redfjniner Posted January 5, 2015 Share Posted January 5, 2015 If you are crafty and have some tools, you can make a utility rack w/o expensive extensions. The one I made is best if you ride solo and don't want the rack sticking out the back. Putting the weight over the rear of the sub frame. Second, if you have a small passenger they could fit between the rider and the rack. This design will takes alot of time; I spent 4 days making this after I bought the 1/4"x9"x14" aluminium plate. You can do it in less time by keeping to a simple design. Why 9x14: I have three tail bags and all are 14" wide and 9" deep. A top box would also fit after installing the mounting plate to the utility rack, and a big duffel would work too. The 1/4" is thicker than necessary, 3/16" would work fine. The holes were made to make the unit lighter and to look good, but these could be omitted, afterall there will be a bag on it, right? I have put the pictures on my Flickr site and they can be found Here. (Clicky Here) Material needed: 1/4"x9"x14" 6161 plate aluminium (3/16 okay to) (2) 1" round x 1 3/16" plugs (2) 3/32"x1" x 7" Various washers 1" round 10mm or 3/8" regular and fender washers (not all will be used) (4) 3/16' or 4mm bolts and either sandwich nuts or locknuts. (2) 2 3/4" x 10mm bolt. SS if you can find. Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours (2)2005 FJR1300abs: 230,000 m 2015 FJ-09: 114,000 m (Replaced engine at 106K) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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