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I love my Cyclerack, but found it to be a little small for what I wanted to do
so today I built a new one that is longer and flat with flat bars welded in with holes every inch to mount to, I think these would also make adding planners easier. My plan is to make a plate that will bolt to the rack and hold an extra fuel tank that can easily be removed, I ordered a fuel line quick connect to help with this. I also mounted my tool tubes and tail light/license plate to it. Tomorrow I am going to have it bed lined. I will add pictures when it is all done.











 

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Nice! Care to share your specs? I've been planning to build my own as well.
 

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I really like what you have made! I see you added mounts to the turn signal mounts. It is really nice!



I have one suggestion, I'd add another tube from the rack platform to the bottom of your tube at rear footpeg mounts.



I'd did mine a little different obviously, but you can see how I have two connection points at the footpeg mounts.





The single down tube to the rear footpeg mounts takes some of the load off of the subframe, but that single tube is in a cantilevered load and allows quite a bit of up and down movement at the platform of the rack.



Adding a second tube really strengthens the rack and takes way more load off of the subframe. I've riden behind several people that use the popular cycle-rack rack and watched their load move up and down quite a bit on gravel roads and such.



Again, just a suggestion, just my opinion. What you have made is super nice! With the larger platform It'll be easier to put even more weight on it and I'd hate to see your subframe crack.
 

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Thank you for the nice words. I was hoping to get it back from the bed liner guy today with no luck. I did get the fuel line and parts today and ran the fuel line for the extra fuel tank.

Lonesome Dave, yes I am going the sell my old Cyclerack when am done with this one. It is also bed lined with tool tube mounts and was on the bike for 25 miles, you are first in line.

Pictures of my Cyclerack.







Irppcer, it is basically a Cyclerack that is about 3 inchs longer and flat.

Mrbracket thank you for all your input. I wish we lived closer, it would be fun to see what we could come up with working in the same garage, or should I say scarry see what we could come up with. I just got my motor back together in my 1961 Sunbeam (I burned a piston, 205 compression on todays fuel will get you) and I am still working on the jetting




then I will start the make planner mounts. I was thinking something that would go across the rack using the holes and then down to the footpeg like yours. I want something that can be removed with just a couple of bolts.
 

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Very nice work on that rack and clean engine compartment on that Alpine.
A rich classmate's dad gave him a new '64 Sunbeam Tiger (with Ford V8) for his 16th birthday. He was killed in it before he turned 17.
That's sad The Tigers had way to much power for someone so young.
 

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Dang Tony you make some cool stuff. Looking forward to where this goes.

How is the skid plate holding up? Anymore design changes on that?

Josh
 

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Fuel line all done, just waiting on the bed liner guy.







What are you doing with this fuel line idea? Have re-read this post, but have I missed something (plumbing in an auxillary fuel tank)?
 
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