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For our trip this summer, I wanted a better way to secure bag(s) to my Thruxton. I found a good deal on an open-box dual comfort seat, which made my Kreiga 20 easier to strap down. But I wanted more room for a second bag, or perhaps a Kriega 30... or my wife.

I've been eyeing the Hepco & Becker rack for months, and finally pulled the trigger last week. More expensive than the Triumph one, but I like the look better, at least from the two pictures I could find. Moto Machines was great; they shipped quickly and the rack was well-packed. I recommend them!

Installation is trivial; you need a 10mm socket and a 1/2-inch socket (a 13mm would probably work). You don't really need the instructions.

Notes

  • On the left, the shock mount and the corner of the rack touch. This was enough to nick the black finish. If you care about this more than I do, you may want to file/grind the rack at these corners.
  • You can really bang your hand while removing the seat with the rack installed. Be gentle.
Some pictures:






The factory seat works fine:

 

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This rack also works well with the factory Triumph soft bags.



The rail does not interfere:




And the retaining "wing" works well when mounted half-under the rack:




On the front, I used the Torx bolt that came with the soft bags, because it's a little longer.
 

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Looks good my bike is the same as your and I just ordered a rack through my Triumph dealer but the one I am getting is black and has a low grab rail and hope it looks as good as your's do, you be surprised in what you can carry on a rear rack.

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Looks good my bike is the same as your and I just ordered a rack through my Triumph dealer but the one I am getting is black and has a low grab rail and hope it looks as good as your's do, you be surprised in what you can carry on a rear rack.

Ashley
Indeed, I think you were right going for black - it will stand out much less.
 

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I just installed my Ventura black rack on my Thruxton and yesterday a friend who work at my dealer gave me a matching Ventura 41 ltr back pack that mounts on the rack its was replaced under warraty as one top D shackel was missing but its new and makes no differents in mounting it on the rack.
 

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I just installed my Ventura black rack on my Thruxton and yesterday a friend who work at my dealer gave me a matching Ventura 41 ltr back pack that mounts on the rack its was replaced under warraty as one top D shackel was missing but its new and makes no differents in mounting it on the rack.
Your picture makes me dizzy... blurry & upside down :wink2:
 

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This rack also works well with the factory Triumph soft bags.
The rail does not interfere:
And the retaining "wing" works well when mounted half-under the rack:
On the front, I used the Torx bolt that came with the soft bags, because it's a little longer.
Fantastic documentation, thank you!
 
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