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ManRack Utility rack with RotoPax

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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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:

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I like them both !!!

Good work gentlemen :thumbsup:

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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?

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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:

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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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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.

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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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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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