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    Anyone use this Luggage Rack for the K75?

    Looks pretty sturdy - wondering if anyone uses it and if so, how you'd rate it:

    http://www.d-r-engineering.com/bmw-rack.htm
    Ken Tuvman
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    Is the tail piece the same on K75/K1100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roncooper View Post
    Is the tail piece the same on K75/K1100?
    Hi Ron - not sure but seller advertises it to fit the K75 - looks pretty solid - the ideal setup would be using the same "key" used to secure the top case to the tail rack.

    Here's the ad and picture on Ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/251332534776...84.m1438.l2649
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    I notice the original link only mentions K1100s and the EBAY listing says it will fit K75s. I wonder if he will take it back if it doesn't fit? GIVI makes a rack that will bolt to the BMW rack holes, and their top boxes are nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roncooper View Post
    Is the tail piece the same on K75/K1100?
    The difference is in the way the side (battery) cover mounts. The K75 has a pin on the tail piece, the K1100 has a hole. Other than that, I believe they are identical. The rack mounts to the grab handle holes. I KNOW hat the K75 and K1100 use the same grab handles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuvman View Post
    the ideal setup would be using the same "key" used to secure the top case to the tail rack.

    The way they chose to mount the rack is way more secure, but more of a hassle. Remember, the top case is only rated for 11 lbs. The grab handles must be rated for MUCH more than that!







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    Quote Originally Posted by kentuvman View Post
    Looks pretty sturdy - wondering if anyone uses it and if so, how you'd rate it:

    http://www.d-r-engineering.com/bmw-rack.htm

    Ken,

    YES, I have one and have used it 2-up. Cathy likes her Corbin Backrest so a 22L topbox is out (awful as a backrest anyhow)

    The rack is sturdy. We have carried a large waterproof bag on it for a long weekend. No problems. It does need to be mounted in the rearmost holes- where the supports bolt to the rack itself- or you cannot open the seat.

    Works well for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarhillctd View Post
    Ken,

    YES, I have one and have used it 2-up. Cathy likes her Corbin Backrest so a 22L topbox is out (awful as a backrest anyhow)

    The rack is sturdy. We have carried a large waterproof bag on it for a long weekend. No problems. It does need to be mounted in the rearmost holes- where the supports bolt to the rack itself- or you cannot open the seat.

    Works well for us.

    John
    Thanks, John

    Appreciate your feedback - for a rally, the rack makes a lot of sense instead of having all the gear right against your back. the top case is practical in one way but when my wife rides, it's tough for her to swing her leg over the top case.
    Ken Tuvman
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