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Luggage rack

I really want a luggage rack for my Valk. But I'm just not crazy about the Honda OEM model because it's chrome and appears to have slats instead of bars. I would greatly prefer to find one in black that I know would fit. I would not know where to begin to fabricate one or even ask someone to do it for me. I don't even know anyone who does this.


I spotted these models on Ebay today:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-M...b628%7Ciid%3A1


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Motor...e/402175470943



They both claim to work on the 2014 Valkyrie, but the mounting brackets seem to be horizontal rather than vertical, and I don't know if (1) horizontal brackets will work, and (2) if it's spaced properly to fit without modification. Anyone ever tried these or have any thoughts about their feasibility?


Appreciate any input.


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Saw this bike on VRCC a while back... unfortunately i think dude sold the bike he may not be active any longer on the forum I think that may be the Corbin luggage rack

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Not crazy about that one either. I really want one with round framing to make it easier to attach bungee cords. Thanks though!


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Have you checked out Dupli-Color shadow chrome? I thought of doing my mirrors with it when I first got the bike Google it, there is a video it looks pretty easy to kind of paint it yourself or I’m sure any body shop would do it for you... I’d buy a Sissy Bar and get it done at the same time in case you ever wanted one down the line

It’s 20 bucks on amazon

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My initial thought on that was, "Nah". But the more I looked at the videos, the more appealing that sounds. Would be nice to see that actually on the bike. But then I still have the issue of the flat slats instead of the round bars. I really would like to find something prefab, black and round that is manufactured to fit. I'll keep that option in my back pocket if I can't find what I'm looking for. Thanks Flat Six!



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Oh yeah dude I feel ya the honda rack looks goofy as **** especially coming from H-D like I do... it like makes no sense with the rest of the bikes flow, however, the coolest thing is the 4 posts on the bottom for connecting a bunji-net that is SUPER useful
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My CTX 1300 luggage rack was perfect for that bike and not only flowed with the bike's looks but is also black and has a grain to its texture. For my black Valkyrie, I wish I could find a black, round frame rack that really fits the look. Honda designed this bike so extraordinarily well and I just don't get the design of the OEM rack. Looking at the models I linked above, do you think the attachment panels are at the right angle to bolt them on to the bike? It looks to me like the OEM panels are vertical, but the ones on these two models are horizontal.


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I actually located a guy who sells on Etsy - he said if he gets the dimensions he will be able to fabricate one, I'm interested, happy to pass on the info if you wanna try with him , he comes with good reviews - Search for the shop - Edward Richie on Etsy ... .he does it for mostly Harley's, I have seen sissy bars done by him for something around $228 , let me know if you are interested.
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His stuff loooks like what I'm trying to accomplish, so I'm definitely interested. But getting him the specific dimensions may be tough. I don't know how the mounts need to be situated, how many holes, how big the holes should be, what angle they should be, etc. I don't really know how I want it to look - round iron, length, how many bars, whether to incorporate loops as in some I showed at the links above, etc. I have searched extensively for dimensions on the OEM but can't even find one for sale, much less the dimensions. And most of the ones I see seem to have vertical mounting plates that attach to a sissy bar, which I don't have.



I'm pretty flummoxed here.


Thanks for the lead! If you come up with a design, I'd like to see it. For my purposes, I want it in black, not too gaudy, that flows with the bike and fender. The OEM just doesn't look like it belongs on this bike, to me. And of course I want to protect the fender and other parts from any damage by the rack, so it would have to float above them or have rubber supports.



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By the way, the luggage rack also requires mounting hardware, which also is chrome on the OEM stuff. So unless he can fab some mounting hardware as well, I don't see how he can build this for us. He almost certainly would need prototypes to model from, wouldn't he?


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