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K Bike Reynolds Rack

240 & 241

Introduction:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (Utah) there was a company named Reynolds Machine Tool that made accessories for R bikes and, when they came out in the 80s, K bikes. Reynolds was in business until 1999.

I'm not sure if they made other products for K bikes but a popular product was an aftermarket tail rack for K bikes. Unlike the factory K bike tail racks, Reynolds Racks are level which give K bike owners the option of installing generic aftermarket top cases like those from Givi and other companies. (They're also good for maintenance because they give you a level place to put your beer.)

Since they're made of steel and bolt to the bike's frame they are pretty sturdy and can handle a pretty good load. With a heavy load they can sway from side to side a little but nothing extreme.

When the Reynolds Rack for K bikes first came out in 1985 the suggested retail price was $93.95. The price for the optional backrest was $42.95.

 

Reynolds Rack Models for K Bikes:

There are two models of Reynolds Racks for K Bikes:

Reynolds Model #

Fits on

240

K75 Standard

K75C

K75S

K75RT

K100 Standard

K100RS

K100RT

K100LT

K100RS (2V)

241

K100RS4V

K1100LT

K1100RS

The model number is stamped into one of the two front prongs:

 

The two Reynolds Rack models are not interchangeable. The 240 can only be used on 2 valve K bikes and the 241 can only be used on 4 valve K bikes. You can see more about this here:

 

Passenger Backrest:

An optional accessory for a Reynolds Rack is a passenger backrest that bolts onto the vertical hoop. It's pretty easy to put on and take off. The backrest model number for K bike racks is 140.

Another aftermarket tail rack option for K bikes is a Givi E180.

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