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what car?? 11-26-2012 10:42 AM

replacing orginal rear luggage plate... suggestions?
 
I have hard panniers on my '10 990 using the Touratech mounting system. I am looking into replacing the OEM luggage plate with a larger one to have a bag sit farther back while 2 up. I have checked out the specs on the Black Dog plate as well as the two offered from Touratech. Who is using what and why? Also photos with your bags/boxes loaded would be nice also. Going to be riding 2 up back from Guatemala and want to be more comfortable with her on the back and extra pack(s) back there. Thanks for the replies...

Yes, thanks for the suggestions already!!

Another question though; is there any advantage of using a rack that has a lip on the back of the rack? Thanks for the info....

Rockwell 11-26-2012 11:44 AM

I'd recommend the Rugged Roads rack. It's really big and good for mounting bags on. If you go with this one, make sure you order from Rugged Roads UK.

You can see pics on my website using the links in my signature.

kirb 11-26-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by what car?? (Post 20120536)
I have hard panniers on my '10 990 using the Touratech mounting system. I am looking into replacing the OEM luggage plate with a larger one to have a bag sit farther back while 2 up. I have checked out the specs on the Black Dog plate as well as the two offered from Touratech. Who is using what and why? Also photos with your bags/boxes loaded would be nice also. Going to be riding 2 up back from Guatemala and want to be more comfortable with her on the back and extra pack(s) back there. Thanks for the replies...

I use the TT plate as an every day plate. It's too small for long trips/wide loads. I made my own flat plate from laser cut AL. I re-made another plate from laser cut stainless after running a batch for Guzzi NTX's. I really like the stainless plate now, but have not used it yet.

AL one I made for the 990 before I powder coated it:
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...s/IMGP4135.jpg

One I made for the Guzzi NTX:
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/...-13-44_752.jpg

Apple Jam 11-26-2012 12:17 PM

Cj Designs ($105) and ZipTy Racing ($125)
ZipTy goes a bit different and looks cool, as well as being quite large.
On my phone, now, so PIA to do pics, but it fits very well with my Jesse Panniers

el queso 11-26-2012 12:54 PM

I've got the large Black Dog rack on my ADV. It's thick, nicely finished, offers lots of loading / tie down options and is pre-drilled to work with Rotopax containers. Perfect rack IMHO.

bigkuri 11-26-2012 01:40 PM

Rarely for 990 parts, but this one is UK origin...

The Zen Overland plate is just awesome. I've not seen such quality elsewhere...

http://www.zenoverland.com/bikebits/...age_plate.html

http://www.zenoverland.com/user/prod...-KTM-003_1.jpg

what car?? 11-26-2012 09:43 PM

Thank you all for the information, it is greatly appreciated.

toowheels 11-26-2012 10:17 PM

I personally don't think there's much reason to put a lip on the back. It will limit what you can put on the rack in terms of a top box if you ever want to. Rox Straps will hold anything on.

I think having as much versatility as possible is good...fuel packs, top box options, soft bags and not too big that it gets in the way and no sharp edges of course! :deal

Dave

Hipster 11-27-2012 04:41 AM

Twin Headlight Ernie also sells rear racks for $90 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838657

http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.co.../0/M/KTM-M.jpg

what car?? 11-27-2012 03:27 PM

"'I personally don't think there's much reason to put a lip on the back. It will limit what you can put on the rack in terms of a top box if you ever want to. Rox Straps will hold anything on.'"

I was kind of thinking that way, but wanted an opinion that may have used one with a lip on it.

Many thanks for the information and cheers!:freaky

Tomah 11-27-2012 03:38 PM

CJ Designs gets my vote
 
CJ's rear rack is great - love it! :clap:clap:clap

el queso 11-27-2012 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toowheels (Post 20124758)
I personally don't think there's much reason to put a lip on the back. It will limit what you can put on the rack in terms of a top box if you ever want to. Rox Straps will hold anything on.

My buddy bought an aftermarket plate with a lip and quickly retired it for the BDCW plate. And + 1 on Rox straps - they're awesome.

Dru 11-27-2012 04:24 PM

+1 on Zen Overland. Mine's out to be anodized. Beautiful workmanship.

Kenbike 11-28-2012 02:48 AM

I have a CJ rack and the slots on the edge are to narrow for the plastic straps of most luggage to slide thru. The rack is very good otherwise

cjracer 11-28-2012 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Kenbike (Post 20132671)
I have a CJ rack and the slots on the edge are to narrow for the plastic straps of most luggage to slide thru. The rack is very good otherwise

Hi Ken, I'm interested to hear and see your issues? What year did you get your rack?

We have updated the design during the 2012 season to open up those slots.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...1016-00239.jpg

We use butterfly clips on flat straps to offer fast and easy release of the bags w/o un threading any straps. These drop through and pull tight, to take the entire bag and straps off- Loosen, flip 90 degrees and pull through the slot. Very fast, simple, and strong.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/a...wolfman_12.jpg

For ROX straps we thread the closed loop through the slots and back inside the loop to pull tight. Do that to both ends and you have a secure tie down point using ROX straps.

Please feel free to email me any pics, issues with your luggage loading, or thoughts on improvements. I'm more than willing to listen. These have been going strong now for over 7yrs and 150,000 miles on our bikes.


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