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Author Topic: top tank rack photo's  (Read 1911 times)

wildbill

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top tank rack photo's
« on: August 14, 2012, 02:38:40 AM »
got this top tank rack from n'field gear. pretty solid construction - chrome not so hot.
couple of photo's. tank held on by 4 suction caps.



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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 04:12:00 AM »
Looks great !
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 07:09:56 AM »
thanks, just waiting now for the hagons to arrive. i will then take it for a run and see how those suction caps handle a bit of movement/vibration.
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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 11:29:29 AM »
Wish my rack came with those..! I'm thinking magnets..dunno where to even get any..

wildbill

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 11:44:02 AM »
underside showing suction caps

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 11:58:53 AM »
looks tres cool...

but what does one use it for?

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 02:48:03 PM »
looks tres cool...

but what does one use it for?
It's for drying you're dishes after washing them. They dry much faster when you're doing the ton than if they were sitting in drying rack next to the sink!

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
The rack looks cool, very retro. 

Is it useful, can you put 20 or 25 lbs?  max weight?

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 08:57:30 PM »
With those suction cup I wouldn't put on anything heavier than a cell phone or GPS! Speaking of GPS, trying to get info on plugging one in on the bike, something relatively weather resistant as an outlet.. and unobtrusive.

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 10:02:49 PM »
If I was going to use one of those tank carriers I wouldn't rely on the suction cups.
Rather, I would just use the carrier to support the whatever and us a strap under the fuel tank to hold it all together.
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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 10:50:00 PM »
Speaking of GPS, trying to get info on plugging one in on the bike, something relatively weather resistant as an outlet.. and unobtrusive.

Most GPS run on 5 volt not 12v.

You would need to knock up a 5 volt regulator or if your not good with electronics steal the guts out of one of those USB adapters you plug into a cigarette lighter.

I didn't bother. I just bought one of those external charging packs for ipods/iphones that give you an extra 10 or 12 hours on USB devices and plug the GPS into that.  This sort of thing ...

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/iwoxs123/product-detailpeTJktzovNhQ/China-USB-External-Battery-Pack-for-iPad-WS10350A-.html

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 12:51:06 AM »
i think it's more for show than go. it really looks the part but because it's pretty heavy could do a bit of damage if it came loose.
roads are rough around here so within the next few days will give it a good test ride
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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 01:47:28 AM »
Seriously, though, I have a tank bag that straps on the tank.  It's amazing how much stuff will go into the tank bag and the weight is in a good spot to balance out the tendency to load stuff on the rear when touring.  I think it would work well under the tank bag to keep the bag from scratching the tank.

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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 09:14:56 AM »
You need to wrap an old leather belt around to secure it - like a Bentley bonnet!
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Re: top tank rack photo's
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 07:55:40 PM »
Old leather belts are getting hard to come by.
New leather belts are also getting expensive.

My wife bought me two new 'leather' belts for Christmas.
It turns out that both of them were made in China.  I'm not sure what the core is made from but they had very thin (.020", 0.5mm) strips of real leather bonded to the inside and outside surfaces.  This of course immediately decided it was going to come off.

Speaking of Bentley's I  saw a new one the other day.  Can you believe it?  It didn't even have a leather belt holding the bonnet on!
Jim
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