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Old 04-16-2013, 06:18 PM
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diy rear rack

Can some people post up some pics of their rear racks and how they mount. I have seen a lot that mount under the tail but I want to get an undertail and I saw one that mounted under the seat between the tail fairing and the seat it self. Any body willing to help me out. I just wanna try and build one myself to save sone money. I'm currently waiting on parts to put my bike back together or else I'd just go scope it
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:41 PM
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How much stuff are you trying to haul?

I've used milk crate with non-skid pad and bungee cords on my bikes, carrying my backpack, laptop, change of clothes and shoes; altogether about +25 lb. of stuff.

Never a problem with my 40 miles one way commute at highway speed and above (85 mph).

Not the prettiest luggage, but it's cheap, hauls good amount of items and secure during travels...

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:41 PM
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When you say rear rack do you mean one like this? This fits on the OEM seat and I could be persuaded to sell it for $70 shipped in the lower 48.

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RWhisen View Post
When you say rear rack do you mean one like this? This fits on the OEM seat and I could be persuaded to sell it for $70 shipped in the lower 48.

Like that. I am more or less looking to build one myself and it look presentable. Nothing wrong with the cart its functional. Just not what I'm wanting on the back of my bike. That metal rack looks like what I wanna make pretty much just gotta look under the seat for mounting options I guess
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 PM
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I'm trying to haul anything really. I ride everyday rain or shine and it'd be nice to have something other than just a backpack to put stuff in. Who knows. Maybe ill make a box for it too
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:55 AM
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this is a rear rack that me and autotech made a while back. allows for use of saddle bags with out damaging the rear plastics. bolts in place of passanger foot pegs.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:08 AM
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here is a link to the one i made for the hawk... worked great on a 5 day trip

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...p-setup-25655/
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:49 AM
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I've had a Givi Top Case since I bought the VTR new in '02.

It works great - even went down with it in '03 & it was fine.
Those DIY racks look good though - good job guys
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I don't have a pic, but I did something a bit unorthodox (but I think it's brilliant).

I bought a 2nd oem seat off ebay for 30 bucks. It had a slight 1/2" rip on the passenger pad, but that absolutely didn't matter.

I also bought a hard top box. Non givi, pretty large, etc. it is detachable and has a key lock.

The top box has a 9x9" mounting plate, and I used bolts, washers and nuts to permanently secure the mounting plate to the passenger seat of the eom ebay seat I bought. I had to drill holes in it but who cares, it was 30 bucks!

It's a lot like the milk crate setup, but mounts cleanly with no bungee cords, etc. it holds plenty for a 4-7 day trip if you have a good tank bag too. It has never been close to coming off (wind tested at 100), and the whole thing only cost me around 85 dollars.
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You mean something like this?

I did this since swapping seats removes the luggage. Just bolted the mouning plate to the seat so you can pop it off to carry it inside. Couldnt bear to mount a rack on my sporty vtr like I have on my daily bike.
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:27 PM
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That's actually pretty brilliant. Do you still have the setup? I think you owe us all a pic, so get on it.

Edit: Never mind Ndogg, Joe snuck one in there. That's mighty clever.

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I have a second seat and I was wondering what to do with it.. hmm
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FYI I see really nice givi setups for sale on the BARF forum all the time. I post them on here every so often. It is worth being on the BARF forum just for the classifieds. Great group of riders on there.
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I have a second seat and I was wondering what to do with it.. hmm
I have a second seat and I drilled 4 holes in it then put 4 bolts through it and then added an aluminum curved pan to the seat and attached my roll bag to it - it works great!
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