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    Reece Woollen
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650SE
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi there.
    My faithful DR350 finally died and was not worth repairing. I’m setting up a 2019 DR650SE for adventure riding. I’m after some rear racks to carry my roll bag,tent and some new soft panniers. I’ve googled it and come up with a really solid setup by Ventura. Does anyone know of another rack system I can get in NZ? Your help would be really appreciated.
    Cheers
    Reece

    #31041

    oghood
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    • Bike: White Rhino Dr650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I had a look at the ‘tough rack’ from Ventura for the 650. The rear rack and seperate pannier racks are well made and super heavy duty.
    Seemed good for extended touring, but for day to day the pannier racks were too big for me.
    I ended up with a 2nd hand rack and pannier mounts someone else had custom built.

    #31172

    dave89
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    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I have Barrett racks from Aus , they will ship direct to you , great fit and strong .

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    Mat Bayliss
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    I have a Ventura tough rack, built like a tank, large and heavy. I agree with oghood, probably good for road touring but to big and heavy for the type of riding I mostly do. For shorter trips I have ordered a B&B offroad ali rack, will match this with the Giant Loop Mojavi bags I already have and a roll top bag on top. I’d sell the Ventura tough rack if you are interested.

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    Reece Woollen
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650SE
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi People.
    Sorry about the very delayed reply.. Been tied up doing other stuff. Thanks for the feedback. I went with the Ventura Tough Rack system with pannier mounts. It took awhile to get everything but it’s now done. Installed for free. Picture attached. Just spaced the rack off exhaust a bit more. I like the super solid construction of the Tough Rack system from a reputable brand I’ve used for years. It’ll last me for life. If I ever need to replace Ventura panniers I’ll customize pannier mounts to suit. I don’t intend to use the entire 103 litres of available luggage space at all off road. Just to heavy to be practical. Will be nice to carry a few luxuries on more road orientated trips. Unfortunately due to health reasons I can’t tour for awhile. So been putting attention into other activities and I’m finishing setting up the DR now. Thanks again for your responses. I really appreciate the help. Hopefully see some of you out there down the track.
    Cheers
    Reece

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