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Old 07-20-2006, 06:32 AM   #1
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Meat! SW Motech racks

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You Aussies

I'm glad someone's down here culling the Southern Hemisphere's brain farts so I can include them in the index. (good job clintnz)

heya braaaaaaaaaaaaaap, are those racks the monkey's nutz? I might be in the market for something to attach some Pelican 1440s to sometime soon.
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'.....

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!





neat eh?
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Old 07-20-2006, 06:42 AM   #2
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Had a set of these on my V-Strom. Nothing comes close.

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Old 07-20-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-20-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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...neat eh?
Pretty cool setup, braaap.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:26 AM   #5
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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'.....

...

neat eh?
Hiya braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap!

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.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:34 AM   #6
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You say they are the shiznit? Good enough for me. Thanks for the rundown.
+!. 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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Old 07-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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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.
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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Old 07-20-2006, 04:29 PM   #8
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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

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

please excuse the hijackers in the thread...

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Old 07-21-2006, 03:23 AM   #9
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Do the softies fit enough stuff for ya?
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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Old 07-21-2006, 03:35 AM   #10
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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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Old 07-21-2006, 09:04 AM   #11
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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.
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...

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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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Old 01-07-2008, 05:44 AM   #12
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hi

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

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:18 AM   #13
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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.

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:57 AM   #14
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hi

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

thanks
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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