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Author Topic: Nfield Gear Tan Saddlebags on '02  (Read 186 times)

azcatfan

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Nfield Gear Tan Saddlebags on '02
« on: December 29, 2013, 10:25:01 PM »
So I picked up a set of these:



The problem was the straps on the back made them look sloppy and pinched at the top:



So I tried to fix it with some basic fasteners and rings, which were better, but still crooked and not quite right:



So I spent about $3.00 on some conduit, end caps, clamps, and used some paint and clear coat I had sitting around:



Made some home made brackets to mount them on:



Here's how they came out:









Nice, straight, and level.  Went for a ride today and nothing came loose, I even had to take my leather jacket off, fold it up, and stuff it into one of the bags and none of the mounting flinched.  Pretty happy with the outcome.  I could have probably purchased some kind of generic mounting kit but not for as little as I invested here and besides, what fun would that be...

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mattsz

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Re: Nfield Gear Tan Saddlebags on '02
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 07:24:57 AM »
Perfect!  Reminds me of an older discussion here about mounting bags on a C5 and keeping them off the fenders.  We talked about rigging some sort of bracket similar to yours:



Nice to see a simple and effective solution in place!

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Re: Nfield Gear Tan Saddlebags on '02
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 09:16:23 AM »
Nice job, azcatfan!
Simple, inexpensive, functional, and tough!
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