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Old 03-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #89
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Top Rack status

Hey riders,

Here is an update on the status of the Top Rack.


It is on track to be completed for the end of this week (March 19th)
Finally!
http://www.motooverland.com/index_files/Page508.htm



I will be sending emails to everyone on the list to see if you are still in or you got tired of waiting for vapourware

Here's the scoop about the last feature we added to an already lengthy list of features;

We call it KISS top box mounting.

Yup that's right Keep It Simple Stupid!

After bashing our brains in trying to come up with a versatile top box mounting system it struck us. We already use it for mounting out Tool Box to our skid plates.

Carriage bolts! For those of you who don't know carriage bolts have a square section under the button head at the base of the threads.
We just changed two of the central Rotopax L bracket mounting holes to squares.

So now you can take any Pelican type box, a Touratech Zega top box, a Caribou top box etc. and just drill two holes in the right spot, add two carriage bolts and washers and nuts and you're done!

It's not quick release (more on that below) but it's simple, readily available, inexpensive...actually cheap and totally secure! At that price you can have a few different size top boxes.

We will be making a kit that will have stainless carriage bolts, washers, rubber/stainless washers and a hand tighten-able nut so you won't even need tools too.

So wasn't that worth the extra wait?

We hope so!

KISS

Thanks,

Dave
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