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Old 9 Jun 2009
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DRZ400S - Hepco & Becker luggage rack & other options ?

Anyone got any experience with these ??

Just got my DRZ and i'm looking into racks and luggage options.


www.cariboucases.com - World's Toughest Motorcycle Luggage

Anyone know if these are available in the UK ??

All the stuff for the DRZ (happy trails etc) seems to be in the USA. Postage and VAT is really putting me off ordering stateside (i've been badly stung with customs in the past)
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Hi Ted

IMHO: go soft: Morocco_Easter_2007_07.jpg

The rack is here: Home made. Morocco_Easter_2007_64.jpg
The rear bike's rack (mine) is a improved version of the front bike rack.

Don't use this design: Iceland_2007_14.JPG
unless you want a fire Watch Movie number 2 for an analysis of this luggage system...

You can borrow my rack to copy if you want.
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H&B stuff is plenty good enough from my experience. I've got the back rack and 'Junior' top box on my XT660R and it is brilliant.

Soft for me though from now on.
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Got to agree ...

... I also got the H&B rack plus Junior cases on my Honda TA since 3 years now. I am more than satisfied!!! Easy to use, one key for all .... what more can one expect.

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Hello mate,
H&b is a good brand ,i had them on my Yamaha tt600r ,and on my
suzuki bandit all with hard luggage.
Drove long and different terain,never ever had a problem rain and mud always kept out.
And now on my honda xr250 tornado i only put the rack, with soft luggage, with some times a top box, because it is lighter.(it is only a 250cc)

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Has anyone got a picture of the DRZ with the H&B rack ???

The only ones I can find on the web show a different bike

£115 for the rear too.. Ouch !

£158 for the side rack... I think i'll be making my own side racks and using soft bags but I do want a hard top box for valuables.
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You can also have a look at advrider.com
and search : dr-z 400

I think you might be able to find some people with different,
dr400, with different set ups.
Just have a look mate.


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H&b

Just in case you are still interested in H&B. I got my stuff from this company. Even with the shipping fee to Japan it came much cheaper than anything equivalent over here. Don't know the exchange rate BP to Euro, but maybe it is worth being checked out?!?!

MML-Motorradzubehoer-Gepaecksysteme

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Just in case you are still interested in H&B. I got my stuff from this company. Even with the shipping fee to Japan it came much cheaper than anything equivalent over here. Don't know the exchange rate BP to Euro, but maybe it is worth being checked out?!?!

MML-Motorradzubehoer-Gepaecksysteme

And once again - NO, I don't get anything for recommending this company, it is just that I am highly satisfied with their service and want to help fellow bikers!
Thanks... But !! I can't read a word of German
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Hi there people. I'm interested in the same set up and can't get past the German either.

What's annoying about photos of side racks on various sites is they all take photos of the left hand side of the bike i.e. NOT THE SIDE WHERE THE EXHAUST IS!

I've also noticed racks from these sites also:

https://tciproductsusa.com/index.php...roducts_id=545

Suzuki DRZ400S SU Side Racks - KLR650 & Adventure Touring Motorcycle Luggage and Aluminum Panniers

tedmagnum, if you did buy the rack in the end, or got hold of a good one elsewhere, please be a sport and let me know how you got on?

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Iv'e found picture of the hepco and becker setup on the web (Well I think so, the site's in Italian)
» Blog Archive » Telai Portaborse Hepco & Becker per DRZ 400


Im still going soft and may make my own but these are looking like a possible option.



The rear rack looks different to the black & white picture in my first post so im a bit sceptical ??
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Thanks for the link. That rack looks almost perfect. But as you've already mentioned, it's defo a bit different to the black and white picture. The top seems a little more spacious and there isn't the bar sticking upwards.

I'll certainly be contacting some manufacterers to see if the ones they have in stock are the same as the pics you've posted.
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I'm assuming that the S is similar to the E with an alloy sub frame. You'd be crazy to take hard luggage on a little bike like this IMHO. Better of with a DR650 than. Considering your budget constraints and experience with soft luggage and packing light why not use the money for a rack on a Giant Loop Coyote bag.

Best setup for the DRZ IMHO



It's a very easy bike to steel, so no reason to worry about security for your luggage. Just don't leave it out of your sight.... much.
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I'm 110% sure that soft luggage is the way to go on these bikes now..

The idea of having a smaller offroad bike is to keep it small, light and offroad capable..

I decided to build my own racks.. Cost £2

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Been reading this with interest.

I hope to be prepping a DRZ400S for my girlfriend's Chile trip in September 2010. Found a DRZ that's pretty much prepped. It's got a homemade rack system, I'll be adding strength by welding a strut either side from the rack itself to the lower subframe mounting points, this will brace the subframe. Luggage will be Ortlieb bags.
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