Cracked Rear Carrier after fall - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-26-2017, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 30
Cracked Rear Carrier after fall

I was practicing some figure 8's in the grass and took a power slide spill that resulted in a busted rear carrier rack. I have Tusk Racks and Hard Panniers on the bike. Did I just hit to hard for the rack to handle it or is the placement of the Tusk Rack supports in the OEM slot on the side of the rack just not a good idea. Wondering if anyone has made an aluminum carrier rack vs the OEM plastic. Planning to ride the TAT this summer and I know I will have incur a few more spills. I do plan to swap out the hard panniers for soft panniers.

Short Video Clip of the spill
https://youtu.be/U9GdagLZsC8

Boxes a bit out of kilter.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Crooked Boxes Mark out.jpg
Views:	622
Size:	298.8 KB
ID:	37234

Cracked Rear Carrier Rack
Click image for larger version

Name:	20171226_160216.jpg
Views:	683
Size:	106.8 KB
ID:	37202

Click image for larger version

Name:	20171226_160257.jpg
Views:	608
Size:	73.2 KB
ID:	37210

Last edited by upontheridge; 12-26-2017 at 10:32 PM.
upontheridge is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-26-2017, 07:40 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: QLD, Australia
Posts: 264
Garage
[QUOTE=upontheridge;244218]I was practicing some figure 8's in the grass and took a power slide spill that resulted in a busted rear carrier rack. I have Tusk Racks and Hard Panniers on the bike. Did I just hit to hard for the rack to handle it or is the placement of the Tusk Rack supports in the OEM slot on the side of the rack just not a good idea. Wondering if anyone has made an aluminum carrier rack vs the OEM plastic. Planning to ride the TAT this summer and I know I will have incur a few more spills. I do plan to swap out the hard panniers for soft panniers.


That was a very soft spill so I would say all that load got transmitted to the carrier rack, might be just bad luck, we dont know. I dont think we are going to know unless you want to do a lot of testing.
There is an aftermarket rear carrier in black Stainless Steel.
http://atoeng.com/product/12230/

They are comming out with other accessories for that in the future.
SkipD is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-27-2017, 09:47 AM
Senior Member
 
scotsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: North west UK
Posts: 131
Next years AT is having a new tubular steel rack so it might be worth asking if it is retro-fit to existing models?
scotsy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-27-2017, 11:14 AM
Senior Member
 
mcrag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Boston burbs
Posts: 125
Garage
500 bucks for that ATO, though. Ouch! I've already sunk thousands into this bike, and haven't even touched the suspension yet. I can't justify putting any more money into the bike. I'll probably trade up in another year or two and make do with it as it is now. I'm thinking I could fab some metal to reinforce the oem plastic carrier.
wcieslik likes this.
mcrag is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-27-2017, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 30
ATO is out of stock and not exactly great looking. I like the idea of trying next years tubular steel rack. A new plastic rack is $318 from partzilla. I wonder what the new tubular steel rack will cost. The cracks cannot be seen from the outside so may just try to put some kind of JB Weld on my cracked rack. Does anyone know what kind of plastic the rack is made from?

Last edited by upontheridge; 12-27-2017 at 02:41 PM.
upontheridge is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2017, 03:03 PM
Member
 
African Twin Mofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by upontheridge View Post
I was practicing some figure 8's in the grass and took a power slide spill that resulted in a busted rear carrier rack. I have Tusk Racks and Hard Panniers on the bike. Did I just hit to hard for the rack to handle it or is the placement of the Tusk Rack supports in the OEM slot on the side of the rack just not a good idea. Wondering if anyone has made an aluminum carrier rack vs the OEM plastic. Planning to ride the TAT this summer and I know I will have incur a few more spills. I do plan to swap out the hard panniers for soft panniers.

Short Video Clip of the spill
https://youtu.be/U9GdagLZsC8

Boxes a bit out of kilter.
Attachment 37234

Cracked Rear Carrier Rack
Attachment 37202

Attachment 37210
I donít know how you did it but I did the western TAT over a year ago and for most of the time I looked like this......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	02AA9408-203B-423A-A6D9-0ED7C70DA56B.jpg
Views:	324
Size:	246.2 KB
ID:	37242   Click image for larger version

Name:	0BED4821-6DD4-44D9-8B8B-90844319D50B.jpg
Views:	296
Size:	315.2 KB
ID:	37250  

Don't threaten me with a good time!
African Twin Mofo is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2017, 03:36 PM
Member
 
clark4131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 85
ATO is making one last run before closing its doors, but you had to be in on the group buy last month. The 2018 rack can't be retrofitted to the 1st Gen bikes due to changes in the subframe and body panels. At this point, the only option is to order a replacement from Honda...SC
clark4131 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2018, 07:42 PM
G20
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Washington State
Posts: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by upontheridge View Post
ATO is out of stock and not exactly great looking. I like the idea of trying next years tubular steel rack. A new plastic rack is $318 from partzilla. I wonder what the new tubular steel rack will cost. The cracks cannot be seen from the outside so may just try to put some kind of JB Weld on my cracked rack. Does anyone know what kind of plastic the rack is made from?
I'm not sure if you fixed it already, but I've used this product in the past for many plastic repairs and it's worked great.
http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/epx...tic-Bonder.htm

2016 Silver DCT
Snoqualmie, WA
G20 is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2018, 10:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Vancovuer, BC
Posts: 119
Habe you considered trying to claim it as a warranty issue? It doesn't seem like it should have broken from that.
mwmanuel is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-09-2018, 10:25 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 4
I've dropped mine several times on tarmac with no damage to the grab handles. Weird that they'd break after being dropped on dirt.
Twinrider is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumbest fall ever!!! joebiker25 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 28 04-14-2018 02:25 PM
Another case of cracked rear rack Massive Lee Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 49 05-21-2017 11:34 PM
How to pick up an ADV bike after fall with back problems? Nemesis Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin General Discussion Forum 4 09-08-2016 12:17 PM
Crosstourer top box plate on AT carrier. Wouter V. Parts and Accessories 1 08-22-2016 12:33 PM
SW-Motech Side Carrier ATAlaska Parts and Accessories 3 05-10-2016 02:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome