Just taken off my Rentec tubular rack, only been on since Sept, paint flaking and surface rust appearing on the welds, not the first time I have had quality issues with this make but unfortunately there are very few companies making these products nowadays.
Bummer. Renteck always used to a cheep alternative to some of the other brands. The old stuff I had was always plastic coated and stood up to the weather pretty well.
I see Givi have finally stepped up to the plate and are offering a full range now. Their basic rack starts at about £95 and then you choose a box
Finally got my rack and box sorted, its taken a while but there were no front mount points for the anchor plate under the pillion seat so I had to improvise a bar and studbolt stabiliser, purists are gonna hate a 55 litre box on a naked, but its so handy and the bare rack can stay there when the box is not being used.
I've been through quite a few different luggage options.
First I used regular soft bags. But I don't like soft bags, as they're floppy, and you have to put a rain cover on them.
Then I made my own home-made rack out of aluminum and used Givi E22 bags. I liked it, but stopped using it because it made the rear seat latch fiddly. Plus the whole setup wasn't the most stable.
Then I bought the C-Bow Royster setup. I liked the way it looked, and the bags have an inner waterproof liner. However they're really small. They're supposed to be 22 liters each, but I don't believe it.
So then I bought an extra set of C-Bow brackets and bolted them to the E22 bags. I took one trip with them and decided the rack just wasn't beefy enough for it. They were very bouncy and I was afraid the rack would eventually break.
I sold the E22 bags and went back to the Royster setup for awhile. But this past winter I came across a good deal on some used E21 bags. So I re-visited my home-made rack idea and added some extra reinforcements. I'll give this a shot for awhile. At least with this setup I can easily remove the whole rack in minutes with no tools.
I'm sure this won't be my last experiment with luggage. I can't leave anything well enough alone.
Those last picture bags are the ones I had mounted with the wingrack system, is that what you have used here? My Givi monokey rack is now fitted on the pillion seat so no issues about max box weight within reason.
That windscreen is the Calsci tinted shorty ( Suzuki GSX-S1000F Windshields ) that I added the deflector to it myself. It worked great. With the stock screen my helmet wanted to lift at any speeds above 65-70.
I don't have it anymore, the only reason I got rid of it was I just didn't like the way the Calsci screen looked. The lines didn't really match the bike. Now I have the Givi, and I'm happy with that.
My bars are bent and the dealer wants 300$ for the OEM bars. I tried some protapers pastrana bends, but they were to wide for the controlls to fit. The stock bar has a narrow middle. I would like something a bit lower. What are you all useing.
This is a quick video I made during the installation of the Puig new generation naked windscreen. The instructions it comes with aren't terrible, they're just not great either. Pretty short video, hopefully will help someone looking to install this on their bike.
One of the 1st things I noticed about the bike - after riding at night - was the pass light function was brighter than hi beam as it marries both high & low beams together.
however you cannot keep it on without you finger or some kind of tape / cable tie (which is stupid).
The lights on this...
After 17000km and hating the jerky throttle I decided to do something about it (I know I'm a procrastinator) I've read about all the fixes, TPS,ECU flash,TRE etc, but I have an easier fix, costs nothing and takes about 3 minutes.
Here's what I did
Remove the pillion seat and locate...
What one should I go with ? The holeshot is a little bit less and seems to have some real world tuning done to it. But as I build my bike I don't want to be limited to JUST the tune that is loaded on there. Anyone use both and know what one is better.
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