Mutazu.com also makes a knock off of the Venture rack that saves you a few bucks, and doesn't have the Yamaha star in the middle of it.Bestemusa.com and search for the Yamaha venture luggage rack. Cobra also makes on specifically for the Voyager.
The only thing I see wrong with that rack is it doesn't appear to have the chrome metal straps under the legs to disperse the weight of the load on the trunk lid. The Yamaha rack does and that I believe is an advantage. Good looking rack though!Any one tried the new one from Kuryakyn:
How's the chrome holding up? Of course your in a dry climate so it probably isn't as bad as the humid areas of the country.Got a generic rack from ebay.... 20 bucks..... looks similar to Yamaha rack but no logo... Had the Yamaha rack on my Venture. Why spend that much money??
I put the HD rack on as well only complaint is it sits very low to the lid which can allow pressure/rubbing damage to the lid from anything being carried. When I first used it I strapped wet weather gear and a bike cover to it. Short story is at the end of a 8 hr ride the straps had pushed the gear onto the surface of the trunk lid dulling and scratching it. Didnt really polish put and it has never been the same since. I now put a piece of flat ply or hard plastic under what ever I strap to it.We bought the Cobra rack and we are happy with it. Haven't loaded it up yet, but we are going to put it through its paces before we leave for our Tennessee trip next month. It came with pretty wide washers to install under the trunk, but I keep reading about the metal straps underneath to distribute more weight. We plan to put rain gear and other lighter stuff in it so I hope it will be ok!
I would post pictures but I am 99% computer illiterate. Sorry.
im in need of a rack. i like the look of this and wondered if anyone has on on their vv? if you do can you share how it fits? perhaps a pic?Mutazu.com also makes a knock off of the Venture rack that saves you a few bucks, and doesn't have the Yamaha star in the middle of it.
No I haven't and for $150 I probably won't. I'm in the group that went with the Yamaha rack. Like many others I like the support design incorporated in the Yamaha. They have a metal strap that runs from the front mounts to the back mounts on each side. This aids in weight distribution.Any one tried the new one from Kuryakyn: