Here is the underside view of my back rack, with the big collapsible crate:
I used the original back mounting plate as a base. I cut the two notches in it so it would accept the angle aluminum. The two pieces of angle aluminum run to each back corner of the collapsible crate. They bolt in to the crate in each back corner. The angle aluminum also bolts in twice each, into the original backplate, for strength/stability. The collapsible crate is attached at the backplate with 4 bolts also. Backplate with angle aluminum assembled first, then backplate mounted to scooter with support rods in place, then crate bolted down last.
I painted all the aluminum and nuts and bolts black to finish off the job. The angle aluminum is 1/2" i think, Lowes sells it in 3 or 4 foot lengths. one piece was enough for the back rack, it really wasn't too hard to do, I spent most of my time figuring out how i was going to do it, and then lining it all up first.
There is a notch cut in the center of the original backplate, seen in the photo, that is where my bungee cord hooks in for tying the crate down when it's not in use.
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2017 7:38:40 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
Here is a couple photos of the frame that the side baskets are mounted to, and info:
you can see in this photo, the 3/8" threaded rod used. That piece is roughly 15" long, and is clamped to the rear section of frame with regular hose clamps. (its all painted black in photo) and then angle aluminum out on the ends to make the support for the baskets, shown here:
I started with (3) 18" lengths of 3/8" threaded steel rod, and clamped each to cross sections of scooter frame, cutting holes in the body as needed. Each of those rods goes all the way through, side to side. The angle aluminum used for the side mount brackets is a 1/2"x1/4" type, meaning its narrower one way than the other. I chose it so the brackets could fit more snug against the sides of my scooter. Holes lined up, drilled, then all put together with nuts. The Baskets are attached with 8 zip ties each, I mocked up each basket first, and marked and drilled holes in the mount brackets to accept the zip ties.
The side baskets proved to be a bit trickier than the larger collapsible crate up top.
Last Edit: Nov 22, 2017 7:39:03 GMT -5 by 90GTVert
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