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I finally purchased a set of Hepco & Becker (same as Krauser) C-Bow set of soft luggage and their rear rack. I looked hard at the Givi hard luggage out of Thailand and hope I do not regret going that way. I ordered it on a Monday and it arrived on Friday. It was a steep $604 for the three items. The C-Bow, the cases and the rear rack. I installed them without much trouble and if I can then anyone can do this.

Here is one photo.


Follow the link to all 28 pictures I took. The top bag in the pictures is another brand that I have been using for more than a year now.
Hepco And Becker Bags And Rack Photos by Benb5 | Photobucket
 

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Wow, looks like it is well worth the investment.

Is there a piece of luggage designed to specifically fit the rear center rack behind the pillion?
 

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First off a sticker on the rack is says the weight limit is 5 kg (just 11lbs).

The instructions say you have to install an universal alu rack (for top cases) instead of the alu palette that came with the rack.

The instructions say if this rear rack is ordered together with
a top case, you get a alu rack instead of
the alu palette.

This is shown here:


So I would have to purchase a different top plate to mount one of their top boxes. Some are found here:
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I did not need to purchase the rear rack. I was afraid that if I purchased another brand of rear rack that the installation might interfere with C-Bow setup. I did not do any research to see if that was the case.

As it is the rear rack is to small to hold much of anything. I do have a very small igloo cooler that fits fine. When and if I needed to utilize it in any meaningful way, I would have to get the optional wider palette or use some sort of drybag that would extend out over it instead of using the tail bag I have now.
 

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Brought two 12 packs of drinks home tonight. One in each bag. I was a little surprised they would fit. You do have to unzip the expansion section to get it in, but then you can zip it back up.

 

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I have the same set up, however I bought a 40 liter top case from H&B also. I can tell you that rear rack is very sturdy, I have had well over the 11 pound limit in my top case with no problems.
 

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jerameyms,

I would like to see some pictures of your H&B top case on your bike. I have not ruled out getting one myself. How easy it is to take on and off? Does it lock in place? Which one did you buy?

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Hi guys!
I'm thinking about installing those C-Bow soft bags. Do you think a standard laptop would fit in? I'ts the main reason to buy them, and they are pretty expensive to buy and just try....
 

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I know my 15 inch is out of the question. My son has a 14 inch but it will be a few days before he gets home, but I don't think it will fit either. The bag is only 10 tall but a laptop it can be made to lean some.
 

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I was barely able to put a 14 inch laptop into the bag. However, I would never want to do it. So don't even think about buying it for that purpose. A 12 or 13 inch might be OK.
 

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I have the Hepco & Becker rear rack too - for my CBR125R (150R). I have the universal Givi Monokey E250 adapter plate for it. It allows me to use Givi Monokey top cases. I have the largest case Givi makes on the back - the E55 Maxia.

It works incredible well.

I took it on a tour here:

You Can't Tour On That. A 4000KM Ontario Trip On A 2011 CBR150R - ADVrider

I'd love to get the C-bow carriers. Unfortunately, they aren't compatible with the 2011 CBR125R (150R) generation. The passenger peg bracket is welded to the frame of the 125R, whereas it's bolted to the frame on the CBR250R (and the bolts are used in fitting them to the CBR250R). With that said - I plan to find a way to attach it anyway - so I'm going to purchase the C-Bow for the CBR250R and then the attachment accessories so I can attach my Ortlieb waterproof saddlesbags (seen below) to the C-Bow carriers.

Bent - is there a weight limit specified for the C-Bow carriers? I haven't been able to find this information online.

Mike

 

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I know my 15 inch is out of the question. My son has a 14 inch but it will be a few days before he gets home, but I don't think it will fit either. The bag is only 10 tall but a laptop it can be made to lean some.
you really shouldn't compare yourself to your son. anyone knows a 12 inch will barely fit the way it is....
 
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