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post #1 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Sissy bar/luggage rack for Corbin Seats

So I've been looking at making my 9er a little more 'Touring Friendly'.

I've got a single sided SS exhaust that gets fairly hot, so I'd like to avoid soft bags. I'd like to come up with something that I can carry my camping stuff while I'm on a longer bike trip, but yet have the ability to easily pull off the bike for a nice clean look.

I've been looking at the ALU-RACK with a GIVI top case and I may still go that route... but has anyone seen some sort of sissy bar/luggage rack that attaches to the backrest 'port' on my Corbin seat?

On past trips, I've used the backrest as a sissy bar and tied my sleeping back and such to it. It doesn't look classy... but it's seemed to work. Seems like a simple rack that just attaches to the Corbin seat would be perfect. Could tie my stuff to the rack for transportation, then when I get home, I just pull the whole rack off the bike.

Here is what I had on my last trip up to ISP for the weekend. Got me there and back, but lets just say that I made sure there was nothing in my sleeping bag that could be traced back to me in case I had to 'leave it behind'.



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post #2 of 7 Old 04-12-2012, 11:20 AM
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Something like:

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I'm not familiar with the corbin backrest. Does it lock into place?

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Yeah... Something like that. The Corbin backrest is really just a square bar that slides into the back of the seat. Then there is a screw to tighten the backrest down.

This illustrates it fairly well:



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The links above are going in a little different route than I was thinking, but something like that would work too.



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Ah, I see. Worst case scenario you could find a universal rack you live and then find a shop to fab up the square bar for you.

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Yeah... Something like that. The Corbin backrest is really just a square bar that slides into the back of the seat. Then there is a screw to tighten the backrest down.

This illustrates it fairly well:

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So I've been looking at making my 9er a little more 'Touring Friendly'.

I've got a single sided SS exhaust that gets fairly hot, so I'd like to avoid soft bags. I'd like to come up with something that I can carry my camping stuff while I'm on a longer bike trip, but yet have the ability to easily pull off the bike for a nice clean look.
Fit the SW-Motech side carriers and then the Givi or whatever side boxes of your choice. Once installed, they come off in seconds and leave little trace they were there.

Givi Luggage / SW Motech Racks on '03 Suzuki SV650S - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYWKOQGK2Tw

That also gets your center of gravity for what you're hauling down low, as is desirable.

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Crackerjac,

I did that with my Corbin seat. I have Bags Connection luggage that didn't fit the pillion seat very well. I got a luggage rack for a CT90 from a local salvage yard, found a piece of square tubing that fit the hole for the back rest, then welded it up. Works great. I'm traveling right now. I will be back the end of next week and can send pictures. My avatar picture shows the luggage on the bike.

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