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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hepco & Becker Solorack

Hi all,
Was wondering if anyone has used this solorack from Hepco & Becker:

https://www.hepco-shop.de/solorack-o...m_store=german

Need something that will hold a Kriega DryBag (US20 size).

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Hi all,
Was wondering if anyone has used this solorack from Hepco & Becker:

https://www.hepco-shop.de/solorack-o...m_store=german

Need something that will hold a Kriega DryBag (US20 size).

Cheers,
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Baht,

I have the MC Enterprises rack and it works quite well for carrying any kind of soft bag or package and it is somewhat less expensive than the Hepco & Becker rack.

MC Enterprises USA
Scroll to the bottom of the second page of the fender racks for the 2017/18 Rebel rack.

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Hi Kenny I saw that one already, but I need something that is flat as I will have a laptop in the pack with me. Its a pity really because I really like the way the rack follows the lines of the rear fender, looks class!

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I've got their C-Bow carrier system for the saddlebags and was thinking of maybe getting this one as well. As far as quality and support goes they're great. Quick reply to all my inquiries, even got back to me after I accidentily ordered two sets of support mounts and refunded me even before they send my stuff. Quick delivery too.
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Hi Kenny I saw that one already, but I need something that is flat as I will have a laptop in the pack with me. Its a pity really because I really like the way the rack follows the lines of the rear fender, looks class!

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The curvature of the MC Rack does not lend itself to flat cargo.

I have been trying to figure out how to make a flat floor to fit over the curved rack to haul flat objects, but I haven't come up with anything that works yet.

You cannot go wrong with the Hepco & Becker Products as they have world class quality.

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I have one of these and it works well.

Build wise its very solid and the bracketry is very good if a little fiddly to install. They use the same brackets for the rack whether you have the backrest or not and it bolts to the fender as well as to the two seat bolts.
I think cost wise its too much for what is basically powder coated bent / welded tube but there are very few options on the market and it is definitely solid.

I have a 25l rucksack with straps running to hook points where the fender bolts used to be. It can definitely hold something bigger and heavier than my rucksack but strangely it comes with a recommended load of 5kg. This seems crazy as the fender itself is obviously capable of taking body weight. I'm not sure how the weight limit would be enforced or be a danger as I'd probably break the fender before I could bend the rack.

I went for it so that I could take the seat off, still carry luggage but not worry about scratching the paint, it also still leaves me the option of going for their C-bow side bags.
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Mods so far;
Changed the brick to an oval tail light.
Replaced pillion seat and pegs with luggage rack.
Changed headlight bulb for Philips RacingVision +150% H4.
Changed levers for 7 Click GP Adjustable Levers.
Changed the filler cap bolts to Red.
Added Grip Puppies foam covers.
Added left side swing arm bag made for Harley Sportster XL1200.
Added mesh screen in front of radiator (thanks to JimInOz for howto)
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I actually just installed that rack on my bike a few days ago to hold a Kriega US-20. Installation was straight forward and build quality seems good. Here are a few pictures of the rack and the US-20 mounted to it.
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Two24Seven,
Looks nice, I was worried whether or not it would be long enough to hold the DryBag. but it looks perfect from those pics. Thanks for posting up, appreciate it!

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dispo/Two24Seven,
Did either of you have difficulty in fitting the solorack? I managed to mount the bracket to the rear of the seat no problem and connected the "top" part of the rack to the two holes on the bracket. However the bottom part of the rack, with the single hole is completely out of line withe the hole its to bolt into on the fender. Its a good 8-10mm out of alignment, there's no way it can be forced. I'm surprised it doesn't line up, because the quality of the materials is very good, it seems a bit shoddy that the measurements are off?

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I had some trouble yes although not by that much.

I cant remember what I did in the end, I think I had all of the bolts quite loose and did the two under the seat last, once I had them all started I was able to tighten them up properly.
I didn't have to modify the rack but I thought at the time that I might end up having to.
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Mods so far;
Changed the brick to an oval tail light.
Replaced pillion seat and pegs with luggage rack.
Changed headlight bulb for Philips RacingVision +150% H4.
Changed levers for 7 Click GP Adjustable Levers.
Changed the filler cap bolts to Red.
Added Grip Puppies foam covers.
Added left side swing arm bag made for Harley Sportster XL1200.
Added mesh screen in front of radiator (thanks to JimInOz for howto)
..more to follow..
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