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Great write up!!!!! I did something similar several weekends back after seeing a similar post here. I used 1/8th inch aluminum diamond plate I bought on clearance at a metal wholesaler and cut it to fit the back (outside) of the bags with the pattern facing the leather. Then I drilled holes and permanently attached the formed plates to the backs of the bags by using 25 ish 1/4 inch pop rivets per bag. I riveted from the inside so all is flush inside the bag. I then drilled holes in the plate/bag combo and hard mounted them to the bike. By doing it this way I was able to avoid buying brackets and it places the bags closer to the bike which I wanted personally. As for strength your setup is likely stronger however I travel 40 ish miles each way to school at least 3 days a week with prolly 30 lbs of books in a bag no wobble no sag. I also put a 20 pack of coke in one bag and 2 gallons of water in the other yesterday and rode about 20 miles without any issues at all and when I looked at the bags on the highway and when I got home they showed no sag or signs of stress at the rivets.I do have to say all those rivets inside the bag with a manual rivet gun gets hard on the hand and took about 2 hours to complete. Not as pretty as your setup but it is functional which is what I was going for and you cant tell it isnt pretty unless you stand or squat and peer at the backside of my bags.
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This should be included in on the "common mods" thread. Or somewhere it doesn't get lost!
i tried to add it, but im unable to edit my post to do so

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i tried to add it, but im unable to edit my post to do so
You can't cut the url and paste it into your thread?

That may be a thing where you can't edit after a certain amount of time. If you can't I probably can.




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You can't cut the url and paste it into your thread?

That may be a thing where you can't edit after a certain amount of time. If you can't I probably can.
nope... got no edit button, period... and if it requires me asking a mod to do it each time, it will most likely die.... lol

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I put it in the "Post Your Home Made Mods" thread.



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I put it in Phloater's thread, under General, right below Rigid Bag Mount.

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I've been asking permission to copy and paste into the "Post Your Home Made Mods" thread so that the ideas don't vanish.
"imagineer" has done a really good job on a couple things that should stay where easily accessed.



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I've been asking permission to copy and paste into the "Post Your Home Made Mods" thread so that the ideas don't vanish.
"imagineer" has done a really good job on a couple things that should stay where easily accessed.
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Would you mind if I copied and pasted to the "home made mods" thread. Even your hard mounting soft bags is awesome as well. Would like to put that in there as well. This stuff is to good to lose.

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