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Old 08-18-2012, 05:20 AM   #1876
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Luggage Rack for '94-'97 VFR750???

Where does one find a luggage rack for a 4th-gen VFR750 (94-97)?

The commute to work is a larger portion of my riding time, so I like to have at least a top case to carry my laptop, shoes, lunch, etc. I have Hepco Becker top & side cases for my Guzzis now, so, racks for them would be wonderful. I did find a site in the UK with the HB side case rack pictured with the top case rack. It is listed as "pannier rack", so I don't know if the top rack is included, but it would be $448 to my door. That is about double what I paid for the set for my V7 here in the states. There is another vender, this one in the states, that sells HB stuff, http://www.amotostuff.com, but they don't list the VFR750 as a bike they have racks for.

If I can get just a regular luggage rack, I have a converter plate I can mount on it to mount my top case, and I'd be happy. Heck, I'd even consider a Givi rack & case, knowing that they make racks for everything -- then, I know it'd be easy to use with future bikes.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #1877
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1996 vfr750
As of today, this if officially mine! I got the title and tag today, and will pick it up on Sunday!



Congrats. That exhaust looks...just awful I hope you replace it with something that flows a little better with the bike.
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #1878
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Congrats. That exhaust looks...just awful I hope you replace it with something that flows a little better with the bike.
Totally!!!




As for the rack, if you want a topcase, go for the Givi. I'm also desperately looking for side racks - they have all been discontinued. Difficult to get.
I actually think for the Givi rack you'd also need the specific mounting kit which has been discontinued.

The best side racks IMO are the ones from Five Stars. But guess what - discontinued.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:12 PM   #1879
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Totally!!!




As for the rack, if you want a topcase, go for the Givi. I'm also desperately looking for side racks - they have all been discontinued. Difficult to get.
I actually think for the Givi rack you'd also need the specific mounting kit which has been discontinued.

The best side racks IMO are the ones from Five Stars. But guess what - discontinued.
The bike is actually coming with 2 exhausts, the other being a stainless one that looks much better, but I'm not sure what it is. It is jetted for the carbon Two Bros. that is on it, so for now, as ugly as it is, it stays.

As for that racks, this is the part that sucks about having an older bike. I guess I'll be using a seat bag for now with this one. I might just suck it up and pay the price being asked by the UK vendor that lists racks for this bike on their website -- if they actually have any in stock.
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:54 AM   #1880
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You bastiges.

Every time I go to unsub from this effing thread, I come look at the pics, and...

You guys are going to cost me money, I swear to goodness.






Come on man it's not like we're talking you into a ktm or bmw.....if anything we're talking you into a low cost bike that cost little to own and stirs the soul.....
Would you rather we talk you into a klr????
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Old 08-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #1881
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #1882
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Around 52 mpg here as well, but the altitude helps. While on this ride last week was dodging storms all around, and testing the patience while waiting for the sun to make a brief and limited appearance.


I found my new wallpaper! Nice job Mr. Farson!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #1883
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Ahh... Susten Pass, one of my all time favorite riding passes. A screen capture from a vid...

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #1884
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #1885
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Eyeing a 96 750 with 12k; staintune, new rubber, clean but not immaculate. For about 2k or so, does that seem reasonable? I think this would be a decent strom compliment and would be a good starting point to try a bike like this out?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #1886
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Based on your description, I'd say that's a nice buy for $2000.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #1887
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Hell I bought mine in similar shape with the same mileage for $2800. Do it. Has the reg/rect been fixed yet? Figure another $200 for that if you replace the wiring harness too.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:00 PM   #1888
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I like that color scheme............nice bike too.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #1889
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Eyeing a 96 750 with 12k; staintune, new rubber, clean but not immaculate. For about 2k or so, does that seem reasonable? I think this would be a decent strom compliment and would be a good starting point to try a bike like this out?
That's a steal.
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #1890
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