Attaching rear bags - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Bike and Rider Gear For discussions on different gear for the ride & rider.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 02-14-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 257
Attaching rear bags

Picked up a set of Field Sheer rear bags and wondering what to do with the straps? I'm talking about the 1" wide ones that are on the front and rear of the bags and have those plastic quick connect/disconnect clips you squeeze to release.

I know they must attach to the bike somehow to keep the bag from bouncing around but was wondering what you guys have done, pics would be nice. And don't tell me to attach them to the spokes
basement is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 02-14-2010, 05:24 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
Well, I don't use regular soft saddlebags, but my Wolfman attaches to the loops just above the passenger footpegs.

I don't really have a good photo of the attachment, but this sorta shows it..



That loop's strong and keeps everything off the rear wheel, and directly over the rear seat.
Paper is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-14-2010, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 257
Thanks Paper
basement is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 02-14-2010, 06:53 PM
5th Gear
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,700
No problem, and let me know if it works for you as needed!! I think a lot of guys that run the rear bags tend to have the rear rack that guards the rear wheel..

Like I said, I haven't run soft bags.. The Wolfman Alpha bag was designed for the KLR and it mounts in less than a minute, and doesn't move.. Problem is, you can't carry a passenger with it.

I'm in process of mounting a set of Afrika Single bags and mounts I bought used from guy here. Good luck!!!
Paper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attaching the windscreen and a cotter pin alternative Tom Schmitz 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 11 09-10-2009 02:37 PM
Making Nerf Bar Bags From ATV Tank bags Tom Schmitz Bike and Rider Gear 4 07-08-2009 07:37 PM
hard bags vs. soft bags Irish07 Gadgets & Gizmos 10 08-17-2008 08:13 PM
Fender bags StroupDog 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 8 06-06-2008 03:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome