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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question How To Install A Luggage Rack On My Tour-Pak

I]Hi Guys

Wife just bought me a beautiful chrome luggage rack for my tour-pak.

How Do I EXACTLY POSITION the RACK on my Tour-Pak

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 06:34 PM
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If purchased new it should have come with a template. If not, you need to measure. I did mine in a very unconservative manner. I trashed the template and put 4 pieces of masking tape on the area where I wanted to mount my rack. I put 4 thumb tacks inside the screw holes on the bottom of the rack and placed it on top of the masking tape. Using slight pressure, the thumb tacks put marks/holes on the masking tape. I drilled through the holes on the masking tape for a perfect fit. Maybe I did it the hard way but mine came out perfect.

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Measure twice before you start drilling

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Take your time and look at some other bikes to see how far back you want it. After you decide positioning, use some two inch masking tape about where the legs will mount .Use four pieces of two inch by two inch . Now all ya have to do is trace around the legs on the masking tape and drill.

I also had my bike standing straigt up when positioning the rack

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I just used the template, marked the holes, used masking tape so the paint didn't crack and drilled away. Now bag rails that is another whole bag of worms lol
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Hey Big_gary

Keeping my bike STRAIGHT-UP never dawn on me. Great suggestion my good man. This way my bike will be nice and square 'n front of me.

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Take your time and look at some other bikes to see how far back you want it. After you decide positioning, use some two inch masking tape about where the legs will mount .Use four pieces of two inch by two inch . Now all ya have to do is trace around the legs on the masking tape and drill.

I also had my bike standing straigt up when positioning the rack

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did just like big g to a tee , cept I did put a tape measure to it to try to get even closer , one leg is off about a 16th , but you'd never know by puttin an eyeball to it

also I have some white lithium grease aerosol and give the threads a shot of that as well

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Hey Big_gary

Keeping my bike STRAIGHT-UP never dawn on me. Great suggestion my good man. This way my bike will be nice and square 'n front of me.

Thanks guy
Glad i could help.

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I went the other way Jack and used loctite on the threads. I figure the only way I'm taking the rack off again is the hard way. lol

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Question What One Do You Use . . .

Hey Big_gary

Wich did you use ~ The BLUE or The RED on the luggage rack bolts

I'm about to install my rack photo will probably follow, that's if I don't blow it


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I went the other way Jack and used loctite on the threads. I figure the only way I'm taking the rack off again is the hard way. lol

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