cheap and easy rack suggestion?


10 replies to this topic
  • stev0

Posted July 13, 2009 - 12:59 PM

#1

I have a weekend ride at the end of the month, we'll be doing roughly 600miles in total. I need to carry a tent/sleeping bag,some clothes and food.


Do i tie it to the rear fender (no rack) or do i quickly try and make one?

whats the best solution... I cant order a pro billit unit - will take forever to get to me.

  • Dustybum

Posted July 15, 2009 - 03:55 AM

#2

I haven't got one yet but I like the look of the www.cycleracks.com/
rack for the WR450, I will be ordering one in a few weeks time and he is pretty good to deal with going by the communications I have had from him, time will tell.

  • stev0

Posted July 15, 2009 - 04:05 AM

#3

I haven't got one yet but I like the look of the www.cycleracks.com/
rack for the WR450, I will be ordering one in a few weeks time and he is pretty good to deal with going by the communications I have had from him, time will tell.



wow. they sure look like they can take some luggage!

150USD . not bad

  • Asgeir

Posted July 17, 2009 - 10:54 AM

#4

Here is what I welded together for my WR450 and my wifes WR250

http://cs-001.123.is...29-1aadd9f3d040

Went for a 6 days ride together earlier this month.

Pictures from our trip here :

http://hjolavillinga...aspx?aid=152551

More pictures of the racks here :

http://hjolavillingar.123.is/

  • Dustybum

Posted July 17, 2009 - 02:07 PM

#5

Very nice Asgeir, I might look at modifing the Cycle rack version to something similar. Great links too, :worthy:

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  • Asgeir

Posted July 17, 2009 - 04:24 PM

#6

We rode with 30 kg on each rack for 6 days.

These frame mounts will hold the weight very well.

Just make sure to hold the weight as close to the bike as possible.

My bike with the boxes had a slight tail dangling on slightly technical tracks.

  • Asgeir

Posted July 17, 2009 - 04:43 PM

#7

I have put together a picture album when making the racks :

http://hjolavillinga...aspx?aid=153382

The material is high pressure pipes 16 mm outer diameter with 2 mm thickness.

  • NMNORGE

Posted July 18, 2009 - 11:04 AM

#8

Here is what I welded together for my WR450 and my wifes WR250

http://cs-001.123.is...29-1aadd9f3d040

Went for a 6 days ride together earlier this month.

Pictures from our trip here :

http://hjolavillinga...aspx?aid=152551

More pictures of the racks here :

http://hjolavillingar.123.is/


Very nice rack and pics of Iceland. I would love to visit my grandfather's homeland and do some riding. :worthy:

  • Poveiro

Posted July 29, 2009 - 12:35 PM

#9

I would like to know how those tubes were bent so well, do you have a machine to do it or is there a manual way to bend without crushing?

Here is what I welded together for my WR450 and my wifes WR250

http://cs-001.123.is...29-1aadd9f3d040

Went for a 6 days ride together earlier this month.

Pictures from our trip here :

http://hjolavillinga...aspx?aid=152551

More pictures of the racks here :

http://hjolavillingar.123.is/



  • stev0

Posted July 30, 2009 - 11:10 AM

#10

very very nice!!! damn!!!

  • stev0

Posted July 30, 2009 - 11:15 AM

#11

I have put together a picture album when making the racks :

http://hjolavillinga...aspx?aid=153382

The material is high pressure pipes 16 mm outer diameter with 2 mm thickness.


what gearing did you run for the sprockets?




 
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