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Old 04-25-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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R1200GS LC '13 SW-MOTECH Alu-Rack Toprack

Has anyone received or installed on of these yet? I just checked with Twisted Throttle. They have them in stock but they couldn't give me its dimensions (W x L). If/when you get one would you please post its dimensions here? Thanks.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...-r1200gs-lc-13

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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We just installed one on ours late this afternoon. When I get into rhe office I wilk get you some measurements.

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #3
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Thanks. Pics would help too

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We just installed one on ours late this afternoon. When I get into rhe office I wilk get you some measurements.

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Old 04-26-2013, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks. Pics would help too
I measured it at the widest point and in the center from front to back and came up with these dimensions: Width: 34cm X Depth: 20cm for the metric challenged like myself that is around 13 25/64" x 7 3/4"

Here are photos of how I measured it:





A nice accessory for the ALU-RACK is the SW-MOTECH Alu-Rack Topcase Adapter Plate For Attaching Soft Luggage:



I hope this helps.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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if anyone needs either a Alurack to Monokey or Monlock givi adapter give me a holler....that would be used to mount Givi topcases to this rack.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Thanks. The rack barely extends beyond the back of the OEM rack but is wider.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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What do people think about the SWM crash bars in silver as opposed to black for the LC?
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:45 PM   #8
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The plate looks nice but I fail to see what it actually adds in functionality.

I was considering one of these to fit my Givi Maxia on the LC GS since the Givi rack can't be ordered yet.
What is the point of adding a plate on top of the plastic OEM rack and then add another plate to be able to fit a box etc?

What am I missing?
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:31 AM   #9
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The plate looks nice but I fail to see what it actually adds in functionality.

I was considering one of these to fit my Givi Maxia on the LC GS since the Givi rack can't be ordered yet.
What is the point of adding a plate on top of the plastic OEM rack and then add another plate to be able to fit a box etc?

What am I missing?
The advantage is if you already have SW Motech plates for top box, parcel etc which I do have for my Givi eye.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:34 PM   #10
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Thanks. The rack barely extends beyond the back of the OEM rack but is wider.
The design intent of the ALU-RACK is to minimally impact the look of the rear of the bike when you do not need a toprack. When you need to carry a topbox or a piece of soft luggage just add the appropriate adapter plate. Three quarter turn tasters is all it takes to convert the small rack to your needed purposes.

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Old 04-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #11
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The rack shown above attaches to the existing OEM rack so the SW Motech rack is at the height of the top of the rear set.

SW Motech also, however, makes a "low suspension" rack that requires removal of the OEM rack placing the SWM rack flat on the back of the bike (lower than the rear seat).

On my '09 R1200GS I used the low suspension rack (OEM rack removed) and back then, SWM also made a rack that actually replaced the rear seat and fit with a prong and hooks exactly as the rear seat did.

Combining the two racks provided a perfectly flat surface from just behind the front seat to the back of the bike.

I'd kind of like to do the same to my LC when it arrives -- if I can find the racks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:18 AM   #12
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The rack shown above attaches to the existing OEM rack so the SW Motech rack is at the height of the top of the rear set.

SW Motech also, however, makes a "low suspension" rack that requires removal of the OEM rack placing the SWM rack flat on the back of the bike (lower than the rear seat).

On my '09 R1200GS I used the low suspension rack (OEM rack removed) and back then, SWM also made a rack that actually replaced the rear seat and fit with a prong and hooks exactly as the rear seat did.

Combining the two racks provided a perfectly flat surface from just behind the front seat to the back of the bike.

I'd kind of like to do the same to my LC when it arrives -- if I can find the racks.
We will have the "Low Suspension" adjustment kit soon. It is an addition to the ALU-RACK and can be added later. I don't have a delivery date yet but I will shortly. - Get it "shortly"? HA!

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:40 AM   #13
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Twisted Throttle: do you have the rack that replaces the rear seat?
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Twisted Throttle: do you have the rack that replaces the rear seat?
At this moment my answer is "not likely". There isn't one in development by us or SW-MOTECH. This leads me to believe there will not be one.

To be certain, I checked with our in-house design team and they are definitely not designing one.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #15
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Kevin: thank you for your reply.

Regarding the "low suspension" alu rack, SWM does list that as a part they currently make and I would be interested in that plus the soft luggage rack to go on top of it. I will check your site periodically to see if you do get the low suspension option in sometime. Thanks!

And by the way, I have purchased many items from Twisted Throttle for my KLR and have always been pleased.
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