58FL Luggage rack

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58FL Luggage rack

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Post by George Greer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 am

Just throwing this out there since I am not able to find a decent one that is not rusted out or just beat to hell here in Germany (just started looking).

But anyone have a decent luggage rack that I could use on my 58FL "retirement toy"?

I have seen some repo ones but not really what I'm looking for.

Thanks.

George



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Re: 58FL Luggage rack

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Post by RooDog » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:03 am

George...
I have a three rail rack that bolts to your fender struts, removable when not needed, no paint damage to your rear fender....
Looks like this one.....Image
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Re: 58FL Luggage rack

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm

Funny that the catalog picture for that rack shows it mounted backwards. The factory 3 bar rack for '58 is slightly different than the later type. The one shown is the later type as used with tour packs and is designed to sit further back (side rails configured differently) to give clearance between the seat and tour pack. These are all the 3 rail racks. Top left is a Duo-Glide type, Top right a later Electra-Glide type, bottom left is the '52-'57 rigid type, and the bottom right is K-Model and Sportster.
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Re: 58FL Luggage rack

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Post by RooDog » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 pm

Yep it is "backwards", but that is the beauty of that rack. As it is pictured the load is further forward, and may also serve as a back rest too when packed down for a road trip.... The nice thing about a Harley is the versatility, one does not have to follow the "rules", I surely have not.... LOL...
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Re: 58FL Luggage rack

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Post by George Greer » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:51 am

RooDog wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:03 am
George...
I have a three rail rack that bolts to your fender struts, removable when not needed, no paint damage to your rear fender....
Looks like this one.....Image
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Thanks, One of our European members has contacted me concerning one.

If it don't workout, I will contact you.

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Re: 58FL Luggage rack

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Post by dcmc » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:33 am

Hi George,
I have two of the duo-glide racks, and would part with one but I am in Socal. Both could use chrome, However sometimes you can find one for a softail with good chrome, for next to nothing and I think the rails and spacers are the same. Would want $25. plus shipping.
I could try some fine steel wool on one if you wanted.
Bob

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Re: 58FL Luggage rack

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Post by George Greer » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:49 pm

Fellas,

Thanks to all that chimed in on this parts search.

Local member here in Europe had one, and I am now the proud owner of it, and once i took it apart and cleaned and polished it, I mounted it on the bike and am very happy with it.

It is as Robbie posted in his photo of the upper right rack, for a Electra-Glide, and it is turned around backwards, (moving the rack forward) and that suits me just fine, since I am rethinking the seating arraignment, which now I think that I will use a LaPera Sport Solo seat instead of the 2 up Mustang seat I have on hand.

I will get updated photos shortly once I complete the headlight wiring.

Thanks again to all.

George

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