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Those are the same brackets I purchased and will be starting my install this winter. I can tell you that the mount holes, upper mounts to the bike, line up as I have pre-fit them to the bike but I am going to have to cut them loose and move them to allow the bracket to move back. My wife's legs hit the new bags so I need to move them back some. Still fabricating and measuring. Hopefully I will have some pics in a few months. The lower mount sits away from the bike and will need modifying.
 

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Started the install yesterday and had to modify the brackets as expected. I cut the upper mounts loose and moved them forward on the bracket which will move the entire bracket back. This will allow my wife to place her feet on the floor boards and the back of her legs will not touch the lids. I then cut out 1.5 inches from the bracket, lower tube on the back side, to move the lower support bar of the bracket in towards the bike. The left bracket needed to be bent slightly, where it mounts to the front, and a piece added to the froward mounting point to allow me to drill a hole in it and mount it behind the passenger floor board upper bolt, note that spacer will need the thickness of metal added to mount removed from the spacer . The right side required a piece of metal added to forward mount as well but I also had to add a one inch piece of tubing, I used one of the pieces that I had already removed for the rear, to the lower arm to reach the passenger floor board mount. Reason being if you look at the VN2000 floor mounts you will notice longer mounts on the right side as the frame sits to the left. I assume it is to clear the belt drive but that is the reason I had to add tubing to the right. I also had to remove the bag mounting tabs and use the bag mounts, modified of course, and weld them in. I know, I know I should have been taking pics the entire time but I forgot. I was in the zone. LOL. I will try and post picks of the brackets mounted but before paint to give an idea of the fabricated areas. I am still working on a way to tie the left and right brackets together at the rear to prevent vibrations and movement but still allow me to remove each bag separately if desired.
 

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I had to drop the passenger boards and move them ahead to accomodate both the bags and my wife's unique riding requirements so I had a local machinist fabricate an angled bar that bolted to the original floorboard mount on each side. Fairly simple, just hardened flat bar 3" long with the appropriate holes and nuts on about a 25 deg angle.... There is a slight issue of clearance when I am pushing the bike back into a parking spot as it sometimes contacts my calf, but it does address the space issue for the bags and it gives the wife a different angle of attachment for her boots..:nerd:
 

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Hello to everybody in the forum, been away for a while, riding, just not enough time to visit the forum that often.
Got in for a quick check of news, hope you northern guys are keeping busy wrenching while you wait for the weather to open up the roads 4 ya.
Now, I am sure I learned in this same forum that "if there a re no pics, it never happened", both approches to the same mod sound interesting and even I already have hardbags on, but it all provides learning opportunities for the rest of us.
I have been thinking of adjusting the passenger floorboard mounts to give my wife more leg positio options during longer trips, pics and tips from Danad's mod would be great toward that.
 

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I had to drop the passenger boards and move them ahead to accomodate both the bags and my wife's unique riding requirements so I had a local machinist fabricate an angled bar that bolted to the original floorboard mount on each side. Fairly simple, just hardened flat bar 3" long with the appropriate holes and nuts on about a 25 deg angle.... There is a slight issue of clearance when I am pushing the bike back into a parking spot as it sometimes contacts my calf, but it does address the space issue for the bags and it gives the wife a different angle of attachment for her boots..:nerd:
I thought about doing that but was worried about hitting my legs on the floor boards is why I went to the lengths I did. I agree it would have been a lot simpler. Same here I would like to see pics.
 

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Bracket pics.
Nice job on the brackets, I just started doing some basic welding and hoping to put it to use eventually on the bike mods. For now I just pull the trigger on a used trailer for my Beast, need to get working on the hitch (a buy and adjust route 'cus of the cost involved) and got to get the handlebar ready in the next 3 weeks for a couple of rides that are on the planning stages (Death Valley with Poncharello end of March and anniversary trip in April with my wife to Big Sur/Yosemite, hence the trailer).
Got a few mods on the list I have't gotten to and now the trailer thing is in the mix. It's just hard to get grounded while I work on any mods, rather be ridding.
 

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Nice job on the brackets, I just started doing some basic welding and hoping to put it to use eventually on the bike mods. For now I just pull the trigger on a used trailer for my Beast, need to get working on the hitch (a buy and adjust route 'cus of the cost involved) and got to get the handlebar ready in the next 3 weeks for a couple of rides that are on the planning stages (Death Valley with Poncharello end of March and anniversary trip in April with my wife to Big Sur/Yosemite, hence the trailer).
Got a few mods on the list I have't gotten to and now the trailer thing is in the mix. It's just hard to get grounded while I work on any mods, rather be ridding.
Thank you and I completely understand on the time thing. Keep me up to date and hope you and Ponch have a great ride. Pics on the progress as you get to them.
 

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Hey Preacher824. Thought I kept a couple of pics of the passenger floorboard extensions, but nope... I will probably have to do some shoveling to get into my storage unit but it has warmed up all the way to 0 deg F today!!!!! so I think I will venture out there.
 

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No problem. Wow, 0 degrees. I feel bad telling you that it is 75 here in Alabama. Just rolled the bike out of the garage after finishing the turn/tail lights.
 

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Never been to Alabama, Georgia or either of the Carolinas..... All of the other States though, maybe a plan for the future lol! Here are a couple of photos of the passenger floorboard mounts. It drops the board about 1.5" and pushes it ahead about the same. I did not leave any means of adjustment for cant because I like the flat, or level look. Also, you cannot go lower on the right side without contacting the exhaust if you don't have true duals. I have V&H on mine and I am virtually right on top of the shield. However, it did alleviate the stress on the wife's back by allowing her to move her heels forward and drop her knee angle significantly. Also got her legs away from the bags. I had moved the trunk back about 3" to give her some much needed chest room between the backrest and my back (not that I didn't enjoy the closeness:devil2:) . She's quite comfy back there now, often clunking me in the back of my neck with her helmet while she snoozes.....:wink2:
 

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I had to do some photoshop stuff on this one to brighten it up, and when I did I noticed that one of the welds has cracked and the unit is rusting lol.... Will have to remove and repair as soon as the ice is gone. Also, I looked back at my original post and I have the angle as 25 deg. It is 45 deg..
 

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Looks good. Glad you noticed the crack. If you do ever venture this way give us a shout. I might look at moving hers a little bit at an angle. Thanks for the pics and ideas.
 

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We were hoping to do an eastern US trip sometime with my little brother and his wife but haven't made it that far yet. Several obligatory trips to Sturgis and a few west central rides, but the southeast is a fair jaunt for old fellas lol. Moving the floorboard made a big difference for my wife. Took a bunch of pressure off her lumbar region. I put that Mustang "Road Sofa" two-up seat on for her but she still needs to distribute some weight to the floorboards. Sad to say, not a cheerleader any more:devil2:. Moving the trunk back and up gave her lots of room to roam back there now, not trapped in one spot with one foot position any longer because she is married to a "chunk".(see attached photo and guess which couple needed the payload capacity of the V2K) I am looking at a set of Nomad bags, side opening now instead of the leather ones I have that open upwards. Easier access but maybe less room. I didn't buy the Bugg bags when I got the bike because there wouldn't have been enough clearance over the pipes with the factory mounts, BUT now I am a bit more confident that I can modify instead of settling....
 

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I totally understand. My wife and I only travel locally as we have not worked up to it. She is a little shy of the bikes. I have been riding since I was young and have owned several off road as well as on road. I spooked my wife a several years ago on a sport bike I had and she gets a little nervous from time to time so I have to remember to take it easy. Lol. We ride with friends on short trips. Lol. You guys be safe and Good luck on the bags and brackets.
 

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It sounds like we have more in common than the big bike we ride, both of you guys.
I have been working on making room for her but more on the side of providing more leg comfort / several positions (of her legs)... while ridding.
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On that front the last mod I did is the sissy bar supports, I've always loved the way the nomad rear back rest supports look so I bought a pair online thinking I would adapt then to my bike and I was very pleasantly surprised to find out they bolted right in, I would have never tought the distance of the support screws would be the same b'tween the 2 bikes, I was hopping but did not think they would line up.

I did have to re-work the width of the backrest taking it apart and cutting 3/4 of the diameter of the pipe on 2 spots and then re-welding tha more narrow set up and rewelding the back plate so it would hold the new shape.

Then I just got a little creative with the black matte pait to integrate to my black-out look I'm going for (slowly but shurely).

Here are some pix. Because my bike no longer has the logos on the side of the thank, I was very happy to be able to include the rear logo as many peeps kept asking if it was a hardley. :surprise::surprise:
 

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Nice job on the backrest, expecially the logo..! I find that I have to do lots of "adapting" if I want to find something that everyone else has and put it on my bike lol. Mostly Harley stuff, like the heavy chrome lowers from a Heritage (new holes and turned around backwards....) to the window bags, trunk, freeway pegs etc. BUT, it is all good fun if you are bent that way... I have made some discoveries about Kawi too, like the bag mounts, backrest and luggage rack for a VN2000 will also fit the 900 Custom. Puts the backrest back a little farther, but as most of us have discovered we all need a little more room after we arrive at an "age".:devil2:
As a side note, my wife will NOT ride on the 900 2 up, even though I originally purchased it for her. She says that everytime it bottomed out on a pothole when we rode together I subconciously glanced back at her..... wha? Two up riding is now only on the V2K, as it should be!
 
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