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Tigger2013
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PostSubject: Luggage problem   Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:50 pm

This is the bike I bought and I have tried fitting this luggage


 



Now as you can see its a standard fitted backrest and luggage rack. 

The straps on the luggage dont fit and the bag ends up halfway over the numberplate lol Not good.

 

Has anyone ever fitted something like this and if so how the heck did you do it? lol

the backrest goes back nearly 45 deg angle so loosing part of racking.

Its a great bag but I think its meant for a taller back rest.

Cheers Guys
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:04 pm

Dave a quick fix is to take your sissy bar off when you want to use the rear pack,and make yourself a sissy bar that will fit and suit your purpose.There should only be 4 small bolts in the sissy bar,if you need to make the sissy bar sit staighter,you will have to make brackets to take the angle out of the upright.It sounds hard but will be pretty easy,looks should not come into it as you will not see the mod if it is only for when you use the back pack.There may be easier ways lets hope someone has some ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:04 pm

I Bungee strapped mine to the uprights of the sissy bar, Another option would be to Have a piece of half inch ply wood about 6 inches wider and longer than the rack, then tie it to the rack before placing the bag on top of it, that would offer more support for the base of the bag, When you get off and remove the bag, just throw the ply wood under the side stand until you need it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:11 pm

Cheers Sim. Did wonder about the wood on the rack. Been looking for extension bars to make backrest a little higher but cant find them for this model.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:12 am

Hi Tigger mate,
If you aint going to ride with a pillion, put the luggage on the pillion seat and then try strapping it onto the sissy bar that way you will have something comfy to lean against on your journey instead of your lass,,, failing that if you can wait until the wetlands meeting starts up again on the 2nd March you will likely see a way to solve your problem,,, a guy has the same set up as you and uses a large luggage pack just like you have when he goes to rallies,, he cut the sissy bar uprights just above the mountings so that he could insert a 10 inch extension piece in that bolts into place with a slight kink in the extension to make it much less than the 45 degree angle that you have at the moment and so making much taller and making it far easer to fully secure the luggage pack,, and I agree making something up, plywood or something to make the area of the rack bigger to spread the weight is a always a good idea.

P.S. the Renthal rack recently fitted to our bandit has a sticker saying " Max weight 3 Kg" that aint much !, when I go away my beer and sandwiches weighs more than that.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:43 am

Send that piece of crap back and get one of these. I use the 30lt backpack and the 40lt Roll pack both in blue. Great value and easy to attach to the 
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:52 pm

No rush guys. the roll works great on its own. I will do as you say two bears, have a look round wetlands and ask around.

Whos the guy that adapted the uprights? I know you mentioned it once before, just not confident at cutting things up lol.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:02 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:06 pm

Trike's looking nice! Mr Tex Sir  
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:17 am

Thank You Sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:19 pm

Nice lookin sickle there booy! ah say booy....      lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:41 pm

On a long trip putting the bag on the seat and then strapping it has gotta be much more comfortable, dont look as professional but who gives a shit if you got a good something really good to lean on
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:15 pm

           Can't see it to well in this photo but when I need to use my bag I mount it on the back seat between the back rest and box.  It make a great back rest. And it doesn't look out of place. In the pic I have a rain cover on the bag so it doesn't show the bag as good.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:22 pm

That works really good   
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:01 pm

Thats a jolly big ponytail you have there Tex poking from under your helmet  
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:05 pm

You know what's under every ponytail lol. ...
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:06 pm

Yeah thats why we call him Sir  
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:25 pm

I hate to burst everyones bubble but that is the hood of my raincoat. I am getting so old I barely have enough hair to comb.  
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:19 am

Hi Tigger,
If I recall correctly he is from Washington and did the mod himself, it looks good,,,if you don`t want to cut your sissy bar, making a taller and straighter replacement for it so you can mount the luggage would not be difficult,, I assume the luggage is because your going to a rally and need to carry beer Ehh !.


I like your trike Tex,,, I like trikes that are not to big.
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PostSubject: Re: Luggage problem   Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:48 pm

Yeah Two Bears something like that lol.

Cheers for the help. I will carry on investigating and then meet up with you in March.

Take Care

Tigger
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