52-57 Luggage rack

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Continentalsavoy
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52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by Continentalsavoy » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:24 pm

Hello.

Do anybody have some good pictures and/or measurements (the side brackets), for the 52-57 sidemounted luggagerack?

I was thinking about converting a post 58 rack with new brackets or bend the old ones....

Thanks, Jonas



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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by panhead_kicker » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:16 am

Jonas,
These what you mean? I'd be interested to know what years each of these belong to myself.
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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:03 am

kicker,
The one on the right in your photo is the 53403-52 for the 52-57 hardtails, the the one on the left is for the Duo-Glide.

All the top pieces, rails, spacers, etc. are interchangeable.

mike

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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by Continentalsavoy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:25 pm

panhead_kicker: These are the ones I was thinking about!

Would it be possible for you to measure the mounting legs on the right one (hardtail model)?
How far down the mountingholes are from the rails etc.

I got a 58 and up model, and I attend to make it fit my hardtail...


Thanks, Jonas

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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by Continentalsavoy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:27 pm

Oh I forgot, do anybody now where to get the special nuts to mount the rack?

Thanks, Jonas

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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by john HD » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:49 pm

jonas

try the old dude http://www.olddude.com/parts.htm

john

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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by Continentalsavoy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:01 pm

john HD wrote:jonas

try the old dude http://www.olddude.com/parts.htm

john
Thanks, I will check that up!

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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by FelthamW » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:14 pm

Thanks for that info but there is one more to add to the mix. It has equal radius bends - front and rear. I was told that it was for the solo seat and the unequal bend model is for a buddy seat set up. Does anybody have the PN for it? I went with the resident experts advice and am now questioning it. But it looked better to me.
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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by 55PAN » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:05 pm

Wayne,

The parts book lists the number for the rack as 53403-52 with the with the braces 53417-52 & 53418-52 replaced by 53417-54 & 53418-54. I don't know if that's the different versions or not but I must have the rack that's used with a buddy seat.

Bruce
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Re: 52-57 Luggage rack

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Post by awander » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:39 am

I had a rack that looked like the one on the right, but the bends in the arms would not let it match up with the holes on the fender on my '52. I did a little bending with a hydraulic press, and it fits ok now. I think it sits a bit lower to the fender though, than the pic from 55PAN above.
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