ManRack Utility rack with RotoPax

Body Racks Honda CRF250L

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  • slolane

Posted February 04, 2013 - 11:13 AM

#1

I wanted a rear rack for tying things down as well as being able to carry a RotoPax storage container and fuel container when needed.

I went with the ManRack Utility rack that has a plate for mounting the RotoPax directly to making the install quick, simple and sturdy.

Photos of the rack:
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The items from RotoPax, I went with the storage, fuel, Locking mount and mount extension:
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With just the storage container:
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Inside the container:
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Storage container and fuel container:
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Impressions are these are all nice quality products, I would prefer to have the containers turned 90 degrees mounted lengthways instead of widthwise. I will consider this a bit more and just add the generic adapter plate that came with the RotoPax if I want to go that route.

Links:
ManRacks
RotoPax

  • Brad Young

Posted February 04, 2013 - 12:31 PM

#2

Nice setup, even though the bike gets good mpg on the road, the range off road is not so good. I am still debating the setup like yours or waiting for a tank. I don't like the idea of changing the tank when the fuel pump is located in side it, also, would the fuel gauge continue to operate, and would it be accurate.

  • slolane

Posted February 04, 2013 - 02:47 PM

#3

Thanks! I love this setup and am not looking for a larger tank. I can see how some riders would prefer more fuel if they ride further offload but I will only need this on select trips or to bring along for the "what if" trips, otherwise I like the stock tank look and size. The rear rack and rotopax are quick to install and you can swap them around as needed in seconds. Get 2 or 3 fuel containers if needed. Nice product.

  • idahorambler

Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:07 PM

#4

Hi. I also went with an fuel pak on a back rack instead of a larger tank for the same reasons. I only have to add the tank when a longer trip is planned. This Kolpin container holds 1.5 gallons so my range is almost double.

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  • slolane

Posted February 05, 2013 - 09:57 PM

#5

Nice setup!!

  • MentalGuru

Posted February 06, 2013 - 06:35 PM

#6

Hi. I also went with an fuel pak on a back rack instead of a larger tank for the same reasons. I only have to add the tank when a longer trip is planned. This Kolpin container holds 1.5 gallons so my range is almost double.



I really like the dimensions and direction of this one.

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That would add more then enough range.


It would be perfect on the slolane's rack. with the storage box turned to match.

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:cheers:

Edited by TNTsXR, February 06, 2013 - 06:39 PM.


  • gnath9

Posted February 06, 2013 - 07:02 PM

#7

I like them both !!!
Good work gentlemen :thumbsup:

Edited by gnath9, February 06, 2013 - 07:02 PM.


  • Positron007

Posted February 12, 2013 - 12:52 AM

#8

I have also purchased a ROTOPAX jerry can for the bike, however just a little worried about the exhaust being quite close.
Has anyone had issues with the plastic getting hot or melting?

  • MentalGuru

Posted February 12, 2013 - 01:34 AM

#9

It shouldn't be an issue. you could also make a small shield and use a heat barrier on it. ;)

The main thing is to have the cans spout on the opposite side of the exhaust. :smirk:

:cheers:

  • DirtyBlackIrish

Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:03 PM

#10

I wonder if I could fit that to my rack? What do you all think?

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IMG-20121113-00184 by wesocec, on Flickr

  • jlmiller

Posted February 16, 2013 - 12:26 PM

#11

Looks good...I chose to go with this one.

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  • DirtyBlackIrish

Posted February 16, 2013 - 01:35 PM

#12

Looks good...I chose to go with this one.


That the mana rack one? I like the one I got pretty well. it is great for grabbing to move or drag the bike back up. I also put a front strap on so a buddy can help if needed. My thoughts are to put one of the Flatlands racks on and just mount this one on over it when i am going out with more gear.

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Edited by DirtyBlackIrish, February 16, 2013 - 02:38 PM.


  • jlmiller

Posted February 16, 2013 - 01:52 PM

#13

That the mana rack one? I like the one I got pretty well. it is great for grabbing to move or drag the bike back up. I also put a front strap on so a buddy can help if needed. My thoughts are to put one of the Flastlands racks on and just mount this one on ove rit when i am going out with more gear.

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Nomadic racks...they have them listed on ebay.

  • MentalGuru

Posted February 16, 2013 - 02:37 PM

#14

That the mana rack one? I like the one I got pretty well. it is great for grabbing to move or drag the bike back up. I also put a front strap on so a buddy can help if needed. My thoughts are to put one of the Flastlands racks on and just mount this one on ove rit when i am going out with more gear.

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The rack looks great, but the it sure needs a but job... :D


:cheers:

  • DirtyBlackIrish

Posted February 16, 2013 - 02:39 PM

#15

Nomadic racks...they have them listed on ebay.


OK

  • DirtyBlackIrish

Posted February 16, 2013 - 02:40 PM

#16

The rack looks great, but the it sure needs a but job... :D


:cheers:


Hahahahahaha :banana:

  • slolane

Posted March 14, 2013 - 06:29 PM

#17

Some questions about the size of the black storage pack so I grabbed some 16.9 fl. oz. water bottles and threw em in...

Pack mounted longways with some water bottles in it:
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Notice there is a lip on the lid so you can stack items higher than the base:
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Also note the shape of the bottom and how it leaves room here behind the hinge:
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To show the room there I grabbed a couple items for size reference:
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I can pack a good bit of stuff in here, very happy with this setup. :thumbsup:

  • gnath9

Posted March 14, 2013 - 06:41 PM

#18

I like it :thumbsup: .... I wish it was a little taller tho .... :thinking:
I have yet to even consider luggage etc ..... :shocked:
First things first for me ..... I want my dang bike back now :rant:

lol .... :lol:

  • Worm 3000

Posted March 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM

#19

Alright, I love it!! That's another thing going on my to get list. I prefer to leave the gas tank alone too. I love the way it looks now and don't want to mess with it. With that set up I would be (well set up) for the need more gas situation. Thanks fellas. :thumbsup:

  • Cat ji

Posted March 15, 2013 - 01:49 AM

#20

Thanks to everyone for showing. :)
I was set on getting the Nomadic rack, because i like the mounts, but now i'm glad i didn't go ahead and get it; i'll have to wait and see whether i think it's likely that i would ever need more fuel, in which case the peace sign rack would be better because it takes the Rotopax stuff.
btw, i thought that was a peace sign - is it just the place for the Rotopax mount to go?





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