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I'm having trouble finding a rear rack for a 2001 S4. Just looking for a rack to bungee a dry bag to. Would prefer something that is easily removed. Have tried SW Mototech but they don't seem to have anything model specific. Any ideas?
 

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I'm not seeing one for an '01 S4. My bike also has high pipes. Don't know if/how that would affect mounting.
 

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https://www.ventura-bike.com/product/ducati/Monster-S4

But the standard S4 doesn't have high pipes?

Here's the page for the S4R, which has higher pipes...
https://www.ventura-bike.com/product/ducati/Monster-S4R

The kits have different L-Brackets, though - the S4R ones definitely looks different to clear the high pipes. It looks like they attach to the things that appear to be passenger grab-handles or luggage tie-down points? Might be worth an email off to Ventura, to see if the S4R kit will also fit the S4.
 

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Ventura racks not very strong, things come undone, require frequent checks, and the way the top plugs into the bottom, traps water, promotes rust.
 

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If your criteria is something to bungee a bag to and easy to remove then building one may be for you. I really do not care at all how something looks, so this suits me fine. Took me about an hour to fab this up. Yes I know it is fugly, so don't bust my chops :) Total cost was $5 for a back rest from some Yamaha cruiser or something like that which I found on a local for sale site. The clamps are hydraulic line clamps. I drilled the side out which clamps to my bike frame to enlarge. I built this so that my daughter would not fall off of the back but ended up leaving it on a lot for reasons like you mention ..... attaching a bag or some groceries to my bike. Takes less than 30 seconds to remove. If it worked out for you, you are able to adjust position easily as well. Just a thought ....

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