View Single Post
Old 12-01-2010, 09:03 AM   #8
Beastly Adventurer
gogogordy's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Temecula, So. California
Oddometer: 1,962
Turbo City Borrego rack add-on

This is the second one of these I've made. My wife's XT-250 was first, added to her Borrego Rack for our recent trip to Death Valley. Crudely manufactured from T601 Aluminum angle stock, it attaches to the Borrego with rubber-coated metal strap clamps from the electrical section, it's hell-for-stout, and REMOVEABLE from the Borrego without leaving any hickies.

I already have a RotoPax 1 gal set-up mounted to the front of the Borrego, and can add a second 1 gal (which I did for DV) using their extension piece.
I keep a vintage one-off Marsee bag (I used to work there...) mounted to the Borrego at all times, so now I have added about 80 square inches of additional cargo "shelf" with 10 tie down points drilled into it for bungees, etc.

Worked so well I refined the design a bit, and here it is:

After powder-coat, before fitting diamond-plate "floor".
Raw stock I used sitting next to...for comparison.

Final fitting before powdercoat

Finished, with my RotoPax set-up, and Marsee bag.

Fits my needs to a "T".

My first one mounted to the Missus' XT 250 in DV. Wd did nearly 900 miles with that little bike and rack loaded down with no issues.
Isn't it past your bedtime?

gogogordy screwed with this post 12-01-2010 at 09:12 AM
gogogordy is offline   Reply With Quote