Originally Posted by jackpiner57
Just thought I'd post up about the testing of the E racks. I have them on two different E's and so far so good.
I have been reluctant to tie the two side racks together with a bar around the back, because I'm afraid that if one side takes a hit, it will bend the entire aluminum sub frame out of shape.
As they are now, (both sides independent) you can bend the side rack back into shape if it takes a hard hit.
What do you guys think?
Tom, Every adventure story I ever read in print, like Odyssey to Ushuaia
, goes into great length over and over about how often their luggage racks cracked and failed on "independently sided" racking systems. It would seem there's got to be a connection between the two sides. Could part of the connection between the two sides be somehow a fusible link? You know something rigid enough to connect the two sides in daily use but deliberately weak enough to shear under the right circumstances?