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Another homemade rack
Written by motorcyclema... on 10/23/2010 at 07:40 pm

Mike wrote:

> Actually I did sell one to someone in Roswell NM. I
> am in the process of making another one. If you are
> interested send me an email and I will send you some pics.

That is me, and while the rack is still sitting in the box on the floor of the
living room (I have had zero time and haven't a CLUE how the back seat and grab
handles come off), it looks EXACTLY like what I wanted.

Mike stretched the sissy bar so it's tall enough to hold my T-bag when I'm on
the road, and the rack being metal will let me put my tank bag back there (with
appropriate bungie cords as well) since I can't use it on the plastic tank.

If I ever get it mounted (will head to my mechanic if I can find a few bucks),
I'll try to post pics.

Oh, and I still think Mike gave me a steal. I won't mention the price in case he
wants to increase it, but he was MORE than reasonable.

KAB
Roswell, NM

?Never underestimate the power of blind faith. It can manifest in ways that
bend the laws of physics or break them entirely.? "True Blood," Aug. 30, 2009

Message Thread for message #98122

wolfsburg78
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    motorcyclema...
    10/23/2010, 07:40 pm
    Another homemade rack
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