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Chrome Luggage Rack + Deluxe Black Luggage Rack Bag for the GL1800 Gold Wing COMBO. Includes our best selling Chrome Luggage Rack that fits ANY Honda GL1800 Gold Wing.
COMBO also includes our famous Black Luggage Rack Bag that has always been rated # 1 by our reviewers with heavy duty hide-away zip-out rain cover.
So, the title says it all. I Love/hate my rack. The rack itself is absolutely what it says it is. Still pretty new, but so far chrome looking good, sturdy, but my hate part really has nothing to do with the actual product. 70% of people I talked to said beware because of cracks will come into trunk lid. Sure enough I have some stress cracks. Can't say it's from the rack itself, but pretty sure wouldn't of happened if hadn't drilled the holes for the rack. After some reinforcements from under the lid with making big square fiberglass plastic weld patches to sturdy up the area where the rack bolts I have eliminated further cracking so far. Time will tell. Hope this will help you decide. I must say that I love being able to stick my lawn chirs up there when going to a concert or event.
I did a fair amount of reading before selecting this rack. The comments on every rack I considered included many complaints about rust appearing quicker than buyers expected, so I just took that as a given. I bought mine June of 2012 and 3 years later I have no rust at all. (knock on wood)
The bag and rain cover seem to be great quality but I have not yet been caught in the rain while using them so I can't speak to the ability to keep stuff dry.
I, too, have found attaching the bag to the rack with the straps to be somewhat difficult. If there is a "right" way to do it, it isn't obvious to me and every time I just end up messing around with it until I get it secure.
One other issue is the bag is so roomy, it's easy to overload it and exceed the weight capacity of the rack and trunk lid. So be careful when loading up the bag.
I purchased this set before we left on a 5000+ mile trip last summer and have been very satisfied with the combo. We had plenty of rain along the way and everything stayed dry. The bag is big and easy to overload. The exterior pockets are very useful for the grab and go stuff. Watch the weight up there! I was trying to be mindful of that but despite mounting the rack with the star washers, I got a small crack in the trunk lid at one of the legs. I don't know if it was an installation issue, weight issue or the 40 mph Kansas cross wind that caused the problem! So far I have not experienced any rusting that others have noted. The Velcro straps on the bottom of the bag are a bit challenging to put on and take off but they are sturdy and really secure. This combo will really expand your cargo capacity.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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