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I don't mean any disrespect to Kiwi Dave and his side rack brackets for the 650 but my funds are limited for farkels on ALF ( and I'm cheap) but has anyone here bought these racks? They look like good quality. Not as good as Kiwi Daves but will do the job. I have some top boxes the slucop ( Happy Harvey ) may he RIP, sent to me before he pasted away.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290829066967?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Any and all feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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Those look like Kiwi Dave knock off's - made in Slovenia.
Buyer beware .... get what you pay for IMO.
 

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Me like price, need know what material is and how thick material before purchase.
 

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Chérie said:
Me like price, need know what material is and how thick material before purchase.
The ad says 2mm stainless steel
 

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2mm converts to 14 gauge so its not bad for sturdiness.
 

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Gbjbany said:
Chérie said:
Me like price, need know what material is and how thick material before purchase.
The ad says 2mm stainless steel
Thank you, me not see that.
 

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I have a set I bought that is VERY easy to mount fits great. I have GIVI E21's on them now and they are stable, work well. I am working with a local company to see what the costs are to mfg.
 

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It has been said many time that you only get what you pay for, however in this case you risk getting a lot more than you bargained for. :(

Stainless steel suffers from “Fatigue Fracture”. 2mm stainless, even if it is high quality, is flexible. 2mm stainless racks, mounted on the side of a motor cycle, then asked to support loaded side cases, I consider a recipe for disaster. :roll:

When constructing my racks a good deal of research was done to provide a bullet proof product. One of the main reasons for this was to avoid liability issues for myself and or the purchaser. Imagine the posibilities of a loaded case flying off when hawling down the high way. :cry:
 

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Dave,

Your website says yours are 4mm. I have seen them and they appear pretty sturdy. I am just referencing this so everyone can compare apples to apples.
 

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Speaking of things flying off...
I have a givi trunk mounted to a givi rack on my 650. should be sturdy and fail safe...right??
last summer, while cruising around 50 mph, I went over a set of RR tracks that weren't quite as "smooth" as I thought they'd be. Well, after the last bump, my trunk came flying off and bouncing down the road. Thank god no one was behind me.
I do have to say, the trunk and top rack help up very well considering what it went through.

But, I'll be putting a bolt through the trunk and rack with a wing nut & split washer to totally secure it. Wing nut will allow easy removal if ever needed.
 

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Speaking of things flying off...
I have a givi trunk mounted to a givi rack on my 650. should be sturdy and fail safe...right??
last summer, while cruising around 50 mph, I went over a set of RR tracks that weren't quite as "smooth" as I thought they'd be. Well, after the last bump, my trunk came flying off and bouncing down the road. Thank god no one was behind me.
I do have to say, the trunk and top rack help up very well considering what it went through.
Same here, coming home on I-75, hit the uneven change in pavement and off she went. Stopped, put it back on, slowed down, BUMP!!! and there she went again.
 
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