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It's been awhile since I posted here. Just thought you might like the rack I fabricated for the F6C. I noticed that the attachment bolts for the grab handles were essentially parallel and level so I machined 4 posts to fit in the grab handle holes. They were within 3/32" or so. I hand leveled them front to back and side to side with a mill ******* file and then cut out a rack top from 3/16 6061 aluminum. I rigged up a template and drilled my holes then countersunk the top for flat hex head bolts. I didn't include the pics but I stiffened the rear portion of the rack top by adding C channel aluminum to the sides underneath. Just got back from a 3100+ mile trip and it functioned perfectly! I am going to have it powder coated and I just might leave it on the bike. Gary
 

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I admire a man who tackles his own machining. This would not go with my ride, no grab rails, but I do appreciate a one-of-a-kind effort.
 

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Yeah I also don't have skills or tools to fab stuff but nice. If it were me though, I'd probably want a grill type rack, easier to tie stuff down to it. Or did you mount a trunk to it?
 

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I'm presently working on a behind the seat rack so that I can retain the use of the grab rails. Nice work on yours!!!

BTW> What brand bags are those on your bike? I really like the look of them. Thanks.
 

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Yeah I also don't have skills or tools to fab stuff but nice. If it were me though, I'd probably want a grill type rack, easier to tie stuff down to it. Or did you mount a trunk to it?
I used Rox Straps tied to the grab rails, worked like a charm. I thought about cutting some slots for straps but after using the grab rails my bag did not move an inch. I disassembled the rack just yesterday, it took less than 5 minutes to remove it so I will just remount it when I need it. I think I will just mount some textured surface such as a skateboard would use and call it good.
 

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Wow, I wish I had the equipment and skill to do that. Just what I have been looking for as I want to take one year and travel after I retire. Plan on taking camping gear as I will be on a strict budget.
 

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I used Rox Straps tied to the grab rails, worked like a charm. I thought about cutting some slots for straps but after using the grab rails my bag did not move an inch. I disassembled the rack just yesterday, it took less than 5 minutes to remove it so I will just remount it when I need it. I think I will just mount some textured surface such as a skateboard would use and call it good.

Very nice job....I know this is a little older thread, but have you thought about offering these for sale to other F6C riders? I know I would be interested. One thing I like is that the bag wouldn't be sitting so far back on the bike and could be used as a backrest.

Looks great on there.
 

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Wow, I wish I had the equipment and skill to do that. Just what I have been looking for as I want to take one year and travel after I retire. Plan on taking camping gear as I will be on a strict budget.
I think with this post I will be able to attach photos to show the back deck I put on for a cooler to sit on after removing the 2nd seat
 
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