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I need some advice on Racks .. I have a classic rack on the rear ! I like it for the round the town stuff but want to do a long ride soon and my thought is a rack that will support a bit more carry some gear and a gas can.

So does anyone have a good touring setup for long rides. Maybe 3 to 5 day rides is what I am looking for now. I also need to carry about 30lbs of camera gear is I can.

Racks ? what is best or better for front and rear ?

Carrying extra gas can?

So what I am really after is advice on how to setup for multi day rides how to pack and what to bring !
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Get a front and put it on. If you load them both right you'll be able to carry much more stuff.
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Usually it's not the rack that's the problem, but how it mounts to the bike. I had a hepco becker 42l case on my ET4, and the bolts that mount to the fender sheared off. I also broke a rear rack on my motorcycle, probably because I do tend to overload my bike a bit.
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Don't forget the footwell area.

you would be surprised what you can fit there in a ruck sack. I can stick a 90L backpack there if I want.

50L ruck sack is more comfortable tho.
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The front rack is very useful on a scooter because there is too much weight on the back. The trouble is that there is a lot of wind blast on the front so that if anything can blow out it will. Whatever you put up front needs to be sealed really well. The worst place to put the weight is high up in the back, precisely where most people carry it on their back racks. The more you can do to keep the weight low and forward the better your loaded scoot will handle.
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Heres my set up (less the Topcase I also have).

The front rack carries a 1gal Rotopax both rack up as seen, and rack down for additional carrying capacity.

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