Luggage rack for GT

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Luggage rack for GT

Post by fredm » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:45 pm

I was looking into buying the rear rack from the accessories catalogue but for some reason KTM forgot to put a grab handle on it for a passenger. :roll:
So decided to make my own.

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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by baotchi » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:34 pm

that looks like a well built piece man nice design!

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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by DaveW » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:20 am

Yes I agree ..that looks very well made
Good stuff :D

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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:37 am

Cheers Fredm....... job well done - strong, clean and functional. I agree both the KTM racks (the SDR type I've got and the full GT rack are deficient in grab rails - both are made by SW Motec specially for KTM).

Maybe someone at KTM HQ will see your post and start thinking....... :roll:

Gotta ask - is the Alu plate reinforced underneath.......top boxes tend to work a mount pretty hard when loaded (if it is intended for a topbox).......bloody nice work though.....my creations are very rough compared to yours ;)
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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by fredm » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:04 pm

Thanks for the comments. I'm pleased with how it turned out. My wife likes it too, she prefers the round section tube over the angular OEM design which she says gets quite uncomfortable to grip after a couple of hours. I suspect KTM designed it with style in mind rather than function.

The rack will be used for a small size holdall, say 20 or 30 litres max. We took a 2 week trip to the south of France last year and we found luggage capacity a little lacking just using the KTM side panniers. Things like hair straighteners (extremely important apparently :roll: ) are a pain to pack.

It's a sturdy setup, the top plate is 6mm Aluminium plate. I used a similar setup on a Hayabusa with great success for several years and that used to carry a 60 litre bag which weighed lots.
However, as you have brought the subject up Aussie Dave, I decided to add an extra mounting point this evening. I'll post up a better picture once I put a lick of paint on it.

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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by jjscsix » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:22 am

What tidy tail do you have on your bike? I’m wanting one, but even though I won’t use the saddle bags very often I want a tidy tail that will still accommodate the bags. Any advice appreciated.
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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by Aussie Dave » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:15 am

Cheers fredm..... sorry to put you to all that trouble......but that extra rail looks like it will keep your luggage nice and stable - though the 6mm alloy plate is pretty strong (I have some in use on my CBR11xx).

That's another style of rear axle stand......so much available now than when I was after stuff 12mths ago :mrgreen:
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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by fredm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:17 am

The Tail Tidy is an Evotech item, fits perfectly with the KTM luggage. R@G Racing do a version but I prefer the Evotech. Good quality stuff.

The stand for the single side swing arm I made myself. The axle tube is on bearings so that the wheel spins freely for chain cleaning etc.

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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by jjscsix » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:01 pm

fredm wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:17 am
The Tail Tidy is an Evotech item, fits perfectly with the KTM luggage. R@G Racing do a version but I prefer the Evotech. Good quality stuff.
I agree they make good stuff. Their site says that to fit the bags we need the European KTM turn signals. I don’t even know what they are or where to get them. I’ve googled and can’t find them. Also, the tidy is very expensive for the GT and then the cost of the LEDs. I’m having a hard time coming to grips with $300 or so U.S. for them with the LEDs assuming I can figure those out.

Thanks for the response.
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Re: Luggage rack for GT

Post by fredm » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:44 pm

I never realised that the U.S. spec. bikes have different turn signals compared to E.U bikes. Are they bigger ?

The Evotech stuff is pricey but it is very good quality. I think I paid £150 this time last year, it does looks like their prices have gone up.

I added a 3rd mounting point for the Aluminium plate. I'm not sure it was really needed but Aussie Dave got me thinking. :lol:
Anyway it's done now, that plate ain't going nowhere !

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Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:18 pm

Cheers Fredm.......that looks super solid ;)

I think the US guys got the early model 'bulb' type rear indicators, whereas the 017 model here in Aus got the slimline LED rears that I suspect appeared on the later 016 builds in the EU. They should be available from KTM parts but I wonder if there aren't any accessory styles with similar connectors/fittings that might mitigate the cost of going 'orange'.. ;)
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