MikeCMP Posted August 2, 2021 Share Posted August 2, 2021 (edited) Update: I RideADV offered to replace the racks no questions seeing as there was a problem with the jig for the racks - once they have that correct I see no problem ordering them, they are just what I wanted. Even though they offered to replace them I still would have just fixed them myself since I could, and no reason for them to mail another set across the world. They are a stand up crew and the racks are super strong. Will post a pic of them all on the bike, plus the luggage. they are nice and tight in just like I wanted, AND clear the camel tank no problem, which I really appreciate. Original post: Hello all, I recently sold my rackless luggage and bought myself some mosko BC35's, and the Outback Motortrek racks, but I remembered that RideADV had made a set of narrower racks for their bikes. They were expensive, but I got in contact with them to order a set, along with an extra set of spacers I could modify to make them fit with my SW Motech top rack as well. Now one thing I did not realize from watching the video was that there are only spacers on the rear mounting point, not a problem if you are not using a top rack. I removed my OM pannier racks and started to mount these up. I immediate ran into problems. The right side rack I could get to fit, but not with my steg pegz, and that was only by forcing it into position. The Left side was so far off there was no way to make it fit at all. Here is a picture to show how far off it is, with the pillion bracket bolted up only. To actually get these to fit required cutting and welding. The front mount points are a weird design but I was able to cut them down to fit, and I cut down the rear spacers as well to work with my top rack. Then, I completely cut off the pillion peg brackets and bolted everything up to the bie. I tack welded the pillion brackets on the bike, then final welded them off the bike. Little paint and they fit. Here it is welded. After the mods these racks are pretty strong, I like them, just not delighted I had to spend hours test fitting and welding them. Mike Edited August 2, 2021 by MikeCMP updated after hearing back from vendor 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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