Surf Racks Mounted

6 Mar

Mounting the Carver surf rack to the Manracks tail rack was almost straightforward. As you can see in this pic, one bolt looks different from the other. The Carver rack mounting bolts are LONG, and would drill into the fender, so I replaced the left side bolt with a shorter one, about 3″. Not seen here is that I put a third bolt in the center. That one is even shorter. It’s a solid mount.

You can see that the Carver surf racks clear the DBz luggage racks nicely. That was a relief.

4 Responses to “Surf Racks Mounted”

  1. mike July 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    hey guys just checking in on the very cool stuff your doing,, mike@manracks

    • SurfMoto July 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

      Thanks Mike. The Manracks are still going strong. Thanks!

  2. Jeff June 19, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    Hey man, great blog. Just curious how these racks perform at highway speeds. I have a 2015 ktm enduro r and am amping to get on a surf adventure. I would probably travel with a 6′ board and fcs bag. Thanks in advance.

    • SurfMoto June 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

      Turn the nose of your board toward the wheel and you’re golden. Seriously, I’ve ridden 80mph with no problem. I slow down when the big trucks are approaching (narrow 2-lane highways in Mexico), then just as we meet I gas it. The acceleration settles the suspension so the wind the big trucks push in front and to the side doesn’t upset the bike as much.
      Side winds are the biggest problem, because the surfboard acts like a sail, catching the wind and pushing you sideways across or off the road, depending on which direction you’re traveling. You can depend on the onshore winds in the afternoon, and those are usually coming at you from the side. That said, just slow down a bit and you’ll be fine. I’ve never run off the road or been pushed out of my lane, so while the hazard is real, it’s not as bad as it sounds. It’s like riding a Ducati sport bike on a windy day. Same deal.
      Have fun and let me know how it goes!

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