Luggage Rack

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by johnny80s, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I'm looking a for an inexpensive luggage rack to bolt to my factory GS rack so I can mount a givi case. I really like the altrider plate but it is too expensive. I have done lots of googling and have not found anything else to fit the bill. I have seen the givi plates and they are just ugly. Does anyone else make a plate like the altrider plate that is more affordable?

    http://www.altrider.com/altrider-rear-luggage-rack-for-bmw-r-1200-gs/pcid/843-14
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  2. JustKip

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  3. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Kip I saw that one but thought it needed another plate as an adapter. The extra hardware on top of the plate threw me off.

    I was hoping someone on the board was making one at a reasonable price.

    Thanks Kip.
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  4. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    I put the stainless GSA rack on my GS, along with the Givi E250 universal mounting plate, but the GSA rack is pretty hard to find used and something over $300 new (IIRC)
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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I just bolted my cheap JC Whitney plate to the stock rack:

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    So long as you don't carry anything more than 10-15 pounds in it, especially off road, it will be fine!

    Jim :brow
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  6. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Jim do you have a picture from the top?
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  7. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    Of just the plate on the BMW stock rack; no givi box.
    -ceej
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  8. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Yup
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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Here you go, the one I installed yesterday.

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    Jim :brow
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  10. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I went on the jc Whitney website and could not find the plate only the trunk. Can you order just the plate? I can't complain about 47 bucks for everything but I just don't need the trunk.

    Thanks for posting pictures Jim.
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  11. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota 29th scroll; 6th verse

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    I have one of these available, if interested send a PM.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    JC Whitney doesn't sell just the plate. Givi does, but it will run close to the same price of $47.

    Jim :brow
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  13. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I ended up scoring an altrider plate. Very cool and Thanks!
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  14. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Sending PM.

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  15. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I already bought it. :rofl
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  16. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    DOH! thanks for letting me know. :lol3

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  17. guzzifreak750

    guzzifreak750 Been here awhile

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    Check out 2x2cycles they have a great DIY rack that is aluminum and they are also a givi dealer I
    My father and I both have there adv racks and bicycle racks and love them link at the bottom to there website.

    http://2x2cycles.com/products/accessories/
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    guzzifreak750 Been here awhile

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  20. qman8

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    I use the plate from GSessories which replaces the rear seat. I mounted my existing givi plate from the previous bike to the GSessoreis plate after drilling and tapping an additional 2 holes. This keeps the Givi 46L bag much lower and more forward for better weight distribution. If you dont normally carry a passenger, this is a great option, and you can remove the plate and replace the rear seat in seconds.
    http://gsessories.com/product_info.php?products_id=126
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