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post #1 of 10 Old Apr 16th, 2011, 1:56 pm Thread Starter
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The topbox is off

Took my topbox off last week. 1st impressions, Handling is improve, feels like a different bike esp out on the motorway. Now would like to put on luggage rack. I live in Ireland and the ft worth rack is not available here. Any other ideas on a rack for this area.
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Took my topbox off last week. 1st impressions, Handling is improve, feels like a different bike esp out on the motorway. Now would like to put on luggage rack. I live in Ireland and the ft worth rack is not available here. Any other ideas on a rack for this area.
visit your local fabrication /welding shop..... easy enough... just need imagination... be sure to protect the bits underneath the box...

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I got the rack off SpudRider - excellent job]I don't know if he still does them
Looks ike this
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachme...chmentid=26071

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You can get the Ft Worth rack from A&S BMW Motorcycles ( here I think )http://ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=1694
It's expensive...and you have to buy the grab handle separately for an extra charge,
but it fits perfectly, and it looks great.
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You can make your own out of a good quality of wood. It would lend a personal quality to your bike. I have a walnut one that replaces the top box and looks great. Easy to do and I can send more detailed pic's if you want.

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You can make your own out of a good quality of wood. It would lend a personal quality to your bike. I have a walnut one that replaces the top box and looks great. Easy to do and I can send more detailed pic's if you want.

John
Nice one John and I see you have taken the luggage rack off the top box.
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You can make your own out of a good quality of wood. It would lend a personal quality to your bike. I have a walnut one that replaces the top box and looks great. Easy to do and I can send more detailed pic's if you want.

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John,
I must say...

Awesome job... you mind if I duplicate your idea?
nice way to unload some weight.... how about a before and after ride report?

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Do you have the tail light in the rack hooked up ?

The LT looks great with the top box off, doesn't it ?
I do most of my riding with the box off and a Ft Worth rack with a Cortech sport tailbag.
( the Fieldsheer "Expander" tailbag is a little larger, and fits nicely...if you can find one )
When we go on a long tour I'll put the top box back on.
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You can make your own out of a good quality of wood. It would lend a personal quality to your bike. I have a walnut one that replaces the top box and looks great. Easy to do and I can send more detailed pic's if you want.

John
Got a Rack today from the HD store and a friend of my who is good with wood is going to give me a hand to do the job. Will post pic's when finished.
The handling is really good without the topbox on. I think every LT owner should try it at least once. It is easy to takeof the topbox. I know I will find it hard to put it back on the bike
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It was like riding a different bike for me when I removed the top box,
especially when the wind was blowing !!

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