Rear Luggage Rack

Vern

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I got fed up today in the shed and decided to knock a prototype carrier/toolbox cover. Any thoughts?:confused:
 

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Now is clear...

It confirm what I always suspected...

With those panniers and that rack, the Nodding Donkey look very suspiciusly as being used for some sinister purposes in the early hours...

Like doing the "milk run" among the locals farms....shipping IDP*









*IDP= Internaly Displace Population
 
Toolbox cover

Hi Vern,

as you know I'm interested in one of these.

How about one that just covers the toolbox, like the Wunderlich item?

Is it to difficult to make one that is exactly the same shape as the the plastic tool cover and replaces it making a secure cover that locks into the existing seat lock? There's a challenge for you! ;)

:bow

Cheers

Ben
 
Vern,

Looks more comfortable than the existing ADV pillion seat... :p

Seriously though I'm sure there would be some takers for the 'full monty' carrier/cover and it's looking nice. I think that most users would want to be able to utilise the 'width' of the carrier (ie turn your blue roll-bag through 90 degrees) so you'd need to be careful will the turned up edges with regards abrasion etc. on overhanging items.

Like BBBen though I'd personally be more interested in a locking hard cover for the toolbox area that utilises the original seat lock.

:beerjug:
 
I'd imagine (and my pal Vern will I'm sure confirm this) the upswept edges are to do with the fact the Vernatech Panniers tend to sit higher than the lesser mortals...

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So if you had these you wouldn't be able to lay a roll bag across as described. Though I'm sure the ever-obliging Vern could do a job for those who require this.









Just don't suggest he do one like the Wunderlich item but cheaper, it won't inspire him (well certainly not to making a rack that's for sure) :D
 
I was just messing about, and seeing what I could come up with. If you haven't got a pillion seat, you don't need a grab handle really, so I thought I'd utilize the space better. The edges won't be a problem, as it's only a piece of scrap I was knocking about, I'll make a proper one some time, all nice and baby safe:D
I'll make a bit this afternoon that just covers the tool tray, and see what it looks like.
BBBen, that sounds like a real pita job, I'll have a look, and see what I can come up with.
Watch this space!
Judge, I'm beggining to worry about you, am I due a great big commision bill:D
 
Vern said:
Judge, I'm beggining to worry about you, am I due a great big commision bill:D
No need to worry Vern - just being a good citizen and helping my fellow GS'ers.

I'm also giving you plenty of time to desgin a trasferable set of Vernatech's that can be moved between Airhead & Oilhead so that one day when I can afford them you'll be able to build them off-pat :thumb
 
judge said:
I'd imagine (and my pal Vern will I'm sure confirm this) the upswept edges are to do with the fact the Vernatech Panniers tend to sit higher than the lesser mortals...

Good point Judge - just making sure it's still going to be suitable for use solo when you've transferred your removeable Vernatechs to your oilhead for the day :D
 
Mark II for your inspection

This is only a botch together job and the finished ones will be lots better.
With and without grab rail.
 

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Opinion

Hi,

Much prefer the MkII approach.

I like to use the grab rail to manoeuvre the bike around.
Also, it provides a good place to tie down an Ortleib bag which I prefer to fit across the bike.
It looks to me that a decent sized bag would overhang the rear quite a bit using the MkI approach.
The MkII also allows you to remove the grab rail if you want and is therefore more flexible than the MkI.
Would the rear seat still fit with the plate in place - this is a minor detail really.
How are the front allen bolts secured - would much bike surgery be involved?
Is it possible to secure the plate without using the grabrail - it would be a PITA to have to remove the grabrail to get into the tool compartment - especially if the hex head you need is IN the tool kit :eek:

Would it fit the 1200 ;)
 
How are these getting on Vern?

Not pushing, just enquiring :) I can see how many projects you've got on!

Cheers,

BBB
 
Judge, kindly take your place at the back of the que:D

Ben, like everything else, slowly but surely, I'll keep you all posted on developement. Trouble is, I get so far, then have a blinding idea, and start again. Doh
 
Aha, a trick question, well put, if I'm not mistaken.
Price, not a clue at the moment, but keep watching this space, and it's bound to happen sooner or later;)
 
Tool box cover

Aha, a trick question, well put, if I'm not mistaken.
Price, not a clue at the moment, but keep watching this space, and it's bound to happen sooner or later;)

Did you ever produce these or one for a R1150GS with a lock for the cover?
 


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