The Airheads Beemer Club is a non-profit club reclaiming the 'Legendary Motorcycles of Germany'

Topic-icon Why are these /5 luggage racks asymmetric?

  • blake.meike
  • blake.meike's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • R100 Level
  • R100 Level
More
2 months 6 days ago #3732 by blake.meike
Why are these /5 luggage racks asymmetric? was created by blake.meike
Hi!

I just put luggage racks on my /5. I was surprised to find that they are asymmetric: the left side has a sharp bend near the top of the shock that the right side does not. Just looking at the frame, the location of the wheel in the frame and so on, I can't, immediately see why.

This has got me very curious. Can any of you explain the asymmetry?

Thanks!
-blake

Please Log in to join the conversation.

More
3 weeks 2 days ago #3890 by BriSco
Replied by BriSco on topic Why are these /5 luggage racks asymmetric?
The rear rack on my /5 also has a sharp bend for which the reason was not immediately obvious just looking at it.
After I put it on the bike it became clear, it is for seat clearance when opening the seat.
Check yours, this is probably the case..

1973 R75/5 SWB Toaster in process of a complete rebuild.

I Started Out With Nothing and I've Still Got Most of it Left!!!

Please Log in to join the conversation.

  • blake.meike
  • blake.meike's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • R100 Level
  • R100 Level
More
3 weeks 2 days ago #3891 by blake.meike
Replied by blake.meike on topic Why are these /5 luggage racks asymmetric?
Ah! That would make sense. Will check it out next opportunity. Thanks!

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Moderators: Wobbly
Time to create page: 0.783 seconds