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I want to get a rear rack for my TTR. There seems to be 4 rear racks commercially available: B&B, Whipps, Cycleracks and Ventura, though the Ventura is expensive when bought without a bag.

B&B

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Whipps

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Cyclerack

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Ventura

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The Whipps one seems the most appealing to me, for attacthing tie downs etc, though the Ventura one is nice. Has anyone had experience with any of these and have favourites or things they don't like,

thanks.



-- Edited by Matt on Saturday 23rd of July 2011 10:56:40 AM

-- Edited by Matt on Monday 25th of July 2011 02:43:15 AM

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Hi, i have fitted the Whipps rack to my 2003 TTR - needed a bit of extra work to get it to sit evenly - had to bend the right bracket and fit a shorter spacer next to the exhaust bracket, also fitted a different bolt on the left side so the air filter access cover so it can be popped off and swung down without having to remove the bolt, which is handy as no tools are required. The B&B looks to have less sharp edges but i prefer the Whipps as the carry surface is larger and flatter. Also it survived without cracking during a 4500km trip which included a lot of corrugated roads. Cheers, Greg.

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We have the Cyclerack product on two TTR's.  Chosen for their size as we do long-distance touring and carry quite a bit of gear.

Plus:  Very strong, large, well made and nicely finished in blue powdercoat.

Minus: A little heavy.  Large side-stays interfere with pillion's legs.  Solved by extending foot pegs.  Can also rework the side-stay mounting point to bring it closer to the frame.



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I bought and installed the Whipps rear rack, different to the picture in my original post, which I preferred.

The left side fitted in the swivel hole for the left side cover, and the right side goes on the upper exhaust mount. There is 2 holes which need to be drilled in the rear mudguard, and gets bolted to the rack. A bracket which goes on the underneath side to add extra support is too big, so I need to wait and shave a bit of metal off that.

It is annoying that you pay $200 for something delivered and you don't get fitting instructions and things don't fit right, let alone the week that it took to get here and it comes from Australia, the Acerbis tank I ordered from the USA got here quicker.

 

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