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Your BULLRACK kit comes complete with all the hardware that is normally required to mount the racks in your garage. If you have an unusual situation, you may have to get the screws or fasteners you need at your hardware store.Each package comes with 2 BULLRACK Wall Mounts, 4 screws that are 2” x #10 for wood mounting and 4 screws that are 3/4” x #12 for mounting into metal(like your trailer) if required.
Wood Stud Installation:You can install the BULLRACKS anywhere on the stud vertically, so determine where the best location will be for security and ease of access. Typical installations are side by side or over/under. Certain BULLRACK kits (like the Yamaha FJR, the BR1216 and the BR11R) contain a “left” and a “right” unit. These will be labeled with a small “L” or “R” on the back, so if required, consider this when you determine your mounting layout.Most garages are constructed with 2 x 4 studs and covered with sheetrock. A “2 x 4” is actually only 1 1/2” wide on the side we are screwing into so your target behind the sheet rock is fairly narrow.
It is very important that your BULLRACK is attached into the center of the wood stud and not just screwed into the sheetrock. Normally, these vertical “studs” are on 16” centers and can easily be found by shining a flashlight close to the sheetrock wall and looking for the small blemishes where the screws were installed.
Testing to see if you are are in the “correct spot” is prudent and a good technique is to hammer a small nail into the wall until you hit solidly into the wood. If there is nothing solid after nailing in >1/2” or so then move a 1/2” or so to one side and try again. Keep moving to you are sure that you know where the wood stud is located. These small holes will be covered by your BULLRACK when its installed so the cosmetics are not so much an issue. Having the BULLRACK solidly attached is an issue!You can use a Phillips screwdriver, but your life will be made easier if you have an electric drill/screwdriver. Make sure that the plastic washer is installed on the 2 1/2” x #10 screw (this will lessen the chance that the decal will be damaged if you over-tighten the screw).
TIP: rub the screw threads with a bar of soap and they will go into the wood much more easily
Install the upper screw first but do not tighten completely.
Place a carpenters level across the top of the BULLRACK and level it.
Install the second screw/washer and tighten both screws snugly, verifying again that the BULLRACK is level. Test the installation for strength by pulling on the unit. This will verify that you have not just caught the edge of the wood stud, but that you have gotten a good and solid attachment. Repeat the same installation for the second BULLRACK. Only you can ensure that the BULLRACK is attached correctly!
Hang your panniers, lock them on their BULLRACKS, and feel that sense of security and relief knowing that they are SAFE and off the floor!
Metal Installation:Almost the same installation as for wood, but use the shorter self-tapping screws and be sure to get into the metal or wood stud in the wall. Be sure to use the plastic washer to protect the decal and finish.
Concrete Block or Poured Concrete Wall:Lowe's and The Home Depot sell a product called a TAPCON kit that has the correct bit and masonry screws for anchoring into brick, block or masonry. There may be a more suitable product for your installation.