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bigmal
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PostSubject: Diy back rest idea   Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:16 pm

I know this isn't for an Intruder, but it's details of a home made luggage rack I knocked up which might give someone on a budget an idea.

The starting point was a piece of Dibond (the type of aluminium composite they make signs out of).

Rather handily I had a piece ever since the logo fell off our building at work!

I wanted a kind of shield shape to match the tapered rear end of my bike, and to also take a design cue from the headlamp. So using a length of wood and a pencil as a compass, I drew arcs till I'd perfected the shape, then cut it out just using a jigsaw with a fine blade...



I then got some fairly lightweight steel bar and cold bent it to shape as a support rail...



Here's how the support frame sits on the backrest


Simple angle brackets and large headed pop rivets joined the two together



Gave the whole thing a couple of coats of peelcoat type paint


And here it is on its maiden voyage today...
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simbo
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:06 am

Looks great Mal! Cracking job you've done there.
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Lowey
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:13 am

Excellent job, looks really good.
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hawktheslayer
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:46 am

ever the inventor! another great success mal thumup
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peardrop3
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:06 pm

Looking good Mal!
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ardie
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:52 pm

that's a great looking piece of work oyili
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peardrop3
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:49 am

Erm I don't want to get on your bad side Mal but it's a rear carrier/rack NOT a back rest is it, come on now buck up yer ideas young man!
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bigmal
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:24 pm

You don't know what angle Mrs Bigmal rides at!!

OK, you got me, smart arse sssmily
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Skidalot
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:56 pm

peardrop3 wrote:
Erm I don't want to get on your bad side Mal but it's a rear carrier/rack NOT a back rest is it

Well done on spotting the 'deliberate mistake' Pete! winnerrrr

What thickness is the steel used as the support bar Mal? 
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