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Offline Twempie

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PSR Dual Sport Rack
« on: February 18, 2020, 03:19:33 AM »
This post is in the spirit of Giant Loop's going light, fast and far, and my attempt to increase the amount of tie down locations for soft luggage.

I prefer soft luggage when it makes sense, but strapping can be a bit time consuming to load and unload from the machine. The rear bags I use are a Kreiga 20 for farting around and, for longer jaunts, I have a Giant Loop Mojave, a Rogue drybag and a couple of Possibles Pouches... and a sh#tload of drybags from a previous life of sea kayaking. Lots of combinations, but the limited tie down points on my X generally shave some of the "fast" out of the equation.

So, I decided on getting the rear OEM rack to move the soft luggage back and away from my body (the rack was advertised to fit a 2015 model, but works on my 2018 just fine. Thanks for the advice Jenny.) The rack worked OK, but there still weren't enough tie down points for my liking.


The OEM rack replaces the pillion's grab handles. The four holes are threaded M8-1.25.



A little research led me to the PSR Dual Sport Luggage Rack, which can be found almost anywhere on the web, it's well made and comes with all sorts of bolt holes, and provides multiple purchase points for soft luggage.



This shows the depth of the PSR rack.


I was thinking of a plate to attach the PSR to the OEM rack, but wanted to lose as few purchase points as possible. So I employed the help of one of my mates (who has a machine shop in his garage) to help with making countersunk discs (his idea, not mine).


The front discs were trimmed. I may paint the discs black at a later date.


The holes in the OEM rack are tapped (which helps hold the discs in place) and M8-1.25 bolts are threaded through. Washers, spring washers and Nylocks underneath hold it all together. The OEM rack is fatter at the front than the rear, the longer bolts were taken from my box of misfit tools, so those don't look as professional a finish as the rear bolts.


You're going to have to take my word for it that the Mojave fits well to the new rack, but here is how a Kreiga 20 is attached.


This shows how far back the soft luggage can be installed.



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Re: PSR Dual Sport Rack
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 03:40:44 AM »
Nice work! I'm constantly amazed at how resourceful people on this site are.

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Re: PSR Dual Sport Rack
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 03:51:43 AM »
Looks good. I know it's a bit late to show you this, but for some saddle bag plates I'm currently making I found these at a go-kart shop. Aluminium M8 x 33mm OD. 

« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 03:52:42 AM by Wedgetail »

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Re: PSR Dual Sport Rack
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 04:13:49 AM »
Thanks for the thought. The guy that helped me makes small cannons for various sporting events, as well as the small firecracker cannons for the kids on the 4th of July. I didn't ask, but I think the discs started out life as wheels from those little firecracker cannons.

*Originally Posted by Wedgetail [+]
Looks good. I know it's a bit late to show you this, but for some saddle bag plates I'm currently making I found these at a go-kart shop. Aluminium M8 x 33mm OD. 



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Re: PSR Dual Sport Rack
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 04:59:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Twempie [+]
Thanks for the thought. The guy that helped me makes small cannons for various sporting events, as well as the small firecracker cannons for the kids on the 4th of July. I didn't ask, but I think the discs started out life as wheels from those little firecracker cannons.

In terms of pedigree cannon parts trump go-kart parts every time!  :001:

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Re: PSR Dual Sport Rack
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 08:38:04 AM »
Nice one  :062: That looks exactly what I want
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