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post #1 of 3 Old 04-30-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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SW-MOTECH rack questions

I am in the process of buying luggage for my 650 and have been looking at SW-MOTECH racks with oddyssey 2 cases. The rack is in a little closer on the non-exhaust side and was wondering if this would affect handling with same sizes cases as far as weight distribution and wind. I could go for a smaller case on the exhaust side to balance the weight better but I am not keen on the look. So if any of you have an uneven rack system on your 650please let me know if you had any handling problems thanks
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I can't say I recommend this, but I have a friend who frequently rides with only one side case attached. He says he doesn't notice a thing.

I don't think you'll notice anything for the small difference from side to side.

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I am in the process of buying luggage for my 650 and have been looking at SW-MOTECH racks with oddyssey 2 cases. The rack is in a little closer on the non-exhaust side and was wondering if this would affect handling with same sizes cases as far as weight distribution and wind. I could go for a smaller case on the exhaust side to balance the weight better but I am not keen on the look. So if any of you have an uneven rack system on your 650please let me know if you had any handling problems thanks
You will have no issue with balance or wind resistance. We often times suggest a smaller case on the exhaust side but that is for visual reasosns. Configure as you please. You will be fine.

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