Originally Posted by farp
Same thing happened to me. The whole rear end broke off and was dangling by the tail light wires. After I got the replacement parts and the fix was really simple. Take the mufflers and rack off and wrap about a dozen or so wraps of a good quality duct tape around the rear fender to support it. That's what I did and since then I've put about 3000 miles of washboard FSR and 4WD track on it. I frequently bottom the suspension but the duct tape fix has held up perfectly and the rear end is rock solid. The good news is that you can barely see it and unless you point it out to people they never even notice it. The simplest fixes are always the best and this one is about a simple as it gets.
No no, I cut my tail off when the bike was new:
I'm talking about the actual rear rack: