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post #1 of 7 Old 01-25-2011, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Post SW-Motech Evo Quick Carrier Installation on a '09 DL650

I finally got around to writing up instructions for the installation of the SW-Motech Evo Quick Carrier luggage racks on my '09 Wee. If anyone is interested, I've posted it on my blog at Motorcycling the Last Frontier: SW-Motech Evo Quick-lock Side Carrier Installation (yes, it's a shameless plug :mrgreen: )

I don't know how badly instructions are needed, but I'll admit that before I started the install, I was hoping I could read someone else's experience. So, in the hopes benefit the community, here it is. Enjoy! Questions, comments, suggestions, etc. are always welcome.
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question: its my understanding that the turn signals do not need to be relocated. I'm basing it off of comments such as the one in this thread:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/v-strom-...cks-dl650.html

Also if you do not relocate the signals, does the fender need to come off?

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question: its my understanding that the turn signals do not need to be relocated. Also if you do not relocate the signals, does the fender need to come off?
It depends on what bags you use. Some will interfere with the stock position and some will not. If not, the fender can stay on. The linked reference was to the older, non Evo rack that was wider and did not require relocation. The poster there had non Evo racks but Evo instructions.

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I can't say for any version of racks except the ones on my bike, but for them, I'd say it's necessary. I tried to find a way to avoid relocating the turn signals and a way to avoid removing the rear fender. Finally, I ended up doing both but it wasn't nearly as difficult as I expected. IMHO, the turn signal wires hanging out of either the fender or the turn signal extensions is a little hokey (which is why I didn't want to relocate them), but so far, it seems to work okay.
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SW-Motech Evo racks - No wire cutting needed

Wanted to say thanks v much for this post. I just installed the SW racks on my 2011 650 -- and your instructions worked great. On the tail lights I had one bonus in that I did not need to cut the wires. I simply unplugged the connections on both sides (wires have mini M/F connections), took off some white electrical tape holding the wire bundles together, then was able to thread each tail light wire between the brake light and fender - a slim opening but it worked fine. A couple pics what it looks like below.

I've seen also some people not sure what to do with reflectors next to the license plate - I just bent mine out a bit to keep them. Cheers and thx again.


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I just installed the veto rack this weekend. The few departures from your procedure that I did were:
I drilled two 18/64" holes in the fender about 1 inch from each side of the brake light and routed the turn signal wires through these holes. I did not have to extend the wires. I added silicone sealant around the wire going through the holes.
I also filled the wire tube of the turn signal with silicone sealant to keep out water. This end of the tail light was in a protected area and is now out in the weather.
Everything else went according to the plan.

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Wanted to say thanks v much for this post. I just installed the SW racks on my 2011 650 -- and your instructions worked great...
Awesome! Glad it helped!

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...I drilled two 18/64" holes...I also filled the wire tube of the turn signal with silicone sealant to keep out water.
Ah...I didn't think of that

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