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My son 's taking his girl camping on Scrambler, needs to carry tent and sleeping bags
I'd already made leather saddlebags and tank bag so plenty of storage for a long trip
I can't do high and wide anything, all racks I'd seen so far a mile up in the air, doesn't make sense to me so I made one, pics below with tent and two sleeping bags
Only hard bit was because I've obscured rear brake light, fitting new tail light easy using number plate light wires but breaking into brake light circuit took me a while. For anyone doing sdame the connector clips to frame under ECU you have to undo panels below to find it. Now I can run either tail light or both, personally prefer the old style round one, orig a bit Starship Enterprise for me.
Oh yeah, I bought another Scrambler (identical behind modded one) so now I can make some tricky bits without his being off the road, new big tank next
 

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Good call, same test, pencil twixt upright and perpendicular
Let me know result with your one, mine passes
 

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Seeing 189 views but no-one speaks
Above comment not misogynist
But some racks sag a little, this one a prime example, scary IMHO
 

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Hey Jackson, like you I hate racks, but as I don't carry passengers I just use the rear seat. I guess if you carry a passenger you just have to do what you have to do.
 

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Without passenger is all easy, but some of the worst packed bikes I see are one up, huge boxes as far back and high as they can go.
Usually these riders travel like this to a destination then rip them off to enjoy a few days holiday riding without them, putting them back on for the long ride home.
Me, I travel to enjoy the journey, trying to make it easy for son to do same, Scrambler a good base to start with, just have to get some fuel capacity.

All those speed / weight warnings on "Adventure" boxes & bags are serious, Ducati in Tas pic broke all the rules, that'd be a pig to ride
 
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