Dual Sport Luggage Racks

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  1. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    I just thought I'd post a link to my new website! It's a work in progress as I'm doing it myself with very limited skills, but it's functional enough to get the job done for now.

    I'll be expanding the product line to include the DR650, KLR650 '07 and earlier, as well as the new crop of 250 dual sport bikes.

    Here's the link: http://www.moto-racks.com

    Feel free to sign the guest book on the "About" page.

    Thanks!

    Tom
  2. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Here's a link to my new website! http://www.moto-racks.com/



    For the DRZ 400 E - Go Here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=788735

    For the KLR650 - Go Here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19832482#post19832482





    DRZ 400 S/SM
    Luggage Rack - Made in the USA
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    The TAT Rack

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    This is a strong, lightweight rack with a large platform to mount a RotopaX fuel or water pack, tail bag, dry bag, multiple bags, etc. New design allows any type of side racks to be used.


    * Guaranteed to fit your DR-Z400 S or SM

    * Easy bolt on installation with no drilling or hassles.

    * Guaranteed against breakage

    * Large 14.25" X 14.25" platform

    * Light weight


    * Large bungee loops allow pass through of various sizes of Fastex type buckles and keep straps captive.

    * Threaded mounting plate for quick and easy mount/dismount of a RotopaX Pack Mount. 1 gal. & 1.75 gal. Gas Packs or Water Packs fit this rack.

    * Steel Tube Construction

    * Satin Black Powder Coat Finish

    * Sits flush with top of seat so the rack won't hit you in the lower back if you slide off the back

    * Makes a good handle for pulling the bike out of the mud.

    * All hardware is included.



    P
    rice is:


    $129.00 plus shipping to:


    USA = $14.00
    Canada = $38.00
    United Kingdom = $58.00
    Australia = $58.00

    Somewhere else? PM me and I'll provide a shipping quote.








    All racks have a mounting plate for the RotopaX Pack Mount.
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    The flat bar brackets mount to the rear of the sub-frame tabs. This leaves the tab clear for the mounting of all types of side racks.

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    Nuts are welded to the underside of the mounting plate. This allows quick mount/dismount of the RotopaX Pack Mount.
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    Shown with the RotopaX 1 gal. fuel pack attached. The new RotopaX 1.75 gallon fuel pack will fit on this rack too.

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    DRZ 400 S/SM Side Racks

    New side racks give you some options! They are designed to hold the Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddlebags and the bungee loops will accept their metal attachment clips. They'll also accept almost any other throw over type saddle bags or other soft luggage bungeed on tightly. Or, how about attaching the extremely light, flexible and well rounded Givi E21N side cases?

    Easy bolt on installation with all hardware included.

    Works with or without the top rack.


    Price: $189.00 plus 18.00 shipping

    The pre-drilled Givi mounting tabs are an additional $25.00. Just bolt on the Givi hardware and you're ready to go. (Givi hardware not included.)

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  3. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    New site looks great but would look even better with a Dr650 top rack side rack similar to your DRZ combo.....:ear
  4. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Inmate AtlasEXP and I stopped over at the mighty Moto-Racks factory last weekend. Tom is working on racks for the DR650 this week. He will also be offering racks for the TW200, the '07 and earlier KLR, and some of the BMW models in the near future. The big issue for him is getting bikes to test fit racks on. If you have a model that you'd like to see a rack for, and you can get a bike to Vermont, contact him!
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    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

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    I would be all over dropping a Dr650 to test racks on if I was 4000 klicks closer :rofl I can wait as the product looks fantastic... makes me want to buy a DRZ. Merry Christmas to all from Canuckistan
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    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Once Tom gets through designing his DR racks, I don't think you'll have any reason to be disappointed. He has a DR in his shop now. His work is without par. He understands how riders ride, the limitations of the material, and how a things should work as a system with the bike, the luggage and the rider in extreme conditions.

    He's one of the most anal-retentive bastiges I've met as far as quality. He's a fair hot rider, also.

    Merry Christmas to all, and good will to men.
  7. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Thanks KT, I appreciate the kind words! As it turned out, my friend with the DR had something come up and wasn't able to bring the bike to me yet. He WILL bring it soon and we'll get some racks made for it. As soon as I do, I'll make some and get them onto my website! I'll make a note to contact you when I do.

    Thanks again, Tom
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    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Thanks Tim, you are a great guy and I appreciate all of the support! I'll be working on racks for AtlasEXP's TW200 next week. I figure I'll sit down with a cup of coffee and stare at it for a while and see if any ideas spring up.





  9. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    Could I get some Pelican or Seahorse box's to mount on your side rack mount for a 400SM? the curved body of the Givis's seem to limit their already small size, or am I mistaken?

    As far as the box's go I'm thinking something simple like a few waterproof thru bolts nothing fancy like quick release.

    One more thing, looking from the rear does the exhaust side stick out further than the left side?

    thanks

    Ron W.
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    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Hi Ron,

    I'll take some pics today and post them up for you. I'll take one from the rear too. The exhaust side does stick out slightly more than the left side.

    The Givi's are 21 liters each and I'll try to get some pics of them loaded up with gear to give you an idea of how much they hold. For me, they're the only plastic cases I'd put on a dirt bike. They're light as a feather and somewhat flexible too. The rounded edges are a huge plus in my opinion. And they're fairly inexpensive too. That is just MY opinion though.

    You can easily put the Pelicans or seahorses on there too. I will supply you with the simple hardware to do that at no extra charge. Nyloc nuts on the inside of the case will prevent someone from turning the bolts from the outside because they'll just spin on the inside. I can explain this further if you'd like. Just PM me with a phone number and I could call you.

    Thanks for inquiring! - Tom
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    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    So far as I know, Tom has some Pelican cases on the production floor, thanks to AtlasEXP. Fitting them to the system should be no problem.
  12. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    Tom,

    Thanks for the come back.

    Pictures would be cool, no rush you seem pretty busy.

    Thanks

    Ron
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    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Hey Ron, here is a pic from the back with the Givi E21's on it. Sorry it took so long to find it!

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    I do Tim! I think they're the 1550's. I'll come up with something eventually to allow quick detachment. A few customers just bolted them on through the bungee loops using fender washers. They hold nice and tight with no movement.
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    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Having lived with and ridden with the E21s, they have my vote as one of the better hard boxes that one could mount on a DRZ. They are rugged, dry, cheap, secure, won't hurt you in a drop, and have approximately the same capacity as the Wolfman Expedition panniers, which are my favorite for dual-sporting. They are fairly small, but you really don't want to pig out a DRZ with a ton of luggage. If you need to take the kitchen sink, you're on the wrong bike. The convenience of top-loading hard cases cannot be overstressed. I know a couple of guys that have taken extended tours with the E21s and a duffel, and carried all they needed.

    The system that Tom put together here is very elegant and secure. I'm not giving up my Wolfman bags any time soon, but if I did, I would give these a look. If you want hard bags that can be ridden hard, these are it.

    Tom sweated the positioning on these. They don't interfere with the rider, which is a huge benefit. Take your shin off while dismounting on other systems and you'll understand what I mean.
  16. rjsurfer

    rjsurfer Been here awhile

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    Tom,

    A few questions.....

    Great pic, just what I was looking for. For giggles what's the overall width with the Givi's?

    One other question, will this work with the top rack I presently have on my SM, It looks similar in design to your rack but way narrower? It seems like your side rack system attaches to your wider top rack.

    Here is a link to the rack I have, from Ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUZUKI-DR-Z...2653&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr

    After looking it over the Givi's might be the best choice...Canuman is right when he says that if I need bigger than the Givi 21L I probably need a bigger bike:D

    Ron
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    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Ron,

    The overall width of the Givi's is 35". That's one inch wider than the handlebars with the bar end weights in place.

    My side racks and top rack are completely independent of each other. They both use the same subframe tab to attach to, but the top rack attaches to the back of it while the side racks attach to the front of it. This way you can have just a top rack or just side racks or both at the same time.

    The rack you show a link to will not interfere with my side racks at all.

    EDIT: The only side racks that attach to the top rack is the DRZ-E model because there's no place else to attach them. The E model has a different subframe that doesn't have attachment points, so they have to attach to the top rack. I believe I'm the only one making a setup like that for the E.

    Thanks, Tom
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    Order a Rear Luggage Rack and get a 10% ADV discount! PM me here for discount.
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    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    See them on my new website! http://www.moto-racks.com/index.html


    I have a two sets of the DRZ 400S/SM Side Luggage Racks left in stock. Get $10.00 off of these two sets! They do not have the Givi mounting tabs that are shown on the racks below.



    This picture shows Side Luggage Racks with my Rear Luggage Rack.


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    Givi E21's mounted.
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