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Old 09-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #16
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so what's the deal with the rear support bar if the side racks are spaced out?
is there variability built in for various scenarios?
If you look at my pictures, hopefully they show it well enough... The rack comes with spacers. So when using OEM grab handles etc, you use the spacers provided. If your top rack has a wider mount point which would require longer bolts from other rack providers - on the wolfman rack you would REMOVE the spacers or use smaller spacers.

I.E. the racks are already designed to be spaced out and the spacers make up the difference.

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:26 PM   #17
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Funny you say that Bill...our new generation racks allow for you to mount our Expedition Saddle Bags and Hard Bags! Virtually any hard bag that has a flat back can now mount to our new generation rack.

http://wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/rack...ag_mounts.html
lockable pelican case options for those not wanting to use 2 hand locks on each case. this is the 1520, which i think is the ideal dr650 size.
http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000013
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:30 PM   #18
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oh man. i was thinking there is another optional rear bar (#4) that goes around the back fender and connects the 2 racks together, but this rack is a 3 mount point system.

do you have side pics?
i use my giant loop on the rear of the my seat, attached to the front of my rear rack and down to the passenger pegs. it sits on the bike side panels. i'm wondering how the racks sit in relation to this as the upper right mount area on the rack might tear into the GL is the touch.

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If you look at my pictures, hopefully they show it well enough... The rack comes with spacers. So when using OEM grab handles etc, you use the spacers provided. If your top rack has a wider mount point which would require longer bolts from other rack providers - on the wolfman rack you would REMOVE the spacers or use smaller spacers.

I.E. the racks are already designed to be spaced out and the spacers make up the difference.

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:44 PM   #19
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I DO have the rear support bar.

pics to follow this evening.

What I'm saying is, you shouldn't need to change the spacing of the rear support bar when using other top racks.

if the top rack has a wide machined aluminum mounting point, you just REMOVE the 1/4" spacer provided with the side racks.

The racks are ALREADY spaced out. I'll get a better picture tonight or get out my crayons if I have to.

Look at my pic above; on the outboard side of each grab handle forward mount point sits a 1/4" spacer. In the case of an aftermarket top rack, you wouldn't use the spacer because the rack mount point would be taking the place of it. unfortunately the pic is a touch overexposed and out of focus. I'll do better.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:50 PM   #20
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:54 PM   #21
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I have the sw motech rack with wolfman side racks


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Old 09-30-2011, 02:08 PM   #22
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where is the rear support bar?
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:22 PM   #23
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where is the rear support bar?
in the rear

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Old 09-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #24
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lockable pelican case options for those not wanting to use 2 hand locks on each case. this is the 1520, which i think is the ideal dr650 size.
http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=...=i&item=000013
Hey Bill, have you ever checked out the pelican 1530 top loading cases? I'm wrong there 1430 and I think there to small.
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Hey Bill, have you ever checked out the pelican 1530 top loading cases? I'm wrong there 1430 and I think there to small.
i have and those are a sweet case, but i'm a fan of side loading boxes and using case liners. i worked with cee baileys to design the 1550 case liners for caribou cases way back when. i hope to do the same at some point on the 1520.

i prefer liners as i can quickly load and unload them and take then in to where ever i'm sleeping. the next day i put my stuff back in and quickly drop them back in the pelicans. roger's boxes include integrated locks and lid strap that hold them up and keep them from flopping over all the way over. with the lids partially open the also make a nice catch area to work with when at camp. i also like to strap dry bags on top of the pelicans when going 2 up and with side lids you can still get easy access to the bags vrs trying to remove a top lid w/ a dry bag attached to it.

they work for me but not for everyone.
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this is dale's (fat chance) dr with 1520 pelicans.
sized very well for the dr imo.

bigger bikes like the strom & 1200 gs do better with the 1550s
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he's using the no longer available moto sport panier racks
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #29
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in the rear

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i just saw the brace on the 800xc.
http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Racks/...er_800_XC.html

so from a side rack width variation standpoint:
from the looks of it, if you need to shim out your side racks then you need to add washers between the end of the cross brace to out fill the gap where it meets the side brace. no big deal. you don't want to bolt it up and try and pull the rear together with the cross brace and put pressure elsewhere on the rack mounts.

d-train,
does wolfman supply spacers/bolts with the optional cross brace to accomadate for those who space out their side rack wider than normal?

i must say that with 4 points of beefy attachments, Backroads Moto really stepped up their game!
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #30
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why would you need to shim out the racks???? I've said 3x that the racks are ALREADY shimmed out. If you have a top rack with wider mounts, then you use thinner spacers. No need to add more spacers or washers.

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