Homemade rear cargo rack for xr650r


11 replies to this topic
  • XR650RBill

Posted May 30, 2007 - 09:10 PM

#1

This link will show pics of a rear cargo rack that i just fabbed for my brp. The pics are not the best. This rack is pretty easy to make so if you want better pics for fab ideas pm me and i will post them.
Billhttp://bw-brp.spaces.live.com/

  • XR650RBill

Posted May 30, 2007 - 09:26 PM

#2

http://bw-brp.spaces.live.com/

  • martinfan30

Posted May 30, 2007 - 09:32 PM

#3

nice rack bill!

  • witdogg

Posted May 30, 2007 - 09:36 PM

#4

Very nice, I want to make one up now. :thumbsup:

  • J_T

Posted May 31, 2007 - 03:51 PM

#5

Any details, measurements, websites you can pass along?

Thanks!

  • ogrider650

Posted May 31, 2007 - 07:04 PM

#6

nice rack bill!

ha ha that sounded wrong lmao

but seriously, nice rack bill

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  • wcorbett

Posted May 31, 2007 - 07:23 PM

#7

thats what i want to add to mine. right now its just a rack for a licence plate and saddle bags.

  • saunan

Posted May 31, 2007 - 10:10 PM

#8

The guys in my riding group have been discussing this ... More photos? Schematics? Other info available? Looks good!!

  • XR650RBill

Posted June 01, 2007 - 07:56 AM

#9

The guys in my riding group have been discussing this ... More photos? Schematics? Other info available? Looks good!!


No schematics or anything. One of those things that I just threw together because I needed it. I will post some better pics as well as how I made it.
I really didn't think there would be this much interest. I've had several pm's regarding the rack. Glad you all liked it.

  • J_T

Posted June 04, 2007 - 12:47 PM

#10

XR650RBill, I built one this weekend. Its not as pretty as yours b/c my welding skills need much to be desired and if I took the bent parts for a buddy to weld I wouldn't have had the bike there to line them up right! Oh well I tried to grind it down to make the welds look better.

Thank you for the ideas and I appreciate you sharing your photos for everyone to use. I did tweak it a little adding a mount on the rear seat bolts. for me its working great But the only thing I may change is how it mounts to the seat, I would weld some tubing so the contact placement on the extended bolt is more distributed from the base to the end and not putting tension on the end alone like I have it now with spacers. But it'd be an easy fix. Just a matter of getting some tubing and tacking it to those supports!

I always want things to be professional looking even though a professional didn't make it. But I guess I can be realistic for now. Heck it cost me $29 in steel rod, from the hardware store.

Check out my pics here at http://picasaweb.goo...inal/XR650RRack

Thank you for the inspiration!

JT

  • Billahjack

Posted June 04, 2007 - 06:32 PM

#11

Good job! Nice work.

  • XR650RBill

Posted June 04, 2007 - 10:02 PM

#12

XR650RBill, I built one this weekend. Its not as pretty as yours b/c my welding skills need much to be desired and if I took the bent parts for a buddy to weld I wouldn't have had the bike there to line them up right! Oh well I tried to grind it down to make the welds look better.

Thank you for the ideas and I appreciate you sharing your photos for everyone to use. I did tweak it a little adding a mount on the rear seat bolts. for me its working great But the only thing I may change is how it mounts to the seat, I would weld some tubing so the contact placement on the extended bolt is more distributed from the base to the end and not putting tension on the end alone like I have it now with spacers. But it'd be an easy fix. Just a matter of getting some tubing and tacking it to those supports!

I always want things to be professional looking even though a professional didn't make it. But I guess I can be realistic for now. Heck it cost me $29 in steel rod, from the hardware store.

Check out my pics here at http://picasaweb.goo...inal/XR650RRack

Thank you for the inspiration!

JT


Nice job. Looks like your in business. I love mine, I picked up a really cool bag that fits really nice at Sportsmans warehouse for $29.00.
Good job.
Bill





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