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  • Hard Bags *without* true duals

    I've combed enough of the threads to know that the Softail hard bag brackets can be successfully moded to add HD hard bags to our bikes.
    Unfortunately, most of the pics I've seen of final products have all had true dual exhaust. I currently have V&H long shots, and am having issues getting the height needed to clear the bottom of the bag.
    Since I'm not ready to drop an extra $K (new exhaust) into adding bags; can someone post up some pics of your moded brackets (preferably without the bags on) so I can look at how you went about mounting?
    I've got a feeling I just need to bend and tweak some more (and since they're only $30 on Amazon, it doesn't matter if I screw them up) to get them to fit; but would like to compare notes with others that have already traveled this path.
    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Need to drill an extra hole in each saddlebag bracket to get them to sit level.

    Shoot me an message at my email... I'll get you some lics

    [email protected]
    LET'S RIDE

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    • Ahodge75
      Ahodge75 commented
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      Lics Lug? You might not be his type.....

    • SouthernLineman
      SouthernLineman commented
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      Although I appreciate the offer of lics, I'd rather pics.

  • #3
    Couldn't you use the same type of brackets that we all use to lower our bag mounts to raise yours?

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    • SouthernLineman
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      Yeah. Cheap Softail bag mounts. That's what I've got. Trying to see if anyone had re-welded the tab facing down, or if drilling a new hole lower and bending to is the way to go.

  • #4
    Bottom rail is dead-nuts level, but the tab is 1 inch too high, but from underneath they're about ½ inch too low.

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    • #5
      something different:

      https://www.flippingonzo.com/2020/05...g-install.html

      He eventually went to duals, but in the build, he has long shots on it

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      • #6
        i have a set of hard bags plus brackets OEM yamaha RS black, plug and play. 650 plus ride if interested, ive been hanging on to them like old HD knucklehead parts. rare these days

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