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post #1 of 9 Old 02-16-2015, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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WTB: 919 Luggage rack, any kind!

Howdy friends,

For overnight camping trips, I've found that attachment points for even spartan camping are extremely limited on the 919. So, in order to make my bike in to the tourer I want it to be I'll need some luggage racks to fasten stuff to. Tail racks, side racks, what have you got to get rid of?

Please be reasonable with your asking price - I don't have a lot of dough but ramen and PB&J for a stretch would be worth the right farkle.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-16-2015, 07:58 AM
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I bought another stock seat, eliminated the foam on the passenger section, then bolted a pair of aluminum angles to the seat and mounted Stanley 19" toolboxes as saddlebags. It was ghetto, but all up cost was under $30. The trick was to add stabilizers (zipties) from the angles down to the passenger pegs to keep the force acting downward on the seat.

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I might sell my ventura rack sometime in the near future. Keep an eye out in case you are still looking for a rack later.

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I bought another stock seat, eliminated the foam on the passenger section, then bolted a pair of aluminum angles to the seat and mounted Stanley 19" toolboxes as saddlebags. It was ghetto, but all up cost was under $30. The trick was to add stabilizers (zipties) from the angles down to the passenger pegs to keep the force acting downward on the seat.
Dude i need to see pictures of this. Lol

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Dude i need to see pictures of this. Lol
Agreed, it sounds hilarious.

In all seriousness, racks are ludicrously expensive for what they are - bolt on bits of metal. I could buy a welder and all the necessary welding gear, a grinder, and a chop saw and build a freaking rack for still cheaper than buying one... and I might just do that, because having a flux core buzzbox around sounds handy.

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Check out post #26
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ime-32482.html






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And the goofy exhaust deflector you can see in the first pic did not work at all. EVERYTHING in the saddlebags had the 919 cologne lol

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-16-2015, 04:56 PM
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Not sure if it fits what you're looking for or not, but I design and build the racks in this thread:
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ion-53665.html

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-16-2015, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure if it fits what you're looking for or not, but I design and build the racks in this thread:
https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ion-53665.html
That's a clever solution you've made there. However, I think I'm leaning towards fabricating my own system for side cases and a flat rack on the top. Nice to know there's someone out there capitalizing on this niche!

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