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Old 08-14-2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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Rear-rack for KTM EXC

What are people running? My EXC is dual-sported so I like to carry a decent selection of tools. Current selection is too heavy for my backpack but easily in the range of what the flimsy subframe could handle.

Thinking of a rack capable of carrying a small bag.

Only option I'm aware of is the ProMotoBillet. The one for the 2004-2007 is a lot more coin than the one for the 2000-2003. Odd as they seem similar.

I have one on my 625SXC and it's gorgeous but not sure I can drop $260 (anyone got a used one for sale?).

What other options are out there? Something a little smaller (narrower) would be fine. Anything with optional side racks so you could also carry some small panniers?
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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This one is $249.00 kytechmachine
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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This one is $249.00 kytechmachine
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:02 PM   #4
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My vote goes to the Kyteck rack, you can actually stand on the thing, beautifully made. I took of the AL rack portion and fastened on a DirtBags large tool bag and it works very well, the tool bag sits lower but no weight on the rear fender.

Kytech's Chris Birker is a super guy.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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My vote goes to the Kyteck rack, you can actually stand on the thing, beautifully made. I took of the AL rack portion and fastened on a DirtBags large tool bag and it works very well, the tool bag sits lower but no weight on the rear fender.

Kytech's Chris Birker is a super guy.
You have a pic of what it looks like with the DirtBags tool bag mounted? Or send me via e-mail and I'll host it.

Odd that all of his other racks look same as the PMB square design.

Also, what are it's dimensions? The PMB ones are 9x11 or 10x11 depending on model year. The Kytech one looks more like the shape of the KTM LC4 rear rack but hard to tell from the side view pics.

The thing I like about the square ones is that you could mount a rectangular 1 gallon fuel cell though that + tools sounds iffy.

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Old 08-14-2008, 07:41 PM   #6
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Turbo city Borrego rack $80.00 from New enough.com.

http://www.newenoughhp.com/luggage/d..._rack_ktm.html
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:57 PM   #7
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I have the ProMotoBillet on my bike. This is one serious rack. I'm sure it could support anything I could strap to it. Agree on the pricing of those things though. Yikes! Mine was on the bike when I bought it. No way would I shell out that much if I was putting it on myself. Good luck! Here's a pic
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #8
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I have the ProMotoBillet on my bike. This is one serious rack. I'm sure it could support anything I could strap to it. Agree on the pricing of those things though. Yikes! Mine was on the bike when I bought it. No way would I shell out that much if I was putting it on myself. Good luck! Here's a pic
If you look at the PMB mounting instructions for the 2005+ RFS rack (pdf) you can see it's pretty beefy and they are trying to get it to reinforce the subframe. It's much more substantial than the one I have on my LC4 which explains the extra $$$ (I guess). They are gorgeous items. I was unsure when I ordered the LC4 one but I'm sold after seeing in person and using, vast improvement over the KTM LC4 rack.

Someone clued me into: http://motors.shop.ebay.com/merchant/sr8dirt
I like the smaller "dual-sport" rack (9"x10" 3lbs) more than the larger "dual sport UTILITY" one (9x13.5 3.5lbs). Not sure what I think about the fact that the rack mounts to the arms in only 2 places. I'd have made it mount in 4 using two down braces. Maybe this is the reason for the 15 pound weight limit though I have no idea what the subframe can handle.

The PMB rack weighs in at 4pounds (I asked them and they put one on the scale) and is 9 1/8" x 11". They don't list a weight limit, only "they should not have excess amounts of weight put on them". Here is a useful link (ktmtalk) discussing the PMB rack (thread started by PMB) - http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=125391

I don't like the Turbo city Borrego, it's shape is backwards IMO (wider than it is deep) and 6-8 pounds (I figure thats 8 ) is heavy on a bike I want to keep as light as possible.

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:54 PM   #9
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the pro billet is the cadillac of rear racks after reading their mounting instructions. The kytech looks nice but it looks small and the price is a choker.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:40 AM   #10
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If you search on Ebay for KTM racks you will find the Kytech racks going for $180.00

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Old 08-20-2008, 09:45 AM   #11
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I have a PMB rack on an 07 EXC. It is built like a brick shithouse, but man it was a PITA to install. It's like putting a chinese puzzle together, and a few of the pieces they sent me needed filing/adjusting to get the bodywork to fit back on right.

Now that it's on though, I love it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:05 PM   #12
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I just got a PMB rack. Anyone recommend a good bag for mounting to it. Something about the size of the rack. It's supposed to be 9.5x11.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:51 PM   #13
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+1 on all Kytech's products...top notch all the way and yes Chris is one amazing machinist...excellent work!
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:43 PM   #14
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I bought the rack for my DRZ from this guy, he offers one for the EXC too:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KTM-4...d=p3911.c0.m14

Very well made and mounted without any issues.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:47 PM   #15
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I bought the rack for my DRZ from this guy, he offers one for the EXC too:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KTM-4...d=p3911.c0.m14

Very well made and mounted without any issues.
This is the one I mentioned above. The link you posted won't last as the item# will expire.

Earlier I said:
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Someone clued me into: http://motors.shop.ebay.com/merchant/sr8dirt
I like the smaller "dual-sport" rack (9"x10" 3lbs) more than the larger "dual sport UTILITY" one (9x13.5 3.5lbs). Not sure what I think about the fact that the rack mounts to the arms in only 2 places. I'd have made it mount in 4 using two down braces. Maybe this is the reason for the 15 pound weight limit though I have no idea what the subframe can handle.
I'm still not convinced on the 2 point mount.
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