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Has anyone had a problem with the HT top rack leg being miss aligned with the turn signal mounting holes ?

I mounted the rack with only the front under seat bolts inserted just enough to hold.
The rear legs of the top rack miss the turn signal holes by the legs being about 1/2 inch forward.

Is there any difference in frames from 2001 to what they may have sent me ?

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The only difference widely noted so far has been with the “Cyclerack”, where there is some difference in the off-set of the rear pegs on the pre and post 2000 frames

Clump it with a hammer – solves most things …..
 

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Called HT, they said that some 60 days ago they had gotten a new TW in and used that as template.

Waiting on HT to get back with me.
 

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went ahead mounted the side racks.
Have to pull in the rear leg by about 1/2 inch, which is just too much for that tab that holds the turn signals.

Other thing is, with wolfman soft bags on the side, they are going to be too high, and the right one too close to the muffler.

They are looking to find a older TW at this time to see what difference is between the 2018 and older models.

I don't think i am going like either the top or side racks of HT.

Someone with HT racks on side of older TW on the right side can someone tell me the approximate elevation difference to the top of the muffler.
Meaning where is the position of that top bar on the side relative to the top of muffler.

Oh, and about how far that right saddle bag stands away from the muffler.
 

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Had chat with HT this morning.

They got an earlier model TW200 in there to see what was going on.

It appears that there is a difference with regard to the turn signals and muffler mount bolt hole (seems these two was what was actually reposistioned) and foot peg mounting holes with the 2018 TW and earlier models.
That is why the tail rack mounting holes did not line up. Seems they rebuilt all their jigs to the 2018, so that left earlier models sol.

Not only that, but also the way muffler is positioned and this why the side rack i received was too close the muffler.
That muffler bolt hole was re-positioned when the muffler was set back in the frame more. So earlier models will cause the side rack to be closer (too close) to the muffler and the back mount not to be be able to have firm footing where it bolts up to turn signal mount.

So now they are sending me what should fit, both side and top rack.

suppose to be here Wed, next week.

One thing i did not care for is the top rack they are sending does not have the upper bar, which I was wanting see about mounting a rotopax there.
Just have to wait and see.

One more thing that ticks me off, is he mentioned that they have had calls like mine and it seems they never did look into it, until now.
This new 'model' of rack has been out for about 60 day or a tad more. Like i mentioned up top, they rebuilt they jig.
He was a little confusing to me on that part.
 

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My final thoughts on the HT for the TW200.

I don't like it. Period.
Tool Tube can not be mounted along with the HT side racks.

Should have stuck with Cyclerack and bought the Giant Loop to go with that.
Would have been a bit more costly, but d* sure less of a headache.

At this point if someone was to ask me, i would say go with the Cyclerack and the Giant Loop and be done with it.
 

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Decided to go on mount the HT rack.
Will make this one trip with it and then decide if i am going to keep it or not.

Almost had it fully installed, but then rain storms coming in. 100% chance.

The side straps on my wolfman side bags are tight. Had some little problem getting them hooked back into the lead.
Still unsure about where to mount/carry the rotopax.
 

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I got the rack mounted and turning around and taking it off.

Does anyone have the HT top rack mounted on their TW200 ?

The problem i have now is the seat (Seat Concepts) is jammed against that vertical piece that bends and goes under the seat to bolt down.

the Cyclerack did not do that.

The distance from the vertial piece and the bolt holes is 2.25 in on the cyclerack and 2.00 in on the HT.
That extra 0.25 in is all itake to clear.

The seat will have hole or ripped in it before i even go some odd miles.
 

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Thank you for verifying that for me.

I sent email to HT, one of many that i have sent in regards to it not fitting, the first one rack.

That top rack is the one i wanted, but they no longer have them, not TWs earlier than 2018
Side racks are the same.

Sun is too bright for good images. I'll post up tomorrow.
 

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Well, here's the bike. Almost done with maintenance and such.

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I still don't like this top rack. Think i might have figured a way to mount the rotpax vertical on the back.
take some L alumn, if i can find some the right size and use U bolts to hold it under the rack and the L to come up right at the back end of rack.
Just a vertical brace to keep it from flipping.

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This is what i am looking for.
But this rack does not have that upper horizontal bar.

 

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I like that set up. To whom do these TWs belong to? Any details?
That was in a thread here on TW200. Image was posted by goldenhtr.
In a PM i sent he said those were are 1.25 gl rotopax.
cant find the posting now.
 
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