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post #1 of 27 Old 11-04-2018, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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GA Isotta rack installed

My intention was to do a pictorial of the install of the Isotta rack for the GA, but their directions are better than I could do. I use the "thrown wrench scale" to rate the ease of installation. Zero wrenches thrown across the garage (easy peasy) up to 5 wrenches thrown across the garage (#%*% should have paid to have it installed). This was a zero wrench job! Nicely engineered product, fairly easy install, looks good and no drilling of the trunk lid. A little pricey, but it seems to be a well thought out product.
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post #2 of 27 Old 11-04-2018, 01:13 AM
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Looks fantastic! Very very nice!

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I use the "thrown wrench scale" to rate the ease of installation. Zero wrenches thrown across the garage (easy peasy) up to 5 wrenches thrown across the garage (#%*% should have paid to have it installed).


I seem to have developed two of the worst hobbies for throwing tools - DIY work on cars/motorcycles/house and golf.



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My intention was to do a pictorial of the install of the Isotta rack for the GA, but their directions are better than I could do. Nicely engineered product, fairly easy install, looks good and no drilling of the trunk lid. A little pricey, but it seems to be a well thought out product.
Nice!

All that is left now is to find a small BMW roundel to go where the larger one was removed.



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It looks nice and you will like it.
In the pictures it looks like there are clear paint protection pads under the rear feet. Are there any under the front feet? This is a good feature that earlier Isotta racks didn't offer so I put clear packing tape under mine when I installed it years ago. Later I sold that bike and removed the rack and tape and the paint was perfect underneath so I did the same when I put it on my newer bike.


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Great rack. Now make sure to buy 2 sets of Roc Straps and a Touratech Drybag and you will be all set!

https://shop.touratech.com/dry-bag-a...aterproof.html

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Plus one on the ROK straps. I carry both the narrow and wide ones.


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It looks nice and you will like it.
In the pictures it looks like there are clear paint protection pads under the rear feet. Are there any under the front feet? This is a good feature that earlier Isotta racks didn't offer so I put clear packing tape under mine when I installed it years ago. Later I sold that bike and removed the rack and tape and the paint was perfect underneath so I did the same when I put it on my newer bike.

Yes there are....you get 6 resin "dots" to put under the feet. The hard part is placing them approximately where the feet are going to touch. I may still have to reposition the front pads.

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Great rack. Now make sure to buy 2 sets of Roc Straps and a Touratech Drybag and you will be all set!

https://shop.touratech.com/dry-bag-a...aterproof.html

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JAKIEAY..._7PW3BbERRJKT2

After 43 years of riding, I have more straps, bags and doo-dads than I care to admit......

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After 43 years of riding, I have more straps, bags and doo-dads than I care to admit......
Me too (47 years )...but the beauty of the Roc Straps/Isotta combo, is that they fit perfectly thru the slots, are fully adjustable, and won't damage the rack.

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