does anybody out there have any info about the best luggage systems to fit on a tR1ke? I was thinking about GIVI but just wondered if anybody had any experience of any others??? Also bit of a random question but I am thinking about going to TT next year but would need to take my foldable wheelchair - has anybody tried fitting any sort of rear rack on a trike?
Post by juddyjuddster on Sept 7, 2014 22:26:02 GMT
No too sure about the luggage but I think there is plenty room to mount a rack near or above the rear wheel where people have put a rear wing on. Seeing Kevin at Donington showed me you can fit a lot of camping gear etc in a trike, he had stuffed gear all over the place. Very impressive packing.
I don't see why a rack couldn't be fitted to the roll bar supports providing you haven't used that as your number plate mount. I make use of the extra space that I have created by being able to fit luggage behind the seats and along the centre between the seats where the tunnel used to be. I don't use any fixed luggage panniers but if you look at Paulh's build thread he has some very good bike panniers fixed at the rear.
You could make some fixing points on the passenger side floor plate, Perhaps a topcase could be placed there too for the little luggage one needs for a 2 day trip (documents, toothbrush, small umbrella, sandwitches etc). How much storage would one really need?
Thanks for you suggestions guys, I will keep you updated if I sort anything out as it may be of use to others. Because of my disability I have used the space between the seats to fit an extra grab rail to help with getting in and out and although storage might not be something everyone requires - unfortunately due to my disability the need for transporting extra items (crutches, wheelchair) if I am going to do any 'road trips' is a necessity to me, so to answer eriks question - one really needs quite a bit of storage
Hi Chris. Don`t know if you saw my panniers but they were £90 from J&S www.jsaccessories.co.uk/luggage/panniers/car002-the-sports-pannier.html they work quite well as they have a large velcro strap which goes around the upper rear chassis rail an there are d rings on the inside which I have zip tied to the chassis. They unzip big enough to get my full face helmet in and all the other junk I seem to be carrying around. regards Paul
I was in the the process of covering a spare bike rack into a rack to carry various items, to sit off the upper socket bracket and against the hoops of the roll bar. Maybe something like that might help? Or take a look at the Campagna T-Rex luggage arrangements, twin GIVI panniers,
i will try and get some on Thursday night and upload them, i think i can fabricate it to it mine, and it would fit yours, im more than happy to get it ready to fit, and let you have it if you like? I wont get much time on it for a couple of weeks, but yes maybe ideal for a folding wheelchair.
Of course i'm sure, I wouldn't have offered otherwise :-)
I don't need to use it as mine has a towbar, and once I pull my bloody finger out, I will fix my caravan axle (Teardrop) And the plan is to transport all my bits for camping in that,
It worked fine as a trailer with roof box, it tows it fine, no issues, very stable and very easy to do.
I will get some pics of the rack as is, and after I have got it somewhere close to fixing onto the frame, I just need to weld on some loop brackets to attach it to the hoops. Then it will sit down on the Shocker frame, and might need some bracket fabricating to secure it at that point, then it should be quite sturdy to hold the wheelchair.
Ok here it is, actually its pretty much ready to go now.
It will only need securing at the bottom near what is my towbar, you could always make a similar bracket, but to bolt over the bar where it sits on there, the rubber straps fit nicely around the rollbar, on the bottom setting they are quite tight, so the next ones up would make it very secure, possibly the perfect idea for you, and yours for free if you can collect it? Otherwise its going to be about £20 postage
Let me know
No problem if not, maybe you can source a similar one locally?
Let me know if this looks like a useful device, and either come down to collect for free, or I can send up to you for £20
Had I not pursued the trailer / teardrop route, this was my plan to carry my tent, or a number of other things. A bit more securing lower down around the engine bay and this will be the dogs ball bags.