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Old 11-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last summer I bought an 87 Shadow in tough shape, it had a luggage rack cobber on that was the first thing I removed, rusted and pitted I threw it in the junk corner. After looking for a week or so for a rack, I saw the junk pile. grabbed the old rack held it over the fender and thought this may work.
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Started modifying to fit as shown above




Made spacers so rack won't rub fender rails 3/8 nut with washer super glued to it 7/16 over all thickness. Replaced stock buttom head screws with 1 1/2 cap screws (head on button head to large)


Sanded and painted rack (think black looks better on this bike anyway)

Not the best pics but heres the end result, has had a couple more coats of paint sense these pics


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Old 11-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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And you win.....very creative....I like it.

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good looking junk pile mod. My junk piles look like, well junk.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice work! Are the fastener holes drilled so they are a tight fit (so it'll handle weight without moving)?

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Good work !

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that looks surprisingly good
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice work! Are the fastener holes drilled so they are a tight fit (so it'll handle weight without moving)?
Yes the rear mount holds most of the weight and its solid. There is a loop in the rear that clears the fender, but I wrapped it with felt just in case.



Hers a little better pic

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Great idea, those luggage racks are way too expensive new
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