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Old 28th July 2008
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I decided it was time for a bigger rack to accomidate luggage on long hauls. The Motherwell was OK, but I ended up denting my fender by overloading it. So I saw what drcstang did with his and decided to flat out copy it.





Harley tour pack rack $99
Quick release HW $39
14" x 17" 3/16 6061 Aluminum plate $42

Overall, it may seem a little high, but I was gonna get the QR hardware anyway and I may end up with a real Tour Pak if I go bagger. So I figure I'm only out the cost of the Aluminum, (and the 1" hole saw that I probably killed.)

1" holes, 1/2" from the end on three sides. I'll test it out on my upcoming trip to PEI.
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if it works I like it!!! and it will.
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Looks good! I copied the idea from Higgy (he isn't on here much, but is an active member on the XL List), so I can't take the credit for this.
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Very cool. What part number is that rack? Does it snap right on to the standard detachable rack mounts?
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See below in red!

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Very cool. What part number is that rack? (53655-04) Does it snap right on to the standard detachable rack mounts? (Yes!)
It's actually listed under Tour-Paks, not under racks on the MoCo site.

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Sheesh, I was looking in the wrong section.

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Sheesh, I was looking in the wrong section.

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When I use that rack with the aluminum plate, I bungie a medium duffle bag and my sleeping bag to it. It looks a little Beverly Hillbillies, but it really gets the job done. I'm looking for a black bag and stuff sack to clean it up a little...


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Remind me to ask you about how you mounted them...
This was in regards to the gas bottles I mounted under the rack shown here:


To answer his question - I used nylon straps (like the kind you get camping store - the ones in the picture are reflective - hence why they look white) and some velcro just to keep them from sliding around. It worked well...for the most part. But, one time I wasn't careful on how I mounted them and they did slide around a bit and bashed up the fender (that's the bugger on top of my fender). Rubber glued to the rack probably would have been as effective as the velcro. The problem with the velcro on the bottles was the first time I filled the gas containers I spilled some, rendering the velcro useless.
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A thanks to Brad for posting these pics, I came looking for a custom rack certain that someone here would have made one and voila. Props to SLD for the original idea...I tried to find your thread too but no luck, search feature drew a blank. From the looks of this it should support 13 kgs of gear.....I need this to strap my camera bag to.
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