BMW R1200GSA LC Heavy Duty `Overlander` Rack
I sometimes get commissioned to make bespoke equipment for guys (and gals!) who tour the world and want something very special, bespoke and built to last.
This is a rack, originally designed for a Peli Box, which can be used to support a number of different loads.
This particular product consists of a supporting superstructure (which includes a modified pillion seat plate) along with front, middle and rear support bracket assemblies. On top of this fits a 6mm thick aluminium laser profiled plate. Attached to the plate are 6 heavy duty strap fastening brackets. The plate (or rack) has the load spread over 6 mounting points located at the front, middle and rear of the rack. Each mounting point uses a high quality vibration isolation mount.
This particular `Overlander` wanted a rack making to take a huge load (40kg) to be contained within a popular `Peli` Box and for it to be mounted on anti-vibration mounts. He was travelling to Israel and wanted something reliable, repairable & with interchangeable parts in the event of damage. All the constituent parts are fastened using high quality stainless fasteners so in the event of damage a new part can easily be bolted back on.
He had approached Touratech but they declined, advising that something like this would take months to make and cost many thousands of pounds.
I threw considerable hours at the project (the client had a very tight deadline) and I managed to get it made. To date he has been utterly impressed with its performance in the field.
It`s totally over-engineered (I couldn't risk otherwise and its what I do) and can take over 80KG`s as the weight bearing images show. It`s a very heavy duty rack for serious overlanders. It`s made from stainless steel and aluminium with all fasteners being stainless too.
It does not include the Peli box itself, or the straps or the rear mounted bottle and is just for the rack as described.
Price includes fitting at my facility in Lincolnshire - please allow up to 4 hours.please allow up to 4 hours for fitting and two weeks to manufacture - this isn`t mass produced stuff, rather individually made to order in the UK by a craftsman.