From ground to rack bottom ~14"
Substructure tapers, from ground to rack bottom at ends~16"
From ground to rack base (where scooter sits) ~16"
Hmm fuzzy pic|
Does show how close it is to truck. One of the reason I built.
Approx 10" from face of bumper to centerline of rack
Ok what I was trying to show, I pulled the rack out a bit.|
Its ~26" from ground to top of reciever tube
~16" to top of mount, so roughly 10" drop
I originally was over worried bout scooter being to high but its not-rack is a bit to low. 14" I thought would be ok until I had to add the tubing underneath to stiffen the alum channel. I cant raise though the pintle mount would be easily modified by redrilling because the widest part of scooter is just below bumper. To raise rack would require moving further away from truck.Though again redrill aluminum track would be easy. So I could change to 8" drop, move scooter out an inch but just not worth the effort (least yet). If I ever get round to it.
Just a close of turnbuckle to tow hook. This virtually got rid of the side to side rock. |
Drilled hole into rack slip in, the other end of turn buckle I open up hook to fit over tow hook. Use a piece of tubing to both bite and not tear up tow hook powder coat.
I don't really tighten just snug good. Once the rack stabilized there's isn't a real force to try to break them,
|Since I had camera & rack out.|
Pic of rack upside down showing 'super structure' I added. The aluminum channel would twist end for end along its entire length. I didn't think with the 6" base at middle, and scoot strapped in it would. But the bike suspension & tires would allow either tie off end to twist. Didn't sag with weight and the whole rack moves, no longitudinal flex-just literally would twist.
The tie off arms were already attached so just welded one full piece draped & bent over added 2 pieces at front angled inward. Lot more strength with the opposing angles.
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