Dual Sport Luggage Racks

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  1. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Thanks again for buying a TAT Rack! I will be designing some side racks for the DRZ-400 S after I'm finished with the '08 KLR650 side racks that I'm designing right now. - Tom
  2. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Tom

    Your beta version is still going strong........been across the US and back.....upside down and on its side a few times......just a few scrapes!

    Been on my DRZ since June of 2011!

    Glad you are still making them!

    Don


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  3. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Don,

    I'm glad to hear the rack is holding up to some hard use! The bike looks great. I like the light luggage choices.

    You lucky dog! Riding since June 2011??:clap I'll be looking in the ride reports thread for your ride.:D

    Where is the bike in the pic, and what is that stone marker about?

    Thanks for posting!- Tom



  4. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    DRZ 400 S or SM Luggage Rack


    This is a strong, lightweight rack with a large platform to mount a tail bag, dry bag, multiple bags, etc. and a RotopaX Gas or Water Pack.


    This is the newest design as of June 18th 2012
    Now allows any type of side racks to be used.





    The TAT Rack

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    * Guaranteed to fit your DR-Z400 S or SM

    * Easy bolt on installation with no drilling or hassles.

    * Guaranteed against breakage

    * Large 14" X 14" platform

    * Weighs only 4.3 lbs


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

    * Mounting plate for quick and easy mount/dismount of the RotopaX Pack Mount. 1 gal. & 1.7 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:


    $114.00 plus 14.00 shipping to anywhere in the USA






    The flat bars are heavier now and have bends in them to mount to the rear of the sub-frame tabs. This leaves the tab clear for the mounting of all types of side racks without the flat bars interfering.

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    Mounting plate for attaching the RotopaX Pack Mount.
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    Nuts are welded to the underside of the mounting plate, to allow quick mount/dismount of the RotopaX Pack Mount.
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    Shown with the RotopaX one gallon fuel pack. The new RotopaX 1.75 gallon fuel pack will fit on this rack also!

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  5. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    I have 5 left, so order yours today!
  6. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    I have another batch ready to go. This new design allows the mounting of my new (or anybody else's) side racks!
  7. jackpiner57

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    I made up a set of side racks for my DRZ-S. Since I don't have any soft side bags, I added some Givi hardware to the rack and hung some E21's that I have. I put loops on for when I can get some Wolfman Expedition Dry Saddlebags. The loops hold their metal retaining buckles. Any type of side bags will work with the racks. I'll be offering these in the near future for $189.00. They will all come with the loops. The Givi mounts will be an extra charge.

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  8. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    I've got one DRZ-S top rack left, and I'll have a new batch ready in about a week or so. I'll be making some DRZ-S side racks soon too.

    If anyone wants a price for shipping to their country, just PM me and I'll get right back to you.


    DRZ-S Top Rack shipping charges are:

    USA = $14.00

    Canada = $38.00

    United Kingdom = $58.00

    Australia = $58.00
  9. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Tom, those turned out very well. (I saw them mounted to the bike a couple of days ago.) The E21 is a rugged and handy little side case that's not too costly. I'm sure those will be popular.

    That set-up and a duffel over the top rack could keep you comfy on the road for weeks!

    How's the progress on the E? I'm itching to get it back and ride.
  10. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Thanks Tim, As you know I haven't been able to ride because of my wrist, but when it's better I'm going to load the DRZ up and do some moto-camping.

    I'm dying to try the E21's off road. I'm not a fan of hard cases on off road bikes, but as far as plastic cases go, the E21's are soft, rounded, flexible and very light weight. I like the top loading and rain proof features too. And they'll each hold a 12 pack and a bag of ice with room to include some food too.

    Sent you a PM regarding R&D on your moto.
  11. Wlfman

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    Is there a website for ordering?
  12. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Send Tom (Jackpiner57) a PM with what you want. He's still working on his web site. He's very good about returning calls and messages.
  13. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Hi Wolfman, like Canuman said (thanks Tim!), I don't have a website yet. I take orders by PM for now.

    I sold the last rack in stock today and will be making more next week. I will post up here when they're ready to ship.

    I do have a used older design rack that is the same as the new racks except the flatbar brackets do not go behind the subframe tabs like the new ones do. It has the bungee loops and the mounting plate for the RotopaX Pack Mount. It doesn't allow attachment of side racks like the new ones do. If you want it I'll sell it for 70.00 and 14.00 shipping.

    Thanks, Tom
  14. Wlfman

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    Do you have pics of it installed? EDIT -- Found some pics.

    I'll take it :D
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    PM sent.

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  16. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    This top rack on my bike is for sale. It has a nice textured finish. Like all my racks, it has a threaded mounting plate for bolting the RotopaX Pack Mount right on.

    The price is $114.00 shipping included.

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  18. Wlfman

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    Jack

    Got the rack today. Looks great. Went to install it and your instructions say to "leave the OEM black spacers in place"

    I don't have the OEM tool kit (just bought the bike and the PO didn't have it). There was allen bolts with nuts going thru the fender and frame but no spacers. I looked on a parts fiche and didn't see any spacers there either. Got a pic of one? How important are they?
  19. jackpiner57

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    Hey Wolfman, I'll get a pic tomorrow and some measurements for you. They basically just hold the rack above the fender a little bit. I'm wondering if a couple of short pieces of small diameter copper tubing would work?
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    I used a couple of Cap Nuts I had laying around as spacers.

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