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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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When you drill thru the top lid from the dimples on the inside do you drill straight or at an angle? I see the legs are at an angle but not sure if that matters. Also should the top lid be removed before I drill. Thanks much for any advice.

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Try to drill as perpendicular to the lid as possible. I used a small drill for the pilot hole, then worked my way up to the final size.

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I added a rack from CycleOps, i.e., not one from Victory, but it uses the same dimples. Regardless, I left the lid in place, just holding it open most of the way with one hand while drilling with the other. Like ridinman, I used several sizes of bits, and I agree that perpendicular is the way to go, unless looking at the angle of the rack's support legs gives you some reason to think otherwise.

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One other thing: I don't know what washers you get with other racks, but instead of using the supplied ones, I bought some 1 1/4" fender washers and also correspondingly wide rubber washers at Lowes, to spread the load out some more. (I left the outside "as is," and with the supplied legs and rubber washers.)
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Yes I was planning on bigger fender washers on the inside, someone posted about some decorative washers they mounted under the rack but I can't find it.

Plus when drill I drill dead center of the dimples in that direction or make sure my 1/8" bit is square in the dimple don't angle it.

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Yes I was planning on bigger fender washers on the inside, someone posted about some decorative washers they mounted under the rack but I can't find it.

Plus when drill I drill dead center of the dimples in that direction or make sure my 1/8" bit is square in the dimple don't angle it.
Yep, I guess the best way -- IMHO -- is to pretend that the drill bit is the bolt, i.e., follow the angle that the bolt will wind up taking, as best you can determine from looking at the legs. That's my opinion.

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... someone posted about some decorative washers they mounted under the rack but I can't find it.
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For the top side of racks, "star" washers are pretty commonly used. See http://wingstuff.com/shop/rack_washers_risers to see what I'm talking about; that page has these from several manufacturers.

If you want to go upscale a tiny bit, you might be interested in something like American Motorcycle Accessories' part # 2013. You can find those at http://www.hondadirectlineofshadysid...4&ID=594283315 and http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/trun..._kit/79/132318 , as well as the manufacturer's site, http://www.americanmotorcycleaccesso...p?prod=AMA2013 .

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For a real challenge, try drilling your trunk for a non-Victory luggage rack....!
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Is that the Harley-Davidson premium luggage rack? If so, then that's the one I want to install also. Very reasonable price and looks great.


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Is that the Harley-Davidson premium luggage rack? If so, then that's the one I want to install also. Very reasonable price and looks great.


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It is the sidecar rack. I almost installed one, wife didn't like it.

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