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I just got a new (to me) 1999Gl1500SE with spoiler. No trunk rack. I really like trunk racks and use them for coats and light weight things on a trip.
My old GL1500 had a trunk rack that was great, but no idea of brand (it came with the bike) and I can't find one that matches it anywhere.

So, the currently available racks appear to be the kury and the Show Chrome, both for around $100. Anyone care to comment on the quality of each? Esp the chrome--I hate rusty chrome!
 

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I had a Show chrome rack on my 1500 for about 9 yrs.in that time I used to polish the rack about every 3 mths, that kept it looking good.
 

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If you are buying new, Kury stinks on covering bad chrome, on any of their products, warranty is for 1 yr only and only if you have the receipt.
 

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I've had the Kuryakyn 7150rack on my bike nowfor 4+ years and over 150,000k and although there's no rust, there are quitea few minorscratches on it causedfrom the velcroe strips on my trunk rack bag, whilemounting/dismounting it, but no rust/flaking. No special care taken, other than the odd application of Pledge, or some Turtle Ice in the clear bottle

I'll make two suggestions to you concerning a trunkrack. One is that it's very difficult to clean underneath of the rack, so buying/installing a set of rack risers not only makes it easier to clean underneath the rack, with their wider base,they help to distribute the rack's weight load over a wider area, helping to slow down the possibility of spider cracks/cracks forming in the trunk lid.

Another recommendation is if you plan to load 7lbs or more on your rack, or just wantto prevent the likelyhood of cracking the lid when riding with a load on the rack over rough roads, I highly recommend installing a set of Rudy's Trunk Lid/Rack Reinforcement Panels. Not only do they add a lot of rigidity to a rather flimsy trunk lid, but they will also go a long way tohelp prevent trunk lid cracking in the 1st place.

The combination of these easy to instal panels and thetrunk risersare a "must have" in my books, for any 1500 owner who actually uses their trunk rack! :cooler:



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Winger77 wrote:
Here is where I got mine 3-4 years ago and still looks good,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

http://tinyurl.com/82l2pht
Thanks for the URL. That looks identical to the ones sold by Show Chrome and Kury:

http://www.goldwingcountry.com/deta...anufacturer_ID=66&product_ID=5952&sblid_name=

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/443/Luggage-Rack


All three look identical. I wonder if a vendor makes them and they just resell them?!?

Here is another show chrome model that IS different from the Kury:
http://www.goldwingcountry.com/deta...anufacturer_ID=66&product_ID=5761&sblid_name=


So, I'm confused. It appears that there are two viable luggage racks out there. One sold under the Kury and show Chrome names, and another one just under show Chrome. I have no idea which is better....
 

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I have the Kury and its rusted...if I could do it all over again I would get the aluminum one from Show Chrome:
Show Chrome Billet Trunk Rack #: 2752

http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={0ec8897b-d670-4a19-8432-444729c57c69}&pname=Show+Chrome+Billet+Trunk+Rack&Referer=QUICK_SEARCH&Alias=trunk%20rack&ptct=BS-SR&CTitle=&
 

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kennyd wrote:
I have the Kury and its rusted...if I could do it all over again I would get the aluminum one from Show Chrome:
Show Chrome Billet Trunk Rack #: 2752

http://www.chromeworld.com/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={0ec8897b-d670-4a19-8432-444729c57c69}&pname=Show+Chrome+Billet+Trunk+Rack&Referer=QUICK_SEARCH&Alias=trunk%20rack&ptct=BS-SR&CTitle=&
At $294.95, gotta have deep pockets. I'll polish mine more often for that and put on lots more miles with gas in the tank!
 

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Typical of Kury Chrome products, overpriced, cheap chrome plate
 
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