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Anyone fit one of the pillion luggage racks yet? I was looking at the Velcro and Becker but found reviews saying there is a big gap on it so it doesn’t fit flush. Next option is the sw-motech. I could probably just get a regular soft tail bag but I’d like to strap different bags to it whenever I need them. I have a collection of backpacks for different things that can be secured with a couple rock straps.

https://www.hepco-shop.de/en/sportrack-for-ktm-790-duke-2018.html#customer-reviews

https://sw-motech.com/en/products/luggage/luggage+racks/SEAT-RACK/4052572054246.htm
 

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I did look into getting one of these prior to a recent Euro trip but did’nt bother in the end, I just strapped my rear bag to the pillion seat.
Both are similar in that the pillion seat soft parts are removed and replaced with the metal plate base.
The sw motech looks a little better as it appears to have a few more strap lashing points, and is a bit cheaper. They also make a lot of the official KTM powerparts as well.
It would be my choice of the two.
I still may get one, as it does add a bit of practicality to the bike.
The pillion handle has to go looking at the fitting instructions.
 

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I did look into getting one of these prior to a recent Euro trip but did’nt bother in the end, I just strapped my rear bag to the pillion seat.
Both are similar in that the pillion seat soft parts are removed and replaced with the metal plate base.
The sw motech looks a little better as it appears to have a few more strap lashing points, and is a bit cheaper. They also make a lot of the official KTM powerparts as well.
It would be my choice of the two.
I still may get one, as it does add a bit of practicality to the bike.
The pillion handle has to go looking at the fitting instructions.
Thanks for the info I didn’t know they made most of the power parts stuff. I’ll definitely go with the motech and report back!
 

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Yes they have been making a lot of the power parts for KTM for quite a few years. Always worth checking their website prior to buying the powerparts stuff as some of the parts are a little cheaper but without a KTM badge, like the luggage. I have the tailbag exactly the same as the power parts but no KTM badge. & Cheaper.

https://sw-motech.com/en/
 

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In case you still haven't made your decision, I got the SW-Motech one. Pretty cool, but I don't use it too often and keep the pp pillion delete installed because I like having a hard seat back-stop for riding around town. The last pic with the three bikes is the current state of the 790 with the SW-Motech rear rack.
 

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In case you still haven't made your decision, I got the SW-Motech one. Pretty cool, but I don't use it too often and keep the pp pillion delete installed because I like having a hard seat back-stop for riding around town. The last pic with the three bikes is the current state of the 790 with the SW-Motech rear rack.
Thanks, that looks good! I put an order in for one today just waiting for twisted throttle to get it back in stock.
 

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I looked around for ages before deciding on the SW-Motech seat rack too.

Didn't want to spoil the look of the bike too much (by adding a rear rack) but wanted something to carry lunch to work and somewhere to get my phone and wallet out of my jacket and keep a disc lock plus a few other bits.

In the end I went with the seat rack and a small 5L Givi bag (the ST605 Tanklocked) attached to a tank ring on the seat rack - it works well for me.

The Givi ring comes with the bag but you need the bike specific metal flange to anchor it - it's standard 790 Duke Givi tank flange that you need (BF37). You need to trim the nylon Givi ring a little with a knife as it fits backwards to remove the three little (3mm) orientation triangles on the base - easy to do with a sharp knife or chisel, took about a minute.

It's just the right size for what I need and can be locked with a key to the ring - you can lock the bag zipper together with a padlock if you are bothered by that - I usually just snatch it from the bike when I get where I'm going.

Once assembled I blocked the small holes in the rear seat support with duct tape - these are the result of removing the rear seat cushion - otherwise a bit of water can get in (only a few drops really) mostly when washing the bike.
 

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Forgot to say, you will need 4x M5 Socket button head screws (20mm) and 4x M5 Nyloc flange nuts to secure the ring and BF37 flange to the rack.
 

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The SW-Motech Seat Rack is a pretty nice piece of kit. I got it so that I would have a solid place to mount my camera bag, and it looks like it will do the job quite well. The tie down points are a nice touch View attachment 5187
Cant believe i never updated this thread, i went with that rack too and love it. It's been on the bike for a while now!
 

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Thanks to @dma 's post I did the same. The only concern is the ST605 is small. Can't carry much more than a lunch and cell phone.
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Thanks to @dma 's post I did the same. The only concern is the ST605 is small. Can't carry much more than a lunch and cell phone. View attachment 5294
Nice one @llawd - you are right in that the ST605 it is small but I like how it looks on the bike, and you say it's just about right for phone, wallet and lunch along with a disc lock. I took out the glasses pouch that's held in with velcro naturally.

I use the top inside zippered compartment for a bottle of water, visor cleaning kit and a phone case for my QuadLock mount and there's still space for a few other odds and ends - it's as big as the lower area.

You can get other bags with the same Givi tank ring fitting - the ST603B is a similar style and larger at 15L when expanded and the XS307 also at 15L. There's the even bigger UT809 at 20L - that could fit too.

If I needed more I'd probably just strap a roll bag / duffel using the strap holes in the rack.
 

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@J-790_Duke - kind of, though it's trivially fixed.

When you install the seat rack you separate the pillion cushion from the existing OEM moulded plastic base and attach the rack to the base with bolts. There are (I think from memory) four really small gaps around the support points where the seat rack and base attach - gaps that the EOM cushion used to cover.

I used some duck tape to bridge these gaps on the bottom of the seat base creating a seal between the base and the rack. Before I did this was some moisture on the bottom side after I washed the bike with a jet wash - it's not leaked since from either rain or washing.

It's not really a problem.
 
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