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Offline Funbobby

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Hepco & Becker Pannier Rack Mounting Guidance
on: January 14, 2020, 01:44:16 PM
Morning All,

Has anyone who has installed Hepco & Becker lock-it pannier racks onto their Crosstourer have photos or a video of the install?

Hepco & Becker manufactures quality products; however their installation instructions are an afterthought. I’m stuck on step two where the rack mounts to the frame. A panel has to be removed to access the mounting location, but there is no guidance on what panel requires removal or instructions on how to remove panel.  :187:

Rob, 2017 Crosstourer DCT
Navarre, FL
IBA# 606

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Offline Funbobby

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Re: Hepco & Becker Pannier Rack Mounting Guidance
Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 03:30:09 AM
My question for installation assistance with Hepco & Becker side case racks had zero responses and I could not locate a YouTube video of someone performing the installation. Thus, I tackled job with worthless Hepco & Becker installation instructions.

1) Before you start I recommend reviewing a shop manual on the procedure to remove the rear fender. I found a scanned one on the forum. Have the manual nearby when performing the installation as you will be referencing it multiple times to remove the rear fender. The rear fender requires removal in order to access two bolts.
2) Enlist the assistance of a friend as having a second pair of hands and eyes is a big help.
3) Plan 4-6 hours to perform the installation. It took me six hours, but now that I have removed and reinstalled the rear fender, I could probably perform the installation in four hours.

I am very happy with the fitment of the side case racks onto the Crosstourer. The bar alignment was perfect and the case rack is securely attached.

I have one caveat, but it may not apply to Crosstourers outside of the US due to different size license plate tags. I had to modify my tag holder for it to mount with the side carrier case bars.

Best,

Rob, 2017 VFR 1200X
Navarre, FL
IBA# 606
Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 03:32:07 AM by Funbobby

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Offline oskar

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Re: Hepco & Becker Pannier Rack Mounting Guidance
Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 07:07:07 AM
Yes, the assembly instructions are not very clear (https://www.hepco-and-becker-luggage.co.uk/library/pdfs/6509710001.pdf), a question, the pannier racks can be easily removed when not are the side cases used?
Last Edit: January 26, 2020, 07:08:17 AM by oskar