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Old 12-22-2012, 05:13 AM   #6266
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Originally Posted by Dorito View Post
Anyone aware of frame changes from 2003 to 2008? I bought a set of Happy Trail pannier racks, and they don't seem to mounting correctly. While both the bike and the racks are used, neither appear abused enough that far out of skew.

Happy Trail DR200 Pannier Rack

Originally Posted by Klay View Post
There have been no frame changes. Happy Trails racks aren't always perfectly aligned, and it is typical that a little bending is required in order to fit the racks.
Well, "some bending" was an understatement! Time to sandblast and repaint.

For those that like a little welding project, this might be a better route:

started out by buying hoops (the “main” oval shaped piece with 4 corner slots) direct from Berg Briggs at backroadsmoto. Berg is the guy who builds all the Wolfman racks, so he’s a good source.
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