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Check out that rack!

Sorry not what you guys were hoping for! Put this on last night after work. Took about 1 1/2 hours from tools out to tools away. Most of that was triple measuring before drilling! Went well and I'm happy with it.
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sure is purty!!!!
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Looks good but don't put to much weight on it, you can crack the lid. I see you have the legs under the rack, you might want to put the washers on it also.
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a little more storage room. nice and shiny = bonus
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The kit came with big rubber washers under the risers on top and small metal washer then small rubber under the lid. Thanks for the tip about weight, I'm mostly planning on using it just to set helmets or jackets on while getting ready.




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Looks good but don't put to much weight on it, you can crack the lid. I see you have the legs under the rack, you might want to put the washers on it also.
http://wingstuff.com/products/32966-...?from_search=1
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Some trunk racks look good and yours does but they're best used as a handle to open the trunk.
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I use my rack as a place to secure my helmet after I get off.

when it is tied to the rack "nice and tight", it is a bit harder for someone to Grab and Run.....
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Looks great. Congrats. I carried my yellow, rainproof bag for a few thousand miles with abut 10-12 lb of stuff inside and no problem thus far. I purchased the wingstuff washer but never installed them. I think I will do it in the next few days so Ill have them for "the long trip"
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One of the real problems,IMHO, is the space between the inner and outer lid panels!
I believe one should install washers in between the panels. Pretty hard to do with just one person!
Ended up tapping them in place, while a friend held the rack in place, then reinstalled the inner panel. Star washers under the rack and big washers under the inner lid.
Did this for a friend. No problems yet!
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Instead of the Wingstuff washers go to your local Ace hardware and get them. When I put my rack on Ace had a little bit larger chrome washers along with the rubber washers reasonably priced. In between the trunk and interior lid I stacked rubber washers glued together that the bolts went through for extra support.

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