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    But what if I want the pelican bags? Or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casper View Post
    My biggest question is how do you get an even mount on both sides. You have to drill holes in the jfc brackets. Then square the bags up on there. Plus get at the grab bars so I can get the C up on the centerstand.
    Casper...It's not too difficult. The jfc brackets are really solid. Too solid for my home hand held drill to deal with (I don't own a press). So, I marked one of the brackets as to where I wanted the holes and had a local machine shop clamp them together symmetrically and put four holes into each of them at once. This makes the hole positions identical for each side. After mounting the brackets to the CTX, I oriented one of the bags as I wanted and reached behind the brackets to mark the bag with a Magic Marker where each of the four holes were (Sing "A little help from my friends" here...an extra set of hands is most useful) . Then, I drilled that bag and mounted it to the bracket to make sure that it fit as I wanted. Once satisfied I took it off of the bracket. Next, I aligned the bags side by side on my floor and marked the undrilled bag using the Magic Marker through the holes in the drilled bag. I then drilled the second bag. At this point, the brackets and the bags are all drilled identically in mirror image. Bolt 'em up. Fill 'em up. Go for a multi-day tour. Post photos of you and your CTX up on Passo San Somewhere when you're done!
    Last edited by rickster; 01-12-2018 at 10:41 PM.

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    Anyone try this:
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    BWA ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDave View Post
    Hi Brunnka,

    Could you be kind enough to give us some measurements of the inside dimensions of those bags. I like the way they are designed, and look like they have great capacity, but (like I've said about other bags), you don't now what you can get into them based solely on the volume capacity. The H & B site gives dimensions, but fails to say if those are outside or inside dimensions, and if the length and width are of the longest& widest spots near the center seam or the corner to corner sizes. It's nice that they integrated a handle into the design
    Dave,
    The Hepco and Becker journey 42L boxes interior measurements are 19.75” across the top and 18.5” across the bottom. The side of the box that mounts to the bike is 6.75” deep and the lid is 4.5” deep for a total of 11.25 inches. The box Height is 12.5” at the side which is the lowest point. These boxes would have to be mounted using the Hepco and Becker “lock-it” side carrier. For those of us have the naked bike this is fine since the kit was developed for the naked bike and includes everything you need. On the other hand, if you have the Fairing vision, you would have to remove the Honda grab bars and replace the Honda inner supports with those supplied by Hepco and Becker. The H&B mounting system is designed to allow the side carrier to be taken on and off bike quickly and easily. I like this, but I like the naked bike. I’ll try to attach some pictures. Please excuse the magnet. I took these pictures in order to prove to someone that H&B rack were made on steel and not aluminum.


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    2015 CTX700ND
    Madstad Windshield
    Corbin Standard Seat
    Hepco and Becker center stand
    Fehling Crash bars
    Breakaway Throttle Lock
    Hepco and Becker Lock-it side carrier
    Hepco and Becker 42L Journey side cases
    Hepco and Becker Sissy bar and back rack

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    A word of caution about the Hepco & Becker mounting system:

    I've read it is not compatible with the Honda rear luggage rack. Can't confirm from experience, but an interested purchaser who is already rolling with the OEM rack might want to research first.
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    Scooters: Suzuki Burgman 650, Suzuki Burgman 400, Honda Elite 80

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodswoman View Post
    A word of caution about the Hepco & Becker mounting system:

    I've read it is not compatible with the Honda rear luggage rack. Can't confirm from experience, but an interested purchaser who is already rolling with the OEM rack might want to research first.
    Your right, you would have to go with the Hepco and Becker rear luggage rack. That's the rack you see in the pictures I posted. It's made to allow the side carrier to be take on and off without removing the rear rack. The H&B back rack comes with a set of inner supports, but if you using it with the side carrier, use the inner supports provided with it.
    2015 CTX700ND
    Madstad Windshield
    Corbin Standard Seat
    Hepco and Becker center stand
    Fehling Crash bars
    Breakaway Throttle Lock
    Hepco and Becker Lock-it side carrier
    Hepco and Becker 42L Journey side cases
    Hepco and Becker Sissy bar and back rack

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    Then what Glen e? Are you mounting them permanently to the JFC mounts?

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    Yeah, I bolted them on jfc's brackets, and then found a saddle bag liner that I pack and just take out and go in the house. I really have not yet come up with a way to make them quik detachable, and I sourced a few friends of mine that are geniuses in fabrication to no avail. Big screw knob bolts on the inside would make them detachable, but the knob intrudes too far into the bag.Viking saddlebags sells a quick disconnect mechanism, but as said above, they add almost 2 inches to each side which is unacceptable…If you decide to bolt them on, use large fender washers, hex-cap bolts and nylock nuts and stainless washers.

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    I LOVE that look! That's the look I want. Can you tell me the box measurements? I want that BMW/Industrial look and this is perfect! Are these bags from Caseclub? Do you have have a topbox? Can I see inside the box where you attached? I think an innerliner will do what I want anyway. Grocery shopping and work stuff...just grab one of the dozens of bags I already have...or go to the thrift store...nobody sees that but me!
    Thanks so much! I'm comparing Harbor Freight Tools with CaseClub today. Just ordered my JFC's brackets. Getting ready to order backrest brackets and rear carrier. EEEK! So excited. Many years saving for this stuff!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Glen e View Post
    Yeah, I bolted them on jfc's brackets, and then found a saddle bag liner that I pack and just take out and go in the house. I really have not yet come up with a way to make them quik detachable, and I sourced a few friends of mine that are geniuses in fabrication to no avail. Big screw knob bolts on the inside would make them detachable, but the knob intrudes too far into the bag.Viking saddlebags sells a quick disconnect mechanism, but as said above, they add almost 2 inches to each side which is unacceptable…If you decide to bolt them on, use large fender washers, hex-cap bolts and nylock nuts and stainless washers.


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