|04-05-2013, 09:36 PM||#1|
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Roy Wa ( Via Lafayette La)
Altrider farkles and tail rack for the G650GS
My wife and I went to AltRider yesterday to get her 2011 G650GS fully farkled! (well, everything they currently make for the G-650GS)We were treated to some great service from the AltRider crew and got a cool look inside into some new items coming out real soon for her bike. Erik told us the skid plate(see pic below) for the G650GS is just out of development and in production(end of this month hopefully), but what they were most excited about was the new luggage rack. Erik was kind enough to allow me to post some pics of their new luggage rack on here. He also took the time to explain to me in full detail the new features and benefits. He made sure I was taking notes
Erik told me to preface my review with the following statement right out of his mouth, “These are mockups and quite frankly they are not the best representation of the final look so please give us some slack, for example there will not be threaded rod sticking out of your luggage rack, nor will the luggage access be flimsy looking”. I assured him they can tell the difference between 3/16 aluminum and cardboard at least I hope so…
The details on their new design:
- Luggage rack is constructed from 3/16” thick anodized aluminum with a grain finish
- All outside edges have been rounded with a router
- Pre-drilled for RotopaX, Givi Monokey, and RAM camera mounts
- Allows access to storage box
- Quick and easy installation
- Supported by 5 OEM mounting points
- Made in the USA
Erik tells me this new luggage rack will be available for pre-order shortly and will begin shipping within the next 3 weeks.
Here are some photos of the mockup. With Erik’s help I was able to edit one of the photos so you can better see the functionality of each luggage rack.
We hope to be 1st in line!
now for the pics
Erik installing the crash bars
The rear brake and reservoir covers
The skid plate prototype
The soon to be out tail rack
An explanation of the holes
Laisses Les Bon Temps Rouler
Northwest Cajun screwed with this post 04-06-2013 at 08:00 AM
|04-06-2013, 06:42 AM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Stansbury Park/Salt Lake City
I'm very happy to know that she did so well on the close call with the Audi! Some people are just stupid.
I'll check out AltRiders site, maybe they have something for my bike...
|10-30-2013, 11:34 AM||#4|
Joined: Oct 2013
I just threw the Altrider crash bars and skid plate onto my g650gs too, nice product and some really cool people over there!
2011 BMW G650GS
Seattle weather today:
40-50 deg, cloudy, chance of rain
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