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Seemed kinda expensive, especially with the shipping, but then I know what real leather cost and the manufacturing of the powder coated brackets ain't cheap either.

Does it bolt to the frame or the swingarm. I had one on my HD Softail. Worked fine but being bolted to the Softail; everything in it was shaken up constantly while riding. I really should start making these for people. They take a lot of leather. This one was lined with the same material and pattern bandanas are.

 

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Yeah, the price seemed a bit high for me too.. but the youtube vid shows it to be pretty rock solid and I like the option it came with for hard mounting it. I believe, although not exactly sure and do need to contact Al at Dead Creek today to find out, but believe the mounting kit connects to the passenger foot peg location.. which would mean it's hanging over the swing arm but actually connected to the main frame which would likely be less constant shuk and jive.

I'll post a pic when I get it and have it installed.

Thanks for the comments and sharing a pic of your ride; nice looking bike.
 

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Thanks. I made the mistake of having the leather craftsman put my nickname on it so now I can't sell it. I liked that bike but it was starting to have transmission problems. Harley builds such nice looking bikes but they just don't hold up in my experience without a significant amount of time to maintain and fix them. If they ever get them to be as reliable as a Victory or a car; they'll really have something.
 

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Here it is - all good to go.
 

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To the frame; there's a thick gauge steel mounting bracket that screws into the same location as the rear foot peg, that protrudes out and hangs down, then the mounting kit has a second mirror image steel screw plate that goes on the inside of the bag once the holes are lined up and drilled.. (literally a 10 to 15 min job.. no biggie)... to the bag and it's back hard internal panel is sandwiched between two steel plates.. needless to say it aint going no where..... it comes with easy to follow instructions/directions.. but also pretty quickly figured out without them... so they're a good backup. I'll take a snapshot of the mounting kit from behind when I get a chance. It's a really nice setup. I haven't looked at it close enough to determine if there may be a way to get both Bag mount and Passenger Foot Rest connected at the same time... but for now I hardly ever ride with a passenger so I don't have a huge drive to figure that out.. It would be really awesome to fine another mounting kit that is designed for the other side, that clears the belt.. it would then give a perspective of albeit smaller but lower profile and inline saddle bags. I know they're expensive but now that I paid for them, attached them to the bike, and am psyched on how they look... I'd recommend it.. and would pay for it again.

Just so we clear it does come with leather mounting straps if you don't get the mounting kit... but I have no idea how well those work; do have to be honest and say I doubt very much anyone would dig the straps over the hard mounting kit.. but that's just my opinion.

Thanks for checking it out.
 

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Here are three updated pics to help show how the bag is mounted to the passenger foot peg location using it's mounting kit.

1st Pic - Shows where it screws into the passenger foot peg location, then bends 90 degrees to the left looking from the rear of the bike to clear the swing arm, then another 90 degrees to downwards which has the outside mounting bracket shown in......

2nd Pic - Shows the lower portion of the outside mounting bracket.. with the 4 supplied 13mm bolts/washers/lock washers being used on the 4 outer most pre-drilled holes.

3rd Pic - Shows the inner mounting bracket which is obvious identical to the outside bracket, that way once you determine where you want to mount the bag.. there's a variance of choice here based on where you choose to mark and screw the holes in the bag. Then marry them and screw em in tight.. comes out really slick.

Hope this helps.
 

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Here it is - all good to go.

This really looks great in appearance and design. Congratulations to you and the designer/manufacturer. It would be interesting to see what they could do with the other side as well.
 

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This really looks great in appearance and design. Congratulations to you and the designer/manufacturer. It would be interesting to see what they could do with the other side as well.
The exhaust pipe is on the other side so that's a no go unless you wanted to do something up high.

The best time to take a picture was just before the leather bag was bolted on so we could clearly see how the bracket bolted to the frame.

Hindsight is always 20/20 though.
 

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Very true on the exhaust for 95% of them.. but I'd forgotten I have the Conquest Customs Ground Pounders which places the exhaust for enough forward for another bad to clear... of course if the belt could be safely cleared.. doubt they'd make another bag mount for the other side considering there are only a select few exhausts that would work with it...
 

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