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Old 05-07-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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DRZ 400E Adventure Racks

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DRZ 400 E Luggage Racks - Made in the
USA

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* Strong 4 point attachment system.

* Large 16.5" x 14.5" platform to hold lots of gear in any type of large bag like the Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel and even a 1.75 gal. RotopaX Gas Pack.

* Guaranteed not to break. I'll pay to ship it back to me and ship you a new one. No questions asked.

* Easy installation with all fasteners and mounting instructions included. Requires enlarging one hole to 5/16" on an aluminum tab on the sub-frame to accommodate an 8mm bolt and lock nut.

* RotopaX ready cross plate with threaded holes for attaching/detaching the RotopaX Pack Mount quickly and easily with just two bolts (included). The new RotopaX 1.75 gal. fuel or water packs fit this rack.

* Has 4 large bungee loops to hold straps captive and allows Fastex type buckles to fit through.

* Sits flush with top of seat to help prevent lower back injury in a slide off the back.


Price: $139.00 plus $17.00 shipping






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DRZ 400E Top Rack with Side Racks:

* Top Rack measures 16.5" x 14.5" and will hold lots of gear in any type of large bag like the Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel. The new RotopaX 1.75 gal. fuel or water pack fits right on. RotopaX ready cross plate for attaching/detaching the RotopaX Pack Mount quickly and easily with just two bolts. Has 4 large bungee loops to hold straps captive and allows Fastex type buckles to fit through.


* Side Racks are designed to hold any side bags including Wolfman Expedition Dry
Saddle Bags. Their metal strap clips fit into our side rack loops to hold bags tight to the rack. Requires purchase of the Top Rack because it only works as a 3 piece system.


* Top Rack sits flush with top of seat to minimize injury to your lower back if you slide off the back or are rear ended.

* Easy bolt on installation with all fasteners and mounting instructions included.

* Painted Satin Black


Price: $328.00 plus $28.00 shipping






Optional Side Rack Cross Brace:


Price: $39.95 with free shipping if bought with side racks. $12.00 shipping if bought alone.



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Old 05-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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Nice looking rack

Great Job Tom
I look forward to having you set up on my bike.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:45 PM   #3
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More great-looking work!

Since I'm always here to offer helpful criticism ()...how about a rear hoop to anchor the sideracks together? I know the DRZ isn't a real mule to begin with, but won't having them free-floating limit their weight capacity pretty badly?

Like this:


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Old 05-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback subybaja! Good idea. I have considered a cross brace, but they are pretty strong as is. I will add one if testing reveals a need for it. I want to keep the system as light as possible, and I'm waiting for Canuman to report how his set is holding up.


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More great-looking work!

Since I'm always here to offer helpful criticism ()...how about a rear hoop to anchor the sideracks together? I know the DRZ isn't a real mule to begin with, but won't having them free-floating limit their weight capacity pretty badly?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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Great Job Tom
I look forward to having you set up on my bike.
Thanks Sherm! I'll be working on a new set later this week. I know you'll give them a proper off road workout!
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Tom,

Your E-model system is gorgeous. I've got an S-model (with a subframe of course) myself but if I had an E, I don't think I've ever seen anything else that could compare. At any price.

To take such a capable bike and make it travel-ready in this manner essentially makes it a whole 'nother bike (for the better!) And without having to BUY another bike.

Good luck with this project!

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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Tom,

Your E-model system is gorgeous. I've got an S-model (with a subframe of course) myself but if I had an E, I don't think I've ever seen anything else that could compare. At any price.

To take such a capable bike and make it travel-ready in this manner essentially makes it a whole 'nother bike (for the better!) And without having to BUY another bike.

Good luck with this project!

Jeff
Thank you Jeff! I appreciate the support. I'm currently making another set for more R&D tweaking. I'll keep you posted on how testing is going. When I'm satisfied with the design, I'll bring a set over for you guys to try out.

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #8
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Looking forward to working with you on some racks for my KLR!
Your current racks look very very nice!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #9
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Looking forward to working with you on some racks for my KLR!
Your current racks look very very nice!!
Thanks NHWR, I'm looking forward to designing some for your bike too. It will be nice to be able to offer KLR riders an adventure rack system!
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #10
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Just thought I'd post up about the testing of the E racks. I have them on two different E's and so far so good.

I have been reluctant to tie the two side racks together with a bar around the back, because I'm afraid that if one side takes a hit, it will bend the entire aluminum sub frame out of shape.

As they are now, (both sides independent) you can bend the side rack back into shape if it takes a hard hit.

What do you guys think?
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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I've got a couple of orders so far for this rack system and want to try to get a few more before sending them out for powder coating. It's cheaper when I send more pieces to them.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #12
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I'm kinda surprised there aren't more takers for these racks. Maybe it was a waste of time?
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:23 PM   #13
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I'd be in for a top rack if you offered that by itself.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:42 PM   #14
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I'd be in for a top rack if you offered that by itself.
Thanks for the input Roll-sen. I'm going to seriously look into a stronger mounting system for just a big top rack by itself. Off to the drawing board I go.
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I'm currently taking orders for this rack system. Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
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