (as it does for the K13) but the part numbers were different - Perhaps Mr Parry could make enquiries? :wink:
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Re: painting my top box

Postby Boxered » Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 am

victorlaszlo wrote:So the RS panniers use the same fitting system as the S ones? Would they fit on an R12S, did anyone try? :)


No they won't fit, I offered my R12S pannier up to Chris's R1200R WC to see if it would fit, but the distance from the mushroom to the bottom rail is too great.

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Re: painting my top box

Postby BoxerCup R » Mon May 15, 2017 12:14 pm

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Re: painting my top box

Postby victorlaszlo » Mon May 15, 2017 12:49 pm

Boxered wrote:
victorlaszlo wrote:So the RS panniers use the same fitting system as the S ones? Would they fit on an R12S, did anyone try? :)


No they won't fit, I offered my R12S pannier up to Chris's R1200R WC to see if it would fit, but the distance from the mushroom to the bottom rail is too great.

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I meant the other way around; R12RS panniers on the R12S...

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Re: painting my top box

Postby Paul » Tue May 16, 2017 7:11 am

boxerscott wrote:Paul, good piece of handywork.. For a few minutes I thought that was a VR46 sticker... surely not

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Nope, just a standard Givi product name, "V46". I did briefly toy with the idea of getting a sticker made up in multicoloured cartoon letters to read "THE TOP BOX" to stick next to the V46, but then I got myself a life instead :wink:

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Re: painting my top box

Postby Boxered » Tue May 16, 2017 9:03 am

victorlaszlo wrote:
Boxered wrote:
victorlaszlo wrote:So the RS panniers use the same fitting system as the S ones? Would they fit on an R12S, did anyone try? :)


No they won't fit, I offered my R12S pannier up to Chris's R1200R WC to see if it would fit, but the distance from the mushroom to the bottom rail is too great.

Steve


I meant the other way around; R12RS panniers on the R12S...

Same panniers on the R1200R as on The R1200RS, if R12S won't fit the R12R Or RS then.....R12RS will not fit the R12S :|

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Re: painting my top box

Postby victorlaszlo » Tue May 16, 2017 12:23 pm

Boxered wrote:Same panniers on the R1200R as on The R1200RS, if R12S won't fit the R12R Or RS then.....R12RS will not fit the R12S :|

Steve


Depends on why they don't fit; if the R12S ones don't fit because they don't have an exhaust cutout, for example, then the RS ones with a cutout could very well fit, but not the smartest use of space of course... If they don't fit because the rails are differently shaped then that's of course a nail in the coffin...

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Re: painting my top box

Postby boxerscott » Tue May 16, 2017 9:53 pm

victorlaszlo wrote:So the RS panniers use the same fitting system as the S ones? Would they fit on an R12S, did anyone try? :)
The r1200rs panniers in the frame are "Touring cases" The R1200s panniers are" system cases". They will not fit. Boxered compared them at Wales. No way Matey.


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