After work today I went for about a 100 mile ride in the rain and 50 degree weather, and loved every min of it.lol I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to mount some side cans for some storage. I'm so sick of wearing a backpack. Any suggestions on the mounting of ammo cans or some other type of cheap cans. Thanks
I've never done it, but I've never seen anybody mount cans without either fabricating brackets/racks or buying a rack system, which pretty much defeats the concept of "cheap."
If you're tired of wearing the backpack and want a cheap but workable interim solution while you work on addiing some type of pannier cans, you can go buy one of these and mount it on your luggage rack.
You just have to drill 4 holes in the bottom of it and get some longer bolts to replace the 4 large ones recessed into the top of the luggage rack. Add some large fender washers under the bolt heads on the inside of the tote to add some reinforcement. If you save your old luggage rack bolts, you can always remove the tote later and use it for something else.
I've had mine mounted back there for 4 years and use it all the time. If you don't mind the looks, it's better than wearing a backpack.