Friday, Jan 24 2020
A couple of weeks ago I picked up a new helmet. Strapping the box to the back of the bike was a minor hassle due to lack of strap attachment points on the stock rack. I made do but decided to order something better. I ordered this rack from Perun Moto. It arrived today.
That’s what you get. Rack, hardware included the needed spacers, and decals. It was packaged well. Installation instructions are available on the Perun Moto web site.
I started by removing the 4 screws that hold the stock rack in place. The rack and passenger handholds come off together. That left me looking at a very dirty bit of black plastic. A damp rag took care of that.
The spacers and hardware needed vary according to bike and mounting option. I’m keeping the passenger handguards on the bike. The second picture shows the hardware I’ll need to mount the rack. I forgot to include the long/short spacers in that picture. None of the spacers in the second sealed bag were needed.
I put the rack on the bike with the appropriate spacers and started all of the screws. Once I was sure everything would fit well I removed the screws one-by-one applied vlue loctite. When done I made sure all four were tight.
I had a minor issue mounting the Mosko Moto Scout 25 tail bag I keep on the back of the bike when not on a trip. The buckles plus straps are slightly too thick to fit through the slots cut into the rack closest to the periphery. The buckles would probably fit if I could remove them from their straps, but they look to be captured. I could ever so slightly widen the slot. Or I could maybe decrease the width of the buckles. While I make up my mind I’ll route the straps where they fit which is adequate if non optimal.