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post #1 of 119 (permalink) Old 07-13-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Making my Street Triple a sport touring bike.

My last trip to Deal's Gap, there was a dude that rode all the way from L.A., at that time, I was looking for a another sport touring. And then I was like wait, I already own one.

I've been thinking about either a new seat of a Airhawk R seat cushion and luggage racks, that's removable.

And a decent tank bag.


Anyone use any of these and any suggestions? Thanks!!

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I'd prefer a Hepco-Becker C-Bow system or the elusive Givi system. For now, it's fine. Plus, I love my Bags Connection tank bag (not in the pictures):

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I've been thinking about either a new seat of a Airhawk R seat cushion and luggage racks, that's removable.
I really like the gel seat. I do have the BeadRider pad, on my stock seat. It's ok, but the issue with the stock seat (for me) is that I feel like I'm sitting forward, not flat. The gel seat's better for that. The longest day I've done is probably 300 miles, though.
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Best looking luggage rack is, without doubt the SW-motech alu-rack.
But it's not suited for 'heavy duty'. On my 2013 Street it started to crack with daily use. I had a topcase on it and total weight was near the 7.5kg the rack is limited to.

If I had known about the Hepco-Becker C-Bow system, I would have gone that way.
Now I 'm using the alu rack (replaced under warranty) with a SW motech quick release tankbag.

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I have an Alu rack with the tank ring adapter and altered a Ogio tailbag to allow it to connect. I also have the SW Motech Blaze saddlebags and a small (12L) magnetic tank bag. I went with the rack to keep the passenger seat vacant for the wife. If I didn't have the potential of a passenger, I probably would have gone with a Kriega set-up.

I don't tour much - or really at all - so my set-up will be getting it's first real test next month, when I ride to Indy.

Also, I was informed by Frank (Spencer) Turnier (of A Great Day to Ride) that the comfort seat for the '13+ bikes contains no gel. I hope he is right, because my comfort seat will be on the UPS truck to him today to have him modify it. $75 plus shipping.

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That is a Triumph tank bag and the Kreiga US 40 system. 40 liters is a lot. I haven't really filled it yet.
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I've been thinking about either a new seat of a Airhawk R seat cushion
I used an Airhawk 2 cushion for my last NZ Iron Butt 1000 miles in under 24 hours ride on the Street Triple. It was the 9" x 11" pillion pad. It was absolutely outstanding - no butt discomfort whatsoever. The trick is to get the amount of air just right. All you need is about half a lungful of air. Much cheaper than a custom seat too!
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I don't do a lot of touring but I do haul a lot of sh*t with me occasionally.
I have the SW Motech Alu-Rack with an adapter for the Givi 36L hard case. I really enjoy it! My lady enjoys the backrest feature of the top case as well.

Here's some photos of the rear box. Sorry they're not all great..

Givi 36L box mounted on bike:




Profile view of SW-Motech rack without adapter plate (I think it looks pretty good for a luggage rack when no luggage is mounted):


SW-Motech rack without adapter plate:


Rack with adapter plate mounted (not all hardware is installed on the plate in this photo):
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Looks similar to my old set-up, but my alu rack started to crack... so keep your eye on it!



My rack got replaced under warranty (no pun intended ). The new rack has been welded up in the spot where mine cracked. So the newer ones should be more solid.

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These are all very nice ideas. Def doing the Airhawk cushion. Haven't made up my mind on the luggage yet.

Thanks for all the ideas!!

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