Touratech Luggage Plate

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  1. seniorasi

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  2. seniorasi

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    Anyone even see one in use?
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    SeeRace Been here awhile

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    I have one similar from TT but it is flat from front to back. Much better for packing stuff. IMHO The only reason to have the one you are asking about is if you plan to remove the front part for a seat and keep the back part on. It does look cool though.
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  4. seniorasi

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    The plan is to remove the pillion seat and replace it with the luggage rack. The only problem I have with it is the pillion grab bars stick up above the pillion seat. I have a top box on the bike as well. I'd like to place two dry bags laterally but am concerned about wear points on the grab bars.

    The grab bars are welded to the rear luggage rack that the top box bolts to.

    Just wondering if other inmates have the TT set-up like mine and be willing to share the load data.
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  5. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    If you have a quality dry bag like a Wolfman, it shouldn't cause any problems. If you look through the "Show us your camping setup" thread, you'll see plenty of 1200GSA bikes with the dry bags attached laterally. The grab bars are smooth and unless you pack yours with hard objects, you should be fine. I don't use my rear seat either and attach my Wolfman duffle the other direction, but its packed with soft items so I wouldn't hesitate to carry it like you want to.
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  6. seniorasi

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    Thank you for the advice. I have a Kermit chair, tent with poles, etc. Just thought it might be best to pack the hard stuff on the bottom. What's your vote?
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    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I don't see where it'd be a problem having the tent poles and Kermit packed on top since you'll have a high COG with the top box anyways.
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  8. seniorasi

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    Good point.
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  9. peterman

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    Lose the rear seat,,AND that useless space wasting stock rear rack.
    I built a flat plate type rack for the back of my 05 GS,,the stock rack is okay for a passenger grab , but not for much else. I took mine off before it got broken,,
    I found a pic,[​IMG]

    the plate measured 10x17, tapered in on the sides. I could still use the pillion seat, or just have one big flat surface, great for longer bags and stuff to go all the way across the bike and rest on top of the panniers.
    Here's apic of the plate before I removed the passenger grab bar,,never had a passenger,,
    [​IMG]
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  10. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I replaced my GSA rear rack with a BestRest rear cargo plate and it turned my GSA into a mini pickup:D I wish I could've kept it, but those grab handles on the GSA rack really were useful in getting the bike on the center stand so I sold it.
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  11. seniorasi

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    Still looking for a previously owned pillion plate by TT. I promise to give it a good home. :D
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