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post #1 of 9 Old 02-06-2010, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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Rack measurements

Four weeks left until my shiny new wee-strom (my first new bike ever ) gets delivered and I'm already stuck into some premature farkling.

I'm making a rack extension to bolt on the existing rack, mounted using the four mounting holes that the rubber pad plugs into.

So today I went down to the dealer today with my verniers to do some measurements of the hole spacing and diameters. Unfortunately I discovered that the rubber pad didn't just pop out as I'd imagined (and I didn't want to wreck the showroom bike), so it was difficult to do any accurate measurements.

So here's what I measured (see the picture)...
Rear holes spacing 148mm
Front holes spacing 160mm
Front holes to rear holes (direct from hole to hole) 174mm
Hole diameters ???

Would anyone be able to do more accurate measurments for me with the rubber pad removed, ideally with a vernier gauge? I could just wait until I get the bike but there's an opportunity to get the rack cut before then that I don't want to miss.

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Unless of course there's anyone in Melbourne's eastern suburbs who's happy to let me take measurements off their bike.....
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-08-2010, 05:07 PM
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Here you go
Front c/c 160mm
Rear c/c 150mm
Front to rear 174mm c/c
Hole dia. 5/16 or 8mm
What are you doing with the rubber pad?
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Rack measurements= 38DD... Oh, you're not talking about the misses' hooters? My bad

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Thanks RowBust!

I'm going to keep the rubber pad for later. I believe it can be removed intact with some soap and care.

How exact were your measurements (ie. calipers, ruler)? I need a fair amount of confidence before I commit to laser cutting and my 148mm rough measurement is a long way short of your 150mm!

Does anyone know if the mounting holes take an M8 bolt?

Rack design is coming along (see attached picture)
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Rack measurements= 38DD... Oh, you're not talking about the misses' hooters? My bad
Pics needed!!

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You should measure it yourself to be sure
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Thanks again RowBust - I didn't intend to cast aspersions on your measurment ability, I'm just double checking everything. I'll head down to the dealer today and measure it again.
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HA!!! You wish

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You should measure it yourself to be sure
Oh, believe me RoBUST...I DID measure them myself

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