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XBR500 Rear Carrier ID?
« on: May 11, 2023, 09:28:18 AM »
Greetings troops,  managed to find this photo, and would love to know if anyone can identify the brand/make of rear carrier.  The only one I can find on sale at present is of German manufacture, costs a fortune, and can only carry 5kgs. Not looking for the full pannier set-up, just a useable rear rack.


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Re: XBR500 Rear Carrier ID?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2023, 05:47:56 PM »
Evening Micky, sorry but not sure what make of rack that is in the photo. Not sure if this is of an6 help to you but Hepco and Becker do a tube type carrier for the xbr.
Cheers, Michael


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Re: XBR500 Rear Carrier ID?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2023, 05:53:41 PM »
Thanks for the reply, but that is the brand I was hinting at. It's a lot of money for very little rack. I have decided to remove the rear seat hump and buy a reasonably priced set of throw over bags. Mike.


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Re: XBR500 Rear Carrier ID?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2023, 10:02:51 AM »
Blooming heck! Just had a look at the Hepco and Becker racks, they know how to charge.  £217 for a minimal rack.
I keep looking for a small rack that I can cut up and make up some tidy mountings for the XBR.  Luckily, so long as you don't mind losing the grab rail, the mounting brackets for them are very sturdy and I have used them for a rack before.
If I track down a rack that I don't mind cutting up or just get some tubing and start from scratch, I will post some pictures of how I get on.
I do find that most ready made racks are far too high and far back for my tastes so always make up my own brackets. As I said, the grab rail and lift handles are on robust frame lugs so I use them.
If I can I will show a photo of my last rack which wasn't pretty but low and far forward so didn't hut handling at all.
I too gave up and use a set of vintage Swagman throwovers which I got from Graham a couple of years ago.  They are very good but I would like a rack to fit the nice set of Rickman panniers which I acquired a while ago.  It also makes strapping my excellent Lomo tote bag to the bike much easier.
If you do find a nice rack at a sensible price, please let us know.