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post #1 of 22 Old 05-27-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Adventure side rack - indentical to SW Motech rack or made by them only.

I bought a complete kit of Suzuki side cases to put on another bike that already has a SW Motech rack on it.

So I will be left over with the racks for the bike that I am selling and I been getting a few questions.

Is the OEM rack the same rack you can buy from SW Motech or did they make it differently for Suzuki?
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I bought a complete kit of Suzuki side cases to put on another bike that already has a SW Motech rack on it.

So I will be left over with the racks for the bike that I am selling and I been getting a few questions.

Is the OEM rack the same rack you can buy from SW Motech or did they make it differently for Suzuki?
I believe the side racks are standard SWMoto products, in that they use the available same mounting brackets and are set up to accept all standard luggage. I know they will accept the Givi monokey mounting kit. The OEM racks I think were modified to add the mounts for the suzuki specific pannier locking latch and the Reflector relocation tabs. But I have not seen a standard SWMotech set up to do a side by side comparison.

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The OEM racks I think were modified to add the mounts for the suzuki specific pannier locking latch.
So the Traxx side cases made for Suzuki have different mounting points than all other regular Traxx?
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That's what they did to the Suzuki branded SW Motech Trax top box.

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That is kind of a dick move on their part. Ill see when i get it together with the bike.

I guess I should have researched it better before buying.
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I don't know for certain, but the top rack was definitely spec'd to the proprietary Suzuki luggage. I also spoke with a Twisted Throttle rep recently. He said the Suzuki stuff was a custom order and built to a price point. The implication being the factory crash bars are made of different material and not as good as the normal SWMotech offerings. I don't think the diff is that big and the OEM package is serving me fine after I made an adapter for my Givi top case.

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For the side cases:

Racks are near the same, but not equal.

Suzuki rack is wider, in order to avoid relocating the blinkers.

With SW-Motech is mandatory to move them because the Trax cases will fold them. I'm not sure but I think if you don't relocate the blinkers the cases won't attach to the panniers.

Attachment points are sightly different between the two racks. SW-Motech mounts under the handles for the passenger. Suzuki rack must be mounted over the same rack.

Apart from that, you can use Suzuki Boxes in any of those two racks. Trax cases and Suzuki OEM cases are the same, they just rebranded them. Because of this, boxes are fully compatible.

I hope you can understand my not-so-good english.
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For the side cases:

Racks are near the same, but not equal.

Suzuki rack is wider, in order to avoid relocating the blinkers.

With SW-Motech is mandatory to move them because the Trax cases will fold them. I'm not sure but I think if you don't relocate the blinkers the cases won't attach to the panniers.

Attachment points are sightly different between the two racks. SW-Motech mounts under the handles for the passenger. Suzuki rack must be mounted over the same rack.

Apart from that, you can use Suzuki Boxes in any of those two racks. Trax cases and Suzuki OEM cases are the same, they just rebranded them. Because of this, boxes are fully compatible.

I hope you can understand my not-so-good english.
Can you use Trax boxes on the Suzuki rack?

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For the side cases:

Racks are near the same, but not equal.

Suzuki rack is wider, in order to avoid relocating the blinkers.

With SW-Motech is mandatory to move them because the Trax cases will fold them. I'm not sure but I think if you don't relocate the blinkers the cases won't attach to the panniers.

Attachment points are sightly different between the two racks. SW-Motech mounts under the handles for the passenger. Suzuki rack must be mounted over the same rack.

Apart from that, you can use Suzuki Boxes in any of those two racks. Trax cases and Suzuki OEM cases are the same, they just rebranded them. Because of this, boxes are fully compatible.

I hope you can understand my not-so-good english.

Thank you!

Thi8s is the answer I was hoping for.
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post #10 of 22 Old 05-29-2014, 04:37 AM
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Can you use Trax boxes on the Suzuki rack?
Side cases are fully compatible. They are the same but with other logos.
Yes, you can. Also, you can use Suzuki boxes in SW Motech Trax (what I do).

Don't know about the top case.

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