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Old 04-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #91
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Good to hear. I should have my rack today, but won't be able to install until tomorrow. Are the Trekkers side or top load?
Trekkers are convertible to either side or top load. Pretty slick.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #92
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MMM-Kay, here's some pics of my Givi rack, Monsoons, and the Leo Vince was put on today too...

Just the pipe.


Rack mounted seen from behind.


Port.


Starboard.


With Monsoons.


Seems kinda wide - didn't measure - don't think I care.

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #93
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Thanks for those pics. It does look a bit wide, but I wouldn't mind it and it does look like a nice set-up.
Did you have to lengthen the straps on the monsoons to go across the bike or did the standard length work fine?
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #94
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Happy to report: After 2 weeks & 4,000 mi trip to Mojave & vicinity (about 1000 on dirt / washboard roads) and a few low speed "tip overs" - the HT SU racks have NO cracks, bends or distortions - my body parts however, are another story. Had taken the Zega Pro panniers off for the extensive dirt portions - glad I did - not likely to have faired as well. I do NOT like deep sand in sharp uphill turns, Created a few dust clouds on my journey. Ouch.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:38 AM   #95
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Yeah, thanks for the pix.
That's just what I was wanting to see. So, are you going to get the Trekkers too?
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:48 AM   #96
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Thanks for those pics. It does look a bit wide, but I wouldn't mind it and it does look like a nice set-up.
Did you have to lengthen the straps on the monsoons to go across the bike or did the standard length work fine?
This was a little difficult figuring out, I didn't have to lengthen the straps but the Monsoons fit a bit awkwardly. I routed the rear one under the rear rack, so if you fit them and are travelling, the rear strap would stay in place when you remove the bags. Though if you really had to have it out of there, 4 screws and you're done.

The two main crossover straps route under the passenger seat and I get about 6-8" of 'working velcro', I would like it if there were more but I believe that will be enough. If not, it'd be a simple matter to have someone sew another 16" onto them. There is a strap on the left bag that attaches towards the front of the bike, which I route near the base of the left passenger peg. I wonder, why isn't there on of these on the right bag as well?

Ultimately after trying different ways of getting them on there, they fit nice enough and I like the setup.

Obviously I need to do some testing. I'll get some weight into each bag and stick some things in for volume and run it a bit that way and update. Today I also need to get my new skid plate on, and load the Arrow tune.

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Yeah, thanks for the pix. That's just what I was wanting to see. So, are you going to get the Trekkers too?
Sure thing, always helpful to see this stuff, see what you like - what you don't, maybe not have to reinvent the wheel.

I think I am going to get the Trekkers, I mean why not? What would be the downsides of the them? I've heard some say that they wouldn't crash well, compared to Jesse's say. Not sure if I want to be using that measuring stick.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:25 AM   #97
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I think I am going to get the Trekkers, I mean why not? What would be the downsides of the them? I've heard some say that they wouldn't crash well, compared to Jesse's say. Not sure if I want to be using that measuring stick.
Yeah, that wouldn't be fair. I'm just torn between the Trekkers and the OEM hardcases. My dealer is giving me a small break on the price of the OEM, but I think I like the Trekkers better. From what I've been reading the factory stuff is somewhat fragile and heavy at the same time. Also, I'm not sure I really like their mounting system.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:00 AM   #98
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Kawidad - sent you PM. Actually, the stock cases are fairly light, light being relative of course. TTFN, j
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:51 PM   #99
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Kawidad - sent you PM. Actually, the stock cases are fairly light, light being relative of course. TTFN, j

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #100
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Maybe make your own? This frame setup, 3/4 steel square tubing, basically two rectangles with support arms, and crossbar, ran less than $15 in stock, plus bolts/nuts.

So I got the custom made racks in the mail today, just in time for the Mendo Rally that I leave for tomorrow morning.

I don't know where to start....these are FREAKIN' AWESOME.
Just what I wanted. Tough. Simple. Easy to install (well one bloodied knuckle)
They actually look pretty good and they take away the passenger footpeg option nicely (don't like taking passengers)

Thank you is an understatement of how happy I am with these.
I'll get photos....
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #101
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Utahfox,

Slightly off topic but how do you like the leo and where did you pick it up? I am thinking about that exact pipe.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #102
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Utahfox,

Slightly off topic but how do you like the leo and where did you pick it up? I am thinking about that exact pipe.
Pipecity.com, here's a link...

http://www.pipecity.com/Products/Pro...oductID/480813
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #103
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MrPX should go into rack fab business - love the ammo can tool box!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:04 AM   #104
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MrPX should go into rack fab business - love the ammo can tool box!!
Yeah kinda has that "don't even think about it" look, like gun racks in the back window of a pick up truck

These racks are a real expert job. I just love ADV.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #105
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Pipecity.com, here's a link...
Thanks. Just ordered one this morning from Indysuperbikes.
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