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DIY luggagae rack
« on: 27 January 2013, 04:22:55 PM »
Been looking for a luggage rack to carry my rather large kit bag to work. Couldn't find one big enough, so I knocked one up from bits of box section I had lying around.

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #1 on: 27 January 2013, 04:40:26 PM »
couple of small wheels on that, it'll make a decent wheelie bar...

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #2 on: 27 January 2013, 04:45:31 PM »
It is a bit huge, but so is the kitbag I've got to carry. I was going to stand the bike up on it in the garage to save a bit of room.

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #3 on: 27 January 2013, 04:57:32 PM »
I like that, definitely better than what I'd manage
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #4 on: 27 January 2013, 06:16:00 PM »
Nice neat solution. :thumbup
Does the £10 include the labour? :D

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #5 on: 27 January 2013, 08:25:02 PM »
I might be wrong but you may have trouble come MOT time , sharp edges and corners ect but looks like a great bit of work
 
 

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #6 on: 27 January 2013, 08:29:01 PM »
I might be wrong but you may have trouble come MOT time , sharp edges and corners ect but looks like a great bit of work
You've got a point there, I might just have to remove it come MOT time  :thumbup . Takes about 30 seconds with a ratchet.
I might also have a HUGE top box on by then! :lol :lol
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #7 on: 30 January 2013, 12:15:33 PM »
very tidy...well fabricated  :D
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #8 on: 30 January 2013, 02:27:01 PM »
So you going to take orders from your ham-fisted fellow foccers now? I know I'd have one!

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #9 on: 30 January 2013, 02:40:17 PM »
I can certainly 'knock one up' if anyone has any special requirements. :D
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #10 on: 30 January 2013, 02:49:03 PM »
That's a Def yes from me m8!

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #11 on: 02 February 2013, 04:02:00 PM »
how much for one of these racks

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #12 on: 02 February 2013, 08:03:35 PM »
how much for one of these racks

I wouldn't have a clue tbh. I priced up new metal for jazz and it came to about £18. Erm 25+p&p?
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #13 on: 04 February 2013, 08:20:56 AM »
ok cool sounds good i have a foxeye 600 2003 is it the same fitting as the earlier models. thanks scott

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #14 on: 04 February 2013, 08:47:05 AM »
i like this ... nicely made  :D
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #15 on: 04 February 2013, 09:50:39 AM »
ok cool sounds good i have a foxeye 600 2003 is it the same fitting as the earlier models. thanks scott

Not sure tbh, you might have to look it up on one of the websites that does racks and see if the part numbers are the same. I'm fairly confident that they are the same tail unit though. Can anyone out there confirm this?
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #16 on: 04 February 2013, 01:54:56 PM »
ok bud will investigate.

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #17 on: 04 February 2013, 02:12:51 PM »
I think you've found a gap in the market!

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #18 on: 04 February 2013, 03:54:44 PM »
good product that,go into production and you`ll soon RACK up a fortune  :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #19 on: 06 February 2013, 04:14:20 PM »
Been looking for a luggage rack to carry my rather large kit bag to work. Couldn't find one big enough, so I knocked one up from bits of box section I had lying around.

Renntec run in fear, stevies own rack has landed! Cost about a tenner too :))


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Maybe a short piece of box section in between the section nearest the seat would aid in protecting the paint on your bike more, tis a good looking rack tho and well priced. What about colour coding them for some extra cash ?
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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #20 on: 06 February 2013, 04:28:46 PM »
Yep, just found a little bit of paint rub where my bag has caught the paint behind the seat. Ill be putting a piece of tubing in there for the next one methinks. Thanks for the observations, as everything that's manufactured, its a constantly evolving design.

As for colour coding, well I'd have to source the correct paint per bike at quite a cost, and I'm not the greatest of sprayers. Probably not a good idea for me to do it tbh, I'd only screw it up:))

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #21 on: 06 February 2013, 05:14:46 PM »
you could just sell them bare or prime them
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« Reply #22 on: 06 February 2013, 08:12:25 PM »
you could just sell them bare or prime them

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #23 on: 07 February 2013, 09:52:51 AM »
hello bud checked out the size mine is 50mm front centre of bolt to bolt. so would like one of these racks will it come in blk like picture and how would you mlike payment.

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Re: DIY luggagae rack
« Reply #24 on: 07 February 2013, 12:26:15 PM »
No problem, ill make a start on it this afternoon. I can make the rack slightly smaller if you want to fit a top box, or leave it the way it is. It is quite large though! And yep ill do it in gloss black smoothrite. Might take a day or two to dry though. :D

As per payment, you can do a bank transfer, or PayPal. Transfer is preferable though, ill pm you my details when I get cracking with the rack.


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