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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
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I purchased a passenger backrest/rack from an EBay seller that said "Fits Judge/Boardwalk". It doesn't fit the Boardwalk. Not even close.

OK, I needed SOMETHING. Nothing else available. So, I kept it for the passenger backrest assembly, and to use for mocking up a rear rack.
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This is the original item.
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It fits like this - and digs into the passenger seat.
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So - took some light sheet metal and started a mockup.
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It had to move approx. 4" back and 2" higher in order for the passenger backrest to fit and properly align.
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Here's the 1st cut - with some light sheet metal to use for patterns.
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Cut the top part of the original rack - and bolted it to the new side plates. The original rack material is 0.110". These new side plates are 1/8" steel plate that measures 0.135". Everything was marked and cut with a jigsaw and a metal cutting blade. Used several files and a belt sander to clean it up after cutting.
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Had the Missus sit on the bike, so that we could get get the correct angle and distance on the backrest.
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In order to keep the rack side rails off of the chrome trim, the following spacers were fabricated:
Front - one on each side: 1.10 long by 0.625 outside diameter by 0.320 inside diameter.
Rear - one on each side: 0.85 long by 0.625 outside diameter by 0.320 inside diameter.
I figured this out the easy way - just keep adding washers until the rails clear the chrome trim and then measure the thickness of the washers.

That's all I have for now.

Tune in next week for more progress - and when I will have painted it in the very finest Wal-Mart rattle can paint.
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Nice job!!
 

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The steel on the backrest is 3/16" thick.
 

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Sooooo........

Black powdercoat?

Have it Chromed?


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why not blue.
you say its 3/16 thick. think about a women who is 120 pounds and pushs on it will it hold up
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
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It's painted (for now). It will either grow on me, or it will get changed.

My first impression is that it should be lowered a fuzz and change the angle on the rack (drop the rear portion about 1/2")
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In the mean time - here's what it looks like.
The rear rack assemble is slotted. The backrest is all the way back in the photos. It can be moved forward up to 2 1/2"

One thing is for sure - this won't have a measly "10 pound limit".
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Here's the second prototype. Added Genuine Victory Boardwalk Saddlebags. Originally $850 on the Victory Website - now clearance at $425. The Victory lock and ride spindles won't work in this configuration, so we cut some custom rounds.
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Nicely done mate.... Looks very good, i made my stainless rack also myself and looks cool

Good job mate
 
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