Larger rear rack

Loadtoad

Well travelled
Did you throw it away?

Might could make a rad sissy bar with that as the base. ;)

I guess now I have to decide if I will order the ZANA rack or get the Himalayan pannier racks and just put my soft luggage across the rear seat.
Repaird Rack.JPG No need to throw away, just repair and make it better. (y) Welds don't look great, but form over function. Been over a year since repair. No issues.
 

cwadej

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Location
San Diego
I dont know what the Zana plate measures, but having made several...
left/right needs 8.90" apart, 4.45" from center line.
fore/aft is 8.48"

Measurements are hole center to hole center. Due to Givi box construction the for/aft measurement is more tolerant of being long.
 

TN_twowheeladdict

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Location
Tennessee
I dont know what the Zana plate measures, but having made several...
left/right needs 8.90" apart, 4.45" from center line.
fore/aft is 8.48"

Measurements are hole center to hole center. Due to Givi box construction the for/aft measurement is more tolerant of being long.
Thanks. I went out and measured my box. Just need to see if the ZANA plate is large enough, or ask Loadtoad to weld a couple supports on my rack. :)
 

MrDralas

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Location
Planet Earth
I haven’t found much use for my rack yet. But hearing they break often I reinforced mine the past weekend while I was servicing my bike. Some 1/2 tubing that I use to use as a drift for knocking Subaru wrist pins out got repurposed.
Cut the angles with a hacksaw then half round file for better fitment. Lots of filing maybe eye balling the angles not best idea. But in the end it all worked out. I’m lacking the proper fitting pictures, I’m half good about taking photos to start then just forget about it once I get working. Hopefully it won’t break if I ever put anything on it now.

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TN_twowheeladdict

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Location
Tennessee
I haven’t found much use for my rack yet. But hearing they break often I reinforced mine the past weekend while I was servicing my bike. Some 1/2 tubing that I use to use as a drift for knocking Subaru wrist pins out got repurposed.
Cut the angles with a hacksaw then half round file for better fitment. Lots of filing maybe eye balling the angles not best idea. But in the end it all worked out. I’m lacking the proper fitting pictures, I’m half good about taking photos to start then just forget about it once I get working. Hopefully it won’t break if I ever put anything on it now.

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Nice! BTW what is the white fuzzy thing on the other side of the bike in the 5th photo?
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
I haven’t found much use for my rack yet. But hearing they break often I reinforced mine the past weekend while I was servicing my bike. Some 1/2 tubing that I use to use as a drift for knocking Subaru wrist pins out got repurposed.
Cut the angles with a hacksaw then half round file for better fitment. Lots of filing maybe eye balling the angles not best idea. But in the end it all worked out. I’m lacking the proper fitting pictures, I’m half good about taking photos to start then just forget about it once I get working. Hopefully it won’t break if I ever put anything on it now.

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I don't weld, but looking at your solution has me thinking about clamping a flat bar on the rack like how a cross brace is mounted on dirt bikes. Mmm. It is either that or buy the ZANA rack.
 

MrDralas

Well travelled
Location
Planet Earth
I don't weld, but looking at your solution has me thinking about clamping a flat bar on the rack like how a cross brace is mounted on dirt bikes. Mmm. It is either that or buy the ZANA rack.
Very good, very good. I try to do as much as I can with as little as possible, I share what I do in hopes it inspires someone else to see what they can do.
If a clamp works for the handle bars to stiffen it, it should work for the rack as well.
 

TN_twowheeladdict

Well travelled
Location
Tennessee
Very good, very good. I try to do as much as I can with as little as possible, I share what I do in hopes it inspires someone else to see what they can do.
If a clamp works for the handle bars to stiffen it, it should work for the rack as well.
Now I am thinking about using a turnbuckle so I can apply some upward force once I get it clamped down. Looks like a trip to Lowes and tractor supply this weekend.
 

Aushiker

Well travelled
Bumping this thread as looking at alternatives to the Hitchcock rear rack for the Euro 5 (Tripper models) which is ~ $AU$347 delivered. I see that Zana has two racks a TS-1 and TS-2 which appear to be for the later models. I have emailed them but in the meantime, I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between these two racks and their weight limit. Also any good or bad experiences generally with Zana racks.

Thanks
 
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