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I snapped the original rack by overloading it, not hard mind. Today I have mostly been removing that in prep for a new metal rack which should be here in a week or so. Will let you know how that goes then. (y)

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Tricky little bolt which lives under the top of the stop light which needs to be removed far enough to gain access, the stop light is secured with 3 bolts accessed from the top.

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Said bolt, you can see where it locates in the now upside down rack shown, which is now....

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Sans grab rail and rack for now.
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New rack from Motea arrived super fast and not only is but looks the part, very happy and £70 well spent. I haven't bolted it down yet, just checked everything lines up correctly and the that the rear seat still fits fine, which it does. The grab rails are a located a bit lower but still fine and I won't worry about them snapping like the plastic yins previously fitted. Powder coating looks pretty good too. 🆒

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Got the new rack fitted today and as with all things after market, care needs to be taken to line everything up correctly and tighten down evenly. I used some light oil to lubricate the bolts which bolt through and into the rear frame rails, I reused the front bolts as supplied by Givi for the pannier racks and only two of the four bolts supplied with the rack at the rear mounting points, I also used two washers on those as there is a larger recess in the mounting plate on the bike. Getting the nyloc nuts secured on the back of those took a little working out as access is really tight, used spanner to hold the nut while tightening up just so. The rack also has 4 boses prefitted for bolting stuff onto it, you can see one of the bolts located I didn't use. For the money, this rack is really impressive and is 100% solid. I'm not sure if I will add the topbox to it, but I can if I want/need to; it will support that no problem. Finished off for the day by degreasing/cleaning and lubing the chain and giving the Two Bros end can a clean up with WD40 so it's shiny once more. 🇺🇲

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