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1Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:31 am

Mike101

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I have a Kappa 46ltr top box to fit to my K100LT and need some advice on the rack.

I know i will need something new as the existing one is sloping.

I've seen a rack that replaces the existing one but is lifted up to make it flat.

I've also seen a complete new rack and arms that is mounted on the frame by the seat.


So which option do i choose and does the first one have a weight limit due to it being sat driectly onto the tail thingy.

Mike


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2Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:43 am

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Don't use the one that mounts onto the tail section unless you have serious reinforcing inside the tail.


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3Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:45 am

Mike101

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@RicK G wrote:Don't use the one that mounts onto the tail section unless you have serious reinforcing inside the tail.

Thats what i thought.  it's a big box so will have some weight in it eventually.

Any ideas of where to get a rack?

Mike


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4Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:53 am

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Funny you should ask that Mike. I bought one off ebay UK but the seller is now asking for an extra 30 quid postage to Oz. I'll let you know when he settles the refund with me and give you the details of the new add for it.


Here's the add I clicked on -> http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261410566859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    

5Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:04 am

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RobinW wrote:Funny you should ask that Mike. I bought one off ebay UK but the seller is now asking for an extra 30 quid postage to Oz. I'll let you know when he settles the refund with me and give you the details of the new add for it.


Here's the add I clicked on -> http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261410566859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Cheers


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6Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:21 am

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RobinW wrote:Funny you should ask that Mike. I bought one off ebay UK but the seller is now asking for an extra 30 quid postage to Oz. I'll let you know when he settles the refund with me and give you the details of the new add for it.


Here's the add I clicked on -> http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/261410566859?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Those K1100LT racks will crack/break if you overweight them.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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7Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 am

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Reynolds Rack - #240 for 2V Ks, #241 for 4V Ks.

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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

8Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:35 am

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Searching for reynolds rack brings up strippers online Smile

I'm guessing they have shut up shop?

    

9Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:53 am

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Kappa have their own mounting racks, one of them could be modified to resemble our 1100 racks and then you would have a sound mount


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10Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:02 am

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RobinW wrote:Searching for reynolds rack brings up strippers online Smile

I'm guessing they have shut up shop?

Long gone.

I have a rusty one that needs a paint job but shipping to Oz would probably be obscene. Better to spend your money on strippers.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

11Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:06 am

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I have the one that fits onto the tail section with a large Givi box on it. Never had any strength problems but I try to only put light stuff into the box. It has survived a run of 140+ mph up he autoroute with no problems.

    

12Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:50 am

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The bottom part of the Givi E181 is made to fit the factory mounting holes in a K tail cowl. It has a flat mounting surface good for generic aftermarket top cases. I ran a Givi 36 on one on my K75RT for oodles of miles.  I've often seen warnings about the tail cowl cracking but have never heard of it happening.

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The best part of having a level tail rack is that you have somewhere to put your beer when working on your bike.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

13Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:57 am

RicK G

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The wife's K75 had a 45lt Givi and it busted the tail section up, pulled the 2 front bolts right out with heaps of broken fibreglass as well.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

14Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:07 am

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When I bought my '94 75RT it came with the usual krap conversion from single to dual seat.  It was a pre-86 seat and a non-oem duck tail made of fibreglass.  As it was about as thick as two pieces of paper and fitted with a Givi top box, I was surprised it didn't fall off on the trip from Sydney to Brisbane. 

Later I checked the quality of the duck tail against an oem item and mine was definitely after market garbage.  So the top box was removed along with the duck tail that had fracturing around the four mounting bolt holes.  It now has an oem duck tail sourced from a forum member in the US. 

The seat found a home with Mr Klompy and the Givi top box is gathering dust.  So if any of the SEQ members would like to take home a Givi top box (45l?), complete with tail light wiring and keys, it can be found here in exchange for a six pack of Tooheys Old.

Mr T


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15Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:17 am

RicK G

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@TacKler wrote:When I bought my '94 75RT it came with the usual krap conversion from single to dual seat.  It was a pre-86 seat and a non-oem duck tail made of fibreglass.  As it was about as thick as two pieces of paper and fitted with a Givi top box, I was surprised it didn't fall off on the trip from Sydney to Brisbane. 

Later I checked the quality of the duck tail against an oem item and mine was definitely after market garbage.  So the top box was removed along with the duck tail that had fracturing around the four mounting bolt holes.  It now has an oem duck tail sourced from a forum member in the US. 

The seat found a home with Mr Klompy and the Givi top box is gathering dust.  So if any of the SEQ members would like to take home a Givi top box (45l?), complete with tail light wiring and keys, it can be found here in exchange for a six pack of Tooheys Old.

Mr T
I will bring the six pack soon I want it for the Kawasaki.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

16Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:49 am

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Top box help E180My LT came with a Hepco & Becker top box on a chrome carrier on one of the carriers on the left of this photo. Its painted steel. I took it of and put it on the RT. It fits in the same holes as the sloping one. Mine was a bit tired so I stripped it and painted it but its rusting so going to get it powdercoated. I never had a problem with the weight, but make sure to use large washers to spread the load and make sure all is screwed up tight.


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1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles.
    

17Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:33 pm

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@RicK G wrote:I will bring the six pack soon I want it for the Kawasaki.

Sold to the man with the Kz1300.


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18Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:52 pm

RicK G

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Thanks Dave I will contact you to arrange the swap in the near future.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

19Back to top Go down   Top box help Empty Re: Top box help on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:58 pm

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No worries.


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