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Old 12-23-2012, 08:41 AM   #586
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I had been looking at getting a top rack and case, but being as cheap as I am, I kept putting it off. So when I found a scrap piece of aluminum plate, I decided to see what I could do myself.

It is 5/16th aluminum, it was 16 inches x 12 inches. I cut the sides at an angle, so the back is now 12 inches wide.
Nice rack! The router trick is well worth noting for aluminum work, certainly more cost effective than buying a mill. One recommendation, I'd urge you to use button head machine screws rather than the cap screws so you don't eat a hole in whatever bag you carry back there. Otherwise it looks great and certainly offers more support than the BMW rack.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:54 AM   #587
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Nice rack! The router trick is well worth noting for aluminum work, certainly more cost effective than buying a mill. One recommendation, I'd urge you to use button head machine screws rather than the cap screws so you don't eat a hole in whatever bag you carry back there. Otherwise it looks great and certainly offers more support than the BMW rack.

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I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #588
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I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
Yes, Peter, I have a case. Moose Expedition Rear hard case. Two keys, easy removes from mounting, fits full helmet, 15 by 15 by 10. Maybe $70 plus 15 for shipping. PM me.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:29 PM   #589
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I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
Try McMaster Carr. They have just about any hardware imaginable.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #590
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I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
Look at bolt depot.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #591
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I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
Fastenal has M6 X 70mm flush mount tapered head bolts (allen key center)
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #592
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Boats, that is a really good design !!!!

I have made some spacers, and cobbled together something for an existing top box, but yours is MUCH better.

Do you find any flex, toward the rear ? or is the rear of the rack resting on the centre hump directly inline, and behind the BMW roundal.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #593
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Fastenal has M6 X 70mm flush mount tapered head bolts (allen key center)
In 316 Stainless? Not at my local store.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #594
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Oem rear exaust

Hello all,

I have a 2012 G650GS with about 2600 miles on it. Im going to be replacing the factory exaust with a Leo Vince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust, does any one have an idea what would be a good asking price for the factory exaust if I decide to sell it??

Thanks for your help,
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #595
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New here...

I own a 2000 BMW F650GS, i'll try to post some pics later on.

Haven't been doing any riding since august....my bike died under me on the highway and I've not been able to fix it.....so my BMW dealer will have a go at it next month..

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #596
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Boats, that is a really good design !!!!

I have made some spacers, and cobbled together something for an existing top box, but yours is MUCH better.

Do you find any flex, toward the rear ? or is the rear of the rack resting on the centre hump directly inline, and behind the BMW roundal.
Very little flex, I have it set up so that you could just slide a piece a paper between the plate and the "hump". So all the weight is on the spacers and bolts. Even when I had it sitting on the little round spacers it was very sturdy.

After some more digging online I was able to find some bolts with a lower profile, but I think I'll just let these ride for awhile.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:19 AM   #597
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This is how my bike looks now:

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #598
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #599
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Always love that red version. Throw a beak extender and some knobbies on that baby!

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Old 12-24-2012, 12:34 PM   #600
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Always love that red version. Throw a beak extender and some knobbies on that baby!
Knobbies........next thing to do when my Battlewings are worn out.
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