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Old 04-09-2010, 04:16 PM   #136
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Toowheels,
I just got my top rack today. It is very well made, and it is just as advertised. Looks great on the back of the bike. I spent a lot of time trying to decide which toprack to get. Unlike some of the other vendors, you answered all my e-mails . I'm very happy with the purchase..Dan
Thanks Dan and GSranger for the positive comments!

I'm glad to that hear that you are happy with it too

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Old 04-11-2010, 10:00 AM   #137
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I got my MOD top rack after some very friendly dealings with Dave at MOD. I had the Touratech rack and had rigged up a way to install the Rotopax mount but the rack was a little small for my needs.
First off the MOD rack is solid. Very nice black finish which fits with the look of my F800 and even though it is larger is less visible than the old Touratech one.






It is easy to install because you don't have to balance the rack on the four spacers while threading in the bolts. You can install the 4 bolts with the spacers and simply drop the rack on and select either the forward or rear mounting position.


Here you see a close up of the forward and rear mounting positions. You loosen the bolts and can slide the rack fore and aft. The hole at the halfway point allows you to loosen the bolts and lift the rack off to reconfigure it.



The spacers that go under the rack are little works of art.

The rear spacers.



Front spacers. You can also see the reinforcing rib welded to the bottom which makes the rack incredibly rigid.





All the strap slots in the rack are available with the Rotopax can in place.







Here you can the many strap and mounting holes available. You will also notice that the rack is narrower than the "hips" on the bike and does not hit the ground when the bike is layed down.



All in all a sweet product from a fellow Advrider.
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Old 04-12-2010, 03:37 PM   #138
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I got my MOD top rack after some very friendly dealings with Dave at MOD. I had the Touratech rack and had rigged up a way to install the Rotopax mount but the rack was a little small for my needs.
First off the MOD rack is solid. Very nice black finish which fits with the look of my F800 and even though it is larger is less visible than the old Touratech one.






It is easy to install because you don't have to balance the rack on the four spacers while threading in the bolts. You can install the 4 bolts with the spacers and simply drop the rack on and select either the forward or rear mounting position.


Here you see a close up of the forward and rear mounting positions. You loosen the bolts and can slide the rack fore and aft. The hole at the halfway point allows you to loosen the bolts and lift the rack off to reconfigure it.



The spacers that go under the rack are little works of art.

The rear spacers.



Front spacers. You can also see the reinforcing rib welded to the bottom which makes the rack incredibly rigid.





All the strap slots in the rack are available with the Rotopax can in place.







All in all a sweet product from a fellow Advrider.
WOW! Motoriley that's quite the awesome post!!! I abbreviated it a little to minimize too much redundancy.

I should just put that on the site for the Top Rack description.
Thanks

and credit given where credit is due it was Motoriley's idea to put in the centre hole to facilitate swapping out mounts.

I've also heard back and I have some pictures on the set up with Metal Mule's side racks. Thanks bayner! I know there's a few of you out there that were curious. The front spacers get all of the narrow section cut off. Stock bolts are still used.




MOD F800 GS Top Rack with Metal Mule side rack.



Showing the front spacers cut down.



A closer look at the front spacers cut down right at the end of the taper/ beginning of the narrow section. Or you could use 5mm of washers and not have to cut the spacers.

I'm still getting the full run-down on set up with Jesse racks. It looks like about 12mm of spacer is needed for the rear and then the stock bolts that come with the MOD rack.

Just to elaborate more on set up the MOD Top Rack works stock with;
-BMW Stock handles
-BMW Vario handles
-BMW/Touratech side rack handles
-SW-Motech Quick Lock side rack handles (as seen at the beginning of this post)

Most side racks mimic the stock handle configuration and therefore are not a problem.

More to come...

Thanks,

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Old 04-12-2010, 06:26 PM   #139
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MOD rack & Jesse bags

All: FWIW the MOD rear rack works well with the Jesse pannier mount racks. You use the front (i.e. passenger grab rail ) spacers and bolts as supplied. For the rear mounts use the long bolts from the kit. You need two 1/2"(H) x 3/4"(W) spacers to make up the difference between the Jesse rack and the plate.

I used a couple of brass spacers from the hardware store:


Here are the spacers installed:


Finally, here's the rack along with the bags: BTW, I have the plate mounted in the "forward" slot. I have no problem with removing the Touratech seat.


And a side view:
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #140
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More pics with Metal Mule

Here is the rack with my Metal Mule setup.

First from underneath, no need for any spacer on the front - just a washer and the supplied bolts.



And from the side to see how they line up with the panniers. The rack doesn't match the tilt of the panniers, but that's OK. If it did it would be way tilted forward. One of my only complaints with the MM panniers is that they are tilted pretty extremely forward. I'd rather have them more level when the bike when it was on the center stand so I could set something on them - like a beverage perhaps.



One last view from the rear.



++1 for the great rack Dave!! You can really tell when a product is well researched, designed on purpose, and takes its customers seriously. Thanks!

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Old 04-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #141
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Here is the rack with my Metal Mule setup.

First from underneath, no need for any spacer on the front - just a washer and the supplied bolts.



And from the side to see how they line up with the panniers. The rack doesn't match the tilt of the panniers, but that's OK. If it did it would be way tilted forward. One of my only complaints with the MM panniers is that they are tilted pretty extremely forward. I'd rather have them more level when the bike when it was on the center stand so I could set something on them - like a beverage perhaps.



One last view from the rear.



++1 for the great rack Dave!! You can really tell when a product is well researched, designed on purpose, and takes its customers seriously. Thanks!

Craig
Thanks for the info on those set ups Steve and Craig !

Great pics on both posts too! (Sea Sheppard )

It's really satisfying to hear all the positive comments and feedback from the riders THANKS!

The next run of Top Racks is getting close...

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Old 04-16-2010, 10:05 AM   #142
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Top Racks 2nd run...

The second run of Top Racks is just on it's way to the powder coaters!

They will be ready to start shipping next week.

If you were waiting for one send me an email at; dave@motooverland.com to remind me and get you your Top Rack!

Thanks,

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #143
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I'm interested in the top rack as well
ba...your Top Rack shipped today!! Thanks!!

I'll send you the tracking #
btw you also have one of the top ten avatars

That also means the second run of Top Racks is now available!

Thanks for everyone's patience and post some pics of them out and about.

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Old 04-24-2010, 11:51 AM   #144
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We just finished another run of the F800/F650 GS V2 skid plates so we're back up to speed on them and the Top Racks.

COMPLETE coverage on the front for the oil cooler and filter, lower sides for the exhaust and whole bottom right back to the catalytic converter. Very solid construction, TIG welded inside and out, 4mm thick aluminium, CNC'd countersunk welded mounting points, oil drain port, flat underbelly for getting over obstacles, optimal "angle of attack" at the front, stainless steel hardware, aluminium front bracket, black powder coat, tool box mount and Canadian made...in Vancouver, B.C. It's got it all.

Confirmed fit with these engine bars so far...SW-Motech, Hepco & Becker, Holan/Holan Pro, Adventure-Spec, Touratech, BMW, Givi...

Visit www.motooverland.com for details.

Here are some shots of the skid plate.







with Hepco & Becker bars...





with Adv-Spec...



Thanks to everybody for the support!

Dave
A couple of pics showing the catalytic protection too...




and the set up with Holans...



Thanks for all of the support and overwhelmingly positive feedback so far and Happy Adventuring!

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:36 PM   #145
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Can't wait to receive my MOD rear rack this week! I will take photos once it's on. Thanks again Dave and crew.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:34 AM   #146
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From the photo it looks like you could just drill lower mounting holes in the L bracket.


Is there a reason why this is not mounted to the rear? It would seem that I would rather have it behind my top bag. However it does not look like the rack is drilled to allow this configuration.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:53 PM   #147
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Is there a reason why this is not mounted to the rear? It would seem that I would rather have it behind my top bag. However it does not look like the rack is drilled to allow this configuration.
Hi Mike,

No it is not set up to run that way. You could spin around the L bracket and run the Rotopax towards the back but that wouldn't give you as much space obviously as if it were all the way back. If you are running that set up solo though it might give you enough space for your top bag with the Top Rack in the rearward position?

Let me know what you think.

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Old 05-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #148
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Dave,

The top racks and skid plates arrived today. They look great, our bikes are still a few days away but well have something to put on them when they do finally get here.

I'll post some pics once they are installed.
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:52 PM   #149
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Dave,

The rack arrived and installed without a hitch.

Thanks again for the excellent product.

Here are some pics:

http://bradleyalan.posterous.com/new...rack-installed

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Old 05-05-2010, 01:06 PM   #150
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Dave,

The top racks and skid plates arrived today. They look great, our bikes are still a few days away but well have something to put on them when they do finally get here.

I'll post some pics once they are installed.
Awesome...great to hear.
Enjoy your machines when you get them!!

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