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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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saddlebag support brackets

has anyone ever used these and where do they mount on?
I am looking at these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/180800656408...9#ht_625wt_948


the seller says they mount to the side of the rear fender. I just can't figure out where.
Any input would be much appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 09:08 AM
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I think you need the support bracket and mounting loop (?? ) Heres a picture. You can zoom in on the installation
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/ka.../KAK-53021-094

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I have the Kawasaki brackets. Anything else is probably going to require modification. Might be easier to just build your own.

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I have these and they sit behind the bags to keep them from banging into the rear wheel. At $28 I think they're cheap enough that you don't have to make your own since they have the mounts on them and you should see if you can get the long bolts that go with them.

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I believe I have the same ones. You will need to grind the weld on the inside, and use washers underneath the boss to get them mounted properly. You could also just use more washers as spacers instead of grinding with your Dremel. You will need LOOOOONG bolts from the hardware store and lots of washers t mount. I would buy them again.
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Check out the Willie&Max brackets. They are adjustable. The problem with the Vulcan 750 is that it does not have flat rear fender supports with the 2 bolts that go flat against the support. Both the front and rear bolts are recessed into the fender/seat rail, and the rear bolt is a lot higher than the front. The Kawasaki brackets that are actually made for the Vulcan 750 are designed for a perfect fit, and also relocate the rear signals back to give more mounting room for saddlebags. The helmet locks do have to be removed, and, having a thing for detail, I removed the rails and used a Dremel to completely cut off the mounting tabs and grind everything smooth.

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Here are the ones I have. These are made by Kawasaki specifically for the Vulcan 750.

Link: http://tinyurl.com/7ayjo3s

I found some more on eBay that say they are for the Vulcan 750, but do not have the turnsignal relocator brackets

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Do I need those saddlebag supports?

Since our weather hasn't been very good for any lengthy rides since I got my 750, I haven't had the need to load my saddle bags with anything heavier than a jacket liner, so I don't know how they'll work when loaded heavier for some longer rides. The bags are Willie&Max soft bags.

Will I need to add the bag supports to avoid problems?
At this point, the bags just need to be sort of tucked in front of the turn signals and I don't find that to be too much of a problem, but will they definitely need to be relocated if I add the bag supports?

I'm not into metal fabrication like so many of you folks are, so I need to have "stuff" that takes a minimum of additional work to make things fit.

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they fit perfect already installed

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