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    Need more airhead wisdom R90/6

    Working on mounting racks and bags to my latest project. Thought I had it figured out, but I have a 5" gap at the back of the rack. Is there supposed to be a spacer in there or are they supposed to be touching? Nearing completion (for now) of the R90/6 with Velorex side car. I'll have more pictures soon. Thanks in advance for all the help you airheads have contributed.
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    Typically, those ears fit tight to the loop on the back edge of the sub frame. In fact, that is what it is there for. If you like the fit, you could use a long bolt and a couple of tubes cut down to make sleeves to take up the open span of bolt threads. If those are Krauser type pannier mounts, your large holes on the mounts go inboard of the shackles for the top shock mounting bolts.

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    I mounted the large holes outside the shackles. I'll try inboard. Bet that takes up most of the space.

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    It is normal that you'll have to remove the right bag to open the seat.
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    Standard BMW krauser mounts on a '74 90S, shock mount. Right side.
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    Rear frame mount. Right side.
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    And the bottom mount at the muffler/foot peg hanger. All of these mounts, if I remember, have to be coaxed a bit nothing being exact in bolt on extras. Unless something is bent due to a laydown or I installed these wrong?
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    Tie downs

    Did you install those eyelets on the bags, or is that stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjmcd13 View Post
    Did you install those eyelets on the bags, or is that stock?
    those are Bungee-Buddies, an aftermarket add-on. available from numerous sources.
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    Can only see the left side top shock mount in rcockrum's pic, seems it's either bent to mount on the outside of the shock, or the mounts are different from krauser's. This would account for the rear mounts being approx. an inch or so outside the rear mounts. And the bags seem to be hanging way too wide. just sayin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    It is normal that you'll have to remove the right bag to open the seat.
    Actually Kent, it never occurred to me to use this kind of spread to allow for the hinged seat. I am tempted to give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ninety8 View Post
    Can only see the left side top shock mount in rcockrum's pic, seems it's either bent to mount on the outside of the shock, or the mounts are different from krauser's. This would account for the rear mounts being approx. an inch or so outside the rear mounts. And the bags seem to be hanging way too wide. just sayin.
    Actually, true, original "Krauser" aluminum mounts are entirely different at the back end. His mounts look more like Reynolds mounts for Krauser panniers.

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    It happened to me. Move your mounts inside the shocks. All will be well.
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    A collective thank you, once again. Moved the top mount inside the shock bolt and all went right into place. Rear mount is now snug against the spacer on the rear frame.

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