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Ordered a rear rack from Bikerz Bits on the 14 June. Delivered to the UK today (25th). Package had been opened by Customs, not a surprise considering the senders address! Here are the photos and comments on the fitting.

The Instructions - Just like Ikea, thankfully the pictures make it easy, as I dont read Thai!



What you get for your money



Remove seat, identify the bolts that hold the tail on



Only one bolt is a bit awkward, I had to unclip some wires to get to it. WARNING, the bolt can fall into the frame tube, be careful!



Tail Falls Off - for those of you who not like Tail, this is how you remove it to fit a different rear end!



Rack simply fits between the top of the Tail and the Seat Pan using the new bolts supplied with the rack - longer. You will need 12mm socket / spanner for this job.



Top View, with wires reclipped



Now the bit some people may HATE

I need a Top Box for when I park at the Station (keep Helmet and Waterproof one-piece in). I use a removable Top Box so I can take it off when just out for a ride, rather than commuting to the Rail Station.

Top Box mounting plate fitted to the rack



Top Box mounted (removable)



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Drivers View



Rear View (before Rack fitted)







That's All Folks!
 

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Looks awesome
 

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Weight limit?
On such a small bike, I would use a rucksack or tail bag, rather than a top box sitting so high off the centre of gravity. I ride it empty and use it to store helmet, gloves, waterproof when parked so I don't worry about weight. If you look in the manual, there is a weight limit for 2-up, cant remember it off-hand, but as I said, I woul dnot want to have any weight that high, that far back. This is not a Tourer!

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On such a small bike, I would use a rucksack or tail bag, rather than a top box sitting so high off the centre of gravity. I ride it empty and use it to store helmet, gloves, waterproof when parked so I don't worry about weight. If you look in the manual, there is a weight limit for 2-up, cant remember it off-hand, but as I said, I woul dnot want to have any weight that high, that far back. This is not a Tourer!

Jeff
Only thing I would consider putting back there would be a bag of clothes to work, just curious.
 

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according to even biker bits, this rack is a genuine Honda part.
Part number is supposedly APK2681200TA.
Usually Honda instructions have the part number shown.

Hopefully later this year, this part will be in the US Honda aftermarket parts system (American Honda) and we can order from a dealer.
Price seems to be reasonable as well.
 

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Honda made a nice trunk for the Metropolitan. I had one on the Givi rack on my Ruckus, the I moved it to my 1981 Honda CM400A. It had holes drilled in it twice already, so I let it go with the CM400. Now I wish I still had it for the Grom.
 
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