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Bill Kraus' SW-MOTECH and Givi Equipped Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird

Posted on July 16, 2003 by TwistedThrottle.com There have been 0 comments

Here we have pictures and a brief review of the CBR1100XX Equipped with SW-Motech sideracks.

Bill Kraus currently rides a 2001 CBR1100XX and a 1993 Goldwing, averaging 15,000 miles total each year. Bill has twice finished the Iron Butt Rally. When not riding, he works as for Deutsche Telekom in the US and as a MSF Instructor.
Bob,

Here are the photos that I promised as well as my thoughts regarding the SW-MOTECH racks. Please feel free to use the photos or to edit my comments.

As I mentioned previously, I can't understand why anyone would use anything other than this product to mount their sidecases. It's so easy to take the rack on and off the bike that I usually remove the entire rack whenever I want to remove the sidecases.

As you can see from the attached photographs, the stock turn signals were moved outward, and a bit downward with the included brackets.

To install these brackets, the rear cowling must be removed so that you can unplug the turn signal wires from the connectors located beneath the PGM-FI UNIT. Then, remove the turn signals from the rear fender.

Install the supplied turn signal brackets and reconnect the turn signal wires beneath the PGM-FI UNIT. Reinstall the rear cowling and you're done with that step.

The Cross Girder fits perfectly behind rear fender and only needs one additional hole to be drilled in order to accept the mounting bolts.

At this point, the Fixing Lugs that fit alongside the Grab Rail should be installed with the bolts tightened.

Then mount the Fixing Lugs to the front bolt hooks and the silencer brackets. These should be left a bit loose for the time being.

Put the side racks together per the instructions and then install them to the Fixing Lugs and Cross Girder. This will put everything in the correct position so that it will be quite easy to remove and reinstall the racks. Once everything is in place... all Fixing Lugs should be securely tightened.

I think that's everything.

Thanks again for making such an extraordinary product available to motorcyclists outside of Germany.

With kind regards,

Bill Kraus


Rear detail view Bill Kraus' CBR1100XX with Motech sideracks. Note position of rear cross brace (racks removed).


Side detail view Bill Kraus' CBR1100XX with Motech sideracks. Note position of mounting tabs with racks removed.


Rear detail view Bill Kraus' CBR1100XX with Motech sideracks and Givi E360 luggage cases.


Bill Kraus' CBR1100XX with Motech sideracks and Givi E360 luggage cases.

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