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Come to Micatech to outfit your bike with smart accessories to improve your riding experience. Micatech is now offering Excel Cycle Werkes accessories for BMWs.

We are excited to take on this new product line of accessories which suits our production capabilities and sensibilities. Excel Cycle Werkes are clever, high caliber products with the attention to detail we appreciate.

The Excel Cycle Werkes products go the extra mile in providing all the hardware and wiring needed to make installations neat and easy. The products include cross bars and GPS mounts; light bars and mounts; shelves and brackets for GPS, satellite radios, garage door openers, radar detectors, etc; Stebel horn kits; exhaust extensions; and a “plug and play” Centech kit to power up all your installed devices. These items and others are designed for the BMW R1200GS/GSAs and some are available for the R1150GS, F800GS, R1200RT, K1200LT, K1200GT, K1200S and other models.

Tom Dowell, founder of Excel Cycle Werkes, is a machinist and craftsman who has been designing, testing and producing BMW accessories for years. Excel products help BMW adventure riders solve problems and add accessories to improve their riding experience and enhance safety.

Tom will be joining Sue and Bob Gould at the Micatech booth at the MOA rally in Sedalia, Missouri, this July. For more information about the Excel Cycle Werkes products, go to www.micatech.net or call 1-888-464-6494.

Q&A: Touch Up Paint

Oct
2011
05

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John writes to us with a question regarding the Micatech Pilot Cases on his BMW R1200GS:

I love the Cases I bought from you this spring for my R1200GS. Unfortunately, a friend ran into the back of me and marred the back and side of my right Pilot Case. Is there any unusual touch up paint I should look for or will any gloss black spray can type such as Rust-oleum work. It is amazing to me that the luggage wasn’t hurt because he hit me pretty hard only contacting only the right side case. I think I did a back flip from the collision but was not hurt. The case was not bent.

Yikes! Glad to hear he’s OK.  This is a good question that we hear from time to time. The cases are rugged and that powdercoat finish is tough, but sometimes you have a friend crash into you… Hey, it happens.

To repair a simple scratch, we suggest Rust-OLeum. Match the Rust-OLeum cap to best match the color of your cases. [Insider's Tip: For vein colored cases, look for the "Hammered" finish Rust-Oleum].  Instead of spraying it directly onto the case, spray it on to a scrap piece of cardboard and then dab it on with a paintbrush.

Looking for a more exact match? Try an auto parts stores. They typically have touch up paint for sale in small bottles.

For large areas of damage, we recommend you send us your cases. We will professionally grind down the surface and apply a fresh powdercoat finish.

Do you have a question about your Micatech Motorcycle Luggage? Contact us and let us know what’s on your mind!

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Micatech is proud to announce that Pack Racks are now available for the Kawasaki KLR650E (’08-) and Triumph Tiger 800 & 800XC (’11-).

Last spring we offered a significant savings on V2 cases to celebrate the release of the new Triumph Tiger. The response was fantastic and many of you asked about adding a top case. At the time, we didn’t have a Pack Rack, the critical connection piece to attach a Micatech Top Case to the motorcycle. However, thanks to a local Tiger rider, we got our hands on one of the new bikes and starting designing a new Pack Rack.

Motorcycle manufacturers don’t always make it easy to design accessories. Fortunately, the folks and Triumph left the tail of the new Tiger accessible. After a few iterations we came to a design that’s functional, durable and stylish. The Pack Rack compliments the sleek and rugged lines of the Tiger while adding a sturdy platform for extra storage capacity with a Micatech Top Case. The Top Case is back far enough to allow two-up riding and doubles as a backrest for your passenger! By the same token, we keep it as far forward as possible in order to keep the weight towards the center of the bike.

Not only did we add in plenty of places to attach bungee straps, we made them big enough for plastic tip models and ROK straps. And if you’re headed out far off the beaten path, we’ve included an option to mount RotopaX containers for extra fuel/water storage.

In addition to the Triumph Tiger, we took a look at one of the greatest adventure bikes of all time – the Kawasaki KLR650. We have a few of the first generation (A) models around the shop but it wasn’t until our friendly local KLR rider, Skip, let us borrow his new (E) model. In 2008 Kawasaki revamped their dual sport and it quickly became the bike of choice for many adventure riders. You emailed, called, and posted on our ADVrider thread that you wanted the ability to mount a Micatech Top Case onto your KLR650E. We listened and got to work.

The simple and rugged design replaces the standard KLR rear rack and adds extra tide down points, quarter-turn connectors to quickly mount a Micatech Top Case, and an option to mount Rotopax containers for extra fuel/water storage.

All Pack Racks are finished with a black colored industrial powder coat that we do right in house. Go to the Micatech Online Shop to order your Pack Rack today.