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I have been searching for a Cargo Rack that can be installed on the Yamaha SCR950

without having to use the Passenger's space
however, it seems that the stop light and the turn signals are in the way... since they are so close
I understand that all can be modified, but not sure if that might void the warranty?

Also, if a custom rack can be installed to be a bit higher, that way we won't have to modify the rear lights and turn signals

any ideas? :)
 

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Lol. It is small, but consider it the foundation for attaching a removable platen of your own design. Easy on-easy-off. Use it or lose it.
My main concern is the weight capacity is so marginal that you may not be able support more than a carton of milk!
I still have one on my Xmas list along with that nice windshield that was mentioned in a recent thread.
 

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I have no need for the back half of that seat. Last time my wife rode on a motorcycle with me she wasn't yet my wife! And with my 30" inseam my feet won't touch the ground unless I am up at the tank. I told my wife her Xmas shopping is done for me. I just haven't placed my order. The company I work for has a division in the U.K. so my plans are to have it delivered there and then shipped to our office in MI with one of the many deliveries that cross the pond every fortnight.
 

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I stumbled across an old rack that I had removed from my 70 CT175. I held in place over the SCR and I think I have something I can work with here for a small cargo rack. I will cut off most of the lower brackets leaving only the short stubs that are already angled down toward the unused bolt holes near the rear shock mounts. I could then weld on extensions with holes to bolt it in place. I would then extend the two main arms so that they can mount to the unused holes in the frame. Clean up the welds, sandblast the chrome finish, and paint it black. Looks like it would still infringe on some of the seat butt I can deal with that.
 

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I removed the lower brackets and spread the mounting arms a couple inches. As you can see, it should be easy to extend them a couple inches to line up with the frame holes. For the second set of mounts I plan to use split/round clamp collars that fit the diameter of the frame tubing after I wrap a band of neoprene rubber to protect the paint. I will position them on the frame such that the lower loops under the rack are resting on the clamp collars. That is where I will weld the loops to the collars. That method will allow me to dismount the rack by removing the two bolts at the frame and removing the screws from the split collars.
 
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If you want to add a cargo rack without using passenger space, probably the only way is a body shop. I know guys from my town, they do all kind of modifications with bikes, sometimes they take stuff from a different model and install it to yours. They are really creative in this aspect. Try to google it, maybe you will find something near you.
 

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Just saw this cargo rack online now... it's sold in Germany though (can be shipped) !
also the rack would be perfect, if it was a little bigger than that...
Nice find, but can you provide a link?

Obviously not a lot of capacity, but it does a nice job of finishing off the rear by helping obscure that really ugly light tree Yamaha stuck on the fender.

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I also found this website

Wompus Bike Racks - Home of Heavy Duty Custom Built Steel Motorcycle Racks

and spoke with the owner over the phone

he told me he can do a custom rack for the bike, that can hold a tail bag, and side saddle bags, but he needs a bike in his shop to be able to make it

not sure if we can collect a number who would be interested just like we did in the seat thread...

Personally, I am more than interested, because more luggage to carry means longer trips... less fatigue from carrying a backpack...

I do love the bike a lot, but I hate carrying all my stuff around when going in a store...

my ideal thing, if I could install aluminum tail bag and aluminum side bags too... that way it's more secure and not as easy to steal or break...
 

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Yes, I absolutely agree, it's nice to be able to pack some camping stuff, rain gear etc, and and have it all stowed safely and securely. Yeah it sucks carrying a helmet around. I bought a key lock that mounts to the frame, you just clip in the helmet d-ring and lock it with key. I got it from Amazon, I think it was around twenty dollars. The other thing is in summer it's nice to be able to lock up riding jacket, gloves and boots.
 

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Yes, I absolutely agree, it's nice to be able to pack some camping stuff, rain gear etc, and and have it all stowed safely and securely. Yeah it sucks carrying a helmet around. I bought a key lock that mounts to the frame, you just clip in the helmet d-ring and lock it with key. I got it from Amazon, I think it was around twenty dollars. The other thing is in summer it's nice to be able to lock up riding jacket, gloves and boots.

Agree

Only problem for me with locking helmet with D-Ring, is that someone can still cut the strap, and take the helmet

by the way, I just spoke with the owner of Wompus Bike Racks - Home of Heavy Duty Custom Built Steel Motorcycle Racks and he said he cannot make the rack for this bike

So I found another one in California (PM RACKS)

but no reply received yet !
 

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Let us know what you find out...

Yes that is true, someone could cut the strap. I recently bougyt a cheap Bell fullface. It was something around $150. If I know I'll be leaving my helmet on my bike I take that one, but it would still suck having to get home without a helmet!
 

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Anyone happen to know the thread size for the saddlebag mounting points? I was wondering if it would be possible to fasten a soft/locking messenger bag instead of the OEM bags.
 
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