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Offline LJ

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73/4 3C Rack
« on: August 20, 2018, 08:10 »
I understand there is a folding rack for 3Cs, more common than 6740 ones, I ve never seen one but need a rack for long trips. NE1?
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 11:58 »
I used to have one of those Shaun, don't think I ever saw another one on a 3C.
They aren't very big by the way but seem similar to the factory 750 job dimensionally.

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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 20:44 »
yes that"s all i m after ,most of my luggage goes on a bike rucksack and tank bag.
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 20:59 »
John Faulkner used to sell some throw over saddle bags very cheaply. They would be in keeping with the period. You could fit your Belstaffs in there!

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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 21:14 »
leave my oil skinned nuts out of this!   :)
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 21:22 »
leave my oil skinned nuts out of this!   :)

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It’s going to be a long two weeks.

 I don’t mind playing with a rack, but your oil skinned nuts are way off limits.
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 08:29 »
 ;D they bloody are!
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2018, 20:01 »
Sorted  :D
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2018, 23:40 »
Has anyone seen a rack to go over an SFC seat hump?
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 01:11 »
Mine goes behind my SFC seat and also behind the dual seat.It started life as a Craven but it was too long and wide so I got a mate to section it in both directions. I have seen a rack go over an RGS seat with the pillion cover in place, if you think my rack is ugly that RGS one was worse and high to boot,road handling bad looking high.Chris making a rack tidy, small enuff to look good but big enough to hold and also protect the bodywork and be strong enough to hold a reasonable amount of gear and resist flexing and braking is far from easy.Nice curved members look good as well.There are plenty of rackes around but ones that are braced enough to resist flexing and braking are few.
Spending time on trips searching out welders gets old quick,maybe there are less bumps over there though.


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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2018, 03:40 »
Has anyone seen a rack to go over an SFC seat hump?

I never know whether to take Chris seriously when he's talking about racks and humps.
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2018, 08:22 »
Mine goes behind my SFC seat and also behind the dual seat.It started life as a Craven but it was too long and wide so I got a mate to section it in both directions. I have seen a rack go over an RGS seat with the pillion cover in place, if you think my rack is ugly that RGS one was worse and high to boot,road handling bad looking high.Chris making a rack tidy, small enuff to look good but big enough to hold and also protect the bodywork and be strong enough to hold a reasonable amount of gear and resist flexing and braking is far from easy.Nice curved members look good as well.There are plenty of rackes around but ones that are braced enough to resist flexing and braking are few.
Spending time on trips searching out welders gets old quick,maybe there are less bumps over there though.

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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2018, 08:59 »
Not been to Wales then Piet? Even the tiddly roads are done,road markings exceptional, hence our rally there, all EU grants and they voted out- go figure! The 3C rack is mainly for providing a grab rail for my Dirt Sacker (chip in ChrisK! :D) Originally designed for Enfields,
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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2018, 09:45 »
Has anyone seen a rack to go over an SFC seat hump?






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Re: 73/4 3C Rack
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2018, 10:22 »
Neatest one I have seen on a 180 with 750 SFC seat hump.

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