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Old 11-29-2012, 02:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Saddlebag Brackets

Has anyone used universal saddlebag brackets with success on a 2000 model thunderbird. I have seen a few different brands and was looking at the TM brand (which I can buy locally in Australia ) which is basically the same as willie & max.
I am open to any suggestions and any other ideas.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have a link to a accessories builder that makes 3-1 exhaust for these triples. They also make a universal bracket for saddlebags.

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They are located in NZ, i think. Probably closer than USA, in any case!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm finding I really like Denny's suggestion of simply using rubber shock cords or bungee cords between the rear footpeg bracket and the rear turn signal stalk. Works amazingly well and keeps her bike's lines clean with the bags removed. Stash the cords in the bags when removed.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I read on here that a guy used 1/2 in conduit and bent it to shape then painted it black. I like the idea of the bungees too, but I'm going to give the conduit a go to try and make a more permanent and solid solution. We'll see how it goes and I'll post pics when I get the opportunity to do it
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Once you have the conduit shaped the way you like bring them to a metal shop and have something nice fabbed up.
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