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post #1 of 24 Old 02-14-2017, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys!
Does anyone have some experience or insight into the Cycle Racks rear carrier for a Gen II?
https://cycleracks.com/ProductDetail...3/Default.aspx
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I like mine very much. I tried to find a picture, but the rack is black, the bike is black, and it's usually covered with black bags. Kinda hard to see.

The Chase Harper Alaska bag fits on it perfectly. I've added some loops to it to secure straps.

My homemade hard luggage racks mount to it as well.

It is hell for stout and quite versatile.



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Here is a picture of the hard bags/racks mounted. You can see a couple of the loops I added for webbing/straps.




The small soft bags in the first post are mounted with Cycle Racks' frames.

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Cool

Disappointing. Was hoping to see some sort of version like this:



Now that's a CYCLE rack, hehehe!
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Hi Guys!
Does anyone have some experience or insight into the Cycle Racks rear carrier for a Gen II?
https://cycleracks.com/ProductDetail...3/Default.aspx
Thanks.
My son put one on his Honda XL 650. He raves about it any chance he gets.
In red, it really shows up from all sides, and rear. ( Small safety item I guess?)

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Generation 1 experience only, but . . . terrifically strong, should definitely pack out an elk or moose quarter!

Further, Cycleracks customer service, in my experience, is responsive, attentive, and knowledgeable.

Basically, I'd endorse previous comments on this thread, regarding Cycleracks.
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post #9 of 24 Old 02-17-2017, 09:31 PM
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Tom, is that a Staintune, and if so, was it tough getting a second mortgage?

Fast, good, cheap - choose two.

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No, that's a GSXR pipe. I've had a couple different ones; the current one is a GSXR750 pipe.

Here's the early work: Gixxer Pipe Mod. Since the last post I've tried another muffler and have a Hayabusa pipe on the shelf that I might fiddle with some day.

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