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post #1 of 30 Old 10-29-2008, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Motech quick release

Anyone in the Niagara Falls area have motech pannier racks I could look at before purchasing...thanks
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post #2 of 30 Old 10-29-2008, 02:38 PM
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If you come near the Toronto area we could arrange a meet as have them on my Strom.

I work in Woodbridge and when it isn't snowing or crazy heavy raining + cold I normally take the bike to work.

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Sounds good

But a little brrr at this time..Just purchased an o8 at Newmarket Suzuki..good deal.....I have a set of Happy Trails panniers I wish to bolt to the motech racks...what do think..sturdy enough..? Hated to make a purchase than find out they wont work..any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Hey Karl, I just came home with a 2004 DL1000 V-Strom, my first ride on this bike, the bike is are great.
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post #5 of 30 Old 10-31-2008, 09:13 AM
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The racks are very solid and go on and off very quickly. I don't know how the Happy Trials cases work. SW-Motech makes adapters for a number of side cases but I don't see Happy Trails listed.

If you don't get an answer here you might want to ask at ADVrider.

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thanks

Any suppliers with great prices...besides twisted throttle..mind you I have delt with them before ....good service.:-D
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I bought mine through Twisted Throttle so I can't help you there.

I can back up Tom, the side racks are sturdy.

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I bought mine through Twisted Throttle so I can't help you there.

I can back up Tom, the side racks are sturdy.
Remember: I bought mine after seeing yours and getting your reviews. So really, I'm backing you up.

..Tom

btw: you got to do something about your job. I don't think i saw you at al this year (maybe the annual april run briefly? Weren't you goign to come down and try on my Frogg Toggs for size?)

btw * 2: didn't I get my Corbin after sitting on your corbin?

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I purchased the Happy Trails racks with the panniers and they are excellent and very, very strong

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Remember: I bought mine after seeing yours and getting your reviews. So really, I'm backing you up.

..Tom

btw: you got to do something about your job. I don't think i saw you at al this year (maybe the annual april run briefly? Weren't you goign to come down and try on my Frogg Toggs for size?)

btw * 2: didn't I get my Corbin after sitting on your corbin?
Heh Tom, I can corrupt anyone...make them spend money !

I do have to do something about my job, my days off suck. Next year I get my extra weeks vacation which I'm going to use in the summer. I'll be going on rides and playing some golf that week....I'll post a couple of rides, Sunday and Monday will be good.

As for trying on your rain gear, I have a horrible memory. It enters my mind once in a while and then it's gone again, lost in the sea of garbage and useless information that is my cluttered mind. If I ride into work again this year I'll send you an e-mail.

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