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Old 06-11-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Anyone here that can take a pic for me of their /6 from behind with luggage racks? i am fabricating some mounts to hold my givis on my r90/6 and wanted to see how far out the standard racks sit from the frame. i want to still be able to open my seat, but don't want to melt the cases on the exhaust.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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Can't supply the requested photo, but have you seen this?

http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/seatmod/index.htm
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:56 PM   #3
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Will this work for you?

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Old 06-12-2010, 06:01 AM   #4
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Will this work for you?

I think you missed a spot on that right muffler.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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wooooow, clean. I had a spot that clean on my bike once...

Yeah, those are in pretty tight. I tried holding my brackets in like that but the givis are too tall and hit the pipes. If I bring them up, The seat won't open even with the bags off. I may either have to come out with the frames, or try the seat mod from the link. Thabnks guys.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:53 AM   #6
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Or you could do what I did and get rid of the seat hinges and install a post that fits into that hole on the subframe.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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Or you could do what I did and get rid of the seat hinges and install a post that fits into that hole on the subframe.
Yep, thats the answer.

Ditch the hinges, add a couple of seat posts and enjoy the luxury of accessing the tool kit and battery by pulling the seat up and off without removing the side cases.

You'll be amazed at now much better life is without hinges.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:15 PM   #8
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None of my bikes have looked that clean since.....hell, they never looked that clean....
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:08 PM   #9
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:47 AM   #10
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those tires have never kissed pavement
Actually, I've been breaking in a new 1000cc engine and the tires have 450 miles on em.

Its an old piece-o-sh*t bike thats a little bit shiny. Thats all.
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:13 AM   #11
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I've never even had a brand new bike that clean...
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:01 AM   #12
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Actually, I've been breaking in a new 1000cc engine and the tires have 450 miles on em.

Its an old piece-o-sh*t bike thats a little bit shiny. Thats all.
That is a beautiful color!
I believe I am going to take off the hinges and set the seat up to be lifted off. That will allow me to place the bags where I wanted them in the first place. It's a shame, the PO just put brand new hinges on it too.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:47 AM   #13
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Yeah but those hinges are expensive, so either save em (Even though you'll never need em!) or sell em on IBMR.
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #14
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Yeah but those hinges are expensive, so either save em (Even though you'll never need em!) or sell em on IBMR.
oh, I don't throw away anything. I still have parts from almost every bike and truck I have owned.
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