As I scratched my head trying to figure out how to load up the Judge for the Digby Wharf Rat rally at the end of the month one thing became clear, I need a luggage solution.
I'm not sure what way I want to go. I like the look on no bags...or i would have bought a bagger. Everything from ma Vic is so dammned expensive. No way am i paying $800 for Vic quick release bags. Sissy bar bag is all I reeeeeeeally need, and the missus would appreciate the back rest....but again i don't like the look of a permanent seat...quick release seat is like $400 and is kind of ugly.
Basically all i want are some universal throw over bags...or a sissy bar/back rest rig of some sort. Problem is I'm not sure how to keep the bags in place. Is there a bracket i can get cheap that will keep my bags out of the tire/belt danger zone? I haven't been able to find an aftermarket source...and i get kind of confused on theVic website looking for Judge appropriate stuff...not sure what works with what. Then I get frustrated with the price and am back to square one.
So if i go the sissy bar route how hard and what would the approx cost be of fabbing a bracket for the one I want? (I obviously dont have metal working skills so I would have to find a third party to do it). I have seen a Vic (Judge even) on the "other forum" that had this one modded to fit;
Its the Kuryakyn Transformer and seems to fit my needs (except for needing a powder coating)...Or should I go with a straight up sissy bar looking thing like this (kind of like the simple look best);
So basically I just need to know how difficult it's gonna be to fit a non-oem backrest...oooooor fitment for "universal" bags. I think (as much as the missus would like it) if it wasn't a quick release backrest I would lean more towards universal throw over bags.
What would you guys do in my shoes...bags or sissy bar? Any advice would be appreciated.