What happened to DR650 ebay bbq racks?

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  1. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Out of curiousity, what is the width of that rack? Im curious since you ordered it a couple months ago and the models have changed alot..
  2. jungleplant

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    thanks guys for the kind words send it back i have a 23' wide in stock for ya , its silver , standard will be around 20, (seems to be the most asked for ) but special order up to 24" no problem :freaky ill trade ya
  3. jungleplant

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    20 inches, yep we are having a good time with this BBQ rack, we like soft bags and narrow blinkers , it would be nice if i could supply blinkers built into the rack or relocater brackets to move them in closer to the center because the 20 inch wide version is just about right imho
    the way the rear bracket is bent is to miss the plastic fender if we move it it up it wont mount properly , guess we could go straight down and put a spacer behind it , would another hole cut into the bracket help with that bag
  4. Potosi Joe

    Potosi Joe Been here awhile

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    Do you make the side racks that are on the white DR? They look very nice. Thanks Joe
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    no we wont be doing anything like that , maybe someday we might come out with a rack with built in saddle bag supports
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    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Who does make those side rack?
  7. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Wow.. Im not sure if I can handle 23', but 23" will do :deal

    Before I waste both of our times, let me see if I can find another camera backpack that will work and fit within 20" in terms of height. Narrower is better, and I can understand why you arent making 30" racks and such- just sometimes its so hard to get something like this down while also buying EVERYTHING on the internet. There is nothing anywhere close to where I live, so a computer is the only way to try things..

    I appreciate the offer, and hopefully youll still have it in stock if I end up wanting a swap. You can PM me any price difference..
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    I'm currently on an oilfield in the arctic, but when I'm home, I'll take a pic.
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    CHRIS_D Been here awhile

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    I really like the 20" BBQ rack and I'm about to pull the trigger and order it.

    One question.... I currently have Wolfman's waterproof soft luggage and need to be able to mount them on the bike. What side luggage rack will fit with your tail rack and be able to strap these bags on?
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    too many to choose from anymore i cant keep up, above is a few close up pics so you can see what happens when the rack is mounted
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    CHRIS_D Been here awhile

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    Who makes the side racks you have in the picture?
  13. jungleplant

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    ebay i think
  14. MarkC

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    Completely agree, the one above is closer to the original BBQ rack than the others. The original BBQ rack style is what I'm looking for (and many here have been looking for, since the ebay seller has retired).

    Image of original below:
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    Note: the above image is an attachment in this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=729632


    I like the original style because it was wide (about 23 1/2" wide as mentioned earlier in this thread) and the width went all the way to the rear as well as being flat across the top (no drooped sides). I also like the bolt together nature of the original. Adding integrated turn signal mounts and spots to attach bungee or straps to would be nice too.
  15. jungleplant

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    me too
    i like the original :eek1, but here are the two that we make sofar
    they have a basic design that we can work with , but ya never know

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  16. FuzzyNugs

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    Here is a different take on the BBQ rack from Precision Motorcycle Racks. He sells his stuff on eBay and used my bike for a test fit. I've had it on since April and it has taken quite the beating with no let up. If you look closely you'll notice it has 4 thumb-screws and you can remove the wider footprint of the rack when not needed or desired. Oh and it accepts a Rotopax mount in the middle.

    [​IMG]

    I've seen the center rack listed on eBay since, but not the attaching BBQ piece. Maybe he doesn't have the inventory yet...not sure. If interested I'd try to find his eBay listing and contact directly.
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    [​IMG]:freakyLike this one steve
    or was it like the one below [​IMG]
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    this one already phased out?
  19. jungleplant

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    found these in the prototype room [​IMG]
  20. GSF1200S

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    As someone who has a Manracks "BBQ" rack, I have to say I dont understand the current design. Unless Im seeing it wrong, the sides "droop" or are angled down. This defeats the entire purpose of the rack IMO. The one I have is almost identical to the current model, but the sides come straight out with no droop. The prototypes listed above seem like a much better BBQ rack than the current design and seems to be more what people are looking for- why dont you just offer that as an option to people and list it in your website?

    Im not sure what finish you use now, but powdercoating would be very nice. Mine just had paint which has now been rubbed away and is starting to rust. I will have it powdercoated myself since my version suits my setup well.

    Also, the biggest problem with my version and the current version is that it doesnt work very well with aftermarket seats. Imagine the rack mounted on the bike- the "bar" which is rectangular and closest to the FRONT of the motorcycle is just a bit too far forward. You have to force a Sargent seat to fit by literally bending it and snapping it under the rack (which has taken its toll on the material of my seat). I will fix this myself or if they havent been addressed prolly buy another one like the precision concepts one above.

    You know what we want- ill be frank and say give it to us and we will buy it- stop pushing a design on us because the result will be less business for you and all of us not having a rack we want. BTW, I say this as someone who has beat the hell out of the rack and it has held up. Im fine with its flaws as I knew what they were when I bought it and it overall has carried a bunch of shit from Florida to Alaska. Still, it could be better and you could have more business..