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    Hard luggage

    I've been looking for a hard lockable tail trunk that I can fit to my hawk.

    So far, I've found this on Ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/37-L-...ayphotohosting

    Does anybody know of any others, or major manufacturers, have any tips, or advice? Has anyone else put a trunk on? I know it seems diametrically opposed to fit luggage to a hawk, but I love it too much not to ride it as much as possible.

    Thanks,
    Bob

    If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

    The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

    #2
    Sorry, I probably posted this in the wrong section
    It should be in General Discussion. Is it possible to slap me and move this post?

    If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

    The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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      #3
      Now that I have a VFR in addition (lucky me), the Hawk gets by with no more luggage than a tankbag.

      However, I used to have a full set of Givi bags (side cases & top box) on my Hawk. I did this by custom-mounting a Givi wingrack.

      Prior to that, I used a Givi universal mount kit for a top-box-only rack, and used a Givi top box.

      And, prior to that, I used a Ventura luggage rack.

      The ventura rack is the easiest to mount - as it is designed for the Hawk - but I don't know how well it would handle the weight & stress of a hard top box over an extended length of time.

      The custom-mounted Givi wingrack was at the other end of the spectrum - a real pain to figure out & mount, but it gave me pretty good carrying capacity for a decent length of time (till it cracked the rear turn-signal-mounts, which I used as part of my mounting points).

      The Givi universal mount top-box rack
      http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/1881/137/ is a good compromise between the two - still requires some work with a dremel (or similar) to cut the mounting brackets to where they will work, and also allows a fair amount of weight (depending upon how/where you attach the rack.

      Given that the rear rack sits right over the tail light - which is low & is angled up - you may want to consider adding a supplemental tail light to any top-box that you mount.

      Ron

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        #4
        I found an autocad file on the net of someones custom rack for hard luggage. It looks pretty straitforward and would probably only cost around $50 for materials and labor if you took it to a local fabrication shop. (I'm guessing). I can post up the file if anyone is interested and can open a .dwg file.

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          #5
          Originally Posted by rons647
          ...Now that I have a VFR...
          I was looking that route myself, too. lol. Thanks for the leads, Ron.

          Originally Posted by LeftRightLeftThrottle
          ...I found an autocad file on the net...
          Sure, post it up. I've got some skills bending, cutting, welding and grinding. I figured the whole mount would be up to me anyway -- I mean what kind of a human being sets out to find the most stripped down factory bike; and then, after finding it, looks for locking, secure luggage for it

          Doin' the preliminary research now. When I get underway, I'll be posting photos.

          Thanks all, Bob.

          If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

          The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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            #6
            I can't upload a .dwg file apparantly so if you'd like the file pm me your email and I'll send it out.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by LeftRightLeftThrottle
              .... dwg file ... pm me your email and I'll send it out.
              -- Thanks !

              I just sent the file to the only guy I know with Autocad. He says, he might just be able to "dump" the program in "The Machine," and... (see what happens.) Meanwhile, he's sending me a hardcopy so I can actually see it. Will be keeping you all posted.

              If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

              The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                #8
                I can help with Autocad too, if needed.
                -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                  #9
                  I can help with Autocad too, if needed.
                  -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                  -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                  -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                    #10
                    Effing double post.
                    -I'm sorry....I did not know she was your sister.
                    -If Buckleys cold mixture went rancid......how would anybody know????
                    -Dont piss off the quiet guy with the chain saw.

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                      #11
                      Here's a link to an upload of a scan of a printout of the blueprint on the file that was pmd.... phew.
                      http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...rack003001.jpg
                      I know the quality is not very good, but maybe someone can help me figure it out.

                      I remember having technical savvy (back in Kindergarten,) so I photocopied and cut out the diagram and came up with these 3 peices:
                      http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...wkMockRack.jpg
                      I just can't figure out how to stick em together. -- that and I'm swamped at work today.

                      Maybe I need a 1/2 paper mock-up of a Hawk GT

                      If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                      The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                        #12
                        Sorry to go on a tangent, but ParcNHawk I love the avitar! When did you meet Jim? I nearly shot coffee out my nose when I realized what your avitar was! TrailerParkBoys Rock!!
                        There are three kinds of people in this world, those who can count, and those who can't.

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                          #13
                          Originally Posted by wainair
                          Sorry to go on a tangent, but ParcNHawk I love the avitar! When did you meet Jim? I nearly shot coffee out my nose when I realized what your avitar was! TrailerParkBoys Rock!!
                          WTF are you talking about? I'm the guy on the left!!

                          If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                          The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                            #14
                            Just kidding !! I saw the opener for the current T.P.B. season at a bar in Halifax called Bubble's Mansion. Owned by... Bubbles. Cast at the party included Lehey, Randy (didn't even bring a shirt), Officer George Greene, Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Sam, Sarah

                            If you were looking for a support group you're barking up the wrong tree. This place is fulla enablers dude. - Shooter77us

                            The bitterness of low quality lingers long after the thrill of a low price has gone. - RacerX450

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                              #15
                              That would have kicked a$$! I gotta check out Bubbles Mansion! Now I have a reason to go to Halifax!
                              There are three kinds of people in this world, those who can count, and those who can't.

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