I was all keen this morning when my new luggage rack from kakahealthcare arrived at the door. I quickly opened it & raced out to the garage to fit it to the bike, only to discover it's too wide. I had measured the holes previously & found they matched with the racks dimensions, but I stupidly didn't think to measure the width of the rack. It's about 20mm wider than my backrest. My rest looks exactly like the one in the ebay photo but it seems they don't match. I could bulk it out with bushes but that would look a bit ugly I think. So it's up for sale. It cost me $65 delivered but I'm happy to let it go for $50 inclusive of postage. If no one here wants it I guess I'll list it on ebay myself. Here's the link so you can see it & its dimensions. Pay closer attention to them than I did. www.ebay.com.au/itm/360246804417?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648#ht_5686wt_1159
Clarry, Scraps got the right idea, just get some spacers made up out of Aluminum, or 304SS, if you want to try it out on the cheep, just put some washers in there to space it out, that way you can get the right thickness and show the guy what size spacers you need. cheers simmo
If you make up an alloy block the same shape as the end bit with the holes in i dont think it will look fugly at all .Shape it to the same as the rack . Thats only a 10mm block each side the way your talking. Either that or a bit of stainless bar shaped and polished would look smicko mate Cheers Ray
Hmmm, I'll look into it guys. I'm struggling to understand what backrest it's meant to fit. From the photo on the web site, it's only as wide as the rear guard of the Shadow, and so is my current backrest. Here's my backrest
and here's the stock photo of the rack I bought on what appears to be the same backrest
Mmmmmm ,can see your point Clarry . What iff time.what if you undone your backrest and spread out the bars to the outside of the support brackets .Would this then make the other one the right size. Effectively making a spacer . Just a what if ,maybe thingy Cheers Ray
george: Hi AJ and welcome. Yesw there are members, albeit a small number, in Tassie. Please also register (it's free) with SRA at www.shadowbikers.net.
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bilby: Just joined and looking forward to meeting some fellow shadow riders
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billy bones: A member has passed. Paul [Paulie] Reid of Goulburn N.S.W. was given a bikers send of today the 23 of August. He was well loved and will be missed. Farewell brother until we meet again.
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Bilbo: Hi all, new member from Sydney, just thought I'd say a quick g'day... Hope to see you amongst the Shadows..
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05c4phil: Hi all ,Phil here from the South coast NSW , Just picked up a one owner 2005 C4 Aero's, Real Nice looking Bike ,not a mark on it and I Love the Sound , Any SRA Rides in NSW at all ??
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george: Hi 05c4Phil. Welcome to the SRA forum. Please also register with SRA at www.shadowbikers.net. It is free. You will then get info on rides and events from the NSW group.
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bennyinbenalla: Hi all. Just joined your cool forum. I'm in country Victoria. I made a post in your mods section, pics of my little 750 are in there if you wanna see her. Ride safe folks!
Sept 30, 2019 21:27:12 GMT 10
Pete1100: Welcome Benny
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jr: Hi guys - I have just bought a VT750S, 2014 model - 9K on the clock. Just waiting to get it shipped up from Melbourne to Sydney. Looking forward to making your acquaintances
Nov 2, 2019 18:12:50 GMT 10
Hi: Anyone have manual for VT400s. Please share with me. many thanks !
Nov 25, 2019 17:10:48 GMT 10
george: Hi "me" who is looking for a manual for VT 400. If you click on the search button at the top of the page and enter manuals as the key word. The forum will then take you to a couple of links where you can find the manuals you are looking for.
Nov 28, 2019 6:37:00 GMT 10
george: Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Safe New Year to all SRA members, family and friends.
Dec 24, 2019 6:10:35 GMT 10
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Jan 1, 2020 6:23:36 GMT 10
wolf1: Hi guys Can anyone tell me when the next meet and greet is for the Central coast. Thanks
Jan 26, 2020 9:16:25 GMT 10
roland: Have been unable to find a manual for a 2011 vt400 does anyone know if the vt750 manual is the same.. thanks all.
Mar 5, 2020 22:21:41 GMT 10
Pete1100: Please stay safe out there everyone!
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parrott72: Hello everyone, I hope your all going ok.
Apr 17, 2020 15:13:53 GMT 10
billy bones: just a quick hello to everyone and see if anyone is selling an 1100 shadow at a reasonable price. i'll keep an eye out on this site for any leads. thank you.
Jun 11, 2020 15:38:14 GMT 10
billy bones: vt 750 manuals are the same
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