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    Posted: 10 May 2019 at 09:18
Having drawn a blank trying to locate a suitable rear carrier for a 1972 Honda 500/4, would any of the esteemed membership know of anyone who would either have one, or know of anyone who could make one for me? I thank you.
V7 Classic Black and gold is the best colour but green & black is nice too!
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I've just had a pannier frame built for my Stelvio by Tim Maund of Rotrax in Southampton. The hoops that take the panniers came from Metal Mule. About 12 quid each. Instead of Touratech 35 each. He then fabricated up to suit my requirements. Great job altogether so it is. I had to leave the bike with him while he built them.
Luggage rack came off ebay

20190415-165222

I looked at these guys
 I didn't reckon they could do what I wanted. But they may for you...

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 10:08
Thanks Min, I'll look them up.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 10:18
Just remember you want nice cruves in your design , just in case of an accident . You don't want  anything that can stick in any body parts like I was told about

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BobV7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 11:09
Sound advice. I've spent 70 years working on my curves just to insure nothing sticks out...unfortunately.Cry
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That's a good recommendation, TehOneandOnly..  ta. I have a project that's going to require somethng like that, and I'm not sure I could afford the Touratech 'blanks' at the moment. If you don't mind the ask, what sort of money was the total job? 
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About £30 for pair of metal mule frames Inc postage
£10 for powdercoating
As he's my girlfriend's Dad, I had a family rate.
You'd need to talk to him. He'll be fair with you.

While he had my Stelvio he made up another pair. These were made for GPR skinny exhaust. Keeps em nice and tight in so it does.

I did chop the grab rails off my bike along with the plastic pannier mounts. As I still have the original parts i will see sometime if the frames fit without any hacking.
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Well, the tight bends came on the frames. He didn't do any bending. Technical Tubes 
Do the bending for metal mule.

He did find someone else that would do bending for him to his spec.

Thanks for the interest on his behalf. I haven't even spoken to him yet !! But when he reads his mail there will be a link to this discussion.
He makes bespoke Rotrax bicycle frames as his main job.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Montrosemike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 16:15
Classic bike racks as mentioned above...he’s always at Stafford; my pal and I put him to the test a couple of weeks ago and he came up trumps - we asked if he stocked/made racks for my ‘83 CX650ED Eurosport and my pal’s T160 Trident and,just like a magician pulling a rabbit from a hat,he says “Like these here ?”
After we had prised our chins back off the floor he lightened our wallets to the tune of £50 each for 2 racks in polished stainless steel - bargain !
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https://www.classicbikeracks.co.uk/ ; This is the guy you are refering to isn't it ? Looks like really nice work and pretty reasonable prices .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2019 at 11:31
Thanks for the leads. I'm personally leaning towards TheOneandOnly's bloke because a) the other chap lists all sorts of brands on his site except for one that is rather important to me, and b) my Guzzi is far from standard and thus my needs are likely only to be met by someone who can cut and tweak to suit (my silencers, my seat setup, my mudguards, etc. etc).
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