New Perun moto Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Luggage rack

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  1. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    New Luggage rack for Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin is ready. Here are some details.

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    It is made of 5 mm aluminum (AlMg3 H22). Flanges on both sides and on the rear significantly improves rigidity, which is important, since there are pre-drilled holes for Givi E115F kit, which enables mounting of Givi aluminum top cases (some plastic top cases won't fit).

    Racks are milled, not just cut on laser or water-jet, so all edges are chamfered. This provides smooth surface which won't damage straps.

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    We used new bending process and there are no visible bending marks on the rack.

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    Racks will be offered anodized, in black or plain aluminum look. There are several large pockets on the rack, providing strapping points but also reducing the weight of the rack - rack, including hardware, is approx 1.2 kg.

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    These bikes are used in many ways, with or without pillion, on or off road, with soft or hard luggage. So we figured it would be good idea to make rack that can mount in three longitudinal positions. If rider is alone, riding off road, front mounting position (towards rider) will move mass towards center of the bike, contributing to handling and reducing bouncing of the luggage. If pillion is on the bike, rack can be moved towards rear, so pillion have enough room.

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    Rack is mounted on rear carrier using aluminum spacers 14 mm high. That way low profile is achieved, while there is enough room for straps under the racks.

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    Holes for Rotopax mounts are pre-drilled. Rotopax mount can be fixed in several ways. There is also rare option to mount two 1 gallon Rotopax cans next to each other.

    Overall dimension of top surface is approx 367/284 (W) x 279 (L) (milimeters). Top surface is completely flat. It is a bit narrower than bikes turn signals.

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    We tried to follow design lines of the bike and I think we did a good job.

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  2. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Now I need some help from inmates - rack is new and we didn't had enough time to take some pro photos while we were testing it. Weather around here is not for riding, so we won't have a chance to do proper photo shoot in next month or even two.

    So, first 20 racks will be offered at 45% discount, for fellow inmates - use discount code ADVRIDERCRF1000L.

    In return, I would kindly ask to send me some feed back with photos of the rack on the bike and overall feed back about what you think of the rack.
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  3. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    nice product!
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  5. Drif10

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    I'm in for one. :D
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  6. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    @Perun, how necessary is the Givi bracket kit SR1144 that you recommend? The price of the kit where I am adds another $100 to the cost.

    Also, your website mentions that the rack isn't compatible with plastic Givi cases. Does this mean even with the Givi E115F junction kit, Givi's plastic case can't be used? Thanks for the info.
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i like it, looks like a well made rack. your reputation also regarded as very good.

    what's the typical shipping cost to California? estimate is good enough.

    thanks for offering such a quality rack.
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  8. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Regarding Givi bracket - it all depends on how the bike will be used. If you will ride it off road, I suggest you go for Givi kit, no matter what luggage rack plate you use. If you will stay on road, it may not be necessary. We do CAD simulations of parts and assemblies we develop, but we are not sure what material Honda used for tail, so we can't run adequate simulations, to establish exactly what is safe limit. And weight per se is not a problem, but oscillations (up-down movements/bouncing) leading to material fatigue, leading to failure of plastic carrier. Givi kit is reducing those oscillations.

    You are right, paying 100 USD for a kit, and using just part of it, is too much. I contacted Serbian givi importer and I will probably be able to get the bracket from the kit (without Givi top plate) for approx 42 USD. I will know more in next day or two and I will keep you updated.

    Regarding Givi top cases compatibility. All monokey top cases with flat bottom can be used. Some Givi plastic top cases (ie TRK52N) have extruded parts, requiring that Givi E115F kit is mounted on 4 or 5 mm spacers. Rubber bumpers also need additional rise, as they are inside middle part of the bottom. Does that makes sense? So, for anyone willing to improvise a bit, all Monokey cases can be mounted, but since it is not "out-of-the-box" feature, I must be precise in advertising. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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  9. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Hi Joel,

    thanks, I am glad you like it! Thank you for kind words too.

    We use DHL Express, shipping cost is 32 USD. We are trying to reduce it, but I will know outcome of our efforts in week or two. It won't be below 23 USD.

    And for folks from US, there is no any extra import fees, that is all you will pay.
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  10. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Thanks for the very detailed explanation and the offer to possibly source the brackets.
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  11. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    I ordered Givi parts E115F2, which priced cheaper here in Canada, but I believe will do the trick.
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  12. NSFW

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    really interested on rack + givi bracket. possible to ship together?
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  13. TBTSyncro

    TBTSyncro Been here awhile

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    ordered. will provide pics and feedback as soon as i can.

    thanks
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  14. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Ok, I received feed back from Givi dealership. I ordered 50 Givi SR1144 brackets and price towards me is approx 43 USD. I will sell them only with our racks and I won't make a profit out of it, so price will be 43 USD. I believe that is OK.

    Now not-so-good part. I will receive this batch of Givi brackets in mid March. :( It seems that there is some delay in Givi factory. I will do my best to get it as soon as possible, but I can't promise anything.
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  15. Moto-Kafe

    Moto-Kafe Gnarly Entre-manure

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    Very nice touch by making the Rack Position adjustable.....movable front to back. Shows it was designed by a Rider, and not just a metal-bender kind of guy!! Good work!! :clap
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  16. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I am actually very proud of that. :) Not revolutionary thing for sure, but I really believe it is a nice idea. Sometimes that few cm's can make a difference between good and excellent setup.
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    Looks really well made. A bit expensive on shipping, but product looks well thought out. Ordered one!
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  18. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I am sure you'll like it!

    Yea, I am aware of high shipping cost, I am doing my best to negotiate better terms with DHL. DHL works really well and they are fast - approx 4 days from Serbia to USA, door to door. Hence the price. And I don't have access to some bit slower and less expensive options, since I am in this part of the World...

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  19. googlefish

    googlefish Just a Wannabe

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    Actually selected the slower post office option, but it was the same price as DHL. There were just more charges from DHL on that option to Canada.
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  20. Perun

    Perun Been here awhile

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    Yea, seems odd, I know. Shipping price is based on weight. For weights below 5 kg's, price of DHL shipping and Standard Int'l shipping is almost the same. That is because of export fees - DHL doesn't charge export fees for every package, they charge export fee for each batch. And if I use standard shipping, I need to pay export charges for every single package. :/
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