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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by jungleplant, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to give Mike at Manracks a little "bump"...

    I had heard good things from some of the XRL riders about his customer service and product quality... I just placed an order with him today... Mike has been very responsive at answering back-forth questions all day and as soon as my PayPal payment went through this afternoon he got my items shipped. Pricing is reasonable with free holiday shipping!

    I will follow up upon receipt of my SD rack, hoglegs, case saver, and tie downs. Looking forward to installing it all.

    Thanks Mike :D

    Ooh and by the way... A few pages back you asked about an XRL rider from San Fran named Steve... You may have already figured out his ADV name but if not I'm pretty sure you're talking about mcma111. He's a very helpful source on the XRL page.
  2. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Hey Mike, where ya been brother?:eek1 You've been pretty quiet lately. You must have some TOP SECRET project keeping you busy:rofl OR just the mid winter blues? Maybe you are a 49ers fan...........Anyhoo, I've recently done some work to the XR600 #001 rack. It came out pretty well, for having a hack like me doing it. I'll be sending some pics real soon. Here is a teaser shot to keep you guessing. Notice the broken mounting tab by the signal? Just to clarify the broken tab was NOT a MANRACKS product defect in any way, rather operator error on MY PART! Hope things are well. Jeff

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  3. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    Hey Jeff how ya been , ya winter sucks but got 2 cords of cherry wood in the shop to get us through, the 600 needs a good rack, its been giving me fits, , you got the cure :lol3
    been working on the Milwaukee porta band stands , gonna have one for all porta band saw that they make , its our most used tool in the shop so i am gonna spread the LOVe brutha , check it out [​IMG]
  4. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    brutha , check it out [​IMG]

    SAWEEEEEET!!! :clap
  5. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Finished product......:D
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    This is how I plan to attach the roto pac THIS YEAR. I think the mods I made will help.
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  6. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    looks good worth a shot :freaky
  7. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Just recently picked up a set of bolt on trailer tie-down loops for my DR650 and wanted to write about them.
    http://www.manracks.com/#!dr650/c1cvf

    My handlebars are really busy and packed with all sorts of thing and so yes I can get a tie-down around a spot, but it's tricky when I'm holding the bike up as it's loaded on the trailer. These are mounted in their own spot and so I know I can get to them fast and have the bike strapped down quickly.

    They are very beefy and stainless steel to boot.
    I removed the 2 lower bolts from each leg (1 at a time) put these on and re-torqued the bolts to 22 ftlbs.

    I went with the loop in the upper position so I could keep the side reflector. Before tightening the bolts I pushed the loop down and out as this is how it will pull when I have it on the trailer (i'll get those pics when it warms up some more).

    Overall extremely pleased with this mod as it will make trailer tie downing that much faster and easier.

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    I also was sent these nice soft luggage strap loops to check out for say Giant Loop or other soft bags. If you don't have passenger pegs (and thus a good tie off loop) or have removed yours this is a bolt on solution to provide a tie down spot.

    Some bikes have no pegs but have the rear sub-frame bolted to the main frame and thus the lower front bolt location could be used (with spacers/washers if needed).

    Over-all another solid sloution piece from Manracks and built just as well as the tie-down loops.

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  9. eakins

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    Swapped my reflector brackets to the other side and re-mounted these like this:

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  10. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    there ya go that looks bout right :deal
  11. Crf250l

    Crf250l n00b

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    Just picked up a rack and tie downs from Manracks for my CRF250L. Excellent quality, bolted right up and fit like it should have.

    Thanks!
  12. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    welcome aboard , glad everything worked out ok for ya
    thats a sweet bike & fun to ride,
    dont think you can go wrong with that one :deal
  13. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    only you guys know about it right now , just got them, can ship in a few days regular price is gonna be 29.00 + shipping , so please get one at this price $15.00 & free shipping. this thing is really cool
    click the link below to check it out
    thanks alot guys:deal If you get one mention your advrider name and i will toss in a free set of soft bag tiedowns


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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330880481381
  14. MoonBeamer

    MoonBeamer The Mountains are calling

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    I am torn, I don't know if I want this wider rack or the more narrow utility rack. I want to get a Roto Pax gas can to bolt up to the rack but I don't know If I want to have that extra width sticking out. It will be a big help to use as a grab bar but I wonder if it will interfere with my riding stance.

    I sent you an email from your web site about availability of the standard Utility rack. It seems like I can't add it to my cart. Whats the word on that.

    And I could use some reviews of both the wide rack and the slim rack.
  15. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    sorry bout that , i keep forgetting to update the quantity in the page i added 20 more , the Rubicon is a great rack , very handy
    the utility can carry gas , the BBQ can carry a wide soft bag
    I don't think that any of these will effect your riding
    :deal
  16. eakins

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    You won't notice the wider rack at all when you ride, but it will protect the sides of your bike if you dump and if you ever plan on touring you'll need the width for a dry duffel.
  17. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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  18. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Hey Mike what are the chances you could send a set of those side grab rails to me? I could weld them on and they would give me a little more width on my rack for the bag to sit on.....:D I could round up another package of smoked salmon to sweeten the deal:lol3
  19. jungleplant

    jungleplant Motorcyle Stuff

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    no problem brutha man pm you addy again i can ship them out today
    send those gold nuggets:freaky:lol3 instead ok
  20. eakins

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    nice. the good old XR is a bike alot of aftermarket mfg. are forgetting about any more.
    I think the 250 uses the same rear design & should fit on that bike too.