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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Homemade Saddle Bag Brackets

I'm new and learning how to post pics. I removed the factory bolts holding the grab rail. Next I tapped the holes to ASE 5/16 to accept longer standard thread bolts. I then cut some spacers to offset the brackets. I used a metal brake to bend a rest place for the bags to sit on. I bolted the bag to the bracket with a 5/16 X 1 inch bolt. I used 5/16 x 3 1/2 inch bolts to fasten the bracket to the grab rail factory holes. I put a 3x3 inch plate with a 5/16 hole in the center inside the bag to serve as a washer with a large surface area. It was a design on the go, a lot of trial and error. I could have just bought some brackets but the ones I saw didn't look right. See the rest of the pics in the gallery. Let me kno what you think.
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HOLY KAW dude, those be some heavy duty brackets!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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You'll have to look at the gallery in his profile. Not bad looking and sure looks sturdy!

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Heavy duty!!I guess you won't be worried about sagging

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That will work! Noticed the signals are still the factory position. Will the bags open?
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Bags will open a little. I have plans to relocate the signals but my day filled up
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