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Offline Steveindenmark

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Ali Express racks and boxes
« on: April 06, 2022, 07:56:12 AM »
I am struggling to find matching rearc luggage racks, pannier racks and boxes.

I see Ali Express sells them but have never used them before and sceptical about the quality and reliability.

Has anyone bought these boxes and racks?

I have searched everywhere for compatible rear rack and panniers to no avail. Is there another Suzuki model that would fit?
Im a tourer not a racer.

Offline Resident Weevil

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Re: Ali Express racks and boxes
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2022, 01:45:22 PM »
Personally I'd be very wary of Chinese mail order stuff after a mate bought a luggage rack for his Bee Em From Ali Ex (Or though it may have been Wish.com).
He had to file the mounting holes as they didn't line up, it was painted as opposed to powder coated and so scratched easily, and the welds were full of pinholes so bad they had to be filled with epoxy putty. He sold the bike shortly thereafter so I can't say how long it did or didn't last.
I'm not saying all Chinese stuff will be that poor quality wise, I've had the odd CNC alloy bits that have been fine but I'd be hesitant about risking fitting a load bearing accessory like a rack to my GW.
Another downside to ordering stuff from Chinese suppliers is the horrendously long delivery times.
Having said all that, I'm not sure where else you could try as I'm sure you've scoured Ebay etc by now. My 'Zuma had a rack and Givi box fitted when I got it so I haven't had to look myself. You could put a post in this site's For sale/Wanted section as stuff like racks sometimes comes up.

Offline Steveindenmark

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Re: Ali Express racks and boxes
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 03:14:45 PM »
You confirm what I am thinking.

Givi used to make a rack and panniers. Finding the rear rack is easy enough. But finding the matching panniers is impossible. My worry is that if I find a mismatched pair and run out of mounting holes.

Does your rack and panniers share the same mounting bolts?
Im a tourer not a racer.

Offline Resident Weevil

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Re: Ali Express racks and boxes
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 03:55:08 PM »
Sorry, I've only got the rack that uses the grab rail mounts with a top box, no panniers  :006:

Offline golby4u2008

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Re: Ali Express racks and boxes
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2022, 12:03:00 AM »
order from fortnine.ca
they have givi and kappa brands in stock

Offline Resident Weevil

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Re: Ali Express racks and boxes
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 12:29:18 AM »
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