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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2017, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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WTM-Luggage rack for 2008 Road star 1700

I am looking to find a used Luggage rack for 2008 Road star 1700
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2017, 09:32 PM
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I made one that mounts to the OEM sissy bar arms. It is stong, steel and has a vortex coating instead of paint. A textured bedliner product. I put a fair amount of weight in the trunk on some of our trips and the thing never loosened or bent. if you pm me with your email address I can send you pictures.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 10:06 AM
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used accessories are really hard to find for sale - when people buy stuff for their bikes they very rarely take it back off and sell it.

unless the bike is wrecked
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Sorry didnt pick up on the want to make. Yes, please send the directions.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 01:26 PM
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I'm thrifty and because I intended to mount a trunk, it didn't have to be shiny chrome or powder coated. I made one for my C50 that looked OEM and I paid the $ to have it powder coated. I'm quite proud of it. It would have been easier to just buy a rack. Glad I didn't since the one I would have bought would have mounted the trunk too far forward for my sweetie to be comfortable. I was also able to slightly relocate the saddle bags to give my sweetie more room for her feet on the floor boards. I took my home made racks off my bikes because I knew nobody was going to pay me anything extra with it on. The C50 was a bit of work to remount the OEM Bags and backrest. I gave it to a Volusia Riders friend with a C50. Helped install it and wire up the Custom Dynamics LED strip light. The Roadstar I simply put the factory backrest back on since I wanted the trunk for my next bike. It was easy to do. The vortex coat is durable and didn't cost me anything but a favor. I have a professional CAD drawing for the C50 rack I made but I didn't bother getting that fancy for the Roadstar. When you decide you want to make your own you deal with what you have. Bare struts, bags mounted or backrest, OEM or aftermarket accessories. It can make a big difference trying to fit something on. You sometimes see people doing their own thing and it may not look good or right. I'm of the camp it has to function and look right. Good luck with your winter project.

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