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Old 02-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #196
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Came home on Thursday night and found this sitting at my door:



Install was very easy.

Side with oil drain:


Nice clearance with the Holan Pros:




Cat protection:




Nice product guys. Thanks for the help Dave!
You're bike looks great!!

Thanks for the compliments and most importantly, glad to hear you're happy with it!



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Old 02-19-2011, 12:12 PM   #197
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Happy Trail SU side racks/MOD F800 GS Tail Rack

We've found that the Happy Trail side racks are a little different than most.

Full thread here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=648082

So with help from The Griz we made up some special spacers.

Posted by The Griz:

"So, I have finally gotten around to taking some pics of the MOD (MotoOverland) F800GS top rack installed with the Happy Trails SU side racks for the F800GS. I have to thank Dave at MOD once again for helping me out with getting this to fit. He is awesome. He custom made me some spacer bushings so the the rack would sit correctly on top of the Happy Trails SU side racks!! It fits together perfectly. See, the issue was that the top of the Happy Trails top two mount points (the ones for the forward mounting of the MOD rack) are flush. This is unlike virtually every other luggage rack out there: BMW, Touratech, Hepco Becker, etc. in that that top-most mount point on theirs is recessed. Therefore, for the forward mount point on every other non-Happy Tails rack, you need a longer spacer bushing in order for the top rack to sit flat. Again, however, with the Happy Trail SU side racks, those steel mount points are flush with no recess, therefore a much shorter spacer bushing is needed for the top rack to sit flat.

Well, like I said, Dave had me measure the gap. Then he fabricated some bushings for me. They work perfectly.

Sorry for the underexposed pics. It is dark in my garage.




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Thanks Griz!!

We will be offering these spacers as well as the Jesse compatible ones as an option with our F800/F650 GS Top Racks.

Here are the stock spacers (two on the left) and the Jesse spacer (Happy Trail ones not shown). All CNC'd alu of course...no steel chunks here


Thanks for checking it out!

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:09 AM   #198
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Here it is mostly mounted.



Uh-oh. The spacers dave sent don't fit with the Wolfman pannier rack. It seems there is a similar problem with the Happy Trails. Well it's not really a problem since dave has different size spacers machined.

I needed some of his special 8mm flat bottom spacers.



The standard ones are about 12mm to tall.

Now, just so everyone is clear, I didn't tell dave about the rack and after I did he offered to mail me some new spacers. So what you're about to see next is not his fault. It would have been much prettier if I could wait a week for things to come in the mail from Canada.



I only had one sliver of aluminum hit me in the eye... I smoothed them out with my pad sander...there are some vice marks and whatnot but they work much better than a stack of fender washers.

If you look real close you can tell they're kind of chewed up but you have to stick your head under the rack to even see it.



Anyway, this rack rocks...

Thanks goes to Dave.


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If the last spacer in this photo is the 8mm version you may have to go back to the CNC machine... The Wolfman rack is flat on top with no recess. I cut mine off flat at +/- 8mm and they work perfectly.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:37 PM   #199
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If the last spacer in this photo is the 8mm version you may have to go back to the CNC machine... The Wolfman rack is flat on top with no recess. I cut mine off flat at +/- 8mm and they work perfectly.

Thanks again.
Glad to see you got it working James!

The stock spacers are the left and middle ones and smallest spacers on the right in the pic above are for Jesse racks...the Happy Trail (and now Wolfman too) ones aren't shown yet. We had only made up one set for Griz to try before we did a run. Which is on right now actually...

Super happy to hear riders are liking MOD parts!

Thanks!!

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Old 02-26-2011, 09:24 PM   #200
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MOD Top Racks and Kolpin fuel packs

I was at one of our dealers a couple of days ago and they sell Kolpin fuel packs so I took a closer look.

It turns out that the Kolpin Pack Mount will bolt directly to our Top Rack using two of the existing holes in the middle. It sets up perfectly!

So that presents another option for you:
Kolpin Jr. (1.5 gal.) and their pack mount

We've also heard that their L bracket fits but we haven't confirmed that yet...

Thanks for checking it out!!

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Old 02-28-2011, 03:34 PM   #201
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Happy Holidays everyone!!

Curious to see if any one out there is running a Trax top box and if I can get the dimensions of the four mounting points and the latch mount?

Thanks,

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It's been a few months, but has anybody given you this info yet? I run the Trax box, and am hoping to replace the SW Motech rack with yours sometime soon.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:31 AM   #202
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It's been a few months, but has anybody given you this info yet? I run the Trax box, and am hoping to replace the SW Motech rack with yours sometime soon.
Hi dendrophobe!

Thanks for the question.

We've only been able to do preliminary fitting and it looks doable to install Trax top box mounting to the existing MOD Top Rack without too much modification .

I'm hoping to have a more definitive answer soon as I may have found a Trax top box that I can access.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

See you out there,

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:29 PM   #203
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MOD BMW F800GS Top Rack Compatibility

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We are now making specific spacer kits to fit our Top Rack with Jesse and Happy Trail side racks.

Our stock spacers fit just about everything including:
stock set-up


BMW's Varios


and these side racks:
BMW,


SW-Motech Quick-Lock Evo


Metal Mules (without the front spacers...shown here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=141 )


Touratech and Holan too.

The only two that needed something different were the Jeese and Happy Trail...so now we offer those



Here is the stock spacers (two on the left) and the Jesse spacer (Happy Trail ones not shown). All CNC'd alu of course...no steel chunks here


Then you can team up the Top Rack with these options:
Rotopax direct mount (no adapters needed)
Givi/Kappa Monokey direct mount (no adapters needed)
KISS DIY Top Box system

All the details are on the site www.motooverland.com

Thanks for checkin' it out.

Dave
Update:
Here`s a pic of all the spacers now available:



From left to right: the two stock spacers are on the left, the J (Jesse) spacers next and the H spacers (Happy Trail, Wolfman/Backroads Moto) on the right.

Here's the list:

Stock spacers fit:

BMW stock handle
BMW Vario handle/side racks
BMW Alu box side racks
Touratech side racks
Holan side racks
SW-Motech Quick-Lock Evo side racks
Metal Mule (no front spacers required -only washers needed)
Hepco Becker (pending -no front spacers -only washers needed)

J spacers:
Jesse side racks

H spacers:
Happy Trail
Wolfman/Backroads Moto

Pics above of most of those.

We still have to double check on Givi side racks.

Are we missing any?

Then we have:

Rotopax top, top L bracket and side L bracket mounting
Kolpin Jr and mount will also fit on top and possibly their L bracket too
Givi/Kappa Monokey Top Box mounting
KISS DYI top box mounting (simple carriage bolts to fit on any Pelican type box)
2" Fore and aft adjust-ability with the keyhole quick release so you don't have to mess with the spacers/bolts to swap various mounts

Whew...there you have it.

Nothing even comes close to offering this many options

Thanks for checking it out!

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:39 PM   #204
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A pic of the Kolpin mount on the MOD F800/F650 GS Top Rack:



It bolts right on using two of the existing holes in the Top Rack. That was lucky!

So that gives you yet another option, the Kolpin Jr. 1.5 gal. fuel pack and their mount.

Thanks for checkin' it out!

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Old 06-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #205
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:35 PM   #206
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Ya I agree BMW skidplates have crappy welds. A few spots on mine were already cracked when I bought it. Must be robotic welding with crappy quality control.

One day when Im bored I will fix the welds.
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The CNC'd front bracket is the most compact of any that I have seen. This gives you a strong bracket to take some of the stress off of BMW's break away mounts underneath. There are also no sharp edges within the skid plate to gouge the oil pan if you break it off and it gets pushed in to the oil pan (there are actually pics of that on someones' thread too).
YES! The BMW plate has a front bracket that is very poorly designed. It has a flat, square surface that can be pushed back into the engine, thus poking a hole and draining your oil in BFE. HOW DO I KNOW?! It happened to my friend's F800 GS while we were riding this past Saturday. (I was breaking in my new F800 GS! WOW I love this machine!) I do a lot of off-road riding on my KTM 450, and I beat the hell out of my KLR skid plate, so I know a little about hitting skid plates. I can tell you this hit on Saturday should not have been a big deal, but the BMW skid plate's right front weld broke which allowed the plate to flex and shoved the square edge of a mounting tab through the engine bottom cover. Good bye oil. Lucky, we fixed it with epoxy on the trail (plus a 60 mile round-trip to get oil).
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #207
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Happy camper here.

Whew! It's been a while since I've been on here...and it's all refreshed up! We've been working hard to get more BMW Top Racks done.

Thanks Johngil! Glad to hear it.That's one naked looking skid plate! BTW John did that himself. Will we ever offer naked? Not sure really. We did at first and they just didn't sell

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:09 PM   #208
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YES! The BMW plate has a front bracket that is very poorly designed. It has a flat, square surface that can be pushed back into the engine, thus poking a hole and draining your oil in BFE. HOW DO I KNOW?! It happened to my friend's F800 GS while we were riding this past Saturday. (I was breaking in my new F800 GS! WOW I love this machine!) I do a lot of off-road riding on my KTM 450, and I beat the hell out of my KLR skid plate, so I know a little about hitting skid plates. I can tell you this hit on Saturday should not have been a big deal, but the BMW skid plate's right front weld broke which allowed the plate to flex and shoved the square edge of a mounting tab through the engine bottom cover. Good bye oil. Lucky, we fixed it with epoxy on the trail (plus a 60 mile round-trip to get oil).
Wow TroyWolf,

That's a crazy story! Glad you guys were equipped enough to get yourself out.

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:49 PM   #209
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Lot's has been happening for us...

After losing the motherboard of our computer and then regaining some of the info, we have lost it again (double backups now) !

So no website updates In fact it will probably have to be a whole new website...at some point.

So all the news will be posted here

The good news:

We have dealer in Colorado!

Northern Colorado Euro Motorcycles in Loveland, CO

http://www.coloradoeuro.com/

email: parts at coloradoeuro dot com

They do have a BMW Top Rack and a Side Stand Foot in stock.

Thanks guys for stocking MOD parts!!

So if you want to see the parts for real in CO, stop by there!

BMW & KTM Top Racks are in stock and BMW Side Stand Feet (low supply) are too.

The bad news:

BMW V2 skid plates are not in stock and it will be a minimum of 6 weeks until they are back in stock
We are a very small operation and it's been a little difficult to keep up. Thanks very much for the support! Glad we have so many happy riders out there!

Fire away if you have any questions.

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:36 AM   #210
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Hepco & Becker compatibility

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Update:
Here`s a pic of all the spacers now available:



From left to right: the two stock spacers are on the left, the J (Jesse) spacers next and the H spacers (Happy Trail, Wolfman/Backroads Moto) on the right.

Here's the list:

Stock spacers fit:

BMW stock handle
BMW Vario handle/side racks
BMW Alu box side racks
Touratech side racks
Holan side racks
SW-Motech Quick-Lock Evo side racks
Metal Mule (no front spacers required -only washers needed)

J spacers:
Jesse side racks

H spacers:
Happy Trail
Wolfman/Backroads Moto

Pics above of most of those.

We still have to double check on Givi side racks.

Are we missing any?

Then we have:

Rotopax top, top L bracket and side L bracket mounting
Kolpin Jr and mount will also fit on top and possibly their L bracket too
Givi/Kappa Monokey Top Box mounting
Caribou QFS DIY top box mounting
KISS DYI top box mounting (simple carriage bolts to fit on any Pelican type box)
2" Fore and aft adjust-ability with the keyhole quick release so you don't have to mess with the spacers/bolts to swap various mounts

Whew...there you have it.

Nothing even comes close to offering this many options

Thanks for checking it out!

Dave
We have been working on the set-up for Hepco & Becker side racks now too. These are what Caribou is using for their side racks as well.

They end up adding some height to the front so they don't need spacers but they do need the longer 70mm bolts from the rear and then even longer bolts and spacers are needed for the back.

We have the first set going out this week so we'll know how it all works out.

We're happy to have have spacers for every type of side rack to offer our customers lot's of compatibility, clean looks and easy installation...but could you side rack people please try to keep it consistent!!

Pics soon!

We are also now offering Givi Monokey mount kits for our Top Racks. They differ in that they come with special washer set up for the latch block that works particularly well with our top racks. They are $22.00 CAD...not listed on the site yet (see last post).

Lastly pics of the Caribou QFS DIY top box mounting kit installed are forthcoming too!

Thanks!

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