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Old 04-29-2010, 12:06 AM   #8836
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Rack Flex

Ok, here is my fix for the flexy solo seat rack.
Short of welding bosses to the frame I have a pretty solid rack.
I bolted a brace (composite scrap from a bicycle rack) to the fender (fairly solid sheet metal) directly under the front bolts of the rack.
This is where the rack flexes when you push down. Rubber surface on the top to absorb vibration.
The rubber bumpers under the seat support the rear rack bolts and the rear seat mounts prevent the far rear of the tail from flexing down.
With this there is six locations of support for the rack.

I will have to unbolt this brace to use my two up seat.

This might not be a fix for many, or maybe its just a band-aid, but it is an idea to shore up the lousy (once again) factory Triumph accessory.
It is sturdier.
I travel light for the most part so I don't hope to stress test it to the max.
Off pavement exploring strength should suffice although a few tweaks may be needed along the way.
This set-up will be quick detachable also, as I don't need touring 'junk' hanging from my bike year round.

I look to tour like a rubber neck lol vs the haul ass sport touring I've always done in the past...


Cross brace. ...Very simple!


And mocked up. This will be the final location and will clear my pipe & be heat resistant. Hopefully!
I'll pull the bags and show my set-up once my pannier racks are finished.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:51 AM   #8837
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I like the way you did it. Exactly the same configuration I am afer: softbags GIVI T421 + tailbag Wolfman + tankbag by Triumph = here we go
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:39 AM   #8838
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I've been trapped in NYC the past couple years going crazy with no car or bike so I have a lot of riding to make up for Took her up to the Adirondacks for a weekend and planning on putting a lot of miles on it over the summer.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:34 AM   #8839
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Ok, here is my fix for the flexy solo seat rack.
Short of welding bosses to the frame I have a pretty solid rack.
I bolted a brace (composite scrap from a bicycle rack) to the fender (fairly solid sheet metal) directly under the front bolts of the rack.
This is where the rack flexes when you push down. Rubber surface on the top to absorb vibration.
The rubber bumpers under the seat support the rear rack bolts and the rear seat mounts prevent the far rear of the tail from flexing down.
With this there is six locations of support for the rack.

I will have to unbolt this brace to use my two up seat.

This might not be a fix for many, or maybe its just a band-aid, but it is an idea to shore up the lousy (once again) factory Triumph accessory.
It is sturdier.
I travel light for the most part so I don't hope to stress test it to the max.
Off pavement exploring strength should suffice although a few tweaks may be needed along the way.
This set-up will be quick detachable also, as I don't need touring 'junk' hanging from my bike year round.

I look to tour like a rubber neck lol vs the haul ass sport touring I've always done in the past...


Cross brace. ...Very simple!


And mocked up. This will be the final location and will clear my pipe & be heat resistant. Hopefully!
I'll pull the bags and show my set-up once my pannier racks are finished.
I like your brace idea, I plan to steal it But I plan to mount the brace to the underside of the seat and have the foam/rubber pad on the fender. That way the brace comes off with the seat.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:11 AM   #8840
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Got pucked.

Interesting.... Where and how does one get pucked?
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:37 AM   #8841
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Got pucked.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:11 AM   #8842
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Interesting.... Where and how does one get pucked?
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:39 AM   #8843
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Ahhh...thanks. Very cool!
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:45 AM   #8844
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I like your brace idea, I plan to steal it But I plan to mount the brace to the underside of the seat and have the foam/rubber pad on the fender. That way the brace comes off with the seat.
Good thought, although the seat may be a more flexy mount surface than the fender. Should work fine though.

Theres more than one way to skin a cat...
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:24 AM   #8845
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MCResources Quick mount

Anyone have this?
http://mcresourcesusa.com/product5.html




I wonder if it would handle the weight of a medium size pelican case like the 1550?

I am going to buy one of the luggage brackets for use with my soft cases but it would be nice to be able to have a hard case that I could unlock and take with me.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:46 AM   #8846
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It works well but I had to put spacers between the plate and bag to clear the shock. I posted some pictures of my install but who knows how many pages back they are now. I'm not sure about its suitability for a rtw trip but it's holding up fine for at (around town).
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:15 AM   #8847
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Found a the pic Maxflhx, Thanks for your input I ordered everything today.
Hard to beat a luggage solution for less than a hundred bucks.I have several Pelican cases and a few ammo boxes so I will see which works best.



I have to say Your bike is one of my favorites, The BRG color along with the black wheels looks great. I was thinking about using that color along with silver when I repaint my tank but I 'm not so sure that would look right.

Sorry Tangerine/Silver owners, I have had the bike a few months now and the color still hasn't grown on me. Still looking for a classic Triumph color to cover the "Safety Orange".
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:51 AM   #8848
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Sorry Tangerine/Silver owners, I have had the bike a few months now and the color still hasn't grown on me. Still looking for a classic Triumph color to cover the "Safety Orange".
Just need to paint the silver light blue....
http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk...bonneville.jpg

Or....I like this scheme....
http://motors.baseitaliablog.com/wp-...nneville_1.jpg
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #8849
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Anyone have this?
http://mcresourcesusa.com/product5.html




I wonder if it would handle the weight of a medium size pelican case like the 1550?

I am going to buy one of the luggage brackets for use with my soft cases but it would be nice to be able to have a hard case that I could unlock and take with me.
I've got one too, ala maxflhx. Mine is holding an ammo can. I'm thinking of ordering another quick mount bracket and a Pelican 1550 so I have the option of ammo can or Pelican when I need more space. It will handle the weight of the Pelican just fine.

Wish my tank were silver / tangerine. I got the silver / roulette green. It's OK, but like the orange better.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:37 PM   #8850
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Found a the pic Maxflhx, Thanks for your input I ordered everything today.
Hard to beat a luggage solution for less than a hundred bucks.I have several Pelican cases and a few ammo boxes so I will see which works best.



I have to say Your bike is one of my favorites, The BRG color along with the black wheels looks great. I was thinking about using that color along with silver when I repaint my tank but I 'm not so sure that would look right.

Sorry Tangerine/Silver owners, I have had the bike a few months now and the color still hasn't grown on me. Still looking for a classic Triumph color to cover the "Safety Orange".
Also, PM sent.
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