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Old 01-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #1
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Home-made rack for the Honda XR650R (BRP)

When I have been to Australia back in 2011 I bought a Honda XR650R with a nice rack already mounted.
This rack did a very good job and looks pretty cool.
Here is a picture of it.


After returning to Germany I was looking for exactly the same rack for my XR650R over here.
As I soon found out the rack was build in Australia and the price for it was 180 bugs + shipment which was roughly 200 bugs altogether.
It took me just one second to come to the conclusion not to pay that ridiculous price for a bloody sheet of metal and build one myself.


The drawing was done pretty quick, the major amount of time was used to measure the tail of the BRP.
The material of the OZ-rack was aluminium, but welding aluminium takes a lot of the stabilitiy of the material, another way to bring aluminium together is to glue or clinch it.
Anyway, because I like serious stability the solution was to build the new rack out of stainless steel.
The "sideparts" were cutted with a wire cutting machine at my companys place, both the "sideparts" are exactly identicaly.
In order to find the best angle and shape for the "top-sheet" I drawed several examples, printed them out 1:1 and glued the printouts on cardboard which was cutted out afterwards.


It took three attempts to find the best shape and angle.
After that the top-sheet was also wire cutted.

All I had to do now was to grind a 18 bevel to both of the "sideparts" and welding the three parts together.




Here is a picture of the freshly welded rack.


The distance between the rack and the XRs tail was bridged with an aluminium bushing and a stainless steel bolt.
This is what it looks like now.






Does not oxidate and will last forever.
My only concern now is that somebody steals the bike, I dont realy worry about a stolen bike (there are still hundrets of them on the market) ...but it would be a pitty if the rack is gone ;-)

If somebody wants to have the drawings of the rack, just write an pm.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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Seems like you could have cut it in one piece and bent it on a brake to eliminate welding entirely.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Ive had the idea to do that but 4mm stainless steel and aluminium does not like that at all.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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Nice rack

any pics of down under
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Very aesthetically Pleasing

How much does that bad boy weigh ?
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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Nice job gmanski!
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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weight of the rack

I never put it on a scale...
According to the CAD-Software the weight of the Rack is 1,8012 kg
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:26 AM   #8
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support

did you ever get the pics of the support system under the rack ,
i think our bridge support would work great for that rack
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #9
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did you ever get the pics of the support system under the rack ,
i think our bridge support would work great for that rack

First of all the music on your site is great, good old hand made Rock n Roll, love it.

The "support system" on your site looks good.
Have to think about buying one, on the other hand 50 bugs is a stiff price...
But the music on the page is just nice
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:47 AM   #10
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And your first production run is when?

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:46 AM   #11
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And your first production run is when?
No production run mate, just the drawings are available.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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What actually supports the weight? Is it just the rear fender or is there a support bracket underneath?
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #13
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thats awesome! building custom stuff if always way more fun than buying it,



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Old 07-23-2012, 02:43 PM   #14
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What actually supports the weight? Is it just the rear fender or is there a support bracket underneath?
There is no support bracket underneath the fender.
The vertical bolt in the center of the rack hocks on to the metal sheet unterneath the fender.
The rack has to carry the tent, the mattress and the sleeping bag, that comes to 8kg altogether.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #15
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any pics of down under
I quite like the manracks products , but then looking at the prices and shiping costs no wonder so many people choose to make their own .

Gmanski , you did a very good job there , one of the nicest racks i have seen so far , it should be easy for you to made the underneath brace if you ever needed the extra load capacity .
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