A few weeks back I wrote a not so raving review about the hardcore rack, I got an email from green chili soon after,they walked me through some setups and I changed some things around from the first time I set up the hardcore rack.
This past weekend I loaded up a bag that weighed about 25 lbs and the hardcore rack did exceptionally well keeping the bag in place and very sturdy, please ignore my last review as it was not set up well and that was my fault not green chili. I would certainly recomend this product to anyone riding a motorcycle without a rear subframe like a KTM or Husqvarna
Absolutely love the Green Chile Adventure Gear!
Y’all should know that even when I wrecked and FLIPPED my bike at 45 mph, every single piece of gear stayed in place — all thanks to your Hardcore rack!
Now all my family runs GCAG!
I have set up on my 2016 husqvarna fe350 S, it doesn't seem to be any more sturdy then the fender rack I have on there. It seems I have paid $135.00 for 2 tire irons
..after about 10 pack out trials stemming from three different ideas offered from three different friends it was ‘one down time’ . I wasn’t fully confident for my first MABDR 800 mile run all things considered but it was what it was and it was a now or never moment for me…. 80 miles of road all held …then 20 miles or so off road (for the first time) dry bags slid and I felt it. First concern was right side dry bag exhaust burn. Road side pressure and a few quick inputs form others on the ride and it was NAILED. Nailed like ‘…that’s it …this is how I run from now on ‘. Bags were ‘basket’ed in and I rack the same config for four days. It was wrapped up and understood as in there is no reason to even check bags…its ride time!!
After picking up a second smaller bike I got into researching flexible, minimalist luggage systems. Having already purchased an expensive holster style system from one of the big players for a large ADV bike I wanted something simple and versatile that could take advantage of the bags I had horded over the years and from my current setup. Enter GCAG. The hardcore soft rack is a great setup, versatile, flexible and bombproof. It takes any bag I throw at it and I've even had a rotopax tied on it saving the weight of another bracket. Blended with the bag snakes I purchased with the rack I've been able to secure any gear covering 5 different manufacturers to my TE630. Awesome rack, great gear.