Africa Twins Only - CRF1000 Engineered Enhancements

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  1. dsbiker

    dsbiker Adventurer

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    Still don't even have an ETA on my bike yet but I'm really liking this idea of this system because one of my concerns is possible overloading of rear stock rack and I can't help but believe your setup would be stronger. I plan to run Caribou 34L top box and Caribou side cases but on occasion may run soft luggage if a more rugged ride is planned. I would like to Know how much of a weight penalty your complete system would be compared to stock as that weight would be high up on the bike. You might consider posting stock unit weight then your unit as a whole also weight that can be removed if/when not needed (side handles & mount bolts , Luggage pockets ) I'm liking this idea and the more I see the higher this moves up on my desirable farkle list. Going to start ordering as soon as I get a somewhat firm delivery date on the bike from my dealer.

    edit: just reread previous page and noticed your comment about luggage mount pockets didn't say they were removable so if not that weight wouldn't matter.
  2. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    No plans currently to make any side racks. We're duplicating the pockets so the numerous aftermarket racks that are already available can be mounted.

    We have thought about side racks that would bolt directly to the main rack - it may come to fruition if the main rack sells in sufficient quantities to justify making them.
  3. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    We'll post weights, with and without handles, along with the weight of the stock rack, when the final rack is ready.
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  4. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Quick update: After completing some final measurements and checks we sent the pre-production prototype off for soda blasting this afternoon. We've also completed the design of the pannier rack pockets. These pockets will be part of the production ATO racks and permit use of OE and aftermarket pannier racks. The production tubular grab handles are also designed and ready for manufacturing.
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  5. MarshkevUK

    MarshkevUK Alright Guv'na? Supporter

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    Please put me down for a rack, just looked back and saw your price points, let me know when you need the downpayment! :-)

    MK.
  6. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    So you are worried about the "weight penalty" of that rack... and you are getting a full Caribou set-up? You are a pretty funny guy! :rofl

    Sorry, and don't get me wrong, that Caribou set-up is great, but talk about WEIGHT!!! Hot Damn!

    As to a Top Case, I would never put anything bigger than a Pelican 1450, but that's me!

    To each/her own and whatever makes everyone happy! :D
  7. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Thank you kindly for your reply, much appreciated!

    Who, in your Humble Opinion makes the best and most solid pannier rack for the AT at this time?
  8. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    I honestly do not know. I always planned to run soft bags on my AT, Reckless 80's, and thus never did any research about side racks.
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  9. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    I am thinking of soft bags too, but with a rack strong enough for hard cases too.

    Someone said Givi the other day were very good ones... Still trying to figure it out. I know Touratech, SW Motech and Rumbux, but IDK.
  10. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    I have Givi, not bad at all!

    AT back.jpg
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  11. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Thx!
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    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Watch those hinge pins coming loose on that top case... just FYI, keep an eye on those!

    Nice case tho!
  13. MarshkevUK

    MarshkevUK Alright Guv'na? Supporter

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    Good to know about the pockets, i'll be offering up the new bumot xtremada soft pannier system to mine, soft bags, with the added protection of hoops and the ability to go to hard bags in the future should i choose to!

    looking forward to giving you some money!

    MK.
  14. jyrays

    jyrays The Wanderer

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    I have it for onroad purposes only :)
  15. Bike Guy

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    grondpaaie Never too Old to Ride

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    Would this rack of yours take the SW Motech panier racks?
  18. TrailDust&SaddleLthr

    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Hey Thanks!
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    TrailDust&SaddleLthr Been here awhile

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    Them Aussies make great stuff! :)

    Could you clo clarify "no fix point in the plastics"?

    Thanks!
  20. erey

    erey Been here awhile

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    The OEM fix point for the cases are in plastic. In case of big crash, good luck. The new alu rack of our friends (this post) will resolve this weakness.

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    for example, a solution without the fix point of Honda:

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