additional luggage rack on hitch / gl 1100dx 1981


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rbgold
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additional luggage rack on hitch / gl 1100dx 1981

Post by rbgold » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:03 am



Hi everyone
I would like to add a luggage rack, either on a ball hitch, or by fixing it on the bindings of the saddlebags. something like this:

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did anyone do that and explain to me how to make it?
Thank you.



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Re: additional luggage rack on hitch / gl 1100dx 1981

Post by RBGERSON » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:40 am

I think the guy took off the U shaped connector on the bag's bracket and installed his rack..so you'd have to make you rack mounting tubes fit the bag bracket's tubes(inside or outside??) and add a set screw to hold them in place. After that make you rack anyway way you want..that one kind of looks like the trunk rack from a GL1500 on steroids???
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NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: additional luggage rack on hitch / gl 1100dx 1981

Post by rbgold » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:43 am

Thank you for your answer. Yes it's a good idea.
There is also this accessory but I think it extends the bike a little too much :
https://www.gold-rider.fr/media/catalog ... SIUYzH.jpg

;) I see you live in SCOTTSDALE, one of my daughters lives in Phoenix (and me in France...)

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