Africa Twin - Another broken rear rack

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by stou, May 14, 2017.

  1. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    I have a Trekker outback 42L and noticed some of that same movement. My S10 did the same thing with the OEM rack, but perhaps not to that extent.

    The cyclic stress can't be a good thing; however, you can't lose track of the fact that every reported case of breakage involved some pretty rough treatment.

    That said, ONE of the reasons I have the ATO rack is because one cannot always avoid random potholes and such, and the OEM has established a track record of breaking in those conditions.

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  2. nordicbiker

    nordicbiker Been here awhile

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    Could anyone post some pics of that jesse luggage rack please (complete view, not just detail shots). Thanks!

    I am also looking for a link to ato engineering, do the have a homepage?
  3. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Bet you it's the metal Givi mounting points on the Altrider rear rack that are causing the box wiggle. My friend gets the same thing on his KTM 1190AR. It's the box flexing on the metal mounts, not the Honda rack, that's moving. Use a Givi plastic monorack and I bet you won't get that movement. Also, the Outback Trekker mounting point is in the middle of the box's bottom, which results in a lot of overhang, which magnifies the wiggle.

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    Yup, a track record of about 3. :lol3
  4. tremor38

    tremor38 Long timer

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    Three recorded cases among Advrider inmates. Many owners don't even come to these forums. Anyhow, 3 too many for me. It's sort of the same rationale BMW riders use, saying that the 'majority' of beemers don't leave you stranded on the roadside. I like the added insurance and functionality of the ATO rack. I understand that for some wierd reason you have a problem or maybe an obsession with that. I suggest you get over it.

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  5. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Haha, just yanking your chain, you should know that! :lol3
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    anyone who installed the ATO rack and doesn't need the oem plastic rack?

    i'm interested in buying your used rack.

    broke mine in a crash.
  7. Turk

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    Thread resurrection! Anyone fitted these Givi brackets with other brand top cases?

  8. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    I removed my top support bracket and mounted a base plate (too keep it low), keeping the bottom bracket for additional support. You can use any AT base plate.

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  9. Turk

    Turk 'Bab Man

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    Thanks for that mcmann, just what I needed :thumb
  10. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    You don't have a gun rack on your bike??? Why not???
  11. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    what spacer plate do you show in your first pic, looking for something like that for my top box, would that level the box?
  12. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    They are spacers included in the SR1144 Givi Kit

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  13. Telmak

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    Cant get an ATO rack, did you off load the OEM rack?
  14. Quercus petraea

    Quercus petraea Adventurer

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  15. mcmann

    mcmann Adventure Rider Junkie Supporter

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    Yes, via the back of the rear carrier.

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  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    If interested in selling let me know. I'm in Australia and sort out postage etc for the right price if suitable. Thanks
  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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  19. sweetlou

    sweetlou small body, big balls

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    I have a shad top case mounted and feel the amount of flex in the rear rack is unacceptable. Revzilla had a set of the Givi SR1144 bottom bracket on blemish so for $55 I took a chance... I’ll let you know if/how I get it to work with my Shad 59x

    Lou
  20. Telmak

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