Anyone run a rear cargo rack? What about this one?



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  • tmasWR

Posted July 31, 2015 - 07:18 PM

#1

 I like to pack a couple fuel bottles with me on longer trips. I use MSR red 30oz fuel bottles http://www.backcount...AgPFxoC0zzw_wcBIn the past I would strap them on the back of my camelback.  I have been toying with the idea of running a rear fender rack on my 2014 wr450 to pack these bottles.  I checked out the pro-moto billet ones and they look sharp and solid...i'm just struggling to choke down the ~$190 price tag.

  I ran across this website of a company out of Utah, but haven't found much info about them.  What do you guys think at less than half the price of the pro-moto ones?

 

http://www.wr-produc...450f-2007-2014 

 

They do look sharp at least.  I think i'll send them an email to find out if they have any pictures of them actually mounted on a bike.



  • tmasWR

Posted July 31, 2015 - 07:20 PM

#2

Sorry, meant to post this on the WR forum.



  • highmarker

Posted July 31, 2015 - 07:23 PM

#3

I use a giant loop mohave, and cheap fuel bottle  Motor oil quarts, 1/2 gal plastic booze jugs, power aide bottle's etc.  Trick is fill them full to top. Any space will build up pressure from the fumes.



  • DeepPurplishBlue

Posted August 01, 2015 - 06:01 AM

#4

http://www.thumperta...argo-rack-2006/



  • tmasWR

Posted August 02, 2015 - 04:06 PM

#5

Thanks, I was looking for a thread like that.

 

I will order the WRP tomorrow, i'll let you know how it works for me!



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  • SurfaceToAir

Posted August 09, 2015 - 12:35 AM

#6

I made a rack for the fender that I strap msr tanks to. But also have soft saddle bags that I also put cans in. The saddle bags are great and I use them more than the rack.

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  • tmasWR

Posted August 09, 2015 - 07:50 AM

#7

I made a rack for the fender that I strap msr tanks to. But also have soft saddle bags that I also put cans in. The saddle bags are great and I use them more than the rack.

 

Sweet set up, looks like fun country to ride in.  I've wondered about saddle bags, I might need to check some out.  That rack looks cherry for hauling a few lbs as well.  I should have found some time and just welded up my own...still might if I don't like this wrp rack.

My WRP rack got lost in transit, good ol USPS.  Supposed to be delivered on Monday now...not holding my breath.  I'll post up some pics when I get it here and try it out.



  • tmasWR

Posted August 11, 2015 - 04:13 PM

#8

Rack finally got here today.  Overall I think it is pretty slick.  I wish it tapered narrower as it goes back, like the fender( just for a sportier look) It feels solid, should carry a couple fuel bottles snug no problem.  Note, you do have to drill two holes in the fender for mounting...and trim the side fender plastics a bit as well.

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  • PacoPaez

Posted August 11, 2015 - 07:50 PM

#9

The wr450 sub frame is not strong to carry a lot of weight on a rack I used one dont matter wich the pressed nuts are too weak if bolt gets loose it damages the nut that holds seat also.



  • tmasWR

Posted August 11, 2015 - 08:20 PM

#10

Thanks for the advice Paco.  Hopefully it will be able to handle the 4-5lbs i'll throw on it in fuel.  Was your problem only happening when the bolts would work loose?

 

The wr450 sub frame is not strong to carry a lot of weight on a rack I used one dont matter wich the pressed nuts are too weak if bolt gets loose it damages the nut that holds seat also.



  • PacoPaez

Posted August 11, 2015 - 08:27 PM

#11

Yes on a two day ride in Baja I had tools and heavy duty tube only I admit neglected to check for loose bolts my wr is an 09 aluminum subframe.






 
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