ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-11-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
Krusty ... OP
What? Me hurry?
 
Krusty ...'s Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Richardson, TX
Oddometer: 7,590
DR650SE Index Topic #14 LUGGAGE & RACKS, ACCESSORIES

Sometimes you need to bring stuff along. There are quite a few luggage racks out there specfically designed for the DR650. The (lamentably discontinued) eBay "BBQ" rack was fitted to so many DR's, some of you probably thought they came that way from Suzuki.
Share what works when it's time to load up. Also, tell us about any other "farkles" you've added...

LUGGAGE
-SOFT BAGS
-HARD CASES
-TANK BAGS/PANNIERS
RACKS
-SIDE
-TAIL
-TOOL CARRIERS
OTHER ACCESSORIES
__________________
SUZUKI DR650SE INFORMATION INDEX
"...choosing a DR indicates an affinity for peace, harmony and enlightenment. Serenity lies in accepting it as it is, changing what you want, and the wisdom of knowing it ain't orange." -psmcd
Krusty ... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
SandHogSC
Adventurer
 
SandHogSC's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Oddometer: 48
I have the BBQ rack, does a great job of protecting the turn signals. If I didn't have it I would have lost my rear turn signals long ago. Oh yeah, it also makes a great luggage rack for a duffle bag.
SandHogSC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
appalachian
Ride fat boy ride
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: southeast T.N.
Oddometer: 242
Nice rack

Anyone tried/have the Moose expidition rack ?? They've been on ebay for $129 but I dont know anything about them.
__________________
Takes the road less graveled.
appalachian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
LCubanaso
Adventure Crasher
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Morris County, NJ
Oddometer: 68
Moose Expedition Rack

Quote:
Originally Posted by appalachian
Anyone tried/have the Moose expidition rack ?? They've been on ebay for $129 but I dont know anything about them.
Yep, slapped one on my 09 DR650SE. Went on pretty easy and is just the right size. My Cortech tail bag fits perfectly/exactly on the rack. Rear grab rails remain, and didn't have to relocate the turn signals.

I picked mine up from Procycle as part of a larger order.

Ed
LCubanaso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 05:49 PM   #5
appalachian
Ride fat boy ride
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: southeast T.N.
Oddometer: 242
Thanx for the input, my bike dont have one at all and I was strapp'n my lunch box to the grab bars, it worked ok but I'm gonna get a good rack, wouldnt mind find'n on of the BBQ racks for sale.
__________________
Takes the road less graveled.
appalachian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 12:39 PM   #6
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 17,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by appalachian
Anyone tried/have the Moose expidition rack ?? They've been on ebay for $129 but I dont know anything about them.
like i said i think it's a turbocity rack
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
AZ map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Cycle World Adventure Rally:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956350
eakins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #7
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 17,225
ms paniers makes side racks for the dr and 1500/1520 pelicans bolt up nicely to them (fat chance put this mod together) or you can get their hard or softbags
http://www.mspanniers.com/
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146117
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
AZ map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Cycle World Adventure Rally:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956350
eakins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #8
gogogordy
Beastly Adventurer
 
gogogordy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Temecula, So. California
Oddometer: 1,855
Turbo City Borrego rack add-on

This is the second one of these I've made. My wife's XT-250 was first, added to her Borrego Rack for our recent trip to Death Valley. Crudely manufactured from T601 Aluminum angle stock, it attaches to the Borrego with rubber-coated metal strap clamps from the electrical section, it's hell-for-stout, and REMOVEABLE from the Borrego without leaving any hickies.

I already have a RotoPax 1 gal set-up mounted to the front of the Borrego, and can add a second 1 gal (which I did for DV) using their extension piece.
I keep a vintage one-off Marsee bag (I used to work there...) mounted to the Borrego at all times, so now I have added about 80 square inches of additional cargo "shelf" with 10 tie down points drilled into it for bungees, etc.

Worked so well I refined the design a bit, and here it is:

After powder-coat, before fitting diamond-plate "floor".
Raw stock I used sitting next to...for comparison.


Final fitting before powdercoat


Finished, with my RotoPax set-up, and Marsee bag.

Fits my needs to a "T".



My first one mounted to the Missus' XT 250 in DV. Wd did nearly 900 miles with that little bike and rack loaded down with no issues.
__________________
Isn't it past your bedtime?

gogogordy screwed with this post 12-01-2010 at 09:12 AM
gogogordy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
livetofly
Adventurer
 
livetofly's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: FL Panhandle
Oddometer: 59
Installing Moose rear rack

I'm trying to install a Moose Racing / TCI Borrego (believe they are the same rack) on the back of my DR650. There are no places on the new rack where the turn signals could be mounted so I'm assuming it is meant to be used with the stock grab handles that the signals are mounted to. Using the same hardware that was holding the grab handles, I can not get the new rack tightened properly at all 4 corners. The tubing of the new rack gets in the way of the turn signal mount on the stock grab handles. I've tried several ways of tightening the front screws first, rears first, one side at a time, etc. No matter what I do though either a front or a rear bolt will not tighten all the way. Since it doesn't line up right from the interference of the rack tubing and signal mount if I force the bolt to tighten it, then it will keep popping back out before it tightens up. I'm afraid of stripping out the threads where the bolts screw into as I've noticed some shavings under it from where I kept trying to muscle the bolt in.

Any ideas? I'm thinking of buying longer than stock bolts to see if that helps, though am thinking I would still have the problem of the turn signal mounts rubbing on the rack?

FYI: this is the rack https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...roducts_id=549
__________________
2008 Yamaha WR250X
2006 DR650 - sold
2005 KLR250 - sold
Pura Vida !
livetofly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #10
ag_streak
Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?
 
ag_streak's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: At the pointy ends of the bell curve (33702)
Oddometer: 3,120
Inexpensive soft-bag guards and modular luggage racks:

http://www.dualpurposebikes.com/suzuki.html
__________________
And if we die in obscurity, oh well... at least we raised some hell!
BC, Canada Ride Report - Nova Scotia, Canada Ride Report

Improve your cosmic karma here!
ag_streak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 10:58 AM   #11
EvanADV
Big Bearded Boy
 
EvanADV's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Joplor, NC
Oddometer: 1,331
Getting some ammo can panniers on mine as an alternative to happy trails. Will post pics when I get them on.
__________________
Current Steeds: '08 FJR1300 | '02 DR650
Former Steeds: '99 DR650 | '02 DR650 | '09 DL650 | '07 B1250
9 states left to ride: WI, MN, ND, SD, UT, OK, KS, AK, and HI.
First Trip on 2 Wheels. 10,000 miles. 21 years old.
NC to Maine for Lobster Dinner
EvanADV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 07:22 PM   #12
eakins
Butler Maps
 
eakins's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Oddometer: 17,225
bbq rack for me. i'm amazed someone hasn't copied it yet.
it really is one of the best ever designs.
i use a dry duffel on the rear

giantloop coyote bag sits on the rear of the seat perfectly ahead of the rack. i have all the storage i need and no racks left over when i'm done.

wolfman enduro tankbag on ims tank.
__________________
Butler Maps - motorcycle maps for riders by riders -
Alaska
AZ map COBDR AZBDR IDBDR South East map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
Cycle World Adventure Rally:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=956350
eakins is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #13
IMWhippet
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Oddometer: 11
Side Bags

I'm looking for hard side bags. Do Jesse bags work on the DR?
IMWhippet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2010, 09:57 PM   #14
Krusty ... OP
What? Me hurry?
 
Krusty ...'s Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: Richardson, TX
Oddometer: 7,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by IMWhippet
I'm looking for hard side bags. Do Jesse bags work on the DR?

Happy Trails lists side racks and a kit to mount aluminum panniers...

http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/...P7-4-1B-X.aspx
__________________
SUZUKI DR650SE INFORMATION INDEX
"...choosing a DR indicates an affinity for peace, harmony and enlightenment. Serenity lies in accepting it as it is, changing what you want, and the wisdom of knowing it ain't orange." -psmcd
Krusty ... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #15
appalachian
Ride fat boy ride
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: southeast T.N.
Oddometer: 242
Gomer made a what ?

I seen some pics of a set someone made from old milatary ammo cans with the lids that had the big latch on the end, I'm think'n good idea. (but not for long)

Just outta curiosity I looked at a set of them at a army surplus store, man are they heavy, dont know what a set of "store bought" aluminum side cases would weigh but surely they aint as heavy as the ammo boxes.
__________________
Takes the road less graveled.
appalachian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014