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bigmal
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PostSubject: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:38 am

Couple of weeks ago, went to Oulton Park to watch historic car racing. Went on the Vic and decided a folding chair would make the day more comfortable.

My bike has a sissy bar, but no rack, so I knocked up the attached in about an hour.

Not the prettiest, but it did the job, and although its not on an Intruder, I thought I'd post it here in case the concept is useful to someone...

I had a couple of pieces of aluminium roadsigns knocking about  police so cut a pair of side rails, drilled to match the holes in the sissy bar, then painted them black - the  only stuff I had was Plastidip, but thats ok...

Then I found a tough black plastic "bread crate" in a skip at Screwfix (probably from the weekend burger van)...



The ends have moulded ribs, and luckily I found the distance between two of these ribs was spot on for the distance I wanted between the side rails.

It means the pattern in the plastic isn't symmetrical, but for now, do I care? No!

At some later time I may find some more ally to manufacture a prettier flat plate, but overall it's a great idea.



TIP: I know a few people on here have asked for ideas for extending an existing rack, to prevent the dreaded "bag droop"..... a piece of this plastic would be ideal... it's black, it's tough, it's got criss crosses for bungeeing to..... oh, and it's free!!

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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:21 am

Excellent mod once again mal   when are opening your bike garage!
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:57 pm

Mal, I've got an M800 luggage rack kicking about in the garage, you can have it if you want to doctor it to make it fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:31 pm

Cheap & does the job for just the price of a bit of time which is exactly how it should be!
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:45 pm

Interesting bit of recycling ! 
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:33 pm

Old Luner wrote:
Mal, I've got an M800 luggage rack kicking about in the garage, you can have it if you want to doctor it to make it fit.
wow, even better. Next you're in the garage if you could possibly measure the distance between the side rails on it, and PM me that would be great. 
cheers mate
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:06 pm

Nice job Mal 
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:45 pm

hawktheslayer wrote:
  when are opening your bike garage!
Money couldn't buy that kind of "bodgemanship"!!SaveSave
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PostSubject: Re: Quick & dirty luggage rack   Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:37 am

bigmal wrote:
Old Luner wrote:
Mal, I've got an M800 luggage rack kicking about in the garage, you can have it if you want to doctor it to make it fit.
wow, even better. Next you're in the garage if you could possibly measure the distance between the side rails on it, and PM me that would be great. 
cheers mate



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