Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
Re: goldwing luggage rack
Just got an inquiry about mounting the rack, thought I would share...
Originally Posted by WingConvert
Hi Rich - I saw your photo's of the Goldwing Luggage Rack, and I'm interested in more information about how the installation was accomplished. Especially drilling through the vinyl, and if you used any Star Washers or other items to distribut eth weight as has been suggested. Also - how did you determine where to place the rack...just wherever it looked good, or was there a more systematic method.
I may have to wait for this rack/bag combination go to on sale again, and perform the installation on my bike. I have a '99, so don't know if the lines/trunk contours are the same as your bike.
Any additional info/photos you can provide or post would be appreciated.
The Rack and bag combo are still on sale, the price is $99 and I had a coupon code WINGSTUFF and I got $10 off. They said on the site that you get free shipping on $99 and over, but still gave me free shipping with the discounted price. Anyway, I kind of did a "looks good here" and then moved it around for what appeared to be the best place for access for the bolts. Your 99 should be identical to my 2000, and you can see from the photos that the base goes almost to the corners of the vinyl area on the back. I am at work today and tomorrow (48 hour shift on the ambulance), I would be glad to post some photos of the bolt locations on Wednesday. I put masking tape on the lid where the feet of the rack go, and marked the drill holes, and then left it on when I drilled it. No problem with the vinyl at all, I did have to go to ACE hardware and buy longer bolts to get through all the stuff, they are a 6mm bolt, cheap and easy to get. Unlike the Harley rack where you have to dremmel out a recess for the bolt heads, the GW rack location is no sweat. I just mounted the rack yesterday, and have just used the washers provided with the rack. I used to have a 2002 GL1800 and I put this same rack on it. I did use the star washers on the gl, but the trunk lid on the gl felt a lot flimsier than the LT does. I probably should get some star washers and put on it, but for now I was freezing my butt off out there working in the carport in 20 degree wind....
2000 K1200LT "a great ride"
2002 GL1800 powerful, but boring..(gone)
1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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