Carver Surf Racks

6 Mar

OK, down to the good stuff: Surf racks on a motorcycle. I checked Deus Ex Machina rack, but you can’t buy it without buying the motorcycle attached to it, and at this point they’re only doing street bikes. I also checked out the Surfer Peg rack, but again, it’s street oriented, and needs to attach to the frame. That’s not inherently bad, but it would require fabrication that I’m not quite interested in. Primarily, though, it’s the street focus that steered me away. I settled on the Carver Racks, even though they’re not for motorcycles – bicycles and scooters, but not motorcycles. What I liked, though, is that it could be bolted to the rear rack.

When putting the racks together I encountered a small problem: The rubber tubes were too long, so the pieces wouldn’t fit together without a bit of cutting. I called the guys at Carver in Hawaii. They were a bit surprised, but were good with the mod.


5 Responses to “Carver Surf Racks”

  1. Corey Passons July 15, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    How do thoses Carver Racks hold up at speeds of around 60 – 65 mph? I am considering one for my 5’10” short board. Thoughts?

    • SurfMoto July 15, 2013 at 7:51 am #

      Carver bills these as “moped” racks, but I’ve had no problem up to 80mph, with boards up to 6/9″, and 80 is as fast as I’ve gone. Keep the board’s nose pointed toward the front/middle and the fins out, so board’s rocker uses the air to push the board in and keep it from pulling away from the bike. Put a bungie cord up on the nose end for added directional support. The shorter the board the fewer problems you should have – and I’ve had none.

      • Rogério Pinheiro August 2, 2016 at 2:45 am #

        Hello, can you please send the dimensions of the racks (hole, support, srew, pipe, etc) Thanks, Rogério

      • SurfMoto September 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

        This is probably the best place to get information on the racks:

  2. Chris Hesse October 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    I’ve been reading up with interest, about to pull the trigger on a carver rack system myself. The racks look a little long, do you have any problem with cornering/racks scraping? Any clearance issues with them?

    Enjoying the blog

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