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#136822 - 05/25/17 12:37 AM Low cost DIY rear "rack" for XT250
flagboy Offline
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Registered: 05/22/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Utah
I've purchased several dual sport bikes and one of the first things I add is a rear rack. The XT250 I recently purchased didn't have one, but rather purchase one I decided to see if I could come up with a less expensive option.

I've found that plastic cutting boards can be used in a variety of projects. The plastic used for the boards is strong, easy to cut and shape, very stable, and obviously resistant to any corrosion. I studied the rear of the bike to come up with a plan and then headed off to Walmart to see what I could find. The board I chose as about $8.00.

I always carry the bag in the pictures. It holds tools including everything needed to patch a tube anywhere you might be.

While I only drilled two holes in mine, additional holes or slots can be cut to make this more "rack-like". I added a brace that I shaped from a piece of mild steel I had on hand. The brace attaches to the bolts at the rear of the grab handles using longer bolts, spacers, and additional nuts. Two machine screws secure the board to the fender and the underlying brace.

#137671 - 07/28/17 12:24 PM Re: Low cost DIY rear "rack" for XT250 [Re: flagboy]
smouthman Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 78
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Way to go! A nice, light, and simple solution.
Nice acerbis tail light too. smile
Dualsport addict.

#137673 - 07/28/17 02:43 PM Re: Low cost DIY rear "rack" for XT250 [Re: flagboy]
peejman Offline
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Registered: 06/03/13
Posts: 2362
Loc: East TN USA
Looks good!
This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

#137684 - 07/28/17 09:54 PM Re: Low cost DIY rear "rack" for XT250 [Re: flagboy]
Bandit Offline
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Registered: 09/24/14
Posts: 59
Loc: Rochester,New York
Looks very good.Great job!

#137687 - 07/28/17 10:39 PM Re: Low cost DIY rear "rack" for XT250 [Re: flagboy]
cogitech Offline
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Registered: 06/08/16
Posts: 142
Loc: Kamloops, BC
'06 XT225, 2" hole in airbox, Z1 mod, 127.5 main jet, UNI air filter, Corbin seat, custom aluminum rear rack.

#137697 - 07/29/17 03:15 PM Re: Low cost DIY rear "rack" for XT250 [Re: flagboy]
Az4x4 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 3916
Loc: Heber/Overgaard, AZ

Nicely done!
XT225s '01,'06,'06,'93,'06 * XT250 '12 * KLR250 '98 * Wrangler 4x4 * Tacoma 4x4 * Lovin' life in Arizona's Rim Country!!


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