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post #11 of 41 Old 01-15-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Well good news and bad. The bad is I just found out that we have not been getting our contact forms from our website. the problem was/is with outlook so we are going to get our own email (.. @ADV eturetech.com). For now use the Persoanl message function here on Stromtrooper.

Good news is I'm having a blast with this project and feedback has been very good. So I will be ordering material and moving forward. Will still post information for the DIY types as we go.

Keep those suggestions coming.

Regarding the front edge of the rack and the rear seat, I'll check to see if a smooth transition from rack to seat is possible.
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LOL. Dang now I'm thinking... I have to go look at my bike - but could you extend the plate over the rear seat a bit? I never ride with a passenger so I like to shift my loads a bit more forward so I don't have anything too heavy cantilevered off the rear.
Don’t you just load up the rear seat anyway? What difference would the plate extending forward make?
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I wondered the same thing because one of the original design features of the V-Strom was a rack at the same level of the rear seat so large bags could be fit lengthwise, but I'll look at it today.

Edit/Update: Yep, the stock rack is designed to be even with the passenger seat. So anyone wanted to use the passenger seat and a larger rear rack would befit from having the larger rear rack mounted directly to the stock rack instead of elevated above it.

That's not a problem. The larger rear rack can be made to clear the handrails and be as wide as anyone would want.

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What I'm really after is something akin the the solo seat on the BMW GS.

Since I can't modify the seat - why not modify the rack

I can strap stuff to the seat but if I had a plate over it I wouldn't have to worry about damaging the seat.
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Have you considered some type of extra support for the rack plate, like this? Hepco and Becker makes it, not sure if it's truly useful, but I know the weight limit is quite low on the rack. Do you think it would be compatible with the Shad 3P system?
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I had this rack on my Tiger, it worked well and was well made http://palmerproducts.co.uk/
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Here is a not so pretty work in progress. This is the expanding version of the 11 x 14 rack. It expands to 24" wide by relocating the upper two plates. Will be powder coated black in final version. Plate will be $35 and expansion plates another $30.



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Wow, that's nice!
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I put aircraft captive nuts on the bottom of my homemade plate so I could bolt down a top case (dewalt tool box) (OK- it's not a quick release setup but it is secure and doesn't take that long to attach/ remove). I also made a dohickey to attach a Givi tankbag flange. That way I can mount my tankbag on the plate most of the time instead of on top of the gas tank (I still have a flange on the gas tank if I use the top case).

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Since the plates will be 3/16" thick the holes could be threaded.

I'm not completely happy with the appearance yet. I think it needs some artist treatment, like holes mimicking the holes in the stock rack.

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