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Offline Shillas

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Luggage Rack
« on: January 16, 2017, 09:09:24 PM »
Looking for some advice on mounting a top box to Candy. I currently have a Ventura rack mounted & while useful, doesn't have the capacity I'd like (in the bag) & my significant pillion (new to riding) would feel more comfortable with a backrest. have a top box & backrest they can deliver for under $70, but the advice on mounting is to cut the upright off the rack to enable the box to mount. A couple of concerns here - 1. as the Ventura can't be used as a backrest, not sure how the remains of it could be a suitable mount that supports a backrest. 2. the Ventura rack resale value is higher than the cost of the third gear system, and I'd rather keep that for trading later.

Can anyone help with sourcing a luggage rack that suits an ST1100, or have an alternative that meets the criteria of being suitable for taking both weight over the end of the bike and pressure from a pillion? And with luck, doesn't cost a fortune.


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Re: Luggage Rack
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 09:39:49 PM »
Another alternative may be a bag to fit rack that has adjustable lumber support for your pillion...I had a Kuryakyn bag on one bike that did this...good capacity and excellent quality...
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Re: Luggage Rack
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 10:02:32 PM »
I was going to suggest the OEM rack but it looks like it's out of production but eBay is useful at times.

This one is a Givi rack so you could go that way and fit one of their boxes

I have the OEM rack on mine and a Third Gear generic top case and it's mounting plate on top.

You should be able to mount the same case on the Givi rack

OEM Rack in Picture so you can compare to Givi

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Re: Luggage Rack
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 06:21:24 AM »
Over the years, I have fabricated or adapted luggage racks for a couple of bikes, and might me able to help.   I've sent you a PM (Personal Message) with my contact details .
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