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Author Topic: Luggage (mount brakets) for C5  (Read 844 times)

Lmundy

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Luggage (mount brakets) for C5
« on: August 25, 2009, 12:37:08 PM »
Somebody's probably asked this in one of the Store forums or even here, but I can't find it.  I understand the G5 is pretty much an Electra frame but that the C5 frame is something else altogether, and I take it from the catalog that there just aren't any brackets yet that will let me make my C5 (which is supposedly trying its damnedest to clear customs this week) a bagger?  There are all these lovely vintage-look leather bags in the Store here, but I don't know whether any of them will eventually fit, and I plan to ride the bike far enough that I will need to haul along some stuff (you know, cognac, spare underwear, drugs, racy photos, can of SeaFoam, ham sandwich . . . the usual).  Has anyone investigated this or been able to make an Electra mount fit using only a heavy mallet and some curse words?  This is even more important to me than replacement of the humongous stock exhaust, although when that can comes off I plan to install a door and store all my lawn implements in it . . .

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Re: Luggage (mount brakets) for C5
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 12:38:20 PM »
Well, crap.  The spell-checker doesn't scan the subject line?
BRACKETS.

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Re: Luggage (mount brakets) for C5
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 01:51:41 PM »
The C5 appears to have the same style of mudguard carriers/saddlebag guards that the traditional iron barrel bikes has.  You shouldn't need anything like the G5/Electra saddlebag guards - it should be ready to go as is.  Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the way the pictures appear.

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Re: Luggage (mount brakets) for C5
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 04:28:52 PM »
there is a mounting point on the iron barrels fender support that is not on the C5.
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Re: Luggage (mount brakets) for C5
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 10:39:28 PM »
there is a mounting point on the iron barrels fender support that is not on the C5.

 Do you think the I.B. fender supports will fit ? Does it look like the C5  fender supports can be modified to suit or an adapter bracket made ?
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Re: Luggage (mount brakets) for C5
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 10:59:24 PM »
  Hay, who cares about the luggage rack , this guys pretty funny.
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