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Old 12-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pressed luggage rack

I usually have the dual long haul seat on and when I travel or need to carry something I put a bag on the rear seat and hook it to the bottom of my fenders with the bags built in cords. Haven't scratched the paint and its works fine. But I like the look of the bike with a solo seat and am trying to decide if the pressed rack can do anything functional, or if its only cosmetic. Anyone have the pressed rack and actually uses it to put a bag on?

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Old 12-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use my BikersFriend bag on the pressed rack. It works fine.


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Old 12-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Adamcg, you can see the bag mounted on the pressed rack in the following sequence of picks taken at the Dragon:
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very cool. That's a huge bag mounted on the back. The straps are connected to the suspension? I'm definitely going to get one. I'll call my local dealers to see if they have one tomorrow.
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I strapped the bag to the shock mounts up against the ProTac backrest that I got from FastEddy. I'm getting shock mount spools from Eddy the make the strapping easier.

Here's a pic of the backrest.
Presses luggage rack-imageuploadedbymotorcycle1355107525.421027.jpg


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How does the backrest and lumbar from BikersFriend workout for you? I'm sure not as good as what you have, but worth using at all? I've been watching the videos and browsing through their site. I want a new bag, but something that will allow me to put my laptop in it I think.
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The back pad on the bag is okay, but the backrest works better. No problem putting a laptop in the BikersFriend bag.


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Old 12-10-2012, 03:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've got one, and haven't had a problem with it. I don't put anything super heavy on there though, or anything awkward. I have the quick release backrest and use the backrest knob things as hook points for the bungee.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've got one, and haven't had a problem with it. I don't put anything super heavy on there though, or anything awkward. I have the quick release backrest and use the backrest knob things as hook points for the bungee.
Hi Caedenspa. What "knob things" do you refer to? I've got the quick release sissy bar with rack for riding 2-up. You don't mean that backrest, do you?
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Sorry - I posted a reply yesterday but my internet crashed and it didn't go through.

You know the mounting points for the sissybar? I use those as bungee spools.

Hope that clarifies it a bit.
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