Any Tips for installing Mutazu Trunk and Hardbags - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
VR Member
 
CliffRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Inwood, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 285
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
Any Tips for installing Mutazu Trunk and Hardbags

I ordered both a Mutazu DB Trunk and MU Hardbags for my 2009 C50T. The first pkg, the Trunk arrived today. Only one and a half weeks from California to Manitoba Canada

I was hoping to see some installation instructions in the box, but they just left a Good Luck To Ya note.

So hoping to avoid any pitfalls I am turning to VR members for any suggestions or examples if they added these to their ride. Thanks

I'll add pics from my install when finished if nothing here already.

09 Blue/White C50T, OEM Lightbar & Engine Guards, Baron Risers, Vista Cruise, LED Lights & Passenger Floorboards

Ride To Stay Young
CliffRider is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 03:29 PM
Senior VR Member
 
cactusjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: AZ, Chandler
Posts: 4,099
Thanks: 3
Thanked 76 Times in 62 Posts
The trunk is a plastic box. You drill holes and mount it on some flat surface. What are you mounting on? A Wompus rack, or something else?

-"CJ"
'05 C50T (03/07-09/07)
'07 1600 UltraNomad (09/07-03/11)
'11 HD Electra Glide Ultra Limited (04/11-?) 103"/ABS
If you ain't gliding, you ain't riding!
cactusjack is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
VR Member
 
CliffRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Inwood, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 285
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
Hi CactusJack

Not sure what I am doing yet. Have not started(putting siding on house), although I ordered the base plate too. Looks like it needs to go on a rack or something. Like I said have not started yet and hope bags arrive this week too. Thought I'd throw it out early and maybe run across someone who added them already. Too lazy to think today LOL.

Will probably start installing in a few days though if I have all I need. Gotta check out wiring also. More lights is good!!!

09 Blue/White C50T, OEM Lightbar & Engine Guards, Baron Risers, Vista Cruise, LED Lights & Passenger Floorboards

Ride To Stay Young
CliffRider is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
VR Member
 
CliffRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Inwood, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 285
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Garage
A quick update.

As always before installing I test things if possible. In this case the lights. I found that although the lights on the DB Trunk worked the wiring info page was wrong, so don't trust it. The lights on the MU Bags are not working at all no matter how I connect the power.

By the way I am not using the bike for power supply just a simple 12V battery about half the size of a AA, works great for this stuff.

Gotta contact Mutazu about lights issue, I'll let you all know what happens there.

Still hunting for a cheap rack to support the trunk. Why use a nice piece of chrome if your going to cover it up.

09 Blue/White C50T, OEM Lightbar & Engine Guards, Baron Risers, Vista Cruise, LED Lights & Passenger Floorboards

Ride To Stay Young
CliffRider is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 01:28 AM
Senior VR Member
 
Windburn Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: way out there in the Arizona desert
Posts: 7,111
Thanks: 15
Thanked 109 Times in 67 Posts
Buy the Mutazu hardbag mounting bracket kit, $40. Comes with everything you need and will save you a lot of headaches fabbing your own.

'05 Vulcan 1600 Classic
'03 Volusia ( '07 to '10)
Windburn Bill is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 08:17 AM
Senior VR Member

 
Special Ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CA, Orland
Posts: 28,195
Thanks: 33
Thanked 212 Times in 103 Posts
I used Easy Brackets to install my Mutazu MU bags.

Some don't like how wide they hold the bags, but I like the wide, beefy look. Plus, you just cannot beat how quick you can remove the bags with a twist of the key.

A clean GS is a dirty shame!



my blog: www.ednelson.us/blog
Special Ed is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



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

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









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



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