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Placed my order via ebay for a cyclerack on monday night.. they shipped tuesday, and it showed up today! I didn't pay for any sort of expedited shipping, but man that was quick. Packaging was murderously overkill, and between my two daughters and I trying to unwrap it, I'm pretty sure I can install it quicker!
I placed orders for a few other items just beforehand, and paid for 3day shipping on those.. they're still not here.



I haven't installed the rack yet, but construction looks great, we'll see how it fits later this evening. Consider this an early but very positive review of their way of doing business. Top notch.
 

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Well.. put the kids to bed, indeed it took longer to unmount my ammo cans than it did to install the rack. Probably a 3-4 minute install total. Much like everyone else's observations, it needed a little tweak to fit. I actually thing this is by design, as it adds significant rigidity to the rack and rear of the bike.



After install, I also agree with a post that I read a while ago about replacing the tiny M6x1.0 bolts under the seat with stronger ones.. I might even consider drilling those holes out and running a nut on the bottom with a lock washer.



I'll echo my previous post again.. Top Notch. Money well spent.



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Tip: I had trouble aligning the rack to the bikes mounting points, and my solution was to match up the front footpeg bolts first, fingertight, and then I used two Irwin clamps to pull the underseat holes into alignment.



The rack has been incredibly useful so far.
 

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I did similar.. lined up the footpeg holes and put the bolts in there loose. I didn't have to use clamps to make the under-seat bolts go, but it worked better to put one of them in first, and it wouldn't go if i tried the other one first.
 

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I recently did some measuring on three TWs parked side-by-side. There were small differences on many point-to-point measurements, mo more than ± 1 to 1.5 mm max. This is pretty much normal. I've seen point-to-point measurements on some vehicles ± 12 to 15mm. Mis-alignment is common in vehicles. For instance, the driver side front suspension mounts on S10/S15 pickups and SUVs is 16mm higher in relation to the frame than the passenger side, causing the trucks to sit low on the driver front corner. Many theories have been proposed as to why, but it really doesn't matter--the trucks drive fine.
 

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Had one of these racks on my 650L....if i decide to put a rack on,it will definetly be this one by cycleracks!!!.
 

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I probably missed it.............the rack mounts on the upper passenger peg mount and where on the rear?...I did see something about,under the seat????.
 

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Received my rack yesterday...."attempted" to install this late morning before work(thought,ahh,I've installed these before on my other bike(s))...what a f-ing nightmare,this damn thing is so out of line!.None,I repeat,none of the previous one(s) were this obsurd to install!!!!.Tried the bottom points first,nah...then tried the upper points,nah...all loosely applied...one more chance when I get home...if it's a no go,F-it...back to Idaho it will be!!!!!!!!!.
 

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Received my rack yesterday...."attempted" to install this late morning before work(thought,ahh,I've installed these before on my other bike(s))...what a f-ing nightmare,this damn thing is so out of line!.None,I repeat,none of the previous one(s) were this obsurd to install!!!!.Tried the bottom points first,nah...then tried the upper points,nah...all loosely applied...one more chance when I get home...if it's a no go,F-it...back to Idaho it will be!!!!!!!!!.


Could you get 3 out of 4? Thats where I stalled on my first attempt.. the two bottom bolts (very loosely threaded in)

and one of the ones under the seat. The other would not line up no matter what I did, and almost considered filing the second hole oval to make it work.



I didn't.. and if I were you, I wouldn't, either.



When working with metal, if you can bolt something together with slight resistance on it, you'll find it much more rigid in the end. I took out the one top bolt that I got in and tried the *other* top bolt.. that time, I got that bolt in, and with it like that was able to easily thread the other one in as well



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Could you get 3 out of 4? Thats where I stalled on my first attempt.. the two bottom bolts (very loosely threaded in)

and one of the ones under the seat. The other would not line up no matter what I did, and almost considered filing the second hole oval to make it work.



I didn't.. and if I were you, I wouldn't, either.



When working with metal, if you can bolt something together with slight resistance on it, you'll find it much more rigid in the end. I took out the one top bolt that I got in and tried the *other* top bolt.. that time, I got that bolt in, and with it like that was able to easily thread the other one in as well



Good luck


Filing,NO!...already scuffed the frame attempting this install...not happy!. Slight resistance would be fine,this is rediculous!(understand the rigid concept).As stated before..one more try.Thanks for the reply and attempt at counsel.Threaded areas are ,at times, not so forgiving;the scuffed frame is bad enough on a damn rack install...a possible f-up'ed thread due to over "angling"...uncalled for!!!!!.
 

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Filing,NO!...already scuffed the frame attempting this install...not happy!. Slight resistance would be fine,this is rediculous!(understand the rigid concept).As stated before..one more try.Thanks for the reply and attempt at counsel.Threaded areas are ,at times, not so forgiving;the scuffed frame is bad enough on a damn rack install...a possible f-up'ed thread due to over "angling"...uncalled for!!!!!.
Sounds like a little more patience is in order. The cyclerack will fit. You just have to figure which bolts to start in which order. Trial and error.
 

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Received my rack yesterday...."attempted" to install this late morning before work(thought,ahh,I've installed these before on my other bike(s))...what a f-ing nightmare,this damn thing is so out of line!.None,I repeat,none of the previous one(s) were this obsurd to install!!!!.Tried the bottom points first,nah...then tried the upper points,nah...all loosely applied...one more chance when I get home...if it's a no go,F-it...back to Idaho it will be!!!!!!!!!.


Exactly, Cycleracks jig is way off, or maybe the powdercoat heating throughs it off, a good rack for the price but a POS to install.
 

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Ordered my Cyclerack on Friday and received it today, really fast service and they didn't want a payment until I received it. Installation was really easy, everything lined up perfect and had it completed in just a few minutes.
 

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I would bet the bike is misaligned, not the rack. I had to fuss with mine a little too, but it fits fine now and I think greatly strengthens the bike.
 

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We got our TW200 Cyclerack a couple of years ago the service was incredible:



(1) Took the order (?circa 2008?), sent the rack and said "pay us when you get it" ????????? WOW!!

(2) Rear rack didn't fit well, so I took pictures and contacted them and he quickly responded "I'm looking into it". Short time later he told me he had talked to the dealers in his neck of the woods and that sold and installed them and asked how the installs went?? They told him they had to use a 2x4 to force alignment ............. He apologized to me, said he was adjusting the manufacturing/welding jig and was shipping me a new one ASAP. The new one fit very well, had to push and tweak a very tiny bit.

(3) Since then have had one lower tab on the rear rack break and I made them a bit bigger in the repair. However, it must be said that (a ) we made a BIG removable box that mounts on the rack and (b ) we once dumped the bike in ditch with us on it ( my gravel driving lesson & a narrow escape that was ) and the box/rack took a big hit and (c ) we did a few thousand miles with the bike and rack and box on carrier on back of van and there was a lot of vibration/strain on that rack because of the big box. So I think their design is very good but the rear rack lower tabs could be a tiny bit beefier.
 

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Spoke to Don several days ago about the issue. He said the rack could have moved in the jig;sent me out another rack that he installed on a tw in his shop.Received the second rack and it only took about 15 minutes to install....first rack was ,no doubt, sent back.The second rack installed with the ease that I recalled on my previous 650L!!!!.ANYONE....if you have any issues with your rack...do not fight it...it is not you!....call Don and explain to him what is happening..he'll take care of ya.
 

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A great product with even better service!!!



I was more then a little surprised when I ordered mine and asked Don if he too credit cards. When he replied to send him a check after I got it, installed it and was happy with it. What a way to sell a product!!!



Mine took a little patience to install but it has been well worth it!! (and the check was in the mail the same day I installed it!)



Thanks for the fine product and service Don!!







Rudy in Montana
 

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I got mine about a week ago and like one of the previous posters said, it took me longer to get it unwrapped than it did to actually install the rack. Everything lined up perfectly for me on my '05. Probably one of the best things I've bought for the bike so far!
 
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