Author Topic: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack  (Read 337 times)

Offline moaralpha

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Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:41:27 am »
Does anyone have experience with either of these racks? Im looking to use the SWMotech Trax Adventure hard cases, but I like Altrider products. Has anyone ever used the Altrider rack with SWMotech cases? The Altrider rack is on sale on Revzilla, but SWMotech makes more sense for SWMotech bags.

One of my big considerations is Altrider has an luggare rack system that replaces the pillion and factory rack, vs SWMotech that only has the rack replacement.

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 11:46:04 am »
One of my big considerations is Altrider has a luggage rack system that replaces the pillion and factory rack, vs SWMotech that only has the rack replacement.


The pillion rack/tail rack have no impact on the luggage system mounting points, blend away. BTW, I like Touratech's pillion rack better than Altrider's.
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Offline moaralpha

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 01:28:46 pm »

The pillion rack/tail rack have no impact on the luggage system mounting points, blend away. BTW, I like Touratech's pillion rack better than Altrider's.

Oh great! I heard worse things about SWMotech than Altrider, but I'll check out Touratech now too.

Offline moaralpha

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 04:51:21 pm »
Im trying to do the same thing. Altrider luggage rack system with SWMotech Trax ADV top/side cases.

Im having trouble finding the correct adapter for TraxADV cases on the Altrider rack. Any anyone help me out? Otherwise Ill just call Twisted Throttle or someone and see what they say.

Offline airmed

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 07:48:21 pm »
I have both.  I run the altrider rear rack with the swmotech trax adventure top case and side panniers.  What exactly do you need to know?
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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 07:49:57 pm »
I should mention that I'm running the SW Motech side racks, but have the altrider rear platform.
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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 08:00:15 pm »
...and one more thing, along with adding the altrider rear rack, you still need the SW Motech rear rack adapter plate to be compatible with the bottom of the SW Motech rear luggage.
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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 11:24:07 pm »
...and one more thing, along with adding the altrider rear rack, you still need the SW Motech rear rack adapter plate to be compatible with the bottom of the SW Motech rear luggage.

Sorry if I wasn't more clear, that that's exactly what I was wondering. I need an adapter plate from SW Motech to use on the AltRider Luggage Rack to mount an SW Motech TraxADV Top Case. I'll check their site again. It's different than a Givi Monokey mount right?

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 11:35:56 am »
I'm not familiar with the Givi monokey mount.  The part I ordered is called the Quick-Lock Adapter Plate (Trax Topcase). 

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sw-motech-alu-rack-top-case-rack-adapter-plate?kclid=1a985c59-9237-46ee-93a7-2bbd57cd838a&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyPaPw_GZ3AIVkrbACh3yAgm4EAQYAiABEgJjjfD_BwE


Again, I mounted this onto my Altrider rear rack that I installed (removed the Yamaha stock rack).


Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 11:38:12 am »
This may be the same as the other link I included in my previous post, but this one looks more like the one I have. 

https://www.sdmoto-parts.com/en/topcases/2602-sw-motech-quicklock-adapter-plate-for-trax-top-case.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyPaPw_GZ3AIVkrbACh3yAgm4EAQYASABEgIHMPD_BwE
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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 01:22:59 am »
I'm not familiar with the Givi monokey mount.  The part I ordered is called the Quick-Lock Adapter Plate (Trax Topcase). 

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sw-motech-alu-rack-top-case-rack-adapter-plate?kclid=1a985c59-9237-46ee-93a7-2bbd57cd838a&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIyPaPw_GZ3AIVkrbACh3yAgm4EAQYAiABEgJjjfD_BwE


Again, I mounted this onto my Altrider rear rack that I installed (removed the Yamaha stock rack).


Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Jon

That's exactly what I was looking for!

So you used that adapter you linked, with an Altrider Luggage Rack and SWMotech Trax (ADV?) top case?

THANK YOU! ::015::

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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 07:36:05 am »
I used the one that's in my second link.  The top link from Revzilla may be an updated version, but in the pic, there seems to be a vertical edge near the back.  If you look at the two different links, mine is like the one in the second one...without that vertical lip.

And yes, I bought the Altrider bracket and this particular SW Motech adapter plate.  I removed the stock Yamaha rear plate, installed the Altrider and then put the SWM bracket on top.  I then have my Trax Adventure box on that.

Jon
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Re: Altrider vs. SWMotech Luggage Rack
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 01:46:56 pm »
I used the one that's in my second link.  The top link from Revzilla may be an updated version, but in the pic, there seems to be a vertical edge near the back.  If you look at the two different links, mine is like the one in the second one...without that vertical lip.

And yes, I bought the Altrider bracket and this particular SW Motech adapter plate.  I removed the stock Yamaha rear plate, installed the Altrider and then put the SWM bracket on top.  I then have my Trax Adventure box on that.

Jon

Great thanks!

 

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