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post #1 of 1 Old 04-25-2014, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Gen 1 rear rack vs gen 2 rear rack

So.. I had a gen 1 KLR several years back for a while, and now I have a gen 2 KLR. I like the wind protection, comfort, brakes, and suspension on the gen 2, but I don't like the lower fairing being so fragile, and I think the rear rack is not as functional as the first gen, even though it is bigger and looks functional.

The older one had the handles better located for passengers and for using as a grab handle, and for some reason I think I could strap things down on the older rack better. I don't know if it is because of the bigger tabs for hooks on the old rack, or what..

So my question is - does anybody know if the first gen rack will fit on the second gen bike? The only thing that looks like a possible clearance issue would be the side panels, but I'm not sure. I can make the blinkers work, I just want to know if it will physically fit without cutting anything.
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