Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, South Carolina, USA
I think I can answer the why on this one. Most all touring bikes Honda included have plus or minus a 400 pound load weight. All trunks and or saddle bags are limited to plus or minus 20 pounds. It is simply the design or function engineering, so from a manufacturers viewpoint, a trunk rack is an owner accessory that violates the design function.
With dealing with the public these days, was I a person to make the decision on add reinforcement to the trunk lid and or provide molded thread bosses and install rubber plugs at the factory......I would simply say no. Someone will load up the rack, have a wreck and sue us for it.....so no rack!!
Hey if you do get a crack in the plastic.....you an drill a small 1/8 inch hole at the very end of the crack......that will stop it from spreading any further. Kit
The 1800 is my bike. The very best motorcycle ever made. I was enthralled with my first test ride on this machine. It is a great bike. A crotch rocket with storage bags.............As for oil I use the slick kind, and I like round tires, but as of late I have found square ones work best on the rear. Pirelli Eufori 195/55/16 @ 32 PSI