Installing Krauser sideracks on the BMW 2004 R1200C Montauk
As the R1200C "Montauk" is not available in Germany, Krauser does not have a kit specifically for the R1200C "Montauk". Krauser designed the 4005.003.101 siderack kit to fit the BMW R850C and the R1200C; however, Kevin Frank, a client of ours from Montana, has provided a tutorial on installing these racks on the 2004 R1200C "Montauk". Here it is!
As written by Kevin Frank, 11/20/2004:
I just received the 4005.003.101 siderack kit. A few days ago, I received a call from Erik at your business to discuss a note I made on the order asking if these parts (Krauser K-Wing mounts for BMW R1200C) would fit the 2004 BMW R1200C Montauk given that there are a few differences in this model from the original R1200C.
|Left side of the 1200C Montauk shown with Krauser K-wing sidecase mounts.|
The mounts fit fine with a couple of minor modifications. The Montauk doesn't have the grab rail that is included with the other R1200C series so the bolts included with the K-Wing mounts (those that go under the passenger seat) were far too long. This problem was easily solved by a trip to the hardware store for some 6mm diameter (M6) stainless bolts that were approximtely 1/2 inch longer than the original factory bolts on the Montauk. All other bolts in the mounting kit fit fine and the mounting points were the same as on the R1200C model.
|Right side of the R1200C Montauk shown with Krauser K4 cases.|
Some additional spacers are also required for the mounting points under the seat. Without the spacers, the rear portion of the mounts rub against the rear fender. I used a white nylon spacer at each of the four mounting points which left approximately 1/8 inch of space between the fender and the rear mounting points. The mounts really look great because they are very tight (close) against the fender and are visually even when looking at them from the rear.
We mounted the tail bolts first with the spacers to get the distance from the rear fender we wanted and then used a rubber hammer to bend the long arm a bit to make the final fit on the lower frame (with the mounts off of the bike when using the rubber hammer). I've since added the chrome grab bar from the BMW R1200C and eliminated the spacers, but the bending we had to do originally would still have been required. I made no adjustments when adding the grab bar. It was the right side that I had the most trouble with installing.
Additional parts needed for installation on R1200C Montauk:
- Four M6x40mm bolts
- Four 1/4" thick spacers
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