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Hello fellow GSers,

I just bought a 2006 GS with Touratech Zega panniers. I decided to buy the small topcase to complete the set and give my wife a backrest. There is a problem, and I couldn't find any references to it on the web. The rear attachments for the rack attach on the rear end of the passenger seat. The problem is, there isn't room:
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Here are the instructions:

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You can see that they show a cut-out at the rear of the bike. The 2006 doesnt' have this. I chatted with the Touratech guy, and he told me that I will need to use a dremel tool to cut the bike. This isn't mentioned on their webpage in the item description or the installation instructions. In fact, the product description reads, "everything you need to install...". I'm very dissapointed in the company, and told them so. It also sucks that they don't provide the ability for customers to leave reviews on their products.

Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do? Cut? Or would a seat base from another year fit and have the shape shown in the TT instructions? Thanks for any help!!
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Mine are like 20-100's and "cut out" from the factory. I agree Dremel that bish!
 

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If you want to have more space for the Dremel/grinder, just unbolt the brake light from under the fender. That'll give you easy acces and no risk of damaging anything.
 

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Thank you all for your suggestions. I was thinking of eyeballing the needed cut on the bike, then removing the part to my work table. I'll post the results for posterity...
 
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