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post #1 of 16 Old 05-27-2019, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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got small rear case, need mounting ideas for OEM rear rack

I got a Pelican Vault 200 handgun case that i want to mount to my OEM reAR RACK [2019 wEE] i was thinking of looping U bolts through the rack and drilling the boc and putting nuts inside. any other easier ways?
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I positioned mine where I wanted it, marked it, then drilled holes in the oem rack. I used 4 SS bolts with fender washers and Nylock bolts to secure it. I highly recommend Nylocks due to the constant vibration.
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I positioned mine where I wanted it, marked it, then drilled holes in the oem rack. I used 4 SS bolts with fender washers and Nylock bolts to secure it. I highly recommend Nylocks due to the constant vibration.
this seems much easier than me trying to fit U bolts through the holes in the racks. thanks
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U bolts require a bit more precision. I drilled holes and used a piece of flat stock from the hardware store under the rack.
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I did mine like Motor7 but i also put nylon bushings over the bolts so they couldn't shift in the rack. It doesn't scratch the rack that way. I've got the same box and I like it a lot.
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You can consider some neoprene washers between the rack and box for waterproofing and anti-vibration.
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I positioned mine where I wanted it, marked it, then drilled holes in the oem rack. I used 4 SS bolts with fender washers and Nylock bolts to secure it. I highly recommend Nylocks due to the constant vibration.
Would you mind posting a few pictures of that? Sounds like a perfect setup, but I can't quite envision it. Also, hello from Knoxville!
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Drilled and tapped 3 spots on my rack. Bolt/waher in and only worry about them working loose on long trips (periodic check at gas up time).
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Would you mind posting a few pictures of that? Sounds like a perfect setup, but I can't quite envision it. Also, hello from Knoxville!
Yes I can since I am 22 days into a new knee and all I can do is stare at my bike. Stand-by for pic's..........

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Ok, I lied...it was my '07 that I drilled the oem rack on, my '15 came with a aftermarket rack installed. Anyway, here are the pic's, the install on the oem is just a little more involved due to space limitations. You can however mark the box location, then take off the oem rack and drill it. It will take a little time, but way easier to access for nuts n bolts.

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