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Old 15 Feb 2003
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Givi luggage rack

Hi everyone,

I know a lot of you have been looking for a luggage rack.
I spotted this one on ebay and thought you might be interested,it's not a bad price,but it looks to me like it fits around the tank and not on the back,
Anyway if you're interested look here.


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Instead of original Givi rack it looks like a Five Stars tube rack. I had a FS rack on my DR800 and it was a bit fragile for off-road use (well... let's say "a bit fragile even for normal use").

Givi offers WingRack + adapter for 3AJ and Hepco & Becker offers more robust tube racks for XT's.

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Originally posted by TenereHeikki:
...I had a FS rack on my DR800 and it was a bit fragile for off-road use (well... let's say "a bit fragile even for normal use").
I know this is not on this topic but I'm keen to hear from prople who have used Five Star products..

I am looking at getting their Engine Bars for my XTZ and wondered had anyone used their enigine bars or other stuff like Heikki?

Do they have a good or bad reputation? Do they have a web site etc?

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I think you will find Five Star are JF Motorsport (see http://www.jfmotorsport.de/navigator/index.php3 and note the symbol in the top corner).

I have their Centre Stand on my 3AJ, and very happy with it, although it took some time to manufacturer (my order was batched up, I think). They do not post outside of Germany, and I went through Rider Haus (see http://www.riderhaus.com/ - they were very helpful).

Fyi, I have just got hold of the Riky Cross engine bars (not fitted yet), and I do not believe JF Motorsport do them for the 3AJ, although appear to still do them for the XT660, etc.....


** Further comment - I have just reread Heikki's comment. I have Hepco & Becker engine bars on my other bike and can confirm they are a top product - Like comparing a Rolls Royce accessary to a Mondeo one perhaps? They are strong and very well made - thicker gauge tubing? **

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Trouble with my DR800's Five Stars luggage racks was that the supporting bars that attach racks to passenger's pegs (hope you got the picture; English isn't my native language... ) were too weak / welding wasn't up-to-date so snapped them broke on both sides. Hepco & Becker uses thicker tube (actually twin-tube) and should be more robust.

I have Hepco's engine bars and luggage racks in my 3AJ; fitted w/o any trouble (well a couple of bolts were too short...) and look strong enough for normal use.

Still have also some Five Stars products, though: just bolted on their center stand kit and am very pleased with it (and, like Geoff, I used services of RiderHaus and yes, it took a couple of months to get the package from the ordering date).

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