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Old 10-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #2101
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Hey Peter,

Since Caribou Cases sell Hepco Becker racks for the Triumph 1200 Explorer, I thought I might ask you whether these racks are symetrical or whether the non-exhaust side sits closer to the bike? One other question - what is the width of these racks on my bike?

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M
The rack is only about 1/2" further out on the exhaust side. The total width on the bike is 38" with a set of our 35L, 36L or 40L cases.

Thank you.

-roger
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #2102
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I'm about to get a 1st gen Yamaha FZ1 (2004). Any conceivable way to adapt my 36L cases from my 2011 G650GS to it?

I'm sure it's a long shot, but it can't hurt to ask.
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Sorry, but I am not finding Hepco Becker side racks for your bike. It appears Givi doesn't make a set of "PL" type racks either. Thank you for checking.

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I do see a PL349 on Givi's site for this bike. Does that mean anything?
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #2103
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The rack is only about 1/2" further out on the exhaust side. The total width on the bike is 38" with a set of our 35L, 36L or 40L cases.

Thank you.

-roger
Thanks Roger and sorry for calling you Peter. :)

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #2104
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Another very pleased customer, Here!
I only bought 2 1550 cases with the liner and some SOLAS tape, Everything was perfect and shipped quickly.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #2105
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I do see a PL349 on Givi's site for this bike. Does that mean anything?
Well, that would be great. The "PL" type part number indicates a flat-sided rack rather than the ones that curve around the exhaust. Our kit is designed for the PL type flat sided rack. I would say the only other potential issue is an interference with a passenger grab rail and our latch at the top of the rack. Spacers usually take care of this problem.

-roger
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #2106
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Another very pleased customer, Here!
I only bought 2 1550 cases with the liner and some SOLAS tape, Everything was perfect and shipped quickly.
Many thanks!
Thank you Brian. All you need now is a top case
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #2107
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Thank you Brian. All you need now is a top case
Agreed, but my BMW case needs to wear out first
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #2108
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Hey mate, I may be upgrading to a 2012 mod vstrom and wandering if your racks will fit the new model? I had the old set up on my 2010 mod vstrom, thanks hope all is well !
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:04 AM   #2109
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I'm about to get a 1st gen Yamaha FZ1 (2004). Any conceivable way to adapt my 36L cases from my 2011 G650GS to it?

I'm sure it's a long shot, but it can't hurt to ask.
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Sorry, but I am not finding Hepco Becker side racks for your bike. It appears Givi doesn't make a set of "PL" type racks either. Thank you for checking.

-roger
I did a little more digging, and it appears the 1st gen FZ1 is indeed covered by Hepco Becker under its Euro name, FZS 1000 Fazer. So, if I get the following racks (from you, if possible), will the cases from my 2011 G650GS fit right on with no mods?

http://www.motomachines.com/Side-Car...05_p_2289.html
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:00 AM   #2110
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I did a little more digging, and it appears the 1st gen FZ1 is indeed covered by Hepco Becker under its Euro name, FZS 1000 Fazer. So, if I get the following racks (from you, if possible), will the cases from my 2011 G650GS fit right on with no mods?

http://www.motomachines.com/Side-Car...05_p_2289.html
That is indeed the HB rack that our luggage fits, no problem there. That muffler comes up pretty high, and I can't tell if it is in-board of the rack, so you may want to order the cases un-drilled so you have the option to move them up a little if needed.

Thank you.

-roger
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:02 AM   #2111
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Hey mate, I may be upgrading to a 2012 mod vstrom and wandering if your racks will fit the new model? I had the old set up on my 2010 mod vstrom, thanks hope all is well !
Hi Chef,

You will need to modify them (cut and weld) in order to make our rack fit the new 2012 model. If you know a fabricator or metal worker then might get it done cheapr than buying a new rack and hardware for the back of the cases.

-rog
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #2112
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I did a little more digging, and it appears the 1st gen FZ1 is indeed covered by Hepco Becker under its Euro name, FZS 1000 Fazer. So, if I get the following racks (from you, if possible), will the cases from my 2011 G650GS fit right on with no mods?

http://www.motomachines.com/Side-Car...05_p_2289.html
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That is indeed the HB rack that our luggage fits, no problem there. That muffler comes up pretty high, and I can't tell if it is in-board of the rack, so you may want to order the cases un-drilled so you have the option to move them up a little if needed.

Thank you.

-roger
OK, what I was really wondering was if the cases I already have, which are drilled for my G650GS, will fit right onto the racks for the FZS 1000 Fazer. I think the answer is yes in theory, but there may be an interference with the exhaust.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:06 PM   #2113
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OK, what I was really wondering was if the cases I already have, which are drilled for my G650GS, will fit right onto the racks for the FZS 1000 Fazer. I think the answer is yes in theory, but there may be an interference with the exhaust.
You have it correct. The exhaust may not be a problem, but if it is you can drill new holes in the case and fill the old ones with JB Weld. It works suprisingly well at sealing old holes. Also, our latch brackets are bolted to the rear-most tube of the racks on the G650GS, so you will need to swap them over or buy a second set of them if you plan to use both bikes and one set of luggage.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #2114
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Hi Chef,

You will need to modify them (cut and weld) in order to make our rack fit the new 2012 model. If you know a fabricator or metal worker then might get it done cheapr than buying a new rack and hardware for the back of the cases.

-rog
Thanks mate, do you have some picks or instructions you could send me? I would prefer to keep your racks on the new bike I think they will be stronger then sw racks.

Thanks again!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #2115
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New 34L Top Case Lid Organizer

Introducing our new Lid Organizer for the Caribou 34L Top Case. Two mesh pockets with zippers at one end...




Perfect for keeping small items at the ready....


Held in place by 8 screws and washers through the heavy duty backing material and into the bosses molded into the lid (the screws are all internal). Pre-installed if you buy it with the top case, but it can also be easily retro-fitted if you already have our case. Makes a good X-mas stocking stuffer too. To order, please visit the Accessories category on our web site here.... http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000445

Thank you!

-roger
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