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Offline S Smith

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Question for users of Phil's Rack
« on: April 24, 2011, 01:45:13 pm »
Just wondering if anyone has experience with the all black rack.
How will the powder coat holds up over time with a top case mounted. 
Will the powder coat rub off.  Which style rack do you have?
« Last Edit: April 25, 2011, 01:34:59 pm by S Smith »
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Re: Question for users of Phil's Rack
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 08:43:05 pm »
I use the all black rack and have a cheap sears box on it for about a year now.  There is a foam pad that goes underneath it.  So far, if I remove the box and wash the rack it still looks as good as new.  I have the sw givi mount kit on it as well.
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Re: Question for users of Phil's Rack
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 01:18:36 am »
Same here. I have a Givi trunk mounted on mine. It still looks new if I remove the trunk and wipe the dirt off it.

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Re: Question for users of Phil's Rack
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 09:26:23 pm »
The box won't rub on the black part, it's held up by the polished silver ribs. Powder is a tough substance, it'll treat you well.

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Re: Question for users of Phil's Rack
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 10:47:58 am »
I am using all black rack since August of last year.  Not a scratch on it yet holding a Givi V46, the powder finish is still intact and new looking still.  Make sure you put the included tensioning strips on the bottom of the bag and the rack will probably be fine forever (well maybe not quite that long, but you know what I mean)

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Re: Question for users of Phil's Rack
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 07:59:00 pm »
Great feedback.   

I purchased the Style "B" rack and it arrived Friday and I installed it over the weekend. This style looks darn good against the silver color of the bike. I prepped the Givi E52, but one of the felt strips shifted and it partially blocking one of the slots and makes for a tight fit. Phil is a awesome to deal with, and is sending a replacement strip so I can fix it up.  Should be all set to take the new bike to the Spring Fling rally.

« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 07:19:59 pm by S Smith »
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