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Tim-ANC

New King Quad, old rack

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I love the 09 450 King Quad I just got. However the racks are anemic. I just happen to have a spare vintage (91-98) KQ rear rack and noticed the front frame attach struts are the same distance apart. Then the gears in my head started turning.

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I drilled holes through the side of the struts on the spare rack. Cut out a T-bar from a scrap bumper from a vintage KQ for the back attach point. Now I have a man size rack on my machine.

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Looks good! That's one thing I miss is not having a rack & rack bag. I want to add the rear grab bar that holds a 6 pack cooler to my LT-Z400 so I will have drinks & a snack while riding. Its not fun when my sugar drops while riding.

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Thanks. I painted it with rustoleum black texture. I really like having the side rails. Much easier to secure my gear box and spare gas can to.

My emergency ration kit contains vodka for the blood sugar boost. :cool:

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I had used the same paint on my Prairie. I think it gives it a good look on the cheap and holds up well.

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I agree that brand of spray paint holds up well. Better on frame sections than racks. The racks get a lot of scraping because of bungies and cargo sliding on it. Of course with any paint work the key is in the prep. Sand and clean really well. I use 4-5 coats on a cargo rack.

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