Ok, once again, I will throw this out here, and probably get the right response in about 5 seconds.... I love this place!
So, here's the deal. In the process of sorting out all the poor farkling done by the previous owner of Stumpy (04 Dl 650 :-), (can we say bolts that are suipposed to be attached by locking nuts, but are too short to actually reach the locking part of the nut???
) I have finally gotten to the rear rack. It is mounted on an sw-motech plate, and holds my Hepco Becker topcase. First problem- it is clearly not meant to do it (it's not a HB rack). And here's why. Here's the rack (First question- who makes it?)
full version http://picasaweb.google.com/alex.ru/...11472995303970
and here's the back of the topcase
Notice that the back of the rack is a steel plate, and the hepco becker mounting wants a tubular rack. As a result, a crack in the mount is developing (you can see it in the mount, if you zoom in)
the previous owner already broke one of those mounts, and I don't feel like dealing with it again. So, what are my options??? I have thought of unbolting that back piece and going to a metal shop to see if they can just fabricate a tubular back for my existing rack, but that sounds like the backassed way to do it. Is there a hepco Becker adapter for SW Motech racks? Is there a different mount I can attach to my topcase that will fit the rack I have????
thanks troopers! any suggestions will help.