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Purchased this Kuryakyn rack last week before riding down to the Panama City Beach Thunder Rally. It worked out great!!! It only took about an hour to install. Having a second set of hands worked well!!!
 

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Purchased this Kuryakyn rack last week before riding down to the Panama City Beach Thunder Rally. It worked out great!!! It only took about an hour to install. Having a second set of hands worked well!!!
Blasphemy! Honda parts on a GTL?? :dance: :D

Looks good. You might want to get RocketMoto washers to increase the "footprint". There have been some reports of the Top Case cracking with narrow rack washers. See attached.
 

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Blasphemy! Honda parts on a GTL?? :dance: :D

Looks good. You might want to get RocketMoto washers to increase the "footprint". There have been some reports of the Top Case cracking with narrow rack washers. See attached.
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With the rear legs at an angle and not resting squarely I think it looks - well - out of place.

Those rear legs are going to punch a hole or crack the case the first time you put a heavy load on it - and hit a rough stretch of road. You're focusing 90% of the load on two spots the size of a pinhead.
 

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I agree with Ron. You're going to punch holes in the case unless you machine some spacers to flatten out the footprint. Sacrificing a good polypropelene cutting board comes to mind.
 

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With the rear legs at an angle and not resting squarely I think it looks - well - out of place.

Those rear legs are going to punch a hole or crack the case the first time you put a heavy load on it - and hit a rough stretch of road. You're focusing 90% of the load on two spots the size of a pinhead.
Uhhhh... Ron, you did forget to compliment the professional installation and appearance of the Wunderlich Rack with RocketMoto washers on my GTL..... :rolleyes:

Oh wait... Not a ghetto mod!! LOL
 

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Uhhhh... Ron, you did forget to compliment the professional installation and appearance of the Wunderlich Rack with RocketMoto washers on my GTL..... :rolleyes:

Oh wait... Not a ghetto mod!! LOL
They looks mahvelous dahling! :D

I learned that lesson on a Harley rack I installed on my ghetto BMW trailer. Without even having ANY weight on it I started to get hairline cracks in the plastic. Placing some aluminum angle underneath along with steel and neoprene fender washers mitigated the problem.

That might be a possible solution for the OP. ;)
 

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Thanks for the input fellas. Points all well taken. I have already ordered the Rocket Moto kit.

I guess I was lucky to ride 900+ miles this past week with the wife having about 10lbs on that rack. I won't use it again until I get the Moto kit installed.

I looked at the Wunderlich rack and just didn't like the "tubing" look. I think I will set this rack up in a mill and mill the two rear feet "square" to the surface of the case, that should do the trick.

Thanks again,

Brian

BTW, thanks for the pics Ron!
 
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