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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Another saddle bag issue

Hello everyone, did an intro and now time for some questioning. I am trying to attach saddlebags with a sissy bar.. I have seen some of you that still have the shrouds on, how is that possible? Also I can’t attaché the bags with my sissy bar. Any help?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Had a sheared bolt on left side strut.. had to tap out a new hole, not completely straight but will work
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-17-2019, 03:04 PM
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that's how the bike shop mechanics do it, drill a small pilot hole in the center of the bolt stud then use a reverse thread bit that grabs that bolt back out with a special bit

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Anyone know about the saddle bag question? Looking for some help on this
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So I see pics of others mounting the brackets on the outside of the covers, how well does that work with the weight?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 04:29 PM
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Not being a 650 S owner, I fail to see the problem. It looks fairly straight forward as there are two bolts placed in a great position to mount bags from. There are several folks in here that have mounted some really nice bags to theirs so it can be done.

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Oh, I see in your other post that its a Mean Streak. Sorry.

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It’s all good, I’m just glad I finally got a reply lol. See your in fredricson, WA. I have been through there a few times. Wish I had known someone up there had a 750 because I was looking to start a VN club in that area. I’ve moved now sadly.
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Well I have saddlebags and the KQR brackets installed, but I don't own the sissy bar, the brackets for the bags come with these little rollers if you want to add the sissy bar later. It's important to note that there are two bracket options, the fixed bag brackets, or the KQR ones, and the fixed don't come with a spot for the sissy bar that I'm aware of

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Thanks proxy I’ll look into those, haven’t head of that before.
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