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Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
Written by tradewinds1964 on 6/29/2011 at 05:29 am

Totally awesome. I completely get the concept of the cooler. I'm working on the
rack to attach it. So far, fabricators, auto shop, independant welders will not
touch my bike. Told them I just need a couple of pieces welded to the existing
frame I have for the passenger backrest. They won't do it. And the custom bike
shop will build me one, it should only cost anywhere from 200 to 400 bucks.

For that price, I will duct tape all my stuff to the upper shelf, fenders and
rear seat.

OK, was just wondering if it was the Givi and if I could steal some ideas from
the design. I still have not ruled out buying a small welder and trying it
myself. If it doesn't work, maybe I'll build me a Frankenstein. It's alive. It's
alive. IT'S ALIVE!!!


Ting
Atlanta, GA
'90 Red PC
Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)

Message Thread for message #105148

tradewinds1964
6/29/2011, 02:40 am
Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
I'm starting to take a liking to your softside trunk. I was trying to eyeball the rack attaching it to the bike. Is that the ever elusive SR10 rack from GIVI? Ting Atlanta, GA '90 Red PC Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)

    mrpacrat
    6/29/2011, 03:19 am
    Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
    Yes, it is the Givi, but any will do. I used a big poly cutting board (11x17?) to strengthen it http://tinyurl.com/3fdawyn . It makes all the difference. It also provides a large solid base that I can dri

      tradewinds1964
      6/29/2011, 05:29 am
      Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
      Totally awesome. I completely get the concept of the cooler. I'm working on the rack to attach it. So far, fabricators, auto shop, independant welders will not touch my bike. Told them I just need a couple of pieces welded to the existing fra

        mrpacrat
        6/29/2011, 05:49 pm
        Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
        Hey Ting - I don't see why any welding would be needed. Seems to me that if you could build two brackets that attach to the grab rails like the Givi does, then all you need to do is bend them at the ends to support a bolted-on deck, like

          tradewinds1964
          6/30/2011, 02:24 am
          Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
          Very good point Mr. Rat. I was thinking of those thin, but steel shelf brackets that go under the shelf and clip into slots. Home De-Pot has them in a 16 inch length, though I measure 20 inches from the first bolt to the back of the seat.

    bigtikis
    6/30/2011, 08:57 pm
    Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
    Picture? Link? I wanna see. Or am I missing something? I'm new here. --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Ting" &l

      mrpacrat
      7/1/2011, 03:55 am
      Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
      Ting - Thanks Ting! If you like, you are welcome to PM me to discuss tightwad ideas any time. It is my favorite hobby. BigTikis - Here is my cooler-case: http://tinyurl.com/3n95wpw

        tradewinds1964
        7/1/2011, 12:55 pm
        Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
        LOL. Green is always good Mr. Rat. So sayeth Kermit the frog. The rack is completed, secure and cost a grand total of $21.00. The ingredients for today's meal is as follows: 2 pieces of 1/2 inch steel pipe 4 inches long($2.52) 2 pi

          gibinmich
          7/1/2011, 03:10 pm
          Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
          Looks good Ting. I had thought about doing the same thing with some flat stock. With a vise and a drill your good to go. Is that a Givi box? If so what size? --- In

            mrpacrat
            7/1/2011, 03:54 pm
            Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
            That is ugly as HELL Ting. I LOVE IT! BRILLIANT! > Looks good Ting. I had thought about doing the same thing with some flat stock. With a vise and a drill your good to go. Is that a Givi box? If so what size?

              tradewinds1964
              7/1/2011, 10:13 pm
              Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
              That is the ultimate compliment Mr PacRat. AWESOME!!!!!!! I totally agree as well. That sucker is janky, but works. You should see the wiring routes for radio, LED lights and my HID lights. Talk about ugly! Ting Atlanta, GA '90 Red

            tradewinds1964
            7/1/2011, 10:09 pm
            Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
            Thanks everyone. It didn't fall off on the way to work, so I'm happy. Gib, it is not GIVI...although I do want that big trunk they have. I got this one from JC Whitney

          douglasvanb
          7/1/2011, 04:27 pm
          Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
          Ting, That thing is great! That gives me ideas on how to make one for my bike... Let the making begin! Cheers, Douglas --- In

            tradewinds1964
            7/1/2011, 10:17 pm
            Hey MrPacRat ... Question on your luggage rack
            Exactly douglas. Creation of the imagination put to reality is an incredibly cool feeling. I heard it actually increases testosterone. Now I understand how Doc felt after the Flux Capacitor was a success. Time for the Tim Taylor ToolMan g