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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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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....

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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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:


One I made for the Guzzi NTX:
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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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
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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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

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the information, it is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #8
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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!

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:41 AM   #9
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Twin Headlight Ernie also sells rear racks for $90 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838657

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Old 11-27-2012, 04:27 PM   #10
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"'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!
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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CJ Designs gets my vote

CJ's rear rack is great - love it!
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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+1 on Zen Overland. Mine's out to be anodized. Beautiful workmanship.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:48 AM   #14
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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
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:12 AM   #15
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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.



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.



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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