Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:37:33 +0000

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2015 Vespa Primavera 50 (sold), 2021 Vespa Sprint 150, 2022 Sei Giorni 300ie
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2015 Vespa Primavera 50 (sold), 2021 Vespa Sprint 150, 2022 Sei Giorni 300ie
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Location: Naples Florida USA
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:37:33 +0000 linkquote
I'm sure the answer is obvious.

My Sprint has a folding rear rack. I use a CNC bracket to hold the rack down/open. It's a nice size for the occasional bag of dog food. But why would I ever want the rack up? And that rack isn't designed for top cases. Why the added expense of the spring hinged part?

Then there's the small straight luggage rack. Great simple design, but not large enough for much cargo. Seems like it's mostly to mount top cases on.

I think best for me is a rear rack about the size of the folding rack, but not folding.

What am I missing?
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:44:00 +0000

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2020 GTS 300 hpe Touring
Joined: Mon, 31 May 2021 14:53:11 +0000
Posts: 433
Location: Upstate SC
 
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 14:44:00 +0000 linkquote
My guess is that the team of engineers thought it looked better up and the spring gave nother element of luxury. It serves no real purpose that I can see. I leave mine up all the time and put it down occasionally when I need it. No problem.
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:50:02 +0000

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2007 LX150, 2009 GTS 250
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Location: Central Florida Gulf Coast
 
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:50:02 +0000 linkquote
Just reverse the springs and it will be spring loaded in the down position.
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:59:34 +0000

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:59:34 +0000 linkquote
I think the rear chrome rack looks sexy up. The clip that can keep
it in place is a prized possession that is often stolen.

On extended rides I have water proof travel bags on both the front and
rear rack. I just bungie cord them on the rack.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota



Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:44:24 +0000

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2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
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2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
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Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:44:24 +0000 linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
I think the rear chrome rack looks sexy up.
Kind of has that Ruddy Duck vibe.



Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:11:01 +0000

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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 04:24:58 +0000
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Location: Oregon City, OR
 
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 19:11:01 +0000 linkquote
Many, including me, like the look of the folding rack. And it IS possible to mount a topcase on a folding rack, just not needed. The point of the straight rack is that it is cheaper, simpler, and all that is needed for mounting a topcase. If you like its look, you can certainly use it as your standard luggage rack. To each their own.
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:28:45 +0000

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2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
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Location: Minneapolis USA
 
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:28:45 +0000 linkquote
You have to admit, that Ruddy Duck has some real style.

Bob Copeland
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:38:13 +0000

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2020 GTS300 hpe
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:38:13 +0000 linkquote
Billrush wrote:
I'm sure the answer is obvious.

My Sprint has a folding rear rack. I use a CNC bracket to hold the rack down/open. It's a nice size for the occasional bag of dog food. But why would I ever want the rack up? And that rack isn't designed for top cases. Why the added expense of the spring hinged part?

Then there's the small straight luggage rack. Great simple design, but not large enough for much cargo. Seems like it's mostly to mount top cases on.

I think best for me is a rear rack about the size of the folding rack, but not folding.

What am I missing?
I agree, I don't understand what the value is in the folding rear rack. I assume that it folds for storage when not in use(?)....but
what's the point in that?

It makes some sense that the front track folds up when not in use, but the folding rear rack's reasoning eludes me.

Signed:
Bewildered in South Dakota
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:46:05 +0000

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2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC 38,000km)
Joined: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 02:36:54 +0000
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Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
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2019 Supertech (EURO3/APAC 38,000km)
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Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:46:05 +0000 linkquote
the purpose of the folding rack is to be yet another source of rattling
   

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