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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #10 on: October 23, 2021, 12:29:56 AM
I sent an email to SW-Motech. They have a similar rack...but they have no plans to make one for our bikes.  :172:

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #11 on: October 23, 2021, 09:26:23 AM
IMHO they have made a few mistakes with the new model, if BMW had actually spoken to owners of gen 1 and gen 2 bikes they would have included a pillion seat which removed like the older version, provided a proper screen and a decent headlamp. It as if theyíve just produced a bike to just nip down the pub on. I have test ridden one and it is better than the earlier bikes but not lots better.

If I was changing bikes now (which Iím not as I love my Ď14 model) I would probably take a look at the new basic version of the Tuono which seems much better set up for longer trips.

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #12 on: October 23, 2021, 09:31:59 AM
I have bought one mate and I totally agree to be honest, and I love Bmw bikes.

I honestly wish I would have not been so hung up on getting the new R and test ridden a lot more

The new standard tuono looks like the perfect sports tourer imo especially as this rack system isnít as effective as my previous gen

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #13 on: October 24, 2021, 12:31:01 AM
Don't be so down! We'll figure it out. I have Kriega bags and they can be tied to just about anything. Also, I think this bike is going to be badass for longer trips. Unless they dramatically increased fuel capacity, the Tuono would be a nightmare with only about 110mi range. My buddy has an older one and we have trouble going for afternoon rides unless it's mapped out correctly. I can't wait to get past the break-in miles, flash the ECU at the dealership, get EDR to fuel map it and put a header on it, delete the air intake flappers, blah, blah. This thing will be a beast! I need some cooperation from the weather systems...

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #14 on: October 24, 2021, 07:31:08 AM
The kriega bag works well - wish I had bought a bigger one for the tour but the US20 works. Gaffa tape instead of a rack seems to work too. Good point on mileage as it really good even up in the mountains although not using the rev range really with all the gear on,

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #15 on: October 24, 2021, 09:53:58 AM
Iím defo going to upgrade to all kriega gear over winter, lot f the stuff is out of stock at the moment so just gonna get it bit by bit

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #16 on: October 26, 2021, 06:01:39 AM
OK. I sorted it this evening... but it's untested. I had 2 Kriega straps that I used to run under the seat of my K12R connected to each other, which clearly won't work here. I made loops out of them and bolted them under the top part of the back fairing. Luckily, there are 2 bolts that connect in the perfect spot. I figured out how to put up the photos, so I'll try and attach them. I forgot to get one without the top fairing bit on, but you can see it.




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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #17 on: October 26, 2021, 07:12:27 AM
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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #18 on: October 26, 2021, 07:23:55 AM
That is bang on mate! Youíve basically done kriegas job for them and designed and made the mounting kit!

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Re: Hepco and Becker Sportrack
Reply #19 on: October 27, 2021, 08:08:34 AM
Much neater than my botched up job. I put front strap connectors around the subframe tubing forward of the pillion (or where it would be)and wrapped the rear two around the reg plate holder which is firmer than it looks. Gaffa tape to stop any rubbing. Looks terrible with the bag off but worked. Were those bolt on connectors supplied/ordered or did you knock them up yourself?

 



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