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Offline peelandwin

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Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« on: August 04, 2011, 07:21:31 pm »
I got Phil's rack onto the Connie yesterday and my wife loved it, I was actually surprised at how much she liked it.  We got the Kawasaki 47L topcase in today and now she is upset that we have to cover up the rack. :))

I have to say that Phil's rack is top quality and he got it shipped to me right away too.  Definitely a happy customer.

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Re: Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 11:08:55 pm »
I had that same problem. I didn't want to cover a Phil's rack with the Shad mounting plate. It's too nice to be covered.

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Re: Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 11:37:44 pm »
My wife agrees, of all the farkles she thinks I'm nuts for getting, Phils rack with a Givi E55 she loves.
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Re: Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 02:24:26 am »
Phil has a nice rack for sure, we all like to stare at it!!  :-\ ;D :rotflmao:

Have you looked at his nuts? They're nice too, I recommend them!!  :)

Especially for you P, I can install/remove that Kawi 47 trunk mounting plate in about a minute, and the t-nuts drop right in from the top, no more fiddling around underneath trying to get a wrench in there!  :beerchug:


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Re: Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 03:02:24 am »
lol, I got Phil's nuts too.  They did make installing the case a snap. 

The only thing I wasn't 100% thrilled with was how far the plastic mounting plate hangs off of the rack to allow clearance for the Corbin backrest.  If I pulled the backrest off the case could slide forward for a more secure perch and it would also be able to open fully but my wife really likes the comfort of the backrest.  For now the case seems sturdy enough but I will definitely be careful about how I load it.

Do you use you case for much ZG and have you had any issues?  On my Uly I run just the top case without the side bags almost all the time and it has carried quite a bit of stuff on some not quite smooth roads.

My wife likes the Connie more than any other bike I have had except for the Valkyrie (she still hasn't forgiven me for selling it 4 years ago...).  She put the COG sticker on her van and just smiles and says go for it when I want to buy farkles.  8)

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Re: Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 03:17:49 am »
lol, I got Phil's nuts too.  They did make installing the case a snap. 

The only thing I wasn't 100% thrilled with was how far the plastic mounting plate hangs off of the rack to allow clearance for the Corbin backrest.  If I pulled the backrest off the case could slide forward for a more secure perch and it would also be able to open fully but my wife really likes the comfort of the backrest.  For now the case seems sturdy enough but I will definitely be careful about how I load it.

Do you use you case for much ZG and have you had any issues?  On my Uly I run just the top case without the side bags almost all the time and it has carried quite a bit of stuff on some not quite smooth roads.

My wife likes the Connie more than any other bike I have had except for the Valkyrie (she still hasn't forgiven me for selling it 4 years ago...).  She put the COG sticker on her van and just smiles and says go for it when I want to buy farkles.  8)


Sounds like a nice setup, post up some pics P!

I can open my Kawi 47 plenty fine using Phils rack and Corbin backrest, no issues at all, pic below. Yes, I also often run just the trunk without side bags for commuting but I don't put alot of weight in it, laptop and lunch to work, and laptop and beers from the store on the way home...  ;D







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Re: Phil's Rack and my wife's complaint
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 06:27:14 am »
I was expecting to find a thread about how mad your wife was because you wouldn't stop raving about someone elses rack.   ???    :D

Good to hear she's in agreement with the rest of us.  8)
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