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Author Topic: Luggage rack for C5  (Read 3407 times)

dginfw

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Luggage rack for C5
« on: September 20, 2012, 10:32:19 PM »
What are people using for a luggage rack for the C5 (solo seat) that does not require a lot of modifications?  I could have swore I've seen pictures of C5s with luggage racks on them...
But CMW doesnt seem to show anything like what I"ve seen.
Do any racks for other model REs bolt up to the C5?
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 11:05:33 PM »
You can buy the pillion seat, remove the seat pad, and then use the subframe as a base.  I think Hotchcocks sells a rack for the older models that mates up to the subframe pretty easily.

Personally, I just carry a messenger bag.

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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 11:22:47 PM »
I have the Hitchcock rear rack on my 2012 C5, fits perfectly and looks great.  Don't have a recent picture of it or I'd post it. Installation was only a bit tedious as the rear fender has to be swung out of the way to access the front mounting bolts, but that is easy enough. On the attached link, mine is the 4th picture down, model # 92740. I also installed the black leather tool roll on the rear of this rack, works great. Tool roll is the 10th picture down, model # 92490.

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/accessory-frame-luggage

Hitchcocks is fantastic as far as selection and service. I had my order here on the East Coast USA in under a week.
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 11:37:51 PM »
i have one that is for an electra.
had to add spacers but it works.
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 01:49:51 AM »
Motorat, have you posted pics of your rack? If so, could you post up a link to the thread where the pics are? 
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 02:18:36 AM »
Here is a picture of my bike with a rack. It also has a seat that bolts on to it so I have the option of having a passenger. I got it from Royal Enfield Canada.

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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 04:09:15 AM »
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2012 C5 maroon/chrome 
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 04:11:32 AM »
2011 C5 black/chrome
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 04:40:36 AM »
REdmonton- I'm guessing that is the rear pillion seat with the seat removed and rack added? Looks good but I would never use the rear pillion, so a stand-alone rack may be cheaper...maybe....

Fido-   did that bolt up to the rear fender supports or did you have to drill holes in the fender?

WildBill-  is that the Electra rack? The only one on Nfield gear that looks like that shows to be for the Electra...the site doesn't show it to be compatible with the C5 but Motorat uses one.  How is yours mounted?
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 08:38:55 AM »
check this out. it attaches to shock bolt and black frame rail.you can buy it here in oz  for $80 plus postage to the usa

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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 05:40:41 AM »
"Fido-   did that bolt up to the rear fender supports or did you have to drill holes in the fender?"

No holes, just clamps on:



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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 04:02:46 AM »
Its looking like I'll have to order one from overseas...the Brit and Australian look good...to bad they don't have them on the Nfield gear US site...

Mr Mahoney, did you catch that?  ;)
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 10:50:39 AM »
Its looking like I'll have to order one from overseas...the Brit and Australian look good...to bad they don't have them on the Nfield gear US site...

Mr Mahoney, did you catch that?  ;)

I got this one from CMW.  Had to make a small adaptor/extention for the rear posts to fit on my 2012 C5 but it looks good and is quite functional.

http://nfieldgear.com/enfield-store/aftermarket-parts-accessories/luggage/electra-solo-carrier.html
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Re: Luggage rack for C5
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 11:06:17 AM »
I got this one from CMW.  Had to make a small adaptor/extention for the rear posts to fit on my 2012 C5 but it looks good and is quite functional.

http://nfieldgear.com/enfield-store/aftermarket-parts-accessories/luggage/electra-solo-carrier.html

Would you be able to post a photo of how you mounted it?  That's the rack (well, one of them) that I got, hoping to make it work on the B5, but it really doesn't fit:

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,15273.0.html)

I like the look, but I'm thinking that it'll take too much cobbling together, looks- and function-wise, to give it a go.  I'm thinking more and more that, even though I find it ugly, the flat one might be more useful because it's flat - items larger than the rack's top will lay flat, and not be propped up on the raised tail...