You get them mounted yet? I would say, unless the bag is in danger of contacting some moving part or the exhaust, forgo the spacers and keep it tight.ok. I got everythijng mounted up but I have a question....where the mounts connect to the stays there is a 1/2 spacer. Does that go between the mount and the stay, or can I put the stay right against the mount and put the spacer on the outside to take up some of the bolt length? The second way looks like it holds everything tighter to the bike, but if that is the way it was supposed to be, why not just eliminate the spacer and use shorter bolts?
Does that make sense? Is there a reason for the spacer? Does it need to set the stay away from the mount for some reason?
Almost there. Next step after I figure this out is to drill the new bags and mount them!
Yeah I should have got those instead. They even open away from the bike instead of towards the bike like mine, which would make getting things in and out SO much easier. I can't even open my bags all the way because the top of them is lower than the grab rails so they just open till a bit less than vertical, with a huge flap jutting out over the bag so I have to bend down to see what's inside, and snake my arm in at weird angles to fish out my stuff.Yes, they are the Viking hard bags. Size Large.
I also didn't use any of the Viking mounting hardware, except for some large washers. I used the Honda mounting brackets and stays. The stays would only work in a specific spot on the bags I got since positioning them anywhere else would make the holes interfere with various parts of the bag.Hello,
I have one more question well maybe two. Did you use the brackets from Viking and did you buy the factory stay? Did you drill to the top or middle of the bag?