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For a limited time I will be discounting my racks 10%. This applies to all 3 styles, with/without the MonoKEY mounting kits. You can have a solid metal rack for less than the Kawasaki plastic racks.
You can see the styles and ordering info @WWW.philsfarkels.com

ENDS JULY 15TH. 2017
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 01:37:43 pm by philipintexas »
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 02:56:20 am »
Hey Phill, as soon as I get mine I'll post some pictures
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 03:32:33 am »
What does this rack do? Does it replace the stock one? Does it allow me to mount a trunk on the bike?

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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 04:33:42 am »
What does this rack do? Does it replace the stock one? Does it allow me to mount a trunk on the bike?

Yes to both of your last two questions.  If you want to eliminate the extra Givi plastic plate make sure you get Phil's optional Monokey kit with your rack.   :great:


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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 11:37:10 am »
Have had Phil's racks on my two C14s for several years, along with a couple other parts he's fabbed for me.

Highly recommended.  :great:

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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 06:07:05 pm »
Do you have a rack that will eliminate the mounting plate for the Kawasaki trunk yet?
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 06:37:48 pm »
Older Kawasaki trunks were the MonoLOCK type but newer ones are MonoKEY. If you have the older style, there is a kit from Twisted throttle that will bolt to my rack and accept a MonoLOCK trunk. It requires a slight mod. to 2 corners of the latch and different length bolts.   
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 07:16:53 pm »
This is the mounting plate I have with the 47L I believe. Came with the bike.
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 04:02:58 pm »
That's the older style MonoLOCK on my rack. I checked Twisted throttle and don't see the kit that would allow removal of the mounting plate.
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 05:22:15 pm »
Phil, is this the adapter of which you speak?

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-steel-topcase-adapter-hardware-givi-monolock-topcase

How would attachment to your rack work? I'm interested as I do like my friend's rack from you. I just want to make sure it'd work. Would I need to just drill holes? Will it use some existing holes?
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2017, 01:19:05 pm »
Can NOT beat Phil's

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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2017, 02:34:11 pm »
Phil, is this the adapter of which you speak?

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-steel-topcase-adapter-hardware-givi-monolock-topcase

How would attachment to your rack work? I'm interested as I do like my friend's rack from you. I just want to make sure it'd work. Would I need to just drill holes? Will it use some existing holes?


I believe that's it. The front "Rail" attaches using the existing holes in my racks. The rear latch will need longer bolts as my rack is thicker than most sheet-steel racks. The latch it the rear is shaped differently and needs a little modification to fit between the rib points on my rack.  If you wish to purchase it, have them send it to me (Or, I'll buy it), and make the mod and send it with the rack.

If you want to get one, contact me directly and we can make arrangements. Phil
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 01:54:38 pm »
Gonna throw out a Feature Request here:

The stock Givi mounting plates have a cutout for an optional Aux Brakelight power connector. Would it be possible to get a rack with this cutout machined into it, so that a suitably equipped trunk can pick up power via the connector?

I used an IP67-rated bulkhead connector for mine - mounted through the front edge of the trunk - but there's gotta be a cleaner way.

I think I have an unused Givi connector kit in Ye Olde Parts Stash, and would be happy to send it along for prototyping purposes.

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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 03:26:27 pm »
I know what you mean.. The connector is placed in a bad spot for my rack. The necessary hole falls partly on a raised rib, partly in a slot and is too near the rear edge resulting in a very weak spot. Unfortunately, Kawasaki didn't consult with me when they picked the location for the socket... ;D
On another forum a user came up with a very ingenious/neat solution by moving the socket in the trunk to the center-line and drilling my rack to correspond to that location. This looks like the best solution I've seen.
http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=22500.0
Other than using a pull-apart connector, these seem to be the only solutions. I'd have to redesign the rack to accommodate that connector and there just isn't enough demand for that.
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 08:57:19 pm »
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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2017, 10:58:56 am »
What do I need to attach a SHAD case?  That is the style I'd like to get.

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Re: Summer discount prices on Phil's racks.
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2017, 12:58:52 pm »
I think Murph has everything you'd need since he sells Shad. With the exception of Givi (& Kawasaki) Monokey trunks, most come with a universal mounting plate. It's much more solid to attach the universal plate to an after-market rack that the stock plastic rack. For my rack, I have T-nuts that make it easy and neat to attach any universal mounting plate.
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