Moving the rear carrier
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|Having put on a single saddle (for the sake of my dodgy back) I found
the rear carrier looked daft right at the back.
The small rear rack from Hitchcocks looks a bit small and as I already had the rack I thought I'd re-position it.
It only took a few hours to make some brackets and cut down the existing rear carrier to bring it forward.
It puts the weight in the right place as well.
|Front tubes of the rack cut off and re-positioned on
the new brackets.
Mounting points are the original rear ones for the dual seat and the tops of the suspension units.
|Front bracket had to be cranked to clear the mudguard support.
This might be different on the 500 models with skinnier guards.
Rear brackets are just right angles.