Cj designs triumph 800 tail rack

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by cjracer, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    We have a new rack available for the exciting new Triumph Adventure bikes.

    Testing went very well over the summer and these are in stock ready to ship.


    Here are some pics and install info from a Happy customer.

    "G'day Craig.

    Just received my rack & box, bolted on in 20 minutes (including drilling holes in Pelican box.)
    Good & strong, now I have somewhere dry & safe for my cameras & laptop.

    Thanks for the extra stainless nuts & bolts to attach the box to the rack.

    Remove old bolts from rack & attach spacers...

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    Attach rack...

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    Drill & attach box...

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    Job done :thumbup :evil"

    Looks great. Thanks for the update.

    These have been moving fast.

    $135 plus shipping in Hard Anodized Black.

    $125 plus shipping in Machine finish - NO ANODIZE

    5% discount to all ADVrider members. Email Member name for discount. I will send you a paypal invoice.

    Pelican Boxes in stock too, just let me know what model you're interested in.

    Racks are no longer slotted, We have decided that it was a bit stronger to go with holes only. You should put locktite on the bolts anyways when you adjust position, so the slots were found to not be a huge help.

    If I am un able to be reached, you can order anytime from Dual Sport Warehouse.

    More pictures and build options shown here:
    http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/products/cj-designs-tail-rack-triumph-tiger-800800-xc/

    Thank you and Safe Travels,
    Craig
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  2. Phrog

    Phrog Terra Australis

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    The above photos are of my bike & I thought I should mention that with the rack in the centre adjustment I am still able to remove my seat, even with the pelican case in place.

    These racks are very well made & with the supplied spacers any item strapped to it will clear the hand rails.
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  3. Oshiat

    Oshiat Been here awhile

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    Phrog, which Pelican case did you use and how did you mount it? I am very interested in a similar setup and would like to know if you are still happy with your setup.
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  4. syspig

    syspig Dog Scratcher

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    Great rack - got mine installed the other day. A couple of notes...

    Pay attention when mounting, as there appears to be some minor variance between bikes that keeps the rack from sitting perfectly flush on the spacers. Craig's including several stainless washers to shim it up/down, so use as necessary.

    Also, if you are thinking of using a Givi with this rack - you'll need an adaptor plate, and it wil be larger for/aft than the rack. You can't simply install the Givi monokey hardware directly to the rack, as there's not sufficient spacing front to rear.

    Not a big deal to me, as I've decided to go with a Pelican solution. I also prefer the slightly smaller size of this rack to the larger ones I've seen that would directly accomodate a Givi. The size of this rack looks really, really nice on the Tiger - anything larger makes the ass end of the 800XC look bulky, with no huge advantage in usage.
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  5. syspig

    syspig Dog Scratcher

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    Yet another Pelican install on this rack...here are a few more details, and some options I came up with.

    First - I went with a Pelican 1520. Wanted a little more room than the 1500, and as it turns out - it's a great size for this rack.

    While the rack is drilled in all four corners presumably for through bolts, they aren't in ideal locations for the 1520 as the box is not flat in the corresponding locations - the ridges look like they'd interfere. Fortunately, there's a better alternative...I'm using the tie-down slots on the sides.

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    Using the slots instead of the holes allows the Pelican to have quite a bit of adjustability for and aft on the rack. Combined with the rack's for/aft adjustability, you can tweak things exactly how you want them depending on what else you're carrying.

    And, as it turns out - those slots line up near perfectly with the "feet" on the bottom of the 1520.

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    While I could have simply through bolted the box, I wanted to be able to remove the box quickly and without tools, leaving nothing on the rack. I searched around a bit, and found these - a little over $4 a piece, and if you order 5 you get a spare and get over the $20 threshold that gets you free shipping. They're drilled/tapped all the way through, so combined with an M8 button head stainless bolt and some fender/lock washers, they make for a quick/secure connection.

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    You can order the above up HERE.

    And lastly - this rack/box setup works great if you're a fan of the awesome Rok Straps. Attach two sets to the for/aft slots on the rack, and the feet of the Pelican will raise the box just enough to clear them. You can then strap additional goods quite securely on top of the Pelican, and given how quick/easy Rok straps go on/off, it doesn't impede your access to the top box by very much. Here's a pic showing my H2W tent bag up top.

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  6. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    I've also seen this rack used with a Seahorse case.
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  7. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Yeah mine. :lol3

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  8. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Thanks for posting the pics. This is a sweet setup. The box is a great size and substantially less $ than the Pelican and appears to be solid quality.
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  9. E-town dirt dude

    E-town dirt dude Been here awhile

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    The case looks great. Do you have a model number and a link as to where you bought it?

    Thanks
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  10. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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  11. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Hey CJ.. Is there any disadvantage to going with the machine finish? I was thinking the machine finish wouldn't show scratches as much. I'm looking at the 990 Adventure rack BTW...
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  12. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    The Machine finish is not anodized, so just like any bare Aluminum, it can cause gear to turn a grey color as oxidation rubs off. Same thing happens inside Aluminum Panniers that are not powder coated.

    Anodized rack won't smudge and offer a tough surface finish.

    If sand and mud gets under the bags and they are not strapped down tight, this can make a lapping compound that can grind down the anodizing, but the same would happen to any surface.

    It takes much force with a sharp screw driver to gauges/ scrape off the anodized surface. You would have to be trying to do damage.

    Hope that helps.


    KTM ADV rack info can be found here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19119589&postcount=147
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  13. -lurkster-

    -lurkster- Adventurer

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    Now I see this, when my CJ Designs rack has just been delivered and I am googling how to attach my givi monokey fittings. Anyone have a link to an adapter plate? I found an example, but it looked like I might be able to fit those directly to the rear of my tiger 800 xc.

    Rack appears very good quality, hope I can get it working for me.
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  14. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    The "NEW" version has more room front to back. The GIVI units should work now, but if you have a template of your needed bolt pattern I can verify this or send you a special rack.

    Please contact me directly if I can be any help. (Email or phone)
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  15. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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  16. Flyboy52219

    Flyboy52219 Adventurer

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    I just want to put a plug in for Craig. In these days where imported, cheap, low quality parts are becoming the norm, I don't mind paying for quality. The tail rack designed by and manufactured by CJ Designs is one top notch product. This part will probably outlast the bike, the mounting holes are perfectly aligned, and it looks engineered to be a standard piece on the bike...not an option. Can't wait to now explore which top case solution I will go with to compliment this fine quality piece. Thanks again. BTW - also ordered the Kriega fork seal covers...both from Dual Sport Warehouse. Service was top notch. :1drink
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  17. cjracer

    cjracer AWD please!!

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    Thank you for the kind words and support.

    Safe travels,
    Craig
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  18. InTheLoo

    InTheLoo Adventurer

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    Nice rack but the install wasn't so straight-forward for me. This is probably Triumph's fault, though.

    I started out by removing the stock plastic cover and thought that the rack mounting holes in the cover should line up as-is. Instead, I thought I was going to have to send the rack back because the mounting holes in the grab handle bases were about .25 inch off center-to-center. (Rear mounting points were about 7.125 center-center. Rear rack holes are about 6.875 center-to-center!:eek1)

    It actually ended up fitting with the following process:
    1. Loosen M8s top and side screws attaching the grab handles to the rear subframe. (One of mine was bent like crazy. This had to have come from the factory - there was grease all over it so they could force it in place - and this was probably throwing off the alignment to begin with.:huh)
    2. Mount the rack with the spacers and without the stock plastic cover.
    3. Tighten M8 top screws at the grab handles using an open end wrench. (Limited access) Everything is lined up at this point.
    4. Remove rack.
    5. Place stock plastic cover.
    6. Install rack with cover in place. Tighten.
    7. Tighten side M8 screws in grab handle.

    I will probably replace the M8 bolt that Triumph bunged up. It's $8 online. The moral of the story is that the tolerance stack of hole alignments will allow the CJ Designs rack to possibly not fit the mounting points as-is. You may need to loosen the grab handles to allow everything to get into alignment.

    I choose this rack mostly because of the fore-aft position adjustment which is unique to this rack as far as I've found. Plus, it had Rotopax mounting points and isn't as massive as some other. The size is a good balance between carrying capacity and not being overly big.
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