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    Right after I purchased the Ryker in July, I fabbed up a bracket and I added some throw over saddlebags. Even though they were a little on the smallish side, and I couldn't lock them, they really worked well and served their purpose. Earlier this month, I ran across a nice deal on this set of lockable hard side luggage on sale for $169 on Amazon, and they came with a bunch of different mounting brackets, some of which I was able to use. They also come with rear lighting that I still have to hook up.

    These side cases were larger and heavier, so needles to say, a new bracket was needed to mount them. After the bracket was grinded down and sanded, I painted it black, along with all the other hardware, nuts & bolts. I also removed the inserts on the outside of each case and painted them to match the liquid steel trim on the Rally. I managed to get them mounted high enough as to not cover up the rear wheel, and I dont have to bend over to access them. Here's a few pics.






    My homemade bracket which I painted black.


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    Still have the link? Looking to add something to my two wheeler

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfromla View Post
    Still have the link? Looking to add something to my two wheeler
    Link: https://www.amazon.com/Saddle-Lights...omotive&sr=1-1

    Looks great!
    Thanks,

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    Are those " Mutaza " brand ..... if so there were problems reported about the locking mechanism Failing ...... I drilled a hole on the inside of both bags, thru the mounting bracket. Then welded a nut to the bracket, so I can put a bolt to keep the bag from coming off..... A bit more of a Hassel to remove the bags .... but I won't EVER lose them ..... good luck .... Mike

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    WOW, that looks absolutely great, especially with those wheels of yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    Are those " Mutaza " brand ..... if so there were problems reported about the locking mechanism Failing ...... I drilled a hole on the inside of both bags, thru the mounting bracket. Then welded a nut to the bracket, so I can put a bolt to keep the bag from coming off..... A bit more of a Hassel to remove the bags .... but I won't EVER lose them ..... good luck .... Mike
    They're not Mutaza brand. But for that price, I'm sure they are some other Chinese brand. I posted a link above. The locks are working fine, but if they go bad its not much to replace them. I have a set of Shad side cases on my Kawasaki that cost more than triple the price of these. Honestly, they're not triple the quality.

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    Very nice job on building the mounting frame.
    Thanks for the pictures and Amazon link.
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    RykerRick ... great Job
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    Great job Rick, looks really good!

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    Rick, Your New Luggage is looking Awesome. Its lockable design is looking good.

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    Very nice and clean looking, have fun with them!!
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    Look great!

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    Thanks all. The biggest problem was trying to figure out a way to mount them, while still allowing me to use the Linq accessory plate. Before I had decided to do saddlebags, I had invested in the Linq plate and two different Linq top cases which wasnt cheap. That bracket was the key.

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    Thanks for the info. Purchased bags now I need to make a bracket.

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    you went from one great set up, to another great set up. Looks awesome! The new bracket also looks a lot more heavy duty than the previous version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greven View Post
    you went from one great set up, to another great set up. Looks awesome! The new bracket also looks a lot more heavy duty than the previous version.
    Thanks. I ended up adding additional support brackets on the previous version because when the bags were loaded up, whenever I was riding on rough surfaces I experienced some flexing with that bag support. Adding two horizontal brackets underneath helped to stiff it up a bit and then it was fine. But then I saw these larger side cases on Amazon at a great price, thought about it for a little bit and I decided to go for it. I first tried to mount the new side cases on the original saddlebag bracket, but once I had the heavy mounting brackets installed on the back side of each case, they were too heavy for that original saddlebag bracket, even with the additional supports added. A more heavier duty main bracket was needed. Here's a pic of those brackets on the backside of each case.

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