LC4 rack or handles

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  1. stephano

    stephano Long timer

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    I've been thinking of getting the rack which came on some LC4. Mine just has the two grab handles that...really...arent worth shit but I dont want to get the rack either if its just about as worthy.
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  2. SASR

    SASR Kopfjager

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    I installed the SW Motech rack on my 640E. It works well and is about a perfect fit for the Wolfman Enduro Tool Bag. It also makes a good lift handle as well.
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  3. stephano

    stephano Long timer

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    Whats it look like and about how much did it run you?
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  4. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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  5. Sparrowhawk

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    +1 on the SWMotech rack. Strong as heck, simple, easy to use. Looks like it was made for the bike. In fact, it is the same as the one in the 2000 LC4E OEM book. See part # 58412010200 on the chassis attachments page. Also Twistedthrottle: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/228/78/
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  6. stephano

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    The SW Motech does look cool :thumb but I have to say that those little tie loops on the rack look like they would catch on something or maybe even hurt if you or you passenger came down hard on them.:eek1 Maybe though they're not as big as they look in the picture.
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  7. meat popsicle

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    if you want more feedback on the SW Motech racks search for braaap! threads here and in his regional forum (Australia).
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  8. Sparrowhawk

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    They're less than an inch high and rounded. Not hazardous.
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  9. Wylie

    Wylie Back in the saddle again

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    Heading out to work in just a second here but I do have a set handles off my bike I was planning on listing in the Flea Market eventually. I don't have the hardware but I figure it could be substitued pretty easily.
    P.M. me if you might be interested and we can work on the price and shipping and all.
    My bad, just went back and read your post again, off to work I go!
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  10. halfcab

    halfcab Been here awhile

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    The handles are there so your passenger can HANG ON.

    The KTM rack is not worthless, it's a nice add on "IF" you have a use for it.
    I use mine at times to carry the bag with spare tire stuff..!

    Most of the time the rack is off my bike...I don't want/need more weight that high up. Plus you have to get your foot/boot over it when getting on/off the bike.
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  11. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Hmmm, those two grab handles are pretty useful IMhO. I use one w/ a handlebar to drag the bike backwards and steady it when moving forward thru tight spots too. Crikies, I use the grab handle every time I put the bike on the centerstand...
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  12. Truckin_Thumper

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    how does this look :evil

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  13. laramie LC4

    laramie LC4 crash test dummy!

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    the problem with the 2 grab handles is that they are independent of each other and therefor add no strength to the sub frame. if you get stuck in deep mud and have to yank the bike up and out, you can and will tweak your sub-frame. don't ask me how i know....

    the full rack at least provides some structural support. although looking at the sw-moto rack, it doesn't use the rear fender cross member as support either, so its not that much of a diff. i know i have seen some that do though, maybe the OEM ones.

    laramie :beer
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  14. Truckin_Thumper

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    it uses them :thumb
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  15. stephano

    stephano Long timer

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    I never use the grab handles. They just have an awkward position to them for me. But a rack could serve to hold items.
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  16. Sparrowhawk

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    Did you lose your owner's manual?? You are clearly instructed to use the kickstart lever to persuade an LC4 onto its centerstand. I'm thinkin' we have another topic to add to the index!:rofl
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  17. 30Bones

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    CJ Designs rack is slick and bolts to the stock rack.
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  18. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    How do you get your LC4 onto the centerstand?!?

    :evil

    (looks like a troll to me)
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  19. stephano

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    I prop my foot behind the stand and pull the kick starter or the passenger peg mount (if its not hot). Burned my glove once on the later option. I cant reach the grab handles and pull it up on the stand.
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  20. JP4

    JP4 Thumper Geek

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    +1 on the SW Motech rack. Though the design is identical to the stock adventure rack, it is actually a little bit bigger and includes the spacers ( the factory rack doesn't come with them).
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