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Old 06-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #61
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First of all, the original was $80 on e-bay, can't go wrong at that price, but in the long run proved to be strong, it can hold a lot of gear, it's just bigger than others.
got it thanks matt anybody else want to chim in here , mike
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #62
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It protects the turn signals very well.. My large 70 liter bag is fully contained on the rack and its wide enough where my bag does not hang low over the sides. It was priced well at the time and is strong.

Most racks can't carry this:

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Old 06-28-2011, 05:35 PM   #63
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Cheap.
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Rugged.

The only change I would make is some lugs/loops/bumps around the outside perimeter, possibly on the bottom. The long smooth bar on the side is kind of annoying to strap too, since your hooks slide.

And contrary to the above comment, I'd build one version, stick to it, and avoid custom requests. Selling 4000 identical items on eBay is how the original got popular, not spending all day sending emails and taking custom measurements.

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Old 06-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #64
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I have that exact rack on mine, works perfect and it'll easily handle 40 pounds.

I sold my BBQ rack, too wide and too ugly.
I caught my foot too many times on the bbq rack when swinging my leg over,just too wide especially off road. I used it for 2 rides and it was gone. For a full on touring DR it might be fine.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:49 AM   #65
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why the bbq rack?

I think the previous posters said it all pretty well... I want the bbq rack for its width. I like using large dry bags for luggage (available anywhere an outdoor store is located, water proof, and cheap). If I choose to throw a box on the back (not likely), I can use the excess space on the sides for a tire pump or a rocket launcher or something.

I used to have a JC Whitney tail/top box and during install in the winter months, it fell off the rack and hit the ground. The fall broke the plastic around the hinge. I was able to super glue it, but with the cold temps here in Chicago all plastics become fragile, hence the desire for dry bag luggage, hence the bbq rack.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:59 PM   #66
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I think the previous posters said it all pretty well... I want the bbq rack for its width. I like using large dry bags for luggage (available anywhere an outdoor store is located, water proof, and cheap). If I choose to throw a box on the back (not likely), I can use the excess space on the sides for a tire pump or a rocket launcher or something.

I used to have a JC Whitney tail/top box and during install in the winter months, it fell off the rack and hit the ground. The fall broke the plastic around the hinge. I was able to super glue it, but with the cold temps here in Chicago all plastics become fragile, hence the desire for dry bag luggage, hence the bbq rack.

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Old 06-29-2011, 09:06 PM   #67
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So how does one go about obtaining one of these "new" BBQ racks?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #68
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So how does one go about obtaining one of these "new" BBQ racks?
www.manracks.com
We are waiting on inmate EXPLR , he has one he just got it tonight and as soon as he reports we will know how it works out we have several in stock but cant ship yet , mike
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:05 AM   #69
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Good looking site, but...too much flash. My connection is only 2M, and I had to sit there for a few seconds watching "loading" bars. Then I had to press "Enter" to go into the site I was already on. NSFW

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Old 06-30-2011, 08:42 AM   #70
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Good looking site, but...too much flash. My connection is only 2M, and I had to sit there for a few seconds watching "loading" bars. Then I had to press "Enter" to go into the site I was already on. NSFW

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very good feedback , its the only website that i can change on a moments notice , i put special links on that front page so guys can buy racks at the price that we agreed on so i dont have to change all the other stuff, like shipping freebies, prototype testers , sorry it took so long to load also you cant read it at all on a iphone, bummer , i dont mind guys calling in , we try to work around the short comings of the site but overall it servs us well
we have a toll free number for guys that are not hooked up . we do alot of custom stuff that floats all the time , anyway call me if you need to ok, mike
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:52 AM   #71
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BBQ Version 2.0 and standard rack Prototype

this is the first prototype from one of the fixtures that will build the rack
we decided to make a smaller version aswell so this rack is both racks in one
BBQ and standard rack Doug was nice enough to send the pic late last night to say if fit great and he likes it , its gonna be the rare one of the bunch , no more like that one anyway we are making some headway , mike

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Old 06-30-2011, 09:23 PM   #72
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I need one like that but don't see them on your site????
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:30 AM   #73
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I need one like that but don't see them on your site????
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:27 PM   #74
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we are getting really close to the bbq rack

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:59 AM   #75
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