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Design rules or certification?

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by XCgeek, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Are there any design rules, regligatory bodies or certification needed for a home made cycle rack to carry stuff on the back of a motorcycle?


     
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  2. The only guidelines on this seem to be these:
    http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi_10.pdf

    None of which is relevant to motorcycles, except for the last point
    So about the only option you have seems to be to mount the bicycle pointing straight up.
     
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  3. So I can overhang the back of the bike by 861mm from the rear axel
     
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  4. That would seem to be the case, provided that 862mm is not more than 60% of the wheelbase.

    Would explain why most people seem to go with this sort of arrangement
    gs-bike-racked-1-600.
    Though I wouldn't want to try and argue legalities with a cop on the side of the road.
     
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  5. I think provided it doesn't have any sharp protruding edges, doesn't obscure lights or rego etc.. and your not trying to carry a piano you'd have no issues.
     
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