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This is a discussion on rack and bags within the ZR-7 Accessories forums, part of the Kawasaki ZR-7 category; so ive built a few things a while back i made my first rack for the zr and it was..well...overloaded for its location and i ...

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    rack and bags

    so ive built a few things

    a while back i made my first rack for the zr and it was..well...overloaded for its location and i didnt try it out around town before hauling *** for the bc boarder with about 100lbs sitting on it...i could feel it wiggling and bouncing..it made the 500 mile round trip(course the trip home was about 30lbs lighter and in the pouring monsoon rain as i left my alienware laptop behind

    lesson learned..weight WAY too far back and too high..required more bracing etc
    so..rack 1








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    before the next trip to BC i hacked up the old rack and made something more streamlined lighter and left the bike supporting the carry weights..ive brought home ALOT of stuff on this rack..its a good setup ..tho i have no build pics of it its made a 500 mile run to bc and back without a hint of issue..ok...so my gear wanted to slide forward on me but i was still packin my huge duffle in preperation for god knows what weather





    all in all its a GREAT rack..that if nothing else im sticking away for the moment..im going to try and clone it sometime soon with round tube..its just not high on my todo list........theres 1 minor flaw..and that is the angle on the key side doesnt allow the key to turn..something easily modified on the rack
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    a few weeks back i got some saddle bags from a member here....id hoped to re-use some of the existing braketry but it was just....crappy crap..lol not his fault besides the bags were what was important

    so i set out to try and figure out a good SOLID way to mount them..i dont want any wiggle/bounce or extra vibs...
    being able to acess the seat storage ment pushing them back..but the thoughts of a rider thats not likely to ever happen they had to sit at the same angle to the exhaust..let me just say for the record here that working at these strange angles is a HUGE PITA!!!!!..ALOT of calculating and overthinking..im sure its a lil pudgy weight wise but i bet you it would take a fall better than any store bought mount out there..


    as a side note im NOT FINISHED..its a work in progress...i should be done by the end of the week....i ran out of steel tube


















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    Looking good. My top box and pannier setup cost me $1000 and doesn't look anyway near as robust as your design. Powder coat the frame and paint the top boxes to match the rest of the bike and it'll look awesome.
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    Looking good!!
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    nice man , you got some skills there!!!
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    might try something simular my self
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    well ive been swamped so ive only had a few mins here and there to work on this..but here is an update on the "new" design

    still not "done" as i want to remove a few of the mock up braces and change a few things..but its close...and ive allready road tested it
    nice SOLID shelf to strap a bag onto..and the whole mounting is SOLID...the bags surely wouldnt take being laid down..but the rack would!





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    Nice. I wasn't too sure I liked the rack before, but now that the panniers are on there it does look quite sharp.

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