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86 vt700, saddle bag mounting.
Old 02-27-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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86 vt700, saddle bag mounting.

I bought a shadow the other day for $500. Decided it looked to old-manish (plus the seats were ripped, etc) So i started cutting stuff.. Here is where i'm at now.
Fender isn't mounted on the back yet, but i like how it's positioned. I have to re wire some of the bike, mount headlamp, and make a seat for it. Then tidy up the part of the frame where i cut the rails off and remove some not used brackets. The shocks are off of a sportster (shorter) and I have different bars for it on order. Question is, saddle bags. I'm taking a 5 day trip down south somewhere in april. I'm cheap and handy, so i'd like to use the military medic canvass bags, they are 12.5"x11"x3" and are about $16 each on ebay. I'd like to be able to remove them with little to no tools in a minute or two. (seat will also be able to be removed with no tools) I've never had a bike with saddle bags, or have I even looked at a bike with bags. I'll have a strap that goes under the seat, but how would i mount the bottoms of the bags? Is it as simple as some velcro loops to the frame/shock? Can I mount to the shock? I need some help. I can build bikes (even thought this is a cheap fast and easy build) but not sure how to safely mount soft bags... Any help appreciated! It's -13* here today, so i have some time to get this fingered out haha Thanks for the help!

here is a link to the bags
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Medi...item1e76699602
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:07 PM   #2
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usually the bags hang over the back wheel on a hoop frame that bolts to your fender support.... that is all gone from yours though. I did see a guy who basically replace his side covers with bags that hung under the seat and that looked cool. He used a couple of leather withers or saddle horn bags used for equestrian saddles.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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There should be no problem with mounting them under or slightly behind the seat right? could i add a velcro strap to the bottom of the shock or is that a no no since it can move? I'm thinking, loop hooked to both bags that goes under the seat, possibly something on the top rear of the bags to the rear of the frame somehow, then velcro loops on the bottoms of the bags one on the shock on the rear of the bag, one on the frame on the front of the bag. Sound like a plan?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:12 PM   #4
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sure why not! I was just offering up what I had seen. The only thing to watch out for is clearance for your legs/ass and keeping them clear of the shocks and other moving parts
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