Meat! SW Motech racks

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by braaap!, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Hi MP!

    thought I'd post back at thumpers and save boring the shit out of the locals down here..

    yeah, the SW Motech racks are the 'monkey's knackers'..... :D
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    pretty heavy duty side plates and tubing plus the 1/4 turn connectors enabling quick removal.... I've crashed 'em a few times and they have proved very robust - classic German 'over-engineering'

    IMO they would take pelicans easy! ignore the rods and plates seen in the pic above (and below) as they're adapters I made up for my Ortlieb bags.... I prefer soft bags ..... coz I'm soft!

    I love my new tanks too! :wink:

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    neat eh?
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  2. woodys3b

    woodys3b Been here awhile

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    Had a set of these on my V-Strom. Nothing comes close.

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  3. kellyk7

    kellyk7 Who knows

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    The tank set up looks interesting, what capacity?

    Are they hooked into the fuel system? or do you have to transfer the fuel to the main tank?

    Are they DOT approved in the US ?

    what is a site with more info on them

    thanks Kelly
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  4. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Pretty cool setup, braaap. :thumb
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  5. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Hiya braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap! :wave

    I dig y'all down there - havin' fun with the Joey word origin search too. I need to come explore your continent; hopefully in this lifetime.

    You say they are the shiznit? Good enough for me. Thanks for the rundown.

    Oh yeah, the tanks are the monkey's nutz too. :thumb
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  6. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    +!. I put mine on last year, did a mini review here, 15,000km off road so far, no issues.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86560

    I run soft bags on them 95% of the time.
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  7. meat popsicle

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    Thanks Trevor,

    I may go the soft bag route as well, but I like the idea of those new Pelicans. Top loading and over 1000 cubic inches each. That is close to 17L each. The ally hardcases are 35/41L. Dirt Bagz carry 11.5/15L (2 models) so the Pelicans are a bit larger than the larger soft bags. Do the softies fit enough stuff for ya?
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  8. braaap!

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    Kelly details here.. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151999

    please excuse the hijackers in the thread...

    :lol3
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  9. Trevor S

    Trevor S Cap'n Flatulence !

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    Not sure of the exact size but comparable to the Andy Strapz bags. I had mine hand made, specifically for the SW Motec racks, by a local guy that specalises in doing equipment mods for the Army.

    Caveat is of course, you Nth Americans seem to have an incredible need to carry "stuff". Mostly I use the bags to carry fuel (Adv's tank is to small where I ride) and a little bit of camping gear if I am going "remote". If I stay in pubs etc, I just take a Camelback HAWG and can carry all the stuff (including water) I need on my back for 2 - 14 days.
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  10. braaap!

    braaap! Long timer Supporter

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    Trevor, do you have any 'special' connection at the bottom of the new (AF) bags back onto the Motech rack plates? or do you use a strap to pull 'em up tight?...

    cheers,
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  11. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    http://www.andystrapz.com/expedition_panniers.htm

    The Andy Strapz Expedition Panniers expand from a bit over 1000 cubic inches to a bit under 1500 c.i., so about 50% larger than the Pelican 1440. Interesting...

    :poser :nod
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  12. anton

    anton n00b

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    hi

    thanks for the pictures, were did the tanks come from.

    thanks
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  13. djchan

    djchan Long timer

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    Had 'em on my LC4e for a year and a half. Very robust and easy on/off. I love having my skinny (relatively speaking) dirtish bike back in 1 minute. Yes, I have the pelican 1550's and although they are too wide for my liking - the bike and rack carries them easily even when loaded heavily. It's a great system that not many have caught onto as yet.

    Dean
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  14. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    braaap! had them made custom. He posted a link to the original thread which has much more info on the tanks above next to "Kelly details here".
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