Richard's R1200RT Page
If you have an application question or are worried about fit
please give us a call or e-mail us.
WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

Richard Battles and Kathy Storin
Owners of RKA
Richard's Ride


This is Richard’s R1200RT page.
This page covers EVERYTHING the RT and some other motorcycles (Including the K1600GT/GTL) may be interested in.
2005 to 2013
R1200RT page is here.

Check out the new Tune2Air Bluetooth adapter for the GT/GTL/RT

“The birth of an RKA luggage product” These photos show some of the process we go through designing and building a prototype piece of luggage for production. This one is a little easier than a bag from conception.

Still very deep in prototype stage
we put it together
and test it
on the motorcycle
We are taking the 49 liter trunk bag and redesigning it to be a Rackbag which replaces the 30 pound $900.00 49 liter Hardcase bag. This new product will fit almost any rack on any motorcycle that has a rack behind the passenger seat. Just like our 21, 24, & 36 liter rackbags.

NOTE: NONE of our rackbags are meant to be attached to the top lid of a Hardcase trunk except the K1200LT.
It is to big, to tall, and would become very unsafe

Still very deep in prototype stage we put it together and test it on the motorcycle.

Some of the features we are including on this new bag:
Completely finished and lined interior, Plus dividers attached with hook & loop to compartmentalize the bag.

A organizer able to carry a ton of stuff. And a place for keys, pencils iPhone, business cards, maps. There will be a removable vanity mirror attached to the Organizer. The lid will be hinged so it stays open making the mirror easy to access and use.

To be
Continued
We design, Manufacture, and distribute RKA luggage right here in our building in Northern California ….
WE MAKE THESE BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTS … WE ARE CRAFTPEOPLE … MADE IN THE USA.

This is my new premium color luggage done in Burgandy, Charcoal.
I have two tankbags one for long trips the 15.5 liter IN-Charge. and for local and short trips my 5.0 liter IN-Charge.
36 liter Rackbag and a 33 liter Seatbag
Liners are the Ludicrous finished and lined style




2014 RT with 15.5 liter IN-Charge Tankbag

This first row of photos shows Rammount F Snowlizard Solar, 4,000 mah battery, waterproof case.
Click on the link for more information


15.5 liter IN-Charge
Tankbag.
Fully loaded for a 2500 mile event
Top,
Non-Expandable
Compartment
Main compartment
With added interior lamp
Main compartment
With added interior lamp
The rest of the
Luggage getting ready to load

2014/2015/2016 R1200RT Liners

I used to use my 36 liter Rackbag for my office but now that the new hardbags on the RT are the K1600GTL hardbags and they are bigger than my old R1200ST hardbags, I now use the left saddlebag liner for my office as I can get my laptop in it.
2014 to 2016 Saddlebag Liner page / Trunk liner Page
During the day my liner lives behind me on my filing cabinet The outside pocket holds manuals, maps and some other paperwork The inside organizer holds larger files that I am working on currently
The inside organizer holds pens, keys, phone etc
The main compartment carries my laptop. I carry a large USB charging port, lap top power cable, larger Nikon camera and my mini briefcase that holds all other important paper and some travel gear
The inside smaller bag carries anything electronic, camera, cradles, cables and such The inside smaller bag carries anything electronic, camera, cradles, cables and such

NEW 2016
PLUSH Liner bag option
2014 to 2016 PLUSH & Premium colors
Saddlebag Liner page / Trunk liner Page

RKA is now offering a special set of PLUSH liners for the GT/GTL/New RT's

RKA has added our 3/8 inch foam combined onto our 200 denier waterproof lining of these already great liners.

These liners are for those that want that little extra and are not worried about the small loss of capacity.

The 200 denier silver material also lightens up the inside of the bags for better packing and finding things.

For a small additional fee you can have any combination of colors.

The example here is Charcoal with white piping.

NEW 2015
13 liter Shiloh Rd tankbag with a specific design for your RT

RKA has designed a new bottom for the RKA Shiloh Rd Tankbag for the RT so it attaches and sets back far enough to allow this wedge shaped tankbag to wedge properly for a perfect fit..

perfect fit perfect fit The main compartment is completely finished and lined The floor of the top compartment has a
“Button Hole”
ready to open for additional electrics or cables

Velcro installed for electronic “Control Box” or “The Wrap” whenever you want to add it There are portals.
(hidden slots)
on the front and back side walls for cables and electrics to enter and exit the bag
The top compartment has an organizer and you can use the expansion area without expanding it. Expanded you have an even larger compartment

Expanded you have an even larger compartment You can still see your dashboard the handlebars do not touch the tankbag in a lock to lock situation
NEW 2015
24.5 liter Shiloh Rd tankbag with a specific design for your RT
RKA has designed a new bottom for the RKA Shiloh Rd Tankbag for the RT so it attaches and sets back far enough to allow this wedge shaped tankbag to wedge properly for a perfect fit.
This bag DOES TOUCH the bars in lock to lock but does NOT cause any issue.s This is MY tankbag of choice

Perfect fit for the long distance rider Perfect fit for the long distance rider Perfect fit for the long distance rider The main compartment is completely finished and lined Velcro installed for electronic “Control Box” or “The Wrap” whenever you want to add it There are portals.
(hidden slots)
on the front and back side walls for cables and electrics to enter and exit the bag

The top compartment has an organizer and you can use the expansion area without expanding it.t Expanded you have an even larger compartment Expanded you have an even larger compartment perfect This bag
DOES TOUCH
the bag in lock to lock but does NOT cause any issues
This is MY tankbag of choice
This bag
DOES TOUCH
the bag in lock to lock but does NOT cause any issues
This is MY tankbag of choice

   
  Attachmnet straps are lying on a large "Slip-Not" pad and face forward for a perfect adjustment and fit Attachmnet straps are lying on a large "Slip-Not" pad Attachmnet straps are lying on a large "Slip-Not" pad Attachmnet straps are lying on a large "Slip-Not" pad  
IN-Charge Tankbag

So right off the bat lets discuss “Lock to Lock” issues for the R1200RT.
In my opinion there are no issues. BUT for those that think there is here is the low down.

The 5.0 liter IN-Charge bag and 10 liter Standard tankbag does not touch the handlebars EVER!
Both these bags have a 7”x10” foot print.

The 10.5 liter IN-Charge bag and the 19.5 liter Standard tankbag does not impede the handling of the motorcycle when riding it.
Watch the R1200RT Lock to Lock Video.

When parking or backing up it does push into the bars as shown in the photos below.

With my 2005 R1200ST I used the 10.5 liter tankbag. When I purchased the new RT in March I decided to try the 5.0 liter which worked fine and I like it.

But it just was not big enough for me so I went back to my old 10.5 liter bag. On this one I decided to remove the TPX radar detector and will mount it on the left side of the NAV V on the moto.

So all I really have on the bag is my iPhone 5 which is plugged into the “AUX” in the glove box.
I use it for MyRadar and playing XM, Pandora, iHeart radio etc.

Inside the bag is the wiring which includes Powerlet parts for my electric liner, a ZoothFresh to charge the phone and an extra ZootFresh in the main compartment of any charging duties required.

This scenario has left me with a very light electrical load for inside the bag, so I am using the “Wrap” instead of the aluminum “Control Box”.

The pictures of that beautiful Sandstone and Charcoal bag is a customers and I just had to include a photo or two of that beauty.

5.0 liter IN-Charge Tankbag FULL MONTY
Full Monty
Locations for
Devices
BMW Nav V GPS BMW Module SENA
Remote Control
SENA SR10
Inside Tankbag
Adaptiv TPX
Waterproof Radar
Adaptiv TPX
Visual Alert
Midland 75-822
CB Radio
SR10 PTT Smart Phone NAV/Weather/Audio
Option
Charging/Audio
Ports
More 5.0 liter IN-Charge Tankbag Configurations
5 liter IN-Charge
Tankbag.

What is this?
EVERYTHING
is Bluetoothed to my SENA 20S
Headsets!
20S
to BMW BT module, Nav V,
SR10 BT Adapter, PRISM camera, Smartphone to
Nav V
I can,
Make and receive phone calls,
Get navigation voice directions,
listen to
XM, FM, MP3, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and more
Transmit and receive from a FRS or CB radio, Driver passenger full duplex intercom,
Rider to rider BT communications.
Tankbag powers Adaptiv TPX Radar Detector, phone charger, SR10 charging, Electric liner and more using Powerlet Products

The three LED’s in this photo are the visual alert from the
TPX radar
You can remove the smartphone, turn the Rammount X-Grip and install a
FRS, CB or HAM radio.
Or mount them on the handlebars as shown below
PTT button is mounted on the IN-Charge Dashboard or mount it on the handlebars if you like Electric liner thermostat is also powered by the tankbag

RKA offers 8 different sizes and styles of IN-Charge tankbags. Here is the sections of the 5 liter IN-Charge tankbag

the top compartment. With organizer and space for more than you may think.
There is no expansion on the
INC bags
On these smaller INC tankbags the
Control Box consumes half of the MAIN compartment
The Control Box as a squeeze lid making it very easy to access if need be. Inside Control Box
Power cables for, TPX radar, SR10, SR10 charging, electric liner wiring & Zootfresh USB charging port
With the power cable coming in from beneath the seat Fueling is easy. Unclick the two front buckles and set the bag on the seat for refueling,
Reinstall tankbag and GO!

   
  Tricks.
I have added a 3.5mm cable that runs through the bottom of the glove box and appears at the seat and tank,
then a pigtail is added through the Portals on the bag and up to the Dashboard plugging into my phone.
Switch the BMW to Aux and I can listen to any streaming music source from the phone.
There is NO interference from the 5.0 liter IN-Charge Tankbag with the
RT, GT or GTL handlebars
You can see,
No issue with the RT
For the
K1600GTLwatch this
lock to lock video.
Do not
try this at home.
 
10.5 liter IN-Charge Premium Color Tankbag
it's going on this moto.
10.5 liter IN-Charge Tankbag
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag Ready to goy 10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Lock left
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag Ready to go 10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Lock right
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Top compartment
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Main compartment

10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
"The Wrap" and ZootFresh SAE to USB adapter
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Inside the "Wrap"
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Powerlead and electric liner thermosat
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag Thermostat and liner plug in 10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
Phone charging and audio cable to Dashboard
10.5 Liter IN-Charge Tankbag
small battery pack for emergency charging
15.5 liter IN-Charge Tankbag

15.5 liter
IN-Charge Tankbag

with TPX Radar, CB radio, MyRadar app in iPhone.

Glove Box with Thumb drive with music and audio from iPhone to AUX

SENA Remote Control Adaptiv TPX waterproof radar dectector with visual and audio alerts via SENA SR10 Bluetooth radio adapter

SENA PTT button for CB radio


Front cable enterance and exit RAMMOUNT
108 Mount
RAMMOUNT
108 Mount
IN-Charge control box with SR10 IN-Charge control box under SR10 showing wiring for TPX, Radar,SR10,Zootfresh chargers for iPhone and other devices Zootfresh chargers for iPhone and other devices

SENA Communications / Adapdiv Radar / FRS/CB Radio Accessories
Powerlet Rammount Accessories

Here is a mounting solution for the R1200RT using our
Rammount products
There are many locations to attach Rammounts in most motorcycles.
The RT’s strange Handlbar shape makes it a little challenging
We use the
RAM-108BU clamp
then add the
RAM-B-201
And finish with the RAM-HOL-UN7B for my FRS, CB, HAM radio or Smartphone like my iPhone 5
Passenger location suggestion for SENA remote control Passenger location suggestion for SENA remote control
Driver location suggestion for
SENA remote control

Driver location suggestion for
SENA remote control


Rackbags

RKA manufactures three rackbag.s.
T
The 21 liter, and 36 liter which both have expandable top compartments and nicely sized side pockets.
Then our newest 24 liter single compartment rackbag. This bag was designed for folks that want to carry a large laptop and office supplies
All RKA luggage is finished and lined with a 200 denier urethane coated nylon cordura combined onto a 3/8 inch foam and then the outside 600 denier cordura with a urethane coating.
ABS Plastic inserts where needed for support, double YKK zippers and piping around the bag.


The 21 liter Main compartment with expandable section above (Shown closed) and two side pockets, shoulder strap included. Raincover optional.
Visit the 21 liter rackbag page

The 36 liter Main compartment with expandable section above (Shown closed) and three side pockets, shoulder strap included. Raincover optional.
Visit the 36 liter rackbag page

The 24 liter bags main compartment is just one big section designed to hold larger items like laptops and office items. Shoulder strap included. Raincover optional.
Visit the 24 liter rackbag page

All three rackbags have a
two inch wide webbing strap
that slides under the rack and adjusts to the width of your rack.

Every motorcycle is a little different but the concept is to remove the seat Attach the two straps to the frame on the left and right as shown Attach the two straps to the frame on the left and right as shown Re-install the seat, attach the buckles, click onto bag and snug down.
Will not slide or move.

Seatbags
Corbin Seat

Right after purchasing the moto Kathy and I went to see Mike. We have been close friends for almost 30 years.
I am sure you agree the finished product in Chocolate Leather with silver piping looks fantastic!
You can visit Mike Corbin's Website here
The picture story is told in our
May Newsletter


Personalize with colors.
We have over 20 colors to choice from. Visit our color chart page,

decide what colors you like, give us a call to discuss your options.
Only $30.00 extra to personalize your luggage.
Since 1985 MADE IN THE USA. By motorcyclists for motorcyclists