Mounting Racks?
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Mounting Racks?

  1. #1
    Member decade03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    34
    Anyone know a website with reasonable prices for front/and or rear mounting rack for a 2009 tw200?
    2009 TW200, first time rider!

  2. #2
    Senior Member old white truck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Northwestern Oregon
    Posts
    1,092
    Cycleracks seem to be the favorite rear rack for TW owners and they also have a front rack.



    Cycleracks

  3. #3
    Senior Member peruano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lower Rio Grande, New Mexico
    Posts
    1,702
    Or the alternative of using the OEM rack and placing most of your weight on sidebags supported by the main frame/rear seat area. I use a simple rack to hold bags away from bike, but they don't support the weight - the bike frame does. Tom
    Tom - TW200 2002, Kawasaki VN 500 2006

    Hidden Content

    Central New Mexico

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member peter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
    Posts
    398
    Hey Peruano, what kind of saddlebags do you have and how did you install them? I have a set of "Built" from Cyclegear but really can't figure out how to mount them. Any advise? BTW, I have the Yamaha rack on my TW.

  6. #5
    Senior Member peruano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lower Rio Grande, New Mexico
    Posts
    1,702
    Peter, I have TourMaster Nylon II slant bags. I believe they are the same ones that MrGizmow uses. I've probably had more than 40 or so pounds of rocks in them at times without problems. They are connected by an adjustable yolk that spans the rear part of the seat and that holds the majority of the weight. I have a simple homemade rack that holds the bag away from muffler, wheel, chain line etc. Note that I used the Passenger foot peg slot for the bottom attachment and the furthest main frame attachment point for the attachment at the top (maximal strength and not involving the limited strength frame extension and tail light attachment point) that the oem rack depends. BTW the PAX pegs are not symetrical so the frame I made is not identical from side to side either. But basically these racks just hold my bags out from the bike and prevent them from moving forward or back. Utilitarian not beautiful.



    Here are a couple of links related to bag options.



    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...h__1#entry9902

    This last one is a bit of a convoluted discussion of top racks and side bag options with locking capabilities. FYI

    https://tw200forum.com/index.php?/top...__1#entry13232



    Tom
    Tom - TW200 2002, Kawasaki VN 500 2006

    Hidden Content

    Central New Mexico

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. DBZ Saddle Bags/ Panniers / Racks
    By Senior Dirt Dog in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-28-2012, 06:59 PM
  2. Hauling Racks
    By Senior Dirt Dog in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 08-22-2012, 09:23 PM
  3. HAPPY TRAILS RACKS FRONT, SIDE, AND REAR
    By boblaine in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-06-2012, 12:16 PM
  4. Sold Thanks! Cycle Racks Front & Rear Set $225 Seattle
    By PlacerLode in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-15-2012, 11:42 PM
  5. Hitch mounted bike racks vs. trailers
    By mrlmd in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 11-23-2011, 12:46 AM