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PostSubject: Diy back rest idea   Diy back rest idea Icon_minitimeSun 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...

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

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Here's how the support frame sits on the backrest
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Simple angle brackets and large headed pop rivets joined the two together

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

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

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

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

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

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

that's a great looking piece of work oyili
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Diy back rest idea Icon_minitimeTue 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! Diy back rest idea 474255 Diy back rest idea 2516569736 Diy back rest idea 2795157665 Diy back rest idea 394307
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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Diy back rest idea Icon_minitimeTue 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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PostSubject: Re: Diy back rest idea   Diy back rest idea Icon_minitimeTue 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?  Diy back rest idea 102087026
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