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Just got my coffee footrack from Classic Racks installed. I LOVE THIS THING!!! Looks pretty awesome!! I may have it chromed in the future. I would recommend this to anyone.

Upon putting the rack on top of the floor mat it made for some alignment issues and was not going to work. It was designed to fit only with the battery cover and it does that well. The floor mat was modified and had the center section removed. The battery cover now goes over that. This makes it super easy to access the battery compartment instead of having to remove the rack, floor mat, and then the battery cover.

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I like the floormat mod and may have to do that even without the cupholder rack.
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cdwise wrote:
I like the floormat mod and may have to do that even without the cupholder rack.
+1 on the floormat mod. I would think that, esp w/ larger cups, that cupholder would be more distracting that beneficial
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cool, now you can track your foo.
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Nice, can Have your cake and eat it too! Love the rack, but love my floormat too, and it's already been purchased.

Well done, may have to....do the same thing!
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Love the rack! Love the floor mat tweak too...Great idea.

But the warning stickers need to go IMHO...

Very nice lookin' scoot!
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That looks phenomenal. I want one too!!!
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JustPassingThrough wrote:
Love the rack! Love the floor mat tweak too...Great idea.

But the warning stickers need to go IMHO...

Very nice lookin' scoot!
I agree. Those are coming off tomorrow.
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Great idea on the cut out. Was puzzled as to what to do to finally install mine with the mat. Thanks for the solution, it looks great!
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Dammn Fine ! Very nice R
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OH YEAH!!!...
+1 on that 'outside of the box' mod!!!

cleverfukker!!!

so the battery cover is now on top of the mat, yeah?
just a tick...the battery cover is pretty snug[water tight-ish]..and i know my mat...is pretty loose...i wonder if doing this will have any effect on keeping it as water tight as without the mod?
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That looks great!! The rubber of the mat is an exact match for the battery cover. At least in the pictures, you really can't even tell there's a hole cut in the mat. That's an awesome solution.
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richardsan wrote:
OH YEAH!!!...
+1 on that 'outside of the box' mod!!!

cleverfukker!!!

so the battery cover is now on top of the mat, yeah?
just a tick...the battery cover is pretty snug[water tight-ish]..and i know my mat...is pretty loose...i wonder if doing this will have any effect on keeping it as water tight as without the mod?
That was one of my concerns as well. The battery mat acts like a gasket around the perimeter of the area and seals with pressure from everything. It is super tight and secure. Living in Portland the rain was a consideration for me.
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Fitted my floor rack on top of the rubber floor mat, didnt need to cut it, though it isnt the one with the cup holder, the screws supply,d be Didge were long enough to go through both the rack and mat, after saying that you,v done a nice job, looks good .
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nice! the first weekend after i purchased my used GT200, i scooted over to the local coffee shop and bought a coffee. i then walked out with it to the scoot and said "hmmm." never had to worry about it before, so it just did not register. i was able to prop it up under the seat with a few things and get home with no spillage, but this fix would be a lot more desirable. thanks for sharing.
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That's great looking. With my fuel filler where your battery is this won't work for me though.

This could be a handy thing for eating on the road though. I can see a Big Mac and fries in the slots around the drink. Also Dunkin' Donuts around the coffee.

It would shorten long trips by not having to stop and go inside to eat. Just go through the drive through. Clown emoticon Clown emoticon Clown emoticon
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Sweet !
Great Install...
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That floor mat looks to me that it will trap water between it and the metal floor.
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Question for those of you who did the install by cutting the mat?

Did you take the battery cover and put it on the rubber mat turned upside down, and cut it with a knife blade? I assume you cut this bigger say by 1/2 inch so the Battery cover actually uses the mat sort of like a gasket?

Doing so... I assume the stock screws were long enough, or did the rack come with longer screws.

I have written the vendor for a quote for the Chrome Footrack vs the Coffee holder model.

I appreciate the input,

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Richard H. Lemmon wrote:
That floor mat looks to me that it will trap water between it and the metal floor.
I've had the floor mat on for about 3 years with no problems. I have a battery tender lead that runs out of the battery cover and under the mat which has worked brilliantly for me during that same time.
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...I assume the stock screws were long enough, or did the rack come with longer screws...
Longer screws are included with the rack.
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Honestly, that would bug the heck out of me. I came up with a simpler solution on my old Burgman using RAM parts...

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Honestly, that would bug the heck out of me. I came up with a simpler solution on my old Burgman using RAM parts...

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That's nice too... Well thought out.
But I just like the whole "FootRack" concept to not only use for coffee,
but to carry other stuff.
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