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Offline Biker Mike

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Top quality pannier rack - or is it?
on: 06 October, 2015, 10:12:29 PM
I was looking at this and thinking, gotta be the best available since it's stainless steel so won't rust like the mild steel versions from other manufacturers, but then I started thinking, how much lateral stability can a rack like this offer when it only attaches at the hook bolts and at the pillion footage plates. There is a cross brace between left and right sides, but no apparent attachment at the pillion grip mountings.

http://shop.touratech.co.uk/stainless-steel-pannier-rack-honda-cbf1000f-from-2010.html

++ UPDATE ++
Just checked out the fitting instructions and it appears there is another mounting point beneath the pillion grips, so yes, I guess these are the best pannier mounts you can get - at a price.
Last Edit: 06 October, 2015, 10:31:21 PM by Biker Mike

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Re: Top quality pannier rack - or is it?
Reply #1 on: 06 October, 2015, 10:29:29 PM
4 mounting points would be better, the one by the seat looks like a leg catcher, horrid flat plate.

Why not get Givi ETC get it galvanized of powder coated of just use it until it dies.

My Givi rack has seen better days but a wire cup on a grinder and a coat of paint it looks new again.


Look at the price of the Stainless one.   :151:
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Re: Top quality pannier rack - or is it?
Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2015, 10:34:26 PM
The reason these caught my attention Robo is because they're manufactured from 18mm tubing which is currently a pre-req if considering a Kriega Overlander 60 soft bag solution in preference to using hard cases.
I don't know if the Givi (or Honda) racks are more than 16mm.

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Re: Top quality pannier rack - or is it?
Reply #3 on: 06 October, 2015, 10:39:49 PM
Can't answer that but I bet if you went to a fabricator you'd get what you want and with pennies to spare.

Remember it's not the size tube that makes the difference , it could be 18mm but have a thinner wall than the 16mm ones and  its the mountings that make it strong too

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Re: Top quality pannier rack - or is it?
Reply #4 on: 06 October, 2015, 10:45:40 PM
It mounts in 4 places.

download their Manual.


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looky... http://shop.touratech.co.uk/media/manuals/09-618-0040-0.pdf
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Re: Top quality pannier rack - or is it?
Reply #5 on: 06 October, 2015, 10:49:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Robo [+]
It mounts in 4 places.

download their Manual.


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looky... http://shop.touratech.co.uk/media/manuals/09-618-0040-0.pdf
Yep. Caught that (notice the update to the original posting).

 


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