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    Question Cycle racks.....flat one or the one with the Hump

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    Cycle Racks...flat one or the one with the hump. I carry a bunch of stuff on my GS1200 what's the general opinion on either option
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    Skid plate I will murder the stock one

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    Really your call. Both versions have their uses, +'s, and -'s.

    Flat gets you a modicum of tail-light protection and some more room to the rear. Hump provides a solid stop point for hard cases, etc.

    I would pre-plan your packing method and figure which would be best from there. If you want, we can provide measurements of both platforms' cargo area should that aid your planning and decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyPacTW View Post
    Brand new member and look forward to contributing but probably start with questions on how to set up my 2015 TW

    Cycle Racks...flat one or the one with the hump. I carry a bunch of stuff on my GS1200 what's the general opinion on either option
    Hand guards and favorites
    Wind shields

    Skid plate I will murder the stock one

    Thanks

    BodypacTW
    We've got one of each




    I think the one with the hump allows more room for acrobatics



    Truthfully, we don't really notice a difference.
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    Thanks and probably going flat

    and your idea's on hand gaurds??

    Thanks CS1983

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    New to this and might have already replied. Probably going flat

    What idea's you have for hand guards

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    I used Tusk DFlex on mine.

    My skid plate is the Ricochet. TCI is the gold standard, but hard to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyPacTW View Post
    New to this and might have already replied. Probably going flat

    What idea's you have for hand guards

    Skid plate's

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    I have the Ricochet like CS1983 which I got from Procycle TW Page. I don't think they make a TCI bash plate but sometimes they come up for sale on ebay so keep your eye's peeled if you want one of those. If you're only riding street or logging type roads and not off-road trails, the stock skid plate is just fine as well.

    I have Moose handguards but I can't remember what Mrs. Admiral's handguards are. She got my old hand-me-downs which I got many years ago.

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    If you plan to use a lockable hard-sided trunk, I would choose the flat style.
    If you plan to use soft luggage, I would choose the up-turned style.

    This is from experience. I have the cycle rack with the upturned back end and wish it was flat. The latch on the hard pack I have (EMGO) hangs down far enough to get fouled by the upturned bar, making it impossible to lock if the box sits back against the bar. If I move the box forward towards me, I can open the box, but I've wasted space . It's just generally awkward.

    I also have a large tank bag and occasionally use an over sized duffel-bag, and really like the upturned back end because it provides a great stop for the mostly shapeless bags.

    So... Pick your packing style and choose accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvNot View Post
    If you plan to use a lockable hard-sided trunk, I would choose the flat style.
    If you plan to use soft luggage, I would choose the up-turned style.

    This is from experience. I have the cycle rack with the upturned back end and wish it was flat. The latch on the hard pack I have (EMGO) hangs down far enough to get fouled by the upturned bar, making it impossible to lock if the box sits back against the bar. If I move the box forward towards me, I can open the box, but I've wasted space . It's just generally awkward.

    I also have a large tank bag and occasionally use an over sized duffel-bag, and really like the upturned back end because it provides a great stop for the mostly shapeless bags.

    So... Pick your packing style and choose accordingly.
    This is exactly why I went with the flat after having the hump. My rear box is just far enough fwd w/ the hump that I cannot remove the seat without removing the box. Having the flat version now, I have clearance to do what I need to do.
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    Thanks Admiral, CS1983, LuvNot

    Great ideas, will post pics as I build it out.

    Great Forum

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