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Added a set of Tsukayu SHORT STRONG bags utilizing the OEM Grab bar mount and a custom fabricated lower system to fit the offset in the bag. I'm going to run a few miles before powder coating the bracket and painting the boxes to match the bike.
 

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I ordered a Tsukayu batwing and bags for my V-star about a month before it developed some mysterious illness which nobody seems able to diagnose. When I e-mailed them and explained what happened, they gave me an immediate refund.

I was wondering about mounting Tsukayu bags on the oem mounts, Tsukayu said it's not really doable. However, I still want their bags for my Valkyrie.
 

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I ordered a Tsukayu batwing and bags for my V-star about a month before it developed some mysterious illness which nobody seems able to diagnose. When I e-mailed them and explained what happened, they gave me an immediate refund.

I was wondering about mounting Tsukayu bags on the oem mounts, Tsukayu said it's not really doable. However, I still want their bags for my Valkyrie.
I've been slowly sorting thing out since I got my bike three months ago .Windshield ,running lights,seat. I have ordered the oem mounts which from all I can gather from pictures should work very well on anything with a flat back.I am going to order these : https://www.tsukayu.com/QuickDetachableStrong.html I may have to make a small bracket like many here have done to relocate the rear turn signals.Needless to say I'll NOT be using any type of "easy bracket",but will mount directly to oem stays which are three point mounts. Should be pretty simple .... Rod
 

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I used the Tsukayu mounts but they had to be modified to fit like the OEM mount because the back of the bag is not flat. The Honda mount won't fit the bag without modification either. I set them low and a bit forward (because my wife won't ride) so I didn't have to reset the turn signals.


I will get pictures of the mounts when I pull the bags for paint and the bracket for powder coating.


www.tsukayu.com click on the Short Strong link. The bags are only slightly larger than the Honda option.
 

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Does your wife ride on any bikes? The Valk is the only bike my wife will ride on, even though I have the full dress GL1500, which is much more comfortable.

I'm thinking of just mounting Pelican cases instead of bags since they are weatherproof, flat, and should be easy to mount.
 

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Does your wife ride on any bikes? The Valk is the only bike my wife will ride on, even though I have the full dress GL1500, which is much more comfortable.

I'm thinking of just mounting Pelican cases instead of bags since they are weatherproof, flat, and should be easy to mount.

No she won't ride anything. She works in a hospital and has too many horror stories.


I would like the flatness but thought these bags followed the curves of the bike.
 

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A lot of the guys in my chapter work in the medical field and have seen it all. Most guys in our chapter wear at least a half helmet.

My wife had to ID the body of a relative who wasn't wearing a helmet and was hit by a car going down the wrong side of the street. It took her a long time to get on a bike, but the Valk is the only one she'll just get on, so far she's gone 85, but not willing to try the triple digits.
 

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Now had my 2014 Valk for three years and have just notched up 40000 k's. With the wife on her own bike now (2015 VFR 800X), finally got to do a good road trip and sort out luggage/storage etc. Already had the top box mount made, now fitted with a 47 ltr Givi Monokey case, nice and strong with plenty of storage.
Had a local guy fabricate a 9mm stainless rack to fit a 70 ltr SW-Motech waterproof bag (https://sw-motech.com/en/products/luggage/tail+bags/4052572041178.htm).

Rack fits to mounting points internally on grab rail and slots straight onto bolts for easy fitting and removal as I only want it on when travelling. Sits a touch high but this is to enable the Corbin seat to be removed with the rack in place if required. Take less than 5 mins to remove, so looks not an issue as it doesn't stay on.

Set up worked an absolute treat, did 2000 kms through the great southern of Western Australia over 8 days. No need for any mods so off to get painted now. Seat was incredibly comfortable, no sore arse at all. Spring down here so bugs in full flight, needed to stop every 100 or so k's to clean the visor. can't imagine myself on any other bike these days, can only hope the rumour of a new Valk comes true late next year. Photo's taken at Hamelin Bay down south, beautiful piece of the world!
 

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Bag Mount

This is the bag mount fabrication. The main two bars are supplied with the bag. I did cut and reweld the offset to draw the bottom of the bag tighter to the rear wheel. The top two holes mount to the Honda grab bar brackets. The lower arm is stainless tubing that mounts to the frame. 5 points are available to bolt the bag in place. Three are visible and the other two are drilled down the center of the offset.


The view is the right hand mount, bike side.
 

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Abs

I went with the ABS version. It feels stronger than the body panels and has solid hardware.
 
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