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post #1 of 24 Old 06-11-2014, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic rear rack?

Guy I am negotiating with tells me that the rear rack is now plastic? I thought it looked like cast ali but he assures me it is not.
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I can assure you it is plastic, with terrible paint.

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I can assure you it is plastic, with terrible paint.

Fact. Even with a tail bag sitting in front of it, not on it, but on the passenger seat touching it for a few hundred miles, it wore the paint off. Not real high quality.


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Yup plastic, and there is no way I could care any less. It'll get a full Givi rack anyway. The one on my 11 Kawasaki Concours wasn't much better., and that was a $18000 bike

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It does weigh 3lbs less than the standard alloy rack on my 2005 Wee did.
I guess losing weight was a priority for Suzuki.
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A somewhat related question, what is the subframe made out of? Hopefully companies will soon make a metal rear rack to replace the OEM factory plastic.
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It does weigh 3lbs less than the standard alloy rack on my 2005 Wee did.
I guess losing weight was a priority for Suzuki.
More like being cheap was a priority for Suzuki.

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Thanks guys. I hope it is up to the task of supporting my wife. She who falls asleep on the back.

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Thanks guys. I hope it is up to the task of supporting my wife. She who falls asleep on the back.
If its weak somebody will come up with a replacement. Frankly it looks fairly sturdy as plastic goes but I don't know that I would want a person putting their weight on it to find out.

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