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Built my case mount yesterday
« on: April 20, 2015, 12:14:43 pm »
Decided to just use what was in the garage, so as a result it's REALLY sturdy, and REALLY useless as anything other than a top case mount...lol


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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 12:27:26 pm »
Offhand I say you're not going to loose the topcase.  :thumbs:

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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 12:46:08 pm »
Lol - yeah, I think it's safe to say the rack is up to the challenge


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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 05:34:19 pm »
In my opinion you can probably disregard the weight limit of your top case.
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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 07:13:41 am »
In my opinion you can probably disregard the weight limit of your top case.
HA!  My buddy asked me if I thought I used enough filler rod in the welds  :o ...  I told him this is what happens when you're stuck welding with an oxyfuel rig and have too much time on your hands


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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 07:32:45 am »
Looks fairly robust. So do you drive all the time without the lowers on your fairing?

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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 11:50:12 am »
Looks fairly robust. So do you drive all the time without the lowers on your fairing?

Well I just got the Bike a few weeks ago, and since we are approaching summer in Texas and the lower plastics on the bike were damaged, I just took them off permanently.  I've never owned a full fairing bike except my Yamaha Venture Royale touring bike, so I really don't know what I might be missing by having the lowers removed.  I like it this way.


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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 11:52:23 am »
Let me know how it works for you. I am just a little south of you so it will be interesting to hear how it goes.

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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2015, 11:57:16 am »
Will do.


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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2015, 03:38:32 pm »
I'm in the process of welding up something very similar.  The end result will be a 4 wheeler rack covering the passenger area spanning the width of the bike and hardcases.

Mounting to the bike, any issues or helpful hints that might save me some time?  Much appreciated.

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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2015, 06:08:11 pm »
I would make it VERY easy to remove. Being able to remove the seat is pretty important.
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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 04:23:42 pm »
Well I just got the Bike a few weeks ago, and since we are approaching summer in Texas and the lower plastics on the bike were damaged, I just took them off permanently.  I've never owned a full fairing bike except my Yamaha Venture Royale touring bike, so I really don't know what I might be missing by having the lowers removed.  I like it this way.

I like the look of your bike without the lowers. this is my first full faired bike too

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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2015, 08:47:35 am »


I removed the factory rack, used nylon spacers and longer bolts. Works fine, but won't stand up to weight yours can carry ;)

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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2015, 03:35:49 pm »
Let me know how it works for you. I am just a little south of you so it will be interesting to hear how it goes.

I always ride without lower fairing in the summer. It makes a big difference when it comes to temperature. My legs don't get roasted. Especially navigating traffic jams or slow traffic in cities is uncomfortable with the lower fairings on.

When it's colder, I love the extra warmth, and the lower fairing is brilliant at protecting my legs and feet from rain.
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Re: Built my case mount yesterday
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2015, 10:20:59 pm »
Well, I've put about 2500 miles on it this summer, and I am extremely happy to have the lower fairing gone.  I have no plans to buy a set and install them for the winter.  We'll see how it works.


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