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    Cargo rack / backrest suggestion for GS750?

    I'd like to add a cargo rack to my '78 GS750. With a backrest would be nice, but not absolutely required. I've seen a lot of third-party racks on eBay that they claim will fit the GS, but I'm a little skeptical. Besides, from the photos it looks like they mount with a single bolt.

    Can anyone suggest a source?
    "If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!"
    Current: 1978 Suzuki GS750EC
    Previous: 2006 Triumph America, 1982 Suzuki GS450T
    DE WD8CIV-10, VA3CIV-10

    #2
    KG was a popular choice 'back in the day'. To a small degree, they were adjustable, but the mounts still had to be within a certain range.

    Not sure about your 'single bolt' mount. All that I have seen used four bolts. The front of the rack mounted to the top of the shocks, the rear mounts used the turn signal mounts.

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      #3
      It just so happens I do have a KG rack with a few adapters, a backrest / sissy bar, and a trunk. It was used on my GS1000E so it's liable to fit. Also still have the instructions I believe.
      1980 GS1000E

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        #4
        Originally posted by phydeauxmutt View Post
        KG was a popular choice 'back in the day'. To a small degree, they were adjustable, but the mounts still had to be within a certain range.

        Not sure about your 'single bolt' mount. All that I have seen used four bolts. The front of the rack mounted to the top of the shocks, the rear mounts used the turn signal mounts.
        The single bolt mount racks appear to be meant for scooters or e-bikes.

        I'll keep an eye open for KG racks. Thanks!
        "If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!"
        Current: 1978 Suzuki GS750EC
        Previous: 2006 Triumph America, 1982 Suzuki GS450T
        DE WD8CIV-10, VA3CIV-10

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          #5
          Originally posted by mustangflyr View Post
          It just so happens I do have a KG rack with a few adapters, a backrest / sissy bar, and a trunk. It was used on my GS1000E so it's liable to fit. Also still have the instructions I believe.
          Would you consider selling it? I live in New York so it'd have to be shipped.
          "If it ain't broke, I'll fix it!"
          Current: 1978 Suzuki GS750EC
          Previous: 2006 Triumph America, 1982 Suzuki GS450T
          DE WD8CIV-10, VA3CIV-10

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            #6
            I will be putting up for sale you get the first shot. Let me get some pictures and details together and we'll go from there.
            1980 GS1000E

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              #7
              PM sent Get back to me.
              1980 GS1000E

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                #8
                I have a Lockhart rack with the optional backrest here.They call it the Tail Piece, It's all in aluminium, very nice period rack.
                Marc

                The rack is like this but polished, 120$ in 1980!!!!
                https://magazine.cycleworld.com/arti...art-tail-piece
                And I have the optional back rest, not mine, I just can't figure out to post pics with the new forum.
                ​​​​​​https://www.ebay.com/itm/303390220220
                Last edited by kochic; 07-10-2022, 12:58 PM.
                AIR COOLED MONSTERS NEVER DIE
                1978 GS1000C X2
                1978 GS1000E X2
                1979 GS1000S
                1979 gs1000

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