Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
Re: LT Trunk Rack
While I can appreciate that you have concerns about what will happen to a 9 year old passenger if someone slams into the rear of your bike, I would highly doubt that the luggage rack would be of any greater concern than being launched into blacktop oblivion. I guess I can see what you might be referring to the rack being flush on the goldwing. It is really more of the back rest sticks up so much further than the lid of the trunk. On the BMW if your passenger were wearing a helmet, it might actually act more like a head rest in a car, in fact you might even be inclined to apply foam on it to cushion it more for that purpose whereas the goldwing you wouldn't have that wonderful feature..
here is a photo of the same rack on the back of my old 2002 goldwing
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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Last edited by casualemt; Nov 18th, 2011 at 1:35 am.
Reason: fix spelling