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lugnut1009 08-08-2018 08:23 AM

Luggage rack for everyday use
 
Ok, the title might sound weird, couldn't come up with anything else. This is my dilemma, I do have saddle bags, but no brackets so the bottoms are getting torn up on the shock bolts. I took them off, like the look better anyway. When I ride by myself, mostly to work and home, I just put stuff in a back pack and strap it on the passenger seat. Well school has started back and my daughter loves to ride but I don't have anywhere to store her back pack, mine, and any other miscellaneous stuff I might have to carry. Am I destined to only drive my truck now? What have you all done?

https://www.loupiote.com/photos_l/14...rack-nepal.jpg

Knifemaker 08-08-2018 08:29 AM

Luggage rack.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/knifem...7602271290728/

Bungee cords.

Find some saddlebag supports, move the turn signals, and get bigger saddlebags...

lugnut1009 08-08-2018 09:29 AM

I forgot about that small luggage rack that goes behind the seat. I already moved my turn signals, just never figured out a good way to make saddle bag brackets yet.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/801/4...908b30b4_z.jpgUntitled

kryptonianjorel 08-08-2018 11:40 AM


lugnut1009 08-08-2018 01:13 PM

Thanks! Don't know why I find it so hard to find parts like this online...

Thorn 08-08-2018 03:04 PM

The luggage rack is so small, it's basically useless for anything larger than a small satchel. When I've tied larger things down they have a tendancy to flop back and forth. With proper anchoring it can be done, but it's a pain. I do have saddle bags with supports, but when carrying something like a gallon of milk, the bottoms just don't have enough support, and they're starting to tear where they bolt onto the frame.

I'm in the middle of making a crate that can quick-snap onto the luggage rack when I need to transport a bulky item in a hurry, as well as a saddle-bag bracket with an 'L' profile to provide support on the bottom. Haven't seen either of those things in the existing market.

kryptonianjorel 08-08-2018 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lugnut1009 (Post 1267215)
Thanks! Don't know why I find it so hard to find parts like this online...

I got some bags like these:
https://www.vikingbags.com/kawasaki-...-8688-prd1.htm

Not exactly the same but I don't think they make mine anymore. Anyways, They're hard bags and have a mounting kit included. Gives you everything you need to bolt right into the... whatever the thing that holds the turn signals is, and provides spacers to clear the shocks. If you measure right, you don't have to get the Fire and Steel kit, but can bolt right into your existing setup

kryptonianjorel 08-08-2018 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thorn (Post 1267223)
The luggage rack is so small, it's basically useless for anything larger than a small satchel. When I've tied larger things down they have a tendancy to flop back and forth. With proper anchoring it can be done, but it's a pain. I do have saddle bags with supports, but when carrying something like a gallon of milk, the bottoms just don't have enough support, and they're starting to tear where they bolt onto the frame.

I'm in the middle of making a crate that can quick-snap onto the luggage rack when I need to transport a bulky item in a hurry, as well as a saddle-bag bracket with an 'L' profile to provide support on the bottom. Haven't seen either of those things in the existing market.

Just be sure that whatever you're attaching and carrying, it won't put too much stress on the mounting bolts

lugnut1009 08-08-2018 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kryptonianjorel (Post 1267225)
I got some bags like these:
https://www.vikingbags.com/kawasaki-...-8688-prd1.htm

Not exactly the same but I don't think they make mine anymore. Anyways, They're hard bags and have a mounting kit included. Gives you everything you need to bolt right into the... whatever the thing that holds the turn signals is, and provides spacers to clear the shocks. If you measure right, you don't have to get the Fire and Steel kit, but can bolt right into your existing setup

Where are y'all finding all of these sites that still support our bikes? I have been searching the internet all over and haven't found anything. I'll have to bookmark this site. Thanks :smiley_th

kryptonianjorel 08-08-2018 03:28 PM

All ya gotta do is ask my friend, and we'll find whatever you need. Except crash guards and luggage racks. That **** is hard to find


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