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Old 05-01-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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Which luggage rack should I buy.

Looking to get a rear luggage rack but don't want to break the bank if I don't have to. I need to know what to look for. It will be used to strap down dry duffel type bags.

Please give me suggestions so I buy the right rack on the first try.

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Old 05-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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Oh yea feel free to leave pics b/c looks do matter a little bit.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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I've got the Touratech rack. Works well. But if I were buying today, I'm fairly sure that I'd spring for the MOD rack. I think that rack nails it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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MOD Rack

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I've got the Touratech rack. Works well. But if I were buying today, I'm fairly sure that I'd spring for the MOD rack. I think that rack nails it.
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MOD's the one you want.

lots of pics and details here: www.motooverland.com

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Old 05-01-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
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MOD Rack

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Dave at Mod has the best rack, and the best engine guard, hands down.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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+3 on the MOD

I like the way you can move it forward around 2" for when your riding solo with a load back there. I know it clears my BMW comfort seat in the forward position.

I have 2 different cases I use on it.
A Sears cheep that looks like a GIVI
and a plastic Stanley tool box for when I need to carry more.
The Stanley fits it perfect, and even had lid seals on it and a place for a pad lock.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post14670495
The MOD strap holes in front and rear of the rack just clear the Stanley so I can strap a tent on top. The Stanley has a V in the top to keep the tent from rolling around.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
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Mod!

I just went through this process myself and the MOD rack wins hands down.

Quality, price, customer service and versatility all in one package.




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Old 05-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #8
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Wow. I guess that answers the question. Thanks all.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:44 PM   #9
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Second question is what do you use for straps. Meaning what kind of straps should I buy to ride along with me.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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I'm currently running the large Wolfman Rolie on mine with plans to pick up a 34L Caribou top box for two up riding. The beauty of the MOD rack is it's versatility.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #11
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Lets me see a pick of the large wolfman bag on your bike. I was thinking of using the same setup but have not decided on which size bag to buy. small, med. or large
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:59 PM   #12
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Lets me see a pick of the large wolfman bag on your bike. I was thinking of using the same setup but have not decided on which size bag to buy. small, med. or large
Opps my bad, I was thinking about the wolfman dry duffle bag not the rolie. The large rolie would work great but I would rather have the duffle. If you have used the duffle please give me input on which size is best for the gs.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:00 PM   #13
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MOD gets my vote hands down.
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #14
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Westy's picture shows the rack in the forward position.
The bolts (show loose in Westy's picture) have a tapered head, that seats in a tapered hole in the rack.
there are three sets of holes. If I recall, the center is bigger so you can remove the rack, then you can tighten the bolts in the forward and rearward holes giving you around 2" of movement. The rear position gives you more room if you have a passenger.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:53 AM   #15
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towpro - I believe you are correct, you can remove the rack by sliding it to the center position. I've had the wife on for a couple rides and in the rear position, there was plenty of room for her to sit without getting into the rack.


I don't have a Wolfman duffel but here's a couple shots of the large Rolie.











I need to get some better pictures (it's been raining for about a week straight here) but these will give you an idea on how the large Rolie works as a tailbag.
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