Need input on custom bag brackets!!! - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
Equipment
Everything related to equipment
Includes backrests, luggage racks, windshields,
floorboards, pegs, and riding gear

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,280
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via AIM to Hizzo3 Send a message via Yahoo to Hizzo3
Thumbs up Need input on custom bag brackets!!!

Ok here is the deal... After getting my Givi bags and the wingracks in, i now need to make a bracket to mount them to. I was thinking of the kawasaki bracket, but dont like the thought of always running with bags. So here goes more R&D (i love that abbriviation).

I was thinking of replacing the bolts (u know which ones, the ones that are along the current handbar) that are in the currently on the bike with studs. that way i can make my own bracket and just screw (well bolt it on, same idea) it on when needed, and remove them when not. I will put some nut caps on to keep the bolts from doing harm when the bags arent on.... Any ideas, pluses or minuses?

Also quick question. Can you use a tap and die to put threads on a bare steel rod like you would do a freshly drilled hole, or do threads have to be machined in a rod like that?

'04 Vn750
Currently Installed
nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


Band Engineer/Webmaster for Josey Contreras Tejano Band
Hizzo3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 09:02 PM
HAWK
 
Ccspinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago land
Posts: 2,576
iTrader: (9)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Ccspinner
Yes you can thread a rod and hole. I will try to post picts of the brackets I made. LAter tonight or tomorrow.

Chad Falstad "Hawk"
Vroc #17649
2011 HD Ultra Classic "angel"
2001 Nomad 1500 Sold March 2012
2001 VN 750 "Sold June with 2008 with 21,000""Serinity"
Ccspinner is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-15-2006, 11:40 PM
and the Adventure Cycle
 
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hizzo3
I was thinking of replacing the bolts (u know which ones, the ones that are along the current handbar) that are in the currently on the bike with studs.... Any ideas, pluses or minuses?
I wouldn't think that'd cause any problems. Sounds like a good idea.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hizzo3
Also quick question. Can you use a tap and die to put threads on a bare steel rod like you would do a freshly drilled hole, or do threads have to be machined in a rod like that?
Just be sure you have the die as straight as possible when you start it.
Once the threads start getting cut, if the die isn't straight, they'll end up being really off center. Most likely still useable, but not giving optimum thread engagment.
What about using a bar of all-thread to make the stud?


AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC


"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,280
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via AIM to Hizzo3 Send a message via Yahoo to Hizzo3
thanks for the inputs.... i will try and get something done this weekend after the stator.....

'04 Vn750
Currently Installed
nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


Band Engineer/Webmaster for Josey Contreras Tejano Band
Hizzo3 is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 04:02 AM
and the Adventure Cycle
 
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
   
And use some kind of oil while doing the threads ! Even WD40 will be better than nothing.


AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC


"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
Uber Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,280
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via AIM to Hizzo3 Send a message via Yahoo to Hizzo3
can i just use engine oil? i seem to have plenty of that laying around lol

'04 Vn750
Currently Installed
nat'l cycle deflector shield
westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
TOC stator cover w/ Frankenstator mod!
R/R relo

Soon to have (own or on order)
TOC ACCT's
Mez's 110-FRT 170/80-Rear
Custom rear fender and tail light
Givi hard bags w/ custom rear turn signals


Band Engineer/Webmaster for Josey Contreras Tejano Band
Hizzo3 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 03:23 PM
and the Adventure Cycle
 
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
   
That'll work.
There are special thread cutting oils, but anything to lube the die as it cuts the threads is better than cutting dry.
Same when tapping threads... using any type of oil will result in better threads and less of a chance of breaking a tap.
Don't rush it either. Go a little ways, then back it off some, then go a little further and back it off etc....


AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC


"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown
hyperbuzzin is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2006, 06:39 PM
HAWK
 
Ccspinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago land
Posts: 2,576
iTrader: (9)
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Ccspinner
here is a pict of my brackets that I made, moved the helmet locks also

Chad Falstad "Hawk"
Vroc #17649
2011 HD Ultra Classic "angel"
2001 Nomad 1500 Sold March 2012
2001 VN 750 "Sold June with 2008 with 21,000""Serinity"
Ccspinner is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 12:49 AM
Now what
 
Ironman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Renton, Wa. USA
Posts: 400
iTrader: (0)
 
Very nice. Did you have a hard time getting the helmet locks off? The screws holding mine on are really, really tough to loosen. I think it's a combination of loc-tite and road grime on the threads behind the fender. I've got some bags coming, "Real Soon Now" and will have to start thinking about relocating things.

'04 750A- and loving it!
VROC 13864
Using a Purlator One PL14610
"Sixth gear? I don't need no stinkin sixth gear!"
If someone throws you under the bus-remember to tuck and roll
Ironman is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2006, 01:12 AM
and the Adventure Cycle
 
hyperbuzzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,138
iTrader: (1)
   
Looks good Chad.
I'm just about to put the set I'm making together.
I just used some 1/4" steel rod. Got everything bent, now just have to weld on some mounting brackets & drill some holes. They'll be mounted similar to yours, but using the helmet lock screw hole..
I'm also moving the helmet locks. So far the left side came off easy enough. Haven't tried the right one yet. I'll probably see about getting them powder coated in satin textured black at work.
I might also try permenantly mounting the nylon bags I have to them, but that's still just a thought.
I don't think I'll relocate the signal lights though.


AKA: Tim & 'The Adventure Cycle' VROC #24567, NEVROC, SteelCity VROC


"When life throws you curves,
Aim for the apex."

Author Unknown

Last edited by hyperbuzzin; 09-17-2006 at 01:15 AM.
hyperbuzzin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome