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Offline Twempie

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2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:16:32 AM »
In case anyone is considering an OEM rear rack. With the help of Jenny (again), I pulled the trigger on a 2013-2015 OEM rack, to fit on my 2018. Jenny informed me the seat had not changed over the years and should fit, so ka-ching. I like it, but YMMV.
In case anyone is considering an OEM rack, here's the link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SLHKZ2W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The build is typically solid Honda, it looks like it belongs on the bike, and seems perfect for my intended use of lashing down soft luggage, with the ability to manhandle the machine should the need arise. The warning sticker has since been removed.










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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 11:31:42 AM »
I have one of those sitting in the shed that I'm not using. I've never been able to move it on because I don't have the brackets that it fixes to....

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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2019, 12:41:49 PM »
I'm still trying to figure out why Honda would produce a product that won't even support its own weight? (It weighs about seven and a half pounds).

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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 05:24:22 PM »
Most racks that Ive had for various bikes are always rated for a pretty low weight, and theres nothing much more than a lightweight tent going to be loaded on this one. The various racks that Ive seen (online) for the X seem to hang too far behind the rear wheel for my liking, and my educated guess is handling takes a hit. So, avoiding lot of weight back there, its  my intention to have a Giant Loop Coyote over the rear seat with probably my tent behind the Coyote. Both lashed to the rack. A form and function approach on my part for a lightweight extended trip.

I was thinking about a milk crate, but its not a KLR.  :001:

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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 06:02:48 PM »
The motorcycle is designed to safely ride two up. If it can handle the weight of a passenger safely (as far as handling goes) then surely it should handle a 40 lb bag 6 or 8 inchs further towards the rear.

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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 06:14:37 PM »
Kinda depends on how and where the bike is ridden. I prefer not to have 40lbs hanging behind the rear wheel of a small bike. YMMV.

*Originally Posted by RDW [+]
The motorcycle is designed to safely ride two up. If it can handle the weight of a passenger safely (as far as handling goes) then surely it should handle a 40 lb bag 6 or 8 inchs further towards the rear.

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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 06:44:07 PM »
Yeah, I suppose. I rode this TW200 off-road from the Mexican border to the Canadian border with no problems at all.


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Re: 2013-2015 OEM Rack on a 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 06:53:07 PM »
Very cool.
*Originally Posted by RDW [+]
Yeah, I suppose. I rode this TW200 off-road from the Mexican border to the Canadian border with no problems at all.



 


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