Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Northern Virginia
1) Get some saddlebag supports, they bolt on quickly and easily replacing the 2 bolts you can see in the rear fender that appear to hold that chrome strip to the fender. It makes a big difference to keep the bags off the frame/chain/wheelspokes, etc.
2) You don't have relocate the rear turn signals for really large bags if you just throw them over the passenger pillion and use a couple of bungee cords to keep them from sliding around. Pick some bags that have some adjustment to the yoke and you can likely tuck the top edge below the rear turn signal, or shift them forward a bit without interfering with being able to put your feet down at a stoplight.
browse my garage photos on the micro-bagger I turned my 250 into...
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit
"The bravest thing for me to do is admit when I am wrong" - unknown
HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course
HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor
HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise