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post #1 of 10 Old 07-14-2019, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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threw a back rest together this morning

i had everything except the flat bar.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-14-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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Nice work! Id be curious to see details of how it attaches.

But Im even more curious about your saddlebags and the wrap-around brackets. Do you have any details about them (brand, etc)?

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the bags are cheap ones off ebay. comie is the brand. they come black.
i changed the light sockets to a 1157 size and use em for turn signals.

the supports for the backrest is 1/8" steel flat bar.
bent it to use the driver seat mount location.

i leaned back on it for about 10 miles today,so far no signs of the 1/8" stock bending.
the back is just plywood with a couple drive in nut inserts,some foam i cut out of a old car seat and vynal left over from covering my seat.
its not perfect, but iv never built anything like it before.
works pretty good and only got about 9 bucks in it
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these are the bags
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I got a set of those bags and wound up giving them away. Cheap plastic hinges, and they don't hold much. The tiny bulbs that come in them aren't very bright, so you should plan on replacing them if you get them.

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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i changed the sockets in mine to run a 1157 bulb.
they are flimsy though
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i changed the sockets in mine to run a 1157 bulb.
they are flimsy though
how did u do that? I want a more common bulb
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Nice work on the mounting bracket for the backrest. Bonus points for doing the whole project on the cheap.

So the saddlebags get luke-warm reviews. Anyone know of a similar design (hard cases, with wrap-around bracket) that is designed and built to a higher standard?

I saw these on a Rebel 450 that was advertised for sale. I thought they looked pretty nice. Now I am wondering if they are the same bags as stanmondz'? They seem to be different and a bit more rugged looking.
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Nice work on the mounting bracket for the backrest. Bonus points for doing the whole project on the cheap.

So the saddlebags get luke-warm reviews. Anyone know of a similar design (hard cases, with wrap-around bracket) that is designed and built to a higher standard?

I saw these on a Rebel 450 that was advertised for sale. I thought they looked pretty nice. Now I am wondering if they are the same bags as stanmondz'? They seem to be different and a bit more rugged looking.
no those are way different. I have the cheap hard bags. The brackets suck so I made my own. They are kind of flimsy hinge wise but for under 50 bucks I like em
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how did u do that? I want a more common bulb
I used something similar to these to replace the stock bulbs. Inexpensive, lots of light, and last a long time. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-X-12V-Xen...90ebd5de2c87d3

IIRC, I glued them into place with Shoe Goo.

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