Max load on trunk rack?

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Max load on trunk rack?

Post by goldwingrider.steve » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:33 pm

What is the max load I can put on the trunk rack on my 2013 Wing?
I have the Showchrome tubular rack mounted on American M/C washers which are 1.25" diameter to spread the load a little.

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Re: Max load on trunk rack?

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:26 pm

between 10 and 15 lbs.

a lot of folks have discovered why that is true, and especially if the rack mounts do NOT have the large washers to spread out the strain on the ABS... it is brittle.

For me, maybe put the bike covers, and a rain suit stuff into a canvas bag and leave it go at that.

if it feels heavy in your hands, it is too heavy for the trunk rack.

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Re: Max load on trunk rack?

Post by Scooter363y » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:13 pm

I mounted a kuryakin rack and I think it said 6 lbs was the rated load


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