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    Another homemade rack

    Got my new to me TW the other day and thought it needed a rear rack sooooo.....image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg. More to come as things progress.

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    Well you made a nice symmetrical loop but it needs some support on the rear part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelonius View Post
    Well you made a nice symmetrical loop but it needs some support on the rear part.
    Its not done yet. I'm old and slow just like my TW. 😉

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    The problem with many rear racks is in the mounting points, and in the width / length of the rack

    The wider it is, the more susceptible to sideways torque — the longer it is, and that “leverage” is applied to the two bolts under the seat (which according to GaryL is nothing to do with the subframe)

    Trying to mount it to the indicators is about as much use as an 8mm bolt, and including the rear pegs into the equation leads to “over confidence” — e.g. “The Cyclerack complex”

    The law of the lever is well documented, but the most insane placement for a gallon of fuel has to be - in a rotopax, vertical, and as close to the end of the rack as possible ….. (guess who)


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    Invariably, it’s not the dimensions of the rack — it’s way we “think” that size equals load capability.

    The TW is more than capable of hauling loads — just depends how you do is all …….


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    I think you're off to a good start, mfrost. I'm very interested to see if/how that ammo can ties in!
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    great looking start! I would highly recommend against conduit. Its pretty flimsy stuff and the galvanized coating works against you in many ways. You can use 3/4"x.065 tubing in the same bender and its not expensive.
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    Well I got it done. But won't paint it blue until I use it for awhile to see if I need to do more welding on it. For stock carrier load limit is 7 lbs so I won't be overloading it like you know who image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg

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    Looks nice!
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    I see what you did there for rear support, looks good.
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    Nice job. That mount solution is same as my Moose rack. Seems like about as good as you can do back there.
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