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  • Ghetto is, ghetto does

    A repost for some, but I thought I'd post it here too anyway

    I'm sick of buying new luggage racks every time I get a new bike (well not every bike, maybe I've bought 5 or 6 sets of rails). I had an old rack left over (GPX250 I think) and a spare Ventura bag but I wasn't going to buy another set of racks for the GSXR.

    1 X Old Ventura bag
    1 X Old Ventura rack
    1 X Old 2nd hand rashed up pillion seat (thanks Snailspace)
    1 X Teflon chopping board from the Reject Shop
    1 X Dose of Ghetto.

    (All pics are standard click for big ones)



    Drill the chopping board to fit the rack.


    Rack on board


    The clips I used hold the rack off the board high enough for the loop clips on the bag to go around the bar to secure it.


    Drill the chopping board and the donor pillion seat base


    Mount the chopping board to the seat base. I was going to get rid of the foam and use spacers to mount the board, but after mucking around with it I decided to leave the foam and put the cover back on (I shouldn't have removed it ) By using ny-loc nuts I can pre-tension the bolts a bit and put some pressure on the foam, but the foam will still act as a shock aborber when the bag has some weight in it, it's probably kinder to the bike too, I can't have my socks and jocks shacken up too much. The nuts won't come undone.)


    Clip the donor seat onto the bike and instant ghetto rack


    With the bag on


    I'll have to double check when it's fully loaded, but when expanded the bag shouldn't touch any part of the bike / fairing etc


    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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    Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

    good one Steve , you also have some where to prepare ya lunch when ya on a pit stop

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    • #3
      Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

      Awesome... and like i always say... function IS beauty!

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      • #4
        Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

        I'm a form follows function man myself. My soft saddlebags have been with me for better than 30 years now. Nothing ghetto about creative and sound engineering, Steve.
        "The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

        Colonel Jeff Cooper, in "The Art of the Rifle"

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        • #5
          Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

          inventive. not ghetto there is a differance. that seat base will hold that bag full though?

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          • #6
            Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

            I hope so. We'll see.

            The most torture it will get is under heavy braking. Cornering and acceleration shouldn't be too bad.

            Cornering ther will be some force trying to throw it off and some pushing it down. Acceleration the latch will have to cope with being tugged at. Braking is when the rear tab will have to do some work.
            "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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            • #7
              Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

              paint it?
              .sigpic
              "Use the present, create the future" -Pablo.

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              • #8
                Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

                Well done! One step closer to not having to drive a car!

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                • #9
                  Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

                  haha, nice! I love the cutting board

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

                    cool stuff. i had soft bags and made a trip where they kept hitting the pipes and wanting to melt. i came up with this to keep them off the body work and the pipes

                    kinda ghetto too....at least i painted mine


                    sorry for the highjack steve

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

                      I've been known to hijack a thread or two So no worries.

                      Post up some more pics, more details

                      Do you have to put a wide load sign on too?
                      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                      • #12
                        He should warn oncoming traffic - it is an 'R' after all

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                        • #13
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                          i figured since it was an R, it wouldn't seem that much wider. it makes splitting traffic a little more difficult, but its not bad. i made the racks out of 1/4" steel round stock. (before i could weld aluminum) they use the stock bolts that hols the rear plastics on and each have teo legs that rest in the tiedown hooks/loops on the bottom of the subframe. they're actually pretty strong. here it is from the front.

                          going to make some out of aluminum when i get some free time. i'm puting the finishing touches on a m/c trailer at the moment.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

                            here's another

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ghetto is, ghetto does

                              Here's what I did. The bungees are just there for use they don't hold it down.




                              I imitated the mounting and lock points so that it clicks in like the stock seat or cowl.


                              Fits a case of beer nicely
                              Run over on: '98 TL1000S
                              Riding: '98 TL1000R fighter
                              Drooling over: '02 TL1000R

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