Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Boulder Creek, Ca.
High ho the merry-o, a farkling I will go
I wanted some more room to carry small stuff. Did not need much room but am trying to make room to carry the laptop so I can upload photos and gps stuff, as well as check email away from home (my daughter worries).
Figured I needed a rack on my topcase so I came up with the idea of putting one on. I could not find something suitable around home so I went and bought 5 drawer pulls, picked up 10 allen head machine screws to fit (8-32). Then set to farkelizing.
The only problem I ran into was; the angle of the holes drilled into the compound curve have to match the angle that the threaded portion of the pull is when attaching screw. I had to ovalize a hole to get the screw to line up to thread on, then it leaked. Remedied with gasket sealer.
So hopefully here are photos;
Not All Who Wander are Lost!
Flat Black Club (FBC) #221
Bicycles: Litespeed-Blue Ridge, Titus-RacerX, Schwinn-S20, Ventana-El Conquistador de montanas(tandem mountainbike)
Old bikes; 1971 Kawi 350 cafe racer,'78 Yamahama 650, '91 Suz VX800
New bike; '08 DL650 black, Caribou Cases, Madstadd, H&B center stand, Fenda Extenda, Stebel, Blue Sea, Superbrace, Givi crashbars, Amoto skidplate