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Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
Written by Mike on 11/1/2011 at 05:53 pm

Ting,

I wrote to mmoto about the bigger rack a couple months ago. You have to drill
two holes into your trunk to mount it. I don't like drilling holes in my
Tupperware, but I sure would like all that extra space.

Here's his reply:

Thank you for your interest in our products.
Yes, you saw correctly. Need to drill holes in the plastic and fasten the bottom
of the trunk to the frame by bolts through the transition bushing.
The lower part rests on the frame of welded inside.
For clarity, I added photos on the site.
This design allowed to redistribute the load by six points, which is essential
for long journeys, where you take a lot of baggage, and the roads have a
different cover.
This design was tested on two PS800, covered about 8,000 km. No damage and no
luggage strains.
Thank you.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Ting" <tradewinds1964@...> wrote:
>
> The other rack on the page had an extra lower storage area. I remember
> he made a comment about that rack, but I couldn't understand if it
> was for stoprage, extra sturdiness, needed extra re-enforcement? I like
> the extra storage for the tent or tools down there.
>
> Any idea what was the deal with that? Other than an extra 30 or 50 bucks?
>
>
> Ting
> Atlanta, GA
> '90 Red PC
> Glen Scotia(pronounced Sko-sha)
>

Message Thread for message #108995

akienm
10/23/2011, 01:16 am
Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
IT ARRIVED!!! :D :D :D (can you tell I'm excited?) And it was EXACTLY as advertised. It was a little tricky getting it fitted on, the fit wasn't *perfect* but just a tiny bit of flexing as I tightened it down was all that was needed. $202

    douglasvanb
    10/23/2011, 01:56 am
    Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
    WOW! What this thread needs more of is pictures :-D $202 shipped and you got that gorgeous rack? Looks like I'm only eating Top Ramen next month so I can afford one of those... Cheers! Douglas --- In

    jimkeal
    10/31/2011, 11:34 am
    Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
    The contact info should be put intothefiles section somewhere. I wonder if a group buy could be done? Who's in? Jim --- In

      gibinmich
      10/31/2011, 02:30 pm
      Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
      If you did a group buy and had enough people maybe Givi would punch out some PC racks? This might have been tried before and not enough showed interest when it came down to shelling out the cash... Or buy my PC and I'll throw in a Givi box an

        akienm
        10/31/2011, 08:41 pm
        Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
        I suspect it would take a LOT of people going to Givi as a group to get them to tool up to make it. Making a manufacturing line is an art all unto itself, and requires a lot of planning and effort. But if you were successful, it would be very

      akienm
      10/31/2011, 08:45 pm
      Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
      Here's the english version of their page, such as it is: http://www.mmotoparts.com/en/product/Rear%20Rack%20reinforced_for_honda_pc800_pa\ cifi

        mrpacrat
        10/31/2011, 09:09 pm
        Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
        As the owner of a Givi rack, I'd have to say the Ukranian one looks a whole lot stronger. The Givi also makes the passenger grab-rails useless. I had to reinforce my Givi rack just so it would quit rattling and support the box better.

          akienm
          10/31/2011, 10:52 pm
          Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
          The Ukranian one is *extremely* sturdy. In one of the posted pics, my GF is sitting on it. And as far as I can tell, she's not particularly stressing it. It's very much just an extension of the frame. It also appears to be powder coated, whic

            tradewinds1964
            11/1/2011, 12:09 am
            Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
            The other rack on the page had an extra lower storage area. I remember he made a comment about that rack, but I couldn't understand if it was for stoprage, extra sturdiness, needed extra re-enforcement? I like the extra storage for the tent o

              akienm
              11/1/2011, 05:30 pm
              Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
              No clue, but I've included the seller on this reply, so perhaps he'll reply to you or I, and we can post the response here. -- Akien MacIain Epiphanies before our very eyes! On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Ting <

              Mike
              11/1/2011, 05:53 pm
              Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
              Ting, I wrote to mmoto about the bigger rack a couple months ago. You have to drill two holes into your trunk to mount it. I don't like drilling holes in my Tupperware, but I sure would like all that extra space. Here's his reply:

              cheval_du_fer
              11/1/2011, 05:56 pm
              Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
              --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Ting" <tradewinds1964@...> wrote: > > The other rack on the page

    pmarquis3
    11/1/2011, 03:10 pm
    Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
    Ok, I can't resist any longer. After all these rave reviews of the Ukranian rack, it begs the question: Would this rack be suitable (or even lend itself to slight modification for) serving as a bicycle carrying rack? Maybe remove one or both

      mrpacrat
      11/1/2011, 03:54 pm
      Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
      Why not ask the Mfg? Maybe he would customize to order? --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, PMarquis@... wrote:

        akienm
        11/1/2011, 05:34 pm
        Ukrainian Rack - Update #3
        Agreed, so I've included them on this reply. I can say it's certainly strong enough. My top box is only rated for 15kg, but I weigh more like 84kg and it didn't have any problem with my weight. -- Akien MacIain Epiphanies be