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View Poll Results: If someone was building trunk extenders and you needed/wanted one which would you choose?

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  • Markland

    7 30.43%
  • Markland style without the wrap around guard.

    2 8.70%
  • Anything that holds up the trunk and does a good job.

    14 60.87%
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  1. #1
    Super Moderator Blindstitch's Avatar
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    Seems like there are more than enough people out there that would like a trunk extender and the markland seems to be their envy. I know there are a few different types but I think the markland scaled down would be the easiest option.



    I don't have a gl500, trunk, or even a trunk extender but I would like to make or try to make a few since people seem to want them. The Markland has a pretty good design but it has that wrap around guard on it. I think that should be removed in my version. I'm just focused on holding up a trunk to the bike.





    But I need some help with the dimensions. This is a markland.





    And this is what I would like to make.



    Can someone who has a markland and some time fill in the blank measurements for me?





    The top piece is the support from the trunk to the bike.

    The middle piece is a side view.

    And the bottom piece is a birds eye view.



    1.2 3/8"

    2.7/8" on top, 1 7/8" on bottom

    3.3 1/4"

    4.11"

    5.9"

    6.8"

    7.If you can find a #7 I'll measure it.

    8.7 1/8"

    9.2"

    10.10 3/4"

    11.11 3/4"

    12.9"

    13.3/4"

    14.10 3/4"

    15.21"

    16.6"



    Also if possible could someone take a picture of the 5 sided piece that attaches to the seat while holding up a tape measure to it so I can place the holes exactly.



    Thanks for your help.
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    Don,



    I have a home made extender as well as a markland,I can take a picture of the home job if you like

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    Super Moderator Blindstitch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcxmenance View Post
    Don,



    I have a home made extender as well as a markland,I can take a picture of the home job if you like


    That would be appreciated. There are several homemade styles out there that I have pictures of but most involve having the trunk to shape the pieces. I'm basically doing this blind so I was looking for directions. This way I could also set up a jig to remake it.
    1968 Honda CT90 Trail-Yellow Monster project
    1979 Honda CX500 Supertanker 72,000 miles.
    1983 Honda Gl650I Falcon-killer 70,000 miles.
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    I'm in the process of removing parts from my parts bike ...but it is a 650 any difference





    would pics of this extender do any good...........and is this the OEM one....



    I will try to get some measurements from the trunk when removed




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    don ,whats your email adress I cannot attached pictures on here

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    Super Moderator Blindstitch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjjkc View Post
    I'm in the process of removing parts from my parts bike ...but it is a 650 any difference





    would pics of this extender do any good...........and is this the OEM one....



    I will try to get some measurements from the trunk when removed







    I guess pictures of all extenders wouldn't hurt. Now i'm curious what you got under there since I have never seen that type before.
    1968 Honda CT90 Trail-Yellow Monster project
    1979 Honda CX500 Supertanker 72,000 miles.
    1983 Honda Gl650I Falcon-killer 70,000 miles.
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    tjjkc
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    I just assumed (which is not a good thing to do)that what I had here was the OEM, on my soon to be rider I have the Markland like in your first post







    Also hate to say but I will not be removing my Markland for a while so I can't get you any measurements ,as I mentioned earlier
























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    Super Moderator Blindstitch's Avatar
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    Now I have never seen that before. Pretty interesting shape.
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  9. #9
    tjjkc
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    Did the GL not come with a factory type extender or was it passenger seat or no passenger and a top box.



    I thought that there was three styles coming from the factory,driver/trunk,,,,,,driver/passenger/cowl/grab bar,,,,,,,,driver/low box



    as shown in this local ad.... http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLar...AdId=206197639





    and another one with the same style http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLar...AdId=263402737

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindstitch View Post
    Seems like there are more than enough people out there that would like a trunk extender and the markland seems to be their envy. I know there are a few different types but I think the markland scaled down would be the easiest option.



    I don't have a gl500, trunk, or even a trunk extender but I would like to make or try to make a few since people seem to want them. The Markland has a pretty good design but it has that wrap around guard on it. I think that should be removed in my version. I'm just focused on holding up a trunk to the bike.





    But I need some help with the dimensions. This is a markland.





    And this is what I would like to make.



    Can someone who has a markland and some time fill in the blank measurements for me?





    The top piece is the support from the trunk to the bike.

    The middle piece is a side view.

    And the bottom piece is a birds eye view.



    1.2 3/8"

    2.7/8" on top, 1 7/8" on bottom

    3.3 1/4"

    4.11"

    5.9"

    6.8"

    7.If you can find a #7 I'll measure it.

    8.7 1/8"

    9.2"

    10.10 3/4"

    11.11 3/4"

    12.9"

    13.3/4"

    14.10 3/4"

    15.21"

    16.6"

    I also think it's important to mention that the front 5 sided brackets lean in slightly



    Also if possible could someone take a picture of the 5 sided piece that attaches to the seat while holding up a tape measure to it so I can place the holes exactly.







    Thanks for your help.
    1983 GL650I

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