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    Ive read online that you can mount HD hard bags on the Road star using softail mounting brackets. Any DIY write ups on this? I went into the tech articles and could not seem to find anything. any help would be appreciated.

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    From what i have read is that yes you can use softail brackets. I have also read that some seem to bolt right up, but others either had to make adjustments or mild fabricating. DC chopper brackets are another alternative. They appear to be much sturdier and provide a more finished look

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      Dchopper brackets are a bolt on and go. Lots have used them and they look great!

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      • #4
        Do the DC brackets require you to drill holes in the bag to mound them, and then the bag's material is handling the load of all that weight or do they support from the bottom, like the softail conversion brackets?

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        • Smar84
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          So after doing some research it looks like the DCchopper mounts are extremely durable and a direct bolt on. the ebay softail brackets are not a direct bolt on but they work. as for most things it looks like you get what you pay for. I will go with the DC mounts and do the bags this winter

      • #5
        I have Dchopper brackets and they are rock solid They use the existing holes in the bags and they support the bottom also. I wrecked my bike and it slammed down pretty hard on the right side bag and the bracket survived without even the slightest tweak. Your exhaust needs to be lower then the axle with the Dchopper brackets

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        • backinthesaddleagain
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          with his exhaust, it appears that they would be below the axle. They definitely are shorter so they shouldn't be a problem

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        Dchopper Brackets

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        • #7
          Hi I would like to purchase a set of DCHOPPER Brackets for mounting HD style bags . Do their brackets also work on them Newer 16 up style bags ? Thanks

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