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post #1 of 11 Old 02-23-2019, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Rick's Rack Installed

Just received Ricks Rear Rack - Nice piece of work and comes with top shelf hardware. It's going to be multi-purpose for my use. Mount a soft bag when I just need that much storage, mount a pelican clone when I need more storage and more security, and then a place to put my coffee cup, when stopping for a break.

Thanks Rick for supporting the forum with your great accessories.
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2018 Vstrom 650 XT
ProTaper ATV Mid 1 1/8 inch Bars
ProTaper Conversion Risers
Happy Trail Skid Plate
SW Motech Crash Bars
AdventureTech - Foot peg Lowering kit
AdventureTech - Dash GPS Mount
AdventureTech - Rear Rack
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-25-2019, 08:10 PM
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Nice! I'm hoping to get mine installed tomorrow! Finally stopped raining!!!!!!
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-25-2019, 11:49 PM
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Looks like a great rack! Wish something like this had been around when I was looking for my '15 DL650.

How do you attach your Pelican clone?
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-26-2019, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like a great rack! Wish something like this had been around when I was looking for my '15 DL650.

How do you attach your Pelican clone?
Test fitting now - I'll go with the method many use on forums - drill 4 holes on the bottom of the case that line up with existing (or new) holes on the rack - closer to the edge then the middle for stability. Then bolt through the bottom of the rack with a rubber washer in between the rack and the box (stop any buzzing and keep out any random water) - and finally a fender washer and nylon lock nut in the box. You can use a couple of wing nuts in the box to make on and off a little quicker (2 lock nuts, 2 wing nuts).

There are many other ways using clip system and slide on channel material and others...- but I want to keep it as simple as possible.

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ProTaper ATV Mid 1 1/8 inch Bars
ProTaper Conversion Risers
Happy Trail Skid Plate
SW Motech Crash Bars
AdventureTech - Foot peg Lowering kit
AdventureTech - Dash GPS Mount
AdventureTech - Rear Rack
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-02-2019, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got around to installing the box. Ended up using an Apache 3800 (pelican 1450 clone). Big enough for my needs.
Basic install as mentioned in previous thread
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2018 Vstrom 650 XT
ProTaper ATV Mid 1 1/8 inch Bars
ProTaper Conversion Risers
Happy Trail Skid Plate
SW Motech Crash Bars
AdventureTech - Foot peg Lowering kit
AdventureTech - Dash GPS Mount
AdventureTech - Rear Rack
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-09-2019, 03:12 PM
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Finally got mine installed. Assuming this is the correct way.
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Looks correct to me.
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-10-2019, 12:37 AM
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Dang, that's beefy looking!
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Finally got mine installed. Assuming this is the correct way.
Got mine today but I'm missing the flat bar spacers. Nothing for the bolts to hold to.

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Uuuugh! and crap.

I'll make them and get them in the mail asap. Sorry about that.

Regarding the beefy comment, yes it thicker than many name brand skid pans.
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