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Offline Guyver

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Original luggage rack
« on: May 05, 2020, 01:08:02 PM »
Just fitted my indicator relay and when putting the luggage rack back onto the bike noticed these slits.

What are they for? Must be a right git to put straps through if that's the intended purpose.




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Re: Original luggage rack
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2020, 01:18:38 PM »
I'm not fully conversant with the Explorer luggage but isn't it a topbox mounting plate bolted on top of the standard rack? In which case for those who don't want a topbox fitment (and don't have that plate) I would imagine those strap slots are then reasonably accessible for use to hold things on the rack. :187: :027:
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Re: Original luggage rack
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2020, 01:25:37 PM »
Certainly looks like it should take straps but it's dead tight on the metal plate underneath so feeding straps would be nigh on impossible.

Unless the metal plate is only there after the floating rack is fitted??

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Re: Original luggage rack
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 01:39:32 PM »
I sealed mine years ago.
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Re: Original luggage rack
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 01:42:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Guyver [+]
Certainly looks like it should take straps but it's dead tight on the metal plate underneath so feeding straps would be nigh on impossible.

Unless the metal plate is only there after the floating rack is fitted??

The metal plate is only there because you have a topbox rack, without the rack or fixing plate there is a lot of room under that piece of plastic....

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Re: Original luggage rack
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2020, 01:51:28 PM »
That explains a lot then.

Doesn't it get wet underneath when it rains though?

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Re: Original luggage rack
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 01:54:40 PM »
Probably . but as I showed in my recent thread there is a very large drain hole under the rack area.  :028:
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