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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-08-2015, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Tour pack "trunk" anyone got a good install?

Hi all wondering if anyone has used one of the aftermarket trunks with good results? I ordered one this summer had it on for a while but was never happy with how it looked. It just seemed to sit higher then it should. Now I did not use the brackets that came with the tour pack as they did not fit my bike even though it said was made for it. Cheap eBay stuff of course. I had just placed it on my luggage rack and bolted it to that. Looking online it seemed like it was about the same height as other v stars. Thoughts opinions welcome I was thinking of flipping the luggage rack around see if it drops it a bit or make a new bracket all togather
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Your luggage rack looks like it is at an unusual height (high). Mine is just a few inches above the rear fender and license plate. And looks to be lower than yours. I'm thinking that's what makes it look odd.
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Your luggage rack looks like it is at an unusual height (high). Mine is just a few inches above the rear fender and license plate. And looks to be lower than yours. I'm thinking that's what makes it look odd.
Right! So this is a oem yamaha luggage rack the trunk is mounted to. I wanted to try my best to not to put holes in it but I have a feeling some drilling and re mounting will in my near future. Here is a pic without the trunk compared to yours yes it super high
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In the pic you can see the new saddle bag test fit amazing how small they are that's one reason I need to get the trunk figured out.

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I guess the answer depends on whether you have a budget to spend or not. I think the Wompus racks are great as trunk specific mounts, but they'll cost you a couple hundred bucks shipped.




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I also have a Wompus rack and highly recommend it, definitely sturdier than most. I have a Shad 50L top case with quick release so I usually only have it on the bike (2014 V-Star 1300 Deluxe) when we ride 2-up or I need to bring a bike cover along. Not a cruiser style, but I had it on my previous bike (BMW R1200) and the gray/black color sorta matches the bike. I still haven't figured out how to get a photo to load, sorry.

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That's a nice rack for sure! Right now the budget won't allow that its sad because the Yamaha one in my picture was 180 damn near as much I went that route because I was told by JP cycles the cobra would not fit with a stock sissy bar mount. Dang why is this the first time I have seen this. I think I'm going to play with height and drill and tap the current one. I think what throws me off a lot is the ultra classic parked next to my bike and how good Harley made the OEM pack fit.

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Well had every good intention of working on the tour pack but got the saddle bags installed instead still need to run the wires for lights hope tomorrow is nice I can get back out there
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Flipping the rack seems like a legitimate thing to try...free! I only wonder if the curved part of the underside would push the box away some. Hard to tell from the pic.
If it did, you could always cut a "relief" into the box to slide over the rack up tight, then fiberglass from the inside to re-seal it. My 2.

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I have the same hard bags and haven't wired them yet. Any ideas of how you r going to wire them?

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