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 Post subject: GENUINE YAMAHA LUGGAGE RACK
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Brand new never fitted and still in the original 1984 Yamaha bag.Complete with 130kph max speed and 5kg weight warning decal.

The German decal says "w√ľnscht gute Farht" which means 'wishes good ride'.


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I never imagined the 500 would have an option for a rack!
Great find!

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I knew there were some racks available as a aftermarket part but never knew Yamaha offered one as a genuine part.I still don`t know the part number which is not like me :???: .This is a Yamaha Germany part so maybe only available to them?.I will try to find out more.


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In all my years with this bike, I never heard of such a luggage rack available OEM... but what a great idea! You still have the function of the grab rail (which I am TOTALLY in favor of - you RZV & Aussie owners don't know how much of a blessing it REALLY is when trying to push the beast around the garage or other parking situations... :cool: )

And, you get the ability to strap some overnite luggage to the bike as well... oh how I could've used that feature when using my 500 to travel to the USGPs of the early '90s.... :lol:

Steve, DO keep us updated on exactly where this rare option was available... 8-)


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Has anyone ever seen one mounted on a 500... where can you get one :cool:


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Here is a photo showing a non oem rack,again this bike is in Germany.

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:grin: :grin: Yamaha! The Parts Bin Company! :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Hi there!

MC wrote:
Has anyone ever seen one mounted on a 500... where can you get one :cool:


Yup - on my bike. I fit the oem rear-end and luggage rack when I go camping ;-) A small tent and a sleeping bag fits perfectly.
My friends Suzuki GS500 carries the chairs, the barbecue and the food along with his tent etc. :grin:

The rack is actually very sturdy.

/Steen

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Twinsport wrote:
Hi there!

MC wrote:
Has anyone ever seen one mounted on a 500... where can you get one :cool:


Yup - on my bike. I fit the oem rear-end and luggage rack when I go camping ;-) A small tent and a sleeping bag fits perfectly.
My friends Suzuki GS500 carries the chairs, the barbecue and the food along with his tent etc. :grin:

The rack is actually very sturdy.

/Steen


Is that a joke or are you serious ? just wondering ? sometimes printed word humor is hard to tell the difference........ :smt119


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Hi again,

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Is that a joke or are you serious ?


I would never joke about such a serious matter!

No, it's not a joke. It is a fine little luggage rack. All you need are friends that can carry the rest of the stuff :cool:

The weight shifts to the rear when using the rack though, so the bike get's a little unstable at 180+ km/h speeds. Usually I travel with friends riding GS500 (you know him allready) and others riding GT500 and GT750 Suzukis, so high speeds are not an issue..

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 Post subject: Re: GENUINE YAMAHA LUGGAGE RACK
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:32 am 
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Just picked up a rare French aftermarket stainless steel rack from 1984 to add to my collection :cool:

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