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Offline RGP750

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Where am I Julie
« on: September 13, 2020, 05:20:52 PM »
Had the first longish ride since the rest .
I really do know why I love the 500, said that back in 1973 [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 05:28:50 PM »
Awww, I know exactly where you are Rich, Dungeness. I miss that place so much. Your bike is looking lovely.
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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 06:07:17 PM »
That’s a nice picture Rich.

Can you send me a copy - Tapatalk won’t let me download it without paying.


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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 09:21:18 PM »
That’s a nice picture Rich.

Can you send me a copy - Tapatalk won’t let me download it without paying.


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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 05:51:32 AM »
I remembered that straight after I posted, Julie

I tend to use my phone for most stuff nowadays.


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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 07:34:52 AM »
Out of curiosity where did u get the rear rack, I like it
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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 08:44:49 AM »
I am sure that the rack is a "Craven" from Draganfly Motorcycles in Bungay.

Last year I was involved in helping them with the design of a fitting kit for the CB750 (my bike was used for measurements, and features in the photographs).

I was told that the additional side supports that fit from the rack to the bike frame near to the rear footrests would only be needed if panniers were fitted as well, and so have removed them from my bike.

I've covered around 2000 miles with the rack and a 39 litre Givi top box fitted and all seems well so far. Previously I had one of the old 1970's Tower racks fitted and on both the 750 and 500 fours they were continually cracking (they were VERY old, though). I was considering having replicas of the Tower racks made when through a conversation with someone who worked for David Silver for some years and now works for Draganfly, the subject of Craven luggage came up.

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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 01:37:07 PM »
Fitted dozens of craven racks in the 70's and yes you only need the long bars for paniers

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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 03:45:54 PM »
I bought the rack and panniers in a poor state on eBay for 30 quid .
Did a resto on them, still have to finish riveting the catches and straps on the top box and one lid .
Few more photos as well. Yes the arms are only fitted with panniers .
This was the setup I had in 1973. (I know purists don't like it )
Recognise the top box Trigg? [ Guests cannot view attachments ]
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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 04:46:55 PM »
I used a similar combination on my 500/4 from 1972 to 1974, however my panniers were Krauser's (available second - hand at the time for little money).

I have always fitted a box to my bikes to leave helmets, gloves and if solo a jacket in whilst I walk around. Today was a case in point - wife and I went to Wells next The Sea on the BMW (too hot, too crowded to stay long) and were able to put both of our helmets, gloves and neck tubes in the top box whilst we went to walk and eat. To me, the bike is of little use without a box or two on it!

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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 05:06:35 PM »
couldn't agree more Flatfour.
nothing like binning your coat and boots on hot days
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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2020, 05:37:18 PM »
Plus if you use your bike for work you need somewhere that’s guaranteed waterproof.

Like my Givi box.


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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2020, 06:23:03 PM »
I bought the rack and panniers in a poor state on eBay for 30 quid .
Did a resto on them, still have to finish riveting the catches and straps on the top box and one lid .
Few more photos as well. Yes the arms are only fitted with panniers .
This was the setup I had in 1973. (I know purists don't like it )
Recognise the top box Trigg

Does it still have the electric meter in it ?
I think i got the better deal that day or did I, seeing you got the box for free  ;)

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Re: Where am I Julie
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2020, 06:46:36 PM »
but you had a nice ride with me to get it ;D ;D
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