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Installing a rear rack #154227 03/02/23 05:58 AM
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I have a 2020 XT 250 and wanted a rear rack. I bought one from Amazon mainly because if things go south you can return it no questions asked. I’ve seen the same rack on Ebay for less but wanted the easy return. I read the reviews and people seem to have a hard time getting it to fit. So I did a search on Youtube and with a video I found and the instructions that came with the rack, it was a fairly easy rack to install. Parts were supposed to be labeled left and right but were not. So looking at it logically, I figured out which bracket was right and which was left and marked them. The only trouble I had was getting the nut started on the rear rack (not bracket) bolt on the exhaust side. Here’s some pics of mounting the brackets which people find confusing.

[img]https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMxHKdWpfN00cO34OVqCQzXXOzMgXwkoKrz10fa[/img]
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPspPqSQP8s2AhAE8p-p_VMZsBliRp-hbcBwTrf
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO7ko3zlN0XGXRIcjI1okc-v0qTmmMakEfJakow
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNnS6HGJUNI0pWtj9pXiz7vTFl3sqcSTMuIYE0f
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPo--1SQIXJ0C5s_Kos5KrmhjMsfGhLs5COSjMA
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNdG21cg89zuKXCaGoPBdvPD9H6NOw9zQgH2_w2

I hope this helps someone


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Re: Installing a rear rack [Re: Crazy Bob] #154231 03/02/23 03:30 PM
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Pics aren't coming up, 404 error on google's page for all of the links you posted.


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Re: Installing a rear rack [Re: flyinhawaiian968] #154232 03/02/23 03:44 PM
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I just tried the links on my end and they come up fine. Not sure what the problem is. This is the first time I ever tried to put a picture link in a post.


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Re: Installing a rear rack [Re: Crazy Bob] #154233 03/02/23 04:12 PM
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I would suggest using IMGUR for hosting photos. You'll get a clean URL that ends in jpg That works well with the image tags on this board. Photos will embed nicely. I'm not sure how the links above will work for someone that doesn't have a google account. Ride safely.


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Re: Installing a rear rack [Re: Crazy Bob] #154236 03/03/23 03:31 PM
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While I don't use google photos, a little searching around came up with this solution. Don't know if it really works or not, but I'd say its worth a try!

– Find photo on Google photo
– Bring up image full screen
– Right click (or similar on tablet) on photo and click open image in new tab. This is important as it gives a longer URL for some reason.
– Copy full URL from this new tab
– In this forum, use "full editor" when posting image, Use the ‘Insert image link’ button at the top of the editing screen and paste the URL into the pop up window.
– At the end of the copied url add .jpg
– Press OK and be a tiny bit patient.

I've modified the above to work with this forum (it was initially written for another forum), but because I don't use google photos, I can't test it out. Hopefully this works for you though.


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Try google. It's free and no hassle


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Re: Installing a rear rack [Re: flyinhawaiian968] #154254 03/09/23 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by flyinhawaiian968
While I don't use google photos, a little searching around came up with this solution. Don't know if it really works or not, but I'd say its worth a try!

– Find photo on Google photo
– Bring up image full screen
– Right click (or similar on tablet) on photo and click open image in new tab. This is important as it gives a longer URL for some reason.
– Copy full URL from this new tab
– In this forum, use "full editor" when posting image, Use the ‘Insert image link’ button at the top of the editing screen and paste the URL into the pop up window.
– At the end of the copied url add .jpg
– Press OK and be a tiny bit patient. javascript: void(0)

I've modified the above to work with this forum (it was initially written for another forum), but because I don't use google photos, I can't test it out. Hopefully this works for you though.

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Works perfectly, as shown in the photo of my snow covered Tacoma that I linked (per the method FlyinHawaiian outlined) from my Google Photos storage.. The actual link, once you open the photo you want to display here in a new tab, is hugely long. But once you copy and paste it into the page where you want it displayed, then add ".jpg" to the end of the link and bracket it with '[img] link to your photo with .jpg added to it [/img]', it displays perfectly wherever you want it to appear..


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