Saturday, June 10, 2017

Nice (luggage) rack!

Marcellini strikes again, this time with a super-beefy aluminum plate that slots onto the GS's original luggage rack to provide a wider, flat support for a large waterproof bag (like this one for example):

I really like the way these dudes work, everything they've made for us is built to be functional as well as well proportioned. This plate is asymmetrical because of the high-level exhaust, which also dictates that the panniers themselves are different sizes; when it all comes together though it works and everything is centered. It makes sense when you see it.

The guy has a nice Paralever GS PD, it's tricked out but subtly so. You may notice the silencer, optional kickstarter, the same left-hand pillion footrest support we have on ours, and let's not overlook that this thing is dual-plugged, and it has twin discs at the front:

If you take a closer look at the twin disc set-up, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this is an all-original BMW set of parts, and to some extent you'd be right... except as far as I know you can't get a left-hand fork slider with caliper lugs for this fork. So, how did he do it? I'll see if we can do the same on our GS, so if it works out I'll tell you...


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