Originally Posted by BMWWANDRR
Nice job. Has anyone seen one made for the Bushtec design hitch?
I didn't make it, just found the right pieces and put them together.
The rack adapter came from Rivco: http://rivcoproducts.com/products/pr...cat=397&page=1
I bought an extra hitch adapter to mount on my trailer tongue: http://rivcoproducts.com/products/pr...cat=273&page=1
When I do day trips, I mount the rack on the back of the LT and load my cooler. For longer trips, I can position the rack on the trailer tongue, allowing me to hitch the trailer to the LT. Sorry, but I don't have any pics with the cooler on the rack.
After getting to the camp site, etc I can move the rack back to the LT and take my cooler with me on the local trips.
I have also carried waterproof bags loaded with camping gear or extra riding gear.
Since I have the "trunk relocation" bracket, I had welded a small place to hook up "retaining straps" for the waterproof bag under the trunk...attached to the relocation brackets. The attachment points are also not pictured. Just picture something very similar to Ari's setup.
The cooler gets bungied on the rack and has never moved.
1. I mounted the adapter plate upside down from the design. This works with my Bushtec Hitch. To keep the adapter from rotating I drilled a small 1/4" hole and bolted the plate to the hitch.
2. I added an exhaust piece to help divert the heat. You can see where it still has discolored the aluminum rack. I have never had the cooler or waterproof bag melt though.
3. The license plate is easily moveable from the moto to the rack, as needed.
4. I added the extra lights on the rear of the rack, for when the waterproof bag blocks the OEM lights. My cooler does not block the lights.