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Rear H&B rack
« on: July 21, 2016, 12:48:01 AM »
Hi Ed,

As a distributor for H&B, do you have any insight or influence in the potential for a true tail rack for the S1000R or RR? I just came from a k1200s where I invested in a couple of H&B topcases of different capacities as well as their excellent rear rack, and I'd love to use the cases on the S Bike.

Topcases are so much better for commuting (lane splitting) and also a great passenger backrest, and although I know the S1000R is a different animal I do wish a good tail rack was available. I don't like to design or appearance of the ventura system at all.

Just curious - if they are planning to release something it'd be great to hear.

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Re: Rear H&B rack
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 06:42:17 PM »
Unfortunately as far as I know there are no current plans to have a true rear rack added onto the S1000R line. The best thing that I could suggest would be to add on one of these cases onto a sportrack:
http://www.motomachines.com/Journey-Top-Case-30_p_169.html
http://www.motomachines.com/Journey-40-Top-Case-with-Universal-Rack--Black_p_164.html

These cases come with a universal adapter plate, which I've tested myself on the R we have in house. The 30 would fit nicely, and the 40 has to be positioned in such a way that it doesn't come too close to your backside.

Another thing is to make sure the adapter plate doesn't cover the pillion unlock on the sportrack.

Hope that at least offers a bit of insight for you!

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Re: Rear H&B rack
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016, 09:25:38 PM »
Thanks Albert. Appreciate your comment! It's too bad it's not in the works. It would be great to have and it seems like there are good attachment points for one. H&B stuff is so good.

Do you have the universal alurack handy to line up on an s1000r sportrack? I'm pretty sure that's the part I'd need in order to mount my TC40 and TC50 cases. Just curious if it clears the key hole on the sport rack.

http://www.motomachines.com/Hepco-Becker-Universal-Alurack--Black_p_2663.html

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Re: Rear H&B rack
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016, 09:47:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stubble [+]
Thanks Albert. Appreciate your comment! It's too bad it's not in the works. It would be great to have and it seems like there are good attachment points for one. H&B stuff is so good.

Do you have the universal alurack handy to line up on an s1000r sportrack? I'm pretty sure that's the part I'd need in order to mount my TC40 and TC50 cases. Just curious if it clears the key hole on the sport rack.

http://www.motomachines.com/Hepco-Becker-Universal-Alurack--Black_p_2663.html

Thanks!

Got it, so you already have the cases. It COULD work on the Sportrack, though I can't guarantee how stable it would be, as you would need to use some long spacers to get enough clearance room between the Alurack and Sportrack to properly attach the case to the Alurack. My guess is probably about two inches is needed.

Personally, I wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: Rear H&B rack
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 03:31:23 PM »
Wow, would the spacers be needed because of the latching mechanism under the rear of the case? I hadn't thought of that.  :006:
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Re: Rear H&B rack
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 04:38:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stubble [+]
Wow, would the spacers be needed because of the latching mechanism under the rear of the case? I hadn't thought of that.  :006:

Right, that's exactly the reason. The only cases that don't latch from underneath the rack would be those Journey cases with the universal mounting adapter plates, and the Orbit TC54.
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