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 Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800

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PostSubject: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:07 pm

After being a little taken aback by the £170 wanted for a flimsy Jardine rear rack to fit a Sissy bar; I have made my own by adapting an old rack that I had for my Kwak W650. It bolts onto the base of the sissy bar (with lots of washers!) and then I have fashioned two stuts from a fisherman's bank pole (seems to be aluminium I think) and fixed these to holes newly drilled in the rack and to the rearmost rear fender fixing bolt. I am very pleased with it; it seems very robust and will be very functional.

Cost = £1.97 for the bank pole and about £3 for the nuts and bolts and washers.










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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:13 pm

Good job done Grob, Looks just the job. Recycling is obviously the way to go
So is your bike now a Suzaki or Kwakuki
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:47 pm

That looks fab great bit of enginuity and for only a fiver, happy days
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:53 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
Good job done Grob, Looks just the job. Recycling is obviously the way to go
So is your bike now a Suzaki or Kwakuki

Kawasuzi?

Will be on the look out for more shiny struts at some point perhaps!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:03 pm

ippikin wrote:
Will be on the look out for more shiny struts at some point perhaps!
If they are bothering you in the mean time, spray them black and they will melt away.


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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:22 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
If they are bothering you in the mean time, spray them black and they will melt away.

Good idea Mr I! Thanks..... will probably do that.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:29 pm

Sound job,well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:06 pm

it looks great,,,would defo chrome them .
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:11 pm

peter perfect wrote:
it looks great,,,would defo chrome them .
Yeah but then a £5 job turns in to an expensive one!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:54 pm

For your stabilizer bars that you you are using try to replace them with some steel from a shopping trolley they are already chromed for you.There is always one knocking around somewere
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:41 am

alfie92 wrote:
For your stabilizer bars that you you are using try to replace them with some steel from a shopping trolley they are already chromed for you.There is always one knocking around somewere
Thats a good idea, a naughty one but a good one. I will remember that one for the future
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:23 am

alfie92 wrote:
For your stabilizer bars that you you are using try to replace them with some steel from a shopping trolley they are already chromed for you.There is always one knocking around somewere

Hmm. I'll have a look in the canal! Thanks for the idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:06 pm

No need to go in the canal, Tesco sell them for a £1 lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:20 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
No need to go in the canal, Tesco sell them for a £1 lol!

How very true,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:13 pm

Now don't laugh but the chrome spray as found in Wilkinsons is very authentic!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Kwack Rack for Suzuki VZ800   Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:45 pm

I have used a similar product myself, the one I used wouldn't stand up next to real chrome but away from the real thing was very convincing.
(if that makes sense)
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