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Luggage rack

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Jerry Doe, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Jerry Doe

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    I am looking for a rack. It must have the lower support brackets...
    I see RGM have a nice one. Thought I would check here first.

    Jerry
     
  2. franko

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  3. kommando

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  4. Fast Eddie

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    Blimey, that Andover kit looks bloody good...
     
  5. gortnipper

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    It should at 700£ fully loaded.
     
  6. Fast Eddie

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    A good point, well put...
     
  7. lazyeye6

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    It appears that the A/N rack panniers would conflict with Roadster peashooters.
     
  8. Jerry Doe

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  9. Fast Eddie

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    Looks good Jerry but doesn’t have the lower support brackets you said you want.
    As kommando said, that’s ok for light use but remember it puts all the weight on your rear frame loop (you don’t want a droop problem).

    So extra supports may need to be knocked up.
     
  10. kommando

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    I have the Interstate version of the RGM Roadster one, the Interstate is no longer made in this form but it would be fairly easy to knock up a support from 1/2" stainless tube so heavy items could be carried. Compared to the current Interstate one it will carry more weight anyway as the front location is the top shock bolt, the later ones all connect to the back rail behind the gussets.
     
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  11. Jerry Doe

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    To me it looks like it does have the lower support brackets. I must be looking at it wrong
     
  12. kommando

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    The rear two eyes locate on the rear hoop, the two long forward extensions latch onto the inside shock top mount bolt as these are overlong and have spare thread showing on the inside of the gusset plate. I can take some pics tomorrow of mine.
     
  13. o0norton0o

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    The AN rack is really nice. I don't think it was available when I had the bug to add removable hard cases on my bike. If you ask me, it's worth the money, just to be able to bolt it up without doing any sort of fabrication work. Removable cases are great. If you want to go for a sport ride, you unclip the cases in a few seconds and go. If you need to haul something with you when you go somewhere, you snap the cases on and you're gone.

    AN's rack system below: (I like their incorporation of a top rack too, which I didn't do on my rack system)

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    and here's my adapted Givi rack system (below) Notice they both share the arm that reaches down to the Z plate to provide some triangular support for the rack and take weight off the rear hoop of the norton frame. (I may modify mine this winter and raise it up a little bit to have the lines of the exhaust, the bags and the seat line up better.)

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  14. Jerry Doe

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    Thanks for clarifying. It makes sense now,

    The Andover one really does look nice. I am now trying to figure out what I can sell to get one. Its probably a bit overkill for me though...

    Cheers
     
  15. swooshdave

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    You do know the best rack ever designed was on this site? The one that installed with no tools and provided excellent support.

    https://www.accessnorton.com/NortonCommando/luggage-rack.6134/#post-70372
     
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