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Old 07-22-2011, 10:31 PM   #211
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MOD BMW Top Rack w/ New features!

We've made a couple of changes the the MOD BMW F800/F650 GS Top Rack following in the footsteps of the KTM 990/950 Adv. & 950 SE version released earlier this year.

Two more top box mounting options have been added!

SW-Motech Trax and Caribou's QFS System...

(BMW Top Rack pics courtesy of Fastredbike -thanks!! )



The new version

Dimensions are all the same just a few new holes added. Here's what the mounting of the two new top box options looks like:



SW-Motech Trax top box mounting (shown here on the KTM Top Rack). Bolts right on and works very well with their top box. Low profile so you can throw a soft bag over top too.

Next up the Caribou QFS:



This is Caribou's DIY system that they make in two versions. They both bolt right on. The Pelican version is shown here and there is also a universal one.


(Top Rack in forward position)

It's fairly low profile. The universal one is even a little lower.



Nanuk small top box mounted, top rack in forward position.



Large top box, top rack in forward position.



Inside the box.

This system is DIY and has a lot of great things going for it. It fits just about any top box. It very easy to take the top box off via the Dzus fasteners. It's inexpensive so you can have a couple of different sized top boxes if you want and it's low profile enough that you can still throw a soft bag on without removing the mounts.


The original rack with Givi/Kappa Monkey mounts.


Rotopax mount installed with a 1 Gal. Rotopax fuel pack on the original top rack. Note that there are still 360* of the the slots available to strap down a soft bag.


Kolpin JR fuel pack mount installed on the original top rack. The JR is a 1.5 Gal. fuel pack that is a slightly taller and more square shape.

So to review all the features again:

-Forward and rearward Top Rack position for riding solo (centre the weight more) or two-up (lot's of room for the passenger).
-Rotopax Fuel Pack top, top L-bracket and side L-bracket mounting. The L bracket is Rotopax's too.
-Kolpin Fuel Pack Jr. top mounting
-Perimeter slots are still accessible with Rotopax 1gal.or Kolpin Jr. mounted.
-Givi/Kappa Monokey Top Box mounting. Just add their hardware, no adapters needed. We have some Monokey kits in stock too.
-SW-Motech Trax top box mounting. Just add their mounting kit.
-Caribou QFS DIY top box mounting. Just add their mounting kit and get a top box and drill it.
-KISS top box mounting. Our own DIY top box mounting. Uses the square holes and 1/4" carriage bolts and T hand nuts inside the top box of your choice. Simple, effective and REALLY inexpensive.
-Keyhole release so you don't have to mess around with the bolts/spacers every time you want to swap out mounts
-Lots of slots options for various straps and top rack bags.
-Slots and rectangular cut-outs optimized for use with the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebags. The bag can be put in the exact position you want and it will stay there. i.e I ride with it a little further back so I put the straps on the bag through the front rectangular slots instead of the front slots.



ALL the slots, rectangular cut-outs and the perimeter edges are finished to prevent them from cutting your straps and/or bag. Always have been...always will be. We're surprised how many other top racks aren't!

We've pioneered a lot of new features on our Top Racks because we wanted more functional parts!

Thanks very much for the support and we're proud to have riders using our parts and be happy with them.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:07 PM   #212
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Nice product and fits in 2 mins. Thanks from Sydney! Suggest Aussies use the air freight option as Canada Post are not quick for surface mail. Out to go and use it now!

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Old 09-17-2011, 10:38 AM   #213
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Nice product and fits in 2 mins. Thanks from Sydney! Suggest Aussies use the air freight option as Canada Post are not quick for surface mail. Out to go and use it now!

Peter
Hey Peter,

Glad to hear you finally got it and you like it!

FYI for those far away from us here in Canuckistan we can ship Top Racks via Small Packet Intl. Surface which is inexpensive (in this case to Australia was well under $30.00 CAD) but it takes a while. We are quoted 4-6 weeks (not guaranteed and not including Customs clearance) but in this case it took 8 weeks .

That's by far the longest so far, so plan ahead.

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Old 09-25-2011, 03:57 PM   #214
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MOD BMW F650/F800 GS Top Rack Compatibilty

In our on-going efforts to have our MOD Top Rack fit with everything out there making for easy installation and perfect fit, we present our newest Hepco + Becker (and Caribou) compatible spacers.

Here's the whole line up:



All 6061 Alu. CNC machined. No heavy steel chunks here. Large top surface for maximum rack support.

The Hepco+Becker/Caribou spacers are the longest ones on the far left.
H+B raise the stock handles with spacers and their rack fits under so we needed to make longer spacers to accommodate it (and also use longer bolts). No spacers are are needed for the front and we supply longer bolts for the front and back. Easy and solid. Caribou also uses H+B racks when they sell their boxes with the racks so these work for that too.

The fit list:

Standard Spacers (2nd and 3rd from left)
-stock handles
-BMW Varios
-BMW Alu. box side racks
-Touratech
-SW-Motech
-Holan
-Metal Mule (no front spacers required)

H Spacers (far right)
These substitute the standard front ones and are used with the standard rear ones
-Happy Trail
-Wolfman/ Backroads Moto

J spacers (second from right)
These substitute the standard rear ones and are used with the standard front ones
-Jesse

C Spacers (far left)
No front spacers are required, however longer bolts are required for the front and rear.
-Hepco + Becker
-Caribou (using Hepco+Becker racks at this time)


Givi side racks are different altogether as they have built in a top rack to it. We have two possible solutions there too. Details pending.

You can substitute any spacers at the time of purchase or add them on top.
Of course you can buy them separately too so if you change what you are using...no problem !

Top Box Compatibility:
Just bolt on the appropriate mounts and you're all set to go
-Givi/Kappa Monokey (we have Monokey mount kits available too)
-SW-Motech Trax
DIY
-Caribou QFS
-MOD KISS

Fuel Cell Compatibility:
Just bolt on the appropriate mounts and you're all set to go
-Rotopax (all sizes), right side mounting too
-Kolpin Jr

Keyhole quick release facilitates removal and swapping of options

50mm (2") fore and aft adjustment to centralize load solo or make room for passenger

Many well positioned slots and cut-outs for soft luggage, all properly chamfered top and bottom (and the perimeter) so it won't cut straps.

This distances the best BMW F650/F800 GS Top Racks yet again!

All of the different spacers are in stock.

Any questions...let me know here or dave(at)motooverland(dot)com!

Thanks,

Dave

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:40 AM   #215
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Hello Dave, I'm just wondering if your V2 skid plate will work for the F650GS with the lowering kit. Wondering if there is clearance issue? If not do you still have those in stock for quick shipping?.

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Old 09-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #216
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Hello Dave, I'm just wondering if your V2 skid plate will work for the F650GS with the lowering kit. Wondering if there is clearance issue? If not do you still have those in stock for quick shipping?.

Thanks,

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Hi Andre,

Thanks for your question.
No clearance issues and no problem to use the V2 skid plate on a lower F650 GS.

Unfortunately they are not in stock at the moment. We are just in the middle of another run and I'm hoping to have them ready in about 6 weeks. Please email me if you'd like to be on the waiting list: dave(at)motooverland(dot)com

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Old 09-27-2011, 11:52 PM   #217
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Hi,

This has probably been covered but I cant seem to find it.
I am running the BMW top box with BMW rack and want to change to you masterpiece.
Will the BMW Top Box fit?

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Old 09-28-2011, 03:59 PM   #218
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This has probably been covered but I cant seem to find it.
I am running the BMW top box with BMW rack and want to change to you masterpiece.
Will the BMW Top Box fit?

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Hi OZZY-GS,

Thanks for your question and the compliment!

I don't know if I've ever answered it here or not but we have had the question.

I'm also not sure if you mean the Vario or the alu. top box but the answer is the same -no...not really*

The only top boxes you can mount the hardware directly for is: Givi/Kappa Monokey, SW-Motech Trax and Caribou's DIY QFS system (shown at the top of the page).

*You could remove what's currently there and use the Caribou QFS universal system...but that's probably a bit of a stretch!

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Hi Andre,

Thanks for your question.
No clearance issues and no problem to use the V2 skid plate on a lower F650 GS.

Unfortunately they are not in stock at the moment. We are just in the middle of another run and I'm hoping to have them ready in about 6 weeks. Please email me if you'd like to be on the waiting list: dave(at)motooverland(dot)com

Dave
Hello Dave,

You can put me on the waiting list for your skid plate.


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Old 10-14-2011, 02:34 PM   #220
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You can put me on the waiting list for your skid plate.


André
Yes Andre you're on the list!

We're well behind...but they're in progress!!

Thanks!

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Old 10-18-2011, 09:24 PM   #221
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Just want to say that I have had my skid plate and top rack since Dave started to make them and they are the best looking and best quality as well. I guess I better get the sidestand plate some day soon. Now if that tool box thing were to resurface some time...
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:40 PM   #222
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Just want to say that I have had my skid plate and top rack since Dave started to make them and they are the best looking and best quality as well. I guess I better get the sidestand plate some day soon. Now if that tool box thing were to resurface some time...
Hi eddyturn!

Thanks very much for the compliments!!

Ahh yes the MIA tool box. The hope is to start working on it's replacement over the winter and have it ready for Spring!

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Old 10-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #223
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Sounds good. I'll bet it will be a farkle I just won't be able to live without once I see it.
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Sounds good. I'll bet it will be a farkle I just won't be able to live without once I see it.
I'd have to say that I'd be hard pressed to live without my tool box on my skid plate. Most of my tools and flat fixin' stuff is in there and it just stays there so it's always there if need be. I never even have to think about it.



That said we'd better get back on them!!

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #225
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Moto Overland BMW Top Racks and V2 Skid Plates

Some updates...

We have another run of Top Racks in stock now and we finally have more V2 skid plates on the way!!

The skid plates are just at powder coat now and should be available late next week. If you are on the waiting list and haven't heard from me, scorn me and send me an email: dave(at)motooverland(dot)com

Caution: the price of the V2 skid plates WILL be going up unfortunately, but if you're keen to get one soon I'll curb the increase.

Also we have finally been able to test fit with Wild @ Heart's engine bars...success!!


My dirty skid plate (and tool box) mounted on a new clean F800 GS with the Wild @ Heart engine bars.

More pics to follow.

So that puts the compatible engine bars list at :

-Adventure Spec (G-it)
-Alt-Rider
-BMW
-Givi
-Hepco & Becker
-Holan (and Holan Pro)
-Metal Mule
-SW-Motech
-Touratech
-Wild @ Heart

Thanks,

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