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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by floalex, Dec 2, 2019.
I sat on it and tried, didn't notice if there was problems.
I loved my Holan panniers on my 1190. I recently purchased the rack for my 790. I was very disappointed when I realized that you have to remove your side panels for the rack to fit. This is by design and meant to keep the panniers as close to the bike as possible. In my opinion it leaves too much of the area under the seat exposed to catch dirt. Now I'm on the hunt for a different rack that will fit my Holan panniers.
Can I ask how wide the whole set of rack and panniers are?
I installed my tusk racks over the weekend with their aluminum panniers. The racks went on very well without any fighting except the last step. It tells you install the exhaust before you tighten everything up well with the exhaust in the way you cannot tighten the bolts under the passenger pegs. Other than that they went on really well, probably even easier than the motech ones I had on my 1190. The panniers were more of a pain but not horrible.
Pics please? If it’s not to much trouble, a pick from behind?
Sorry for taking a while here are the pics I took when I put them on. The tusk panniers are the large I think 35 l each side. I also have a picture with their softbag plates installed. The last one Luke just wanted to be on the internet.
Just installed the Tusk racks. A very solid piece of kit. Easy install, everything lined up perfectly. I wanted an asymmetric rack to eventually mount offset panniers to, and these fit the bill. For now I'll throw my Nelson Rigg dry bags over them. Total width of the racks 21 3/4".
And here's a few photos with the Nelson Rigg Sierra dry bags. While they may not be the most durable bags in the world, they are pretty nice for under $200. They are 27L each, but actually can open much bigger than that. I've put an entire grocery cart worth of food in the two bags. They do come with removable zipped inner bags which make good shopping bags. If you're not going around the world, they're a pretty good option.
Keep the rack. Just look around for some black plastic sheeting that you can cut to size and mount where the side panels would go. Drill some holes, and zip tie it all down.
Like Trailtrauma says, something like this. Easy to cut and drill. Not brittle and heat moldable. I’ve used it for making control panels in my van. Different sizes and thicknesses, but I’m guessing 1/8” would be about right.
First ride with my OM racks today - I haven't loaded them up yet, but have used them to scoot the rear of the bike inside the garage and they seem burly. Very happy with the fit/finish, mounting tabs, x-frames, and overall design!
I agree they look super solid. I have them as well but the single bolt in the passenger peg is suspect for me, and the width acting like a lever fully loaded. I have 2 weeks in Baja at the end of the month. This should be a great test for me. We have 8 days camping in 10 days with all our gear. My 990R with a closer stance rack would have cracks every second long trip (2 weeks for me, lol). mild steel it was an easy gusset and weld, repeat. Best bike and rack for 10 years with all the follies.
Back to the OM rack...... other things I like with this rack is the x frame for mounting, like for an extra fuel bottle and Like/hate... unsure .... is the width for the fuel bottle to be mounted in that space.
Looks good all together!!
Tusk Pannier Racks Install with an Akrapovic:
I did some searches, and unless I missed it, it seems that everyone that has installed the Tusk Pannier Racks, did so with the stock exhaust. Today I installed some Tusk Pannier racks on my 790R with an Akrapovic slip on. I ended up needing some minor mods to get the rack to fit. I had to space out the RH rack 1/4" (which meant I had to source longer bolts as well), and the rear connecting bar 3/16" (again, needed to source longer bolts) to clear the end cap of the muffler.
Also, I don't run the passenger pegs so it wasn't an issue for me, but if you do run them, the forward rack mount is sandwiched between the peg mounts and the frame, it would space the peg mount downward. That would be really close to the Akro slip on pipe just aft of the junction. Again, I didn't verify this, but just be aware that it may be a problem as well. I don't have my stock slip on, so I couldn't really do a side-by-side comparison.
I know that manufacturing can vary slightly between models, so YMMV.
Overall, not that big of a deal, but I just wanted to let folks know if they plan on running the same setup, be prepared for some slight modifications.
My brother-in-law mounted Givi's racks (PLOR7710CAM) on his 890 R and they flex horribly at the rear due to the flimsy, single-bolt (each side) connection to the rear crossbrace. Like, totally unacceptable flex. There's no doubt the rack would make contact with the exhaust in a down.
He contacted Givi USA, they sent him a replacement rear crossbrace and quarter-turn bolts. Same issue, lots of flex at the rear. Now Givi USA is punting to R&D at Givi Italy. I'm having a hard time believing my brother-in-law is the first to notice this problem such that it has to be flagged to Givi's R&D team, especially as this particular rack has been in production for nearly two years, now (same model for the 790 Adventure). I feel terrible because I vociferously recommended Givi to him as a long-term, happy Givi customer. All my Givi racks have been, and still are, BOMBER solid, but I can attest the design on this bike's rack seems to be completely sub-par. That rear crossbrace needs to be fixed mounted at least, and preferably with two bolts on each side, given the forward-design of the other mount points relative to the rack hoops.
Can anyone here speak to their own experience with this rack? Are you seeing the flex?
Thanks in advance,
They aren't rear crash bars... Just replace the quick connection with a bolt
Thanks for chiming in.
I had a set of Givi racks literally save my life on an 1190 by creating a void for me to slide out of during a high-speed lowside. You'd better bet those racks were solid as a rock.
They were on a different bike and also not quick disconnecting so no point in comparing the two. I had them on my 1190 and they were bent up nicely
Sorry to hear yours bent up. That sucks. Appreciate your opinion.
All I'm saying is Givi USA was concerned enough with the flex on this rack and this bike to punt the issue back to Givi R&D.
I presume you have the PLOR7710CAM installed on your 790/890?
Fuck Givi and their weak plastic pannier mounts
Bumot racks on my machine: