Join Date: May 2002
Location: Near Sacramento , CA, USA
Re: Anyone Successful in mounting any aftermarket Trunk Racks?
OK guys, just happened to stop by......Yes, I still offer the luggage rack kit. I do occasionally get requests for the hardware kits and the price typically depends if I have extras made or not. Back when this was a hot item, I paid to have the feet machined on a CNC machine and I cut the proper angle for the top box at my shop saving me a lot of time and effort.
With sales slower it is not practical to outsource the feet and they are machined here at my shop on non-automatic machines in small volume. It takes time, setup and cleanup on both my lathe, mill and polishing equipment. What I am trying to say is that the process is slow and time consuming and I apologize for the price increases but it's still a great bargain in my opinion.
To keep the overall price down, I try to make a few bucks on the rack and buy from a dealer who will give me a break for quantity. The price continued to rise at Sacramento Harley until I got no break at all and had to switch dealers. When I do get a quantity break I try to have a sale on my web site and pass the savings on to you.
FYI, I have sold about 700 of these kits and drilling through the vinyl and the plastic beneath it is no issue. Never a return or complaint. It's rock solid when installed as directed. As with any bike, load your lightest gear on the highest storage area to avoid being top heavy.
I will most likely not offer just the hardware kits anymore due to the hassle factor but will still offer the complete kit with rack and assistance to those that need it.
I hope that answers your concerns.....
Producer of the K1200LT Service Videos
Maker of the HD Lugage Rack kit
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