By: Anonymous: Brian ()  Monday, 14 November 2011 @ 02:24 PM ICT (Read 2129 times)  

I've heard scare stories about tailpacks being dangerous. Is there a safe way to attach them?

By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 15 November 2011 @ 08:39 AM ICT  

Tailpacks are only dangerous if they're fitted incorrectly and fall into the rear wheel. When attaching one, you've got to ensure that it can't move. Read these guidelines, always follow the manufacturer's instructions and use your common sense.

Never fit a tailpack to a single seat motorcycle, the tail's painted surface is too slippery. Most tailpacks have a security strap, which should only go under the back seat, never the tailpiece. Load the pack evenly, with the heaviest items at the bottom. Mounting straps should be clear of moving or hot parts.

Secure the bungees to solid points on the motorcycle such as footrest hangers, not indicator stalks. Don't hook the bungee back on to itself. Use extra loops to attach loose bungee to the top of the pack and give it a good shake to make sure it doesn't move.

If your motorcycle is dirty, straps can rub grit into the paintwork and spoil the finish. Grippy rubber matting can provide extra friction and protect your paint.

   

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By: Flying Squirrel (offline)  Tuesday, 15 November 2011 @ 10:03 AM ICT  

Grippy rubber matting can provide extra friction and protect your paint.



In Thailand this blue/red grippy mesh can be found in Tesco and Big C in the kitchen dept. Same stuff as used for opening jars etc..

   

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By: news (offline)  Tuesday, 15 November 2011 @ 10:17 AM ICT  

Quote by: Flying Squirrel

Grippy rubber matting can provide extra friction and protect your paint.



In Thailand this blue/red grippy mesh can be found in Tesco and Big C in the kitchen dept. Same stuff as used for opening jars etc..



Excellent idea... probably also a lot cheaper than you can buy it in a motorcycle accessories store

   

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