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Constructed of powder-coated high strength but lightweight alloy, BikeMP3's touring rack gives more mounting capacity than the OEM unit. Works with or without the factory backrest. 5000-Series Marine Grade Aluminum. Comes only in Flat Black.
Note: You can purchase an OEM rack mounting system with pre-drilled cover plates, available on this page under Recommended Products. You must have either a factory backrest fitted or buy the optional OEM mounts.
The rack is a much-needed accessory for the F6B, making it possible to have a passenger AND some extra storage. I found that it did not fit quite as the directions indicated it should, but with some 1/4 in. longer screws and some creative use of the spacer, it worked quite well. HINT: Get at least 4 gas line "plugs" which you can push onto the bottoms of the 4 little "legs" to the rack so that it does not scratch a hole in your paint or worse. All in all, a good fit and very useful product.
I looked everywhere for a luggage rack to prep my new F6B Goldwing for an upcoming trip to Virginia Beach. Although the F6B has somewhat adequate storage space in the two built in hard side luggage bags I was wanting a well built luggage rack to accomodate an expandable leather luggage bag for extra items such as riding coats, rain gear and gloves. The OEM Honda rack that was available looked like a good option because it compliments the design of F6B but it was just a little too narrow to accomodate the expandable luggage bag that I already had for my Honda VTX 1800. I wanted to use that existing bag and I also wanted something that matched the custom built six inch backrest extension that I designed and had fabricated to lift the OEM backrest higher for my girlfriend's riding comfort. The BIKEMP3.com luggage rack fit the bill perfectly and really compliments the lines of the F6B better than any other rack that I could find that is currently available for this fully BLACKED-OUT bagger. The luggage rack only took about 10 minutes to install and the black powdercoat finish was good except for a small scratch around one of the mounting holes. I do not think that the scratch occurred during the powdercoat process but instead looks like it may have occurred during shipping since there was a hole in the cardboard box and bubblewrap that the luggage rack was shipped in (Thanks again FEDEX). The four included plastic plugs that snap securely into place over the mounting bolts are a good idea that really finishes off the overall looks of this luggage rack. There are only two things that I did not like about this item. These two things are (1)the plastic spacers and (2)stainless steel bolts used to mount the luggage rack to the existing backrest mount. The bolts are the correct length and diameter but the bolt heads required a washer to keep them from possibly slipping through the mounting holes on the luggage rack itself. I think the bolt heads should be the same size as the ones used for the OEM backrest mount. Although the spacers for the four mounting bolts are plastic and smaller in diameter than I think they should be, I think that they will hold up and last for the life of the luggage rack. I would have preferred to see the spacers made from steel or aluminum with a black powdercoat finish in a larger diameter to match the backrest mounting holes and offer a little more strength. I will probably have my local metal fabricator who made my backrest extension make those spacers for me this winter while the bike is in storage. With that being said, we packed the luggage bag to its limits and the luggage rack did its job flawlessly as I figured it would based on other reviews I had read before deciding to go with this model. It supports larger luggage bags without them hanging over the sides and rear as well as giving you four points for attaching bungee cords or straps to secure your luggage. I also was pleasantly surprised over how many compliments we got on how well the luggage rack and backrest extension looked on the bike and the fact that most people thought that it was an original OEM part that came with the F6B. If you are looking for a good , solid, well-built luggage rack for your F6B Goldwing quit looking and buy this one from BIKEMP3.com...you will not be disappointed.
I have used this rack extensively this summer on some long trips. I can carry a good size bag without the worry of it hanging over and rubbing on the paint.
It looks great on the bike. There are many tie down points. I am happy with it.
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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