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Old 10-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #9241
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"I need some help. I'm having some fitment issues with my happy trails SU racks. I need some pics of someones rear/pillion foot peg on the exhaust side. I need multiple views if possible. One pointing straight forward with the camera pretty close to the pipe, one from the top, and one from the side facing to the rear. I think mine might be bent. I don't see any stress cracks on any welds and it doesn't seem like the paint is cracking any where. While I was camping this last weekend my bike fell over in the middle of the night. I don't think it would have bent the peg but something just isn't right. Here is what I'm talking about. See how its slightly bulged out on the par of the peg closest to the pipe? It seems like it should be more straight.
Edit: after looking through several other pics I think its normal... hopefully someone can help me confirm. "

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Let me know if you any other angles.

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Thanks! It does help. It looks like mine is normal.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #9242
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Has anyone found a rear rack that is a bit bigger, with the ability to tie things to various ways, and one that's easily adaptable to a trunk? This is the best I've found so far- http://www.motoagora.com/product_inf...-800800xc-p-39

It's pretty close, but I want one a bit bigger and with more tie down points.

Basically I want to be able to either use a trunk or have a kick-ass rack that will hold a lot.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #9243
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Has anyone found a rear rack that is a bit bigger, with the ability to tie things to various ways, and one that's easily adaptable to a trunk? This is the best I've found so far- http://www.motoagora.com/product_inf...-800800xc-p-39

It's pretty close, but I want one a bit bigger and with more tie down points.

Basically I want to be able to either use a trunk or have a kick-ass rack that will hold a lot.
I have the SW Motech rack. Low profile by itself but accepts multiple quick release adapter plates for luggage systems.

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Old 10-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #9244
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Has anyone found a rear rack that is a bit bigger, with the ability to tie things to various ways, and one that's easily adaptable to a trunk? This is the best I've found so far- http://www.motoagora.com/product_inf...-800800xc-p-39

It's pretty close, but I want one a bit bigger and with more tie down points.

Basically I want to be able to either use a trunk or have a kick-ass rack that will hold a lot.
I have a touratech that I'll sell ya.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...h-Tiger-800-XC
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Old 10-28-2011, 06:21 PM   #9245
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I have a touratech that I'll sell ya.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...h-Tiger-800-XC
I recommend Altrider

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-lug...0xc/pcid/708-1
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #9246
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I'm not too fond of the Touratech since it doesn't have an option for the luggage adapters, thanks though.

Looks like it's between the AltRider and SW-Motech, similar prices and similar looks...
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #9247
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I'm not too fond of the Touratech since it doesn't have an option for the luggage adapters, thanks though.

Looks like it's between the AltRider and SW-Motech, similar prices and similar looks...
Altrider is US made and when i ordered my Rox Riser it shipped a couple hours later. You can also ask them questions on there Facebook page.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #9248
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caribou has plate mounts, top boxes and quick release system
http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Home
i think the 25L (a pelican 1520 case) is an ideal top case.
it's no so tall that it's visually top heavy on the bike.
it's rugged as all hell for off-road use and i has a huge flat surface for strapping a bag on top if need be.
caribou also has pads to add for passenger confort.

here's a 1520 mounted on my DR




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Has anyone found a rear rack that is a bit bigger, with the ability to tie things to various ways, and one that's easily adaptable to a trunk? This is the best I've found so far- http://www.motoagora.com/product_inf...-800800xc-p-39

It's pretty close, but I want one a bit bigger and with more tie down points.

Basically I want to be able to either use a trunk or have a kick-ass rack that will hold a lot.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:57 PM   #9249
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:58 PM   #9250
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San Diego Back Country Discovery Route

Do we have any other Tiger XC owners in San Diego on here? I'm mapping out a 2 day San Diego Back Country Discovery Route for a weekend ride in our back yard. When i'm done i'll post the gpx file in a new thread devoted to the route. I'de love any help for taking video and pictures of the more interesting sections. I'll have it avalable in Google Earth KML and gpx files.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:59 PM   #9251
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that rear rack w/ the Givi mounts and treker case is pretty sweet.

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:04 PM   #9252
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I'm not too fond of the Touratech since it doesn't have an option for the luggage adapters, thanks though.

Looks like it's between the AltRider and SW-Motech, similar prices and similar looks...
One difference between the two systems:

Altrider will attach a Monokey case, but the attachments are bolted directly to the rack. SW Motech uses a quick-release adapter plate for when you want to add on the Givi, H-B, etc., case.

Altrider
+ Case attaches more closely to the rack so sits lower.
- Case mount hardware stays on the rack, it's no longer flat on top for carrying items.

SW Motech
+ Adapter plates available for multiple systems.
+ Quick release mounts are under the rack, leaving the top flat for cargo.
- Adapter plates are an added expense.
- Mounted cases sit slightly higher due to the adapter plate.

I've no skin in the game; bought SW Motech because I already had their rack/adapter/case for another bike, so this makes it a simple thing to move it from bike to bike.

Hope you find a good product for your needs.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #9253
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those Givi mounts come off that AltRider rack very quickly if need be.

the carribou system leaves you the largest flat rear rack for dry bags and such when the top box is not in use.

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One difference between the two systems:

Altrider will attach a Monokey case, but the attachments are bolted directly to the rack. SW Motech uses a quick-release adapter plate for when you want to add on the Givi, H-B, etc., case.

Altrider
+ Case attaches more closely to the rack so sits lower.
- Case mount hardware stays on the rack, it's no longer flat on top for carrying items.

SW Motech
+ Adapter plates available for multiple systems.
+ Quick release mounts are under the rack, leaving the top flat for cargo.
- Adapter plates are an added expense.
- Mounted cases sit slightly higher due to the adapter plate.

I've no skin in the game; bought SW Motech because I already had their rack/adapter/case for another bike, so this makes it a simple thing to move it from bike to bike.

Hope you find a good product for your needs.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:39 PM   #9254
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I just purchased the SW-Motech rack w/ the Givi Monokey adapter plate and the Givi Trekker 46L top case for my Tiger 800. It mounted easily and looks great. I haven't tied anything down to the rack directly yet, but seems to have some good tie down slots. If you need more, SW-Motech seems to make another adapter plate for soft luggage which may provide a wider platform for loading stuff onto it.

The only complaint I have about the quick release adapter plate for the Givi case is that the case seems to fit a bit loose and rattles around a bit while riding. They provided rubber pads but they don't seem to be quite tall enough. I've alleviated the issue a bit by gluing on some rubber extensions made out of old bicycle tubes. This takes up enough space to make the top case not rattle so much.

Hope you find what you are looking for.

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Has anyone found a rear rack that is a bit bigger, with the ability to tie things to various ways, and one that's easily adaptable to a trunk? This is the best I've found so far- http://www.motoagora.com/product_inf...-800800xc-p-39

It's pretty close, but I want one a bit bigger and with more tie down points.

Basically I want to be able to either use a trunk or have a kick-ass rack that will hold a lot.
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Old 10-29-2011, 04:01 AM   #9255
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Looks to me like, if you can, you can push the bolt through from the back. The Caphead of the bolt might clear the exhaust. Nut on the outside.?????
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