Post by GhostMonkey on Nov 1, 2019 18:01:04 GMT 10
Hi All, Ghost Monkey here with a question about Panniers for a 2008 Vt400 Shadow.
I'm looking to bolt on a couple of panniers onto the back of my new bike but couldn't find any available that weren't "Universal" on evil-bay, bumtree, farcebook etc. I read in a forum somewhere (possibly here, can't remember) that the VT750 Aero's are virtually the same frame and panniers + other mods that suit the Aero's will also fit the 400's.
My question is, how true is this? i did some rough measurements and the math doesn't seem to add up, either numbers are against me or I've misread some stuff.
Anybody on here have similar "problem" or found a solution to my predicament?
links below for the panniers i have my eyes on for size reference.
any and all hints/tips are greatly appreciated (please be gentle, I literally got my first bike today)
G'day GM I've got a 2009 400 and just got standard saddle bags that sit across the back of the bike I cut the butt that goes over the rear fender off Used some shert aluminium (an old speed sign[no i didn'tsteal it]) inside the bag for support and voila
Post by GhostMonkey on Nov 1, 2019 19:36:32 GMT 10
Evening Frank. Your rig looks sick! where did you buys your bags from? I was looking to try and get my hands on the rigid type saddle bags (like in the links) to hold their shape better over time. how hard was it for you to mount them? needed to do any rocket surgery to make em fit or pretty easy?
G'day mate I got the bags from Motoadelaide (Honda dealer) as replacement for the originals that were wrecked in a tumble I just cut off the leather (PU leather actually, eg vinyl) between the 2 bags and drilled 2 holes in line with the bolts in the side of the rear fender Cut a piece of 3mm sheet aluminum and matched the holes in the bags, bought some slightly longer bolts and fitted the whole thing together All done in about 2 hours including a run to get the bolts when I realised the ones on the bike were too short
Yeah, sorry I thought about this during the night and remembered that I hadn't told you about the supports Behind the bags attached to the chrome strip on the side of the mudguard I have supports similar to these
Mine are one piece but they were buggers to find to get the right size these (which were not available then) are adjustable so would be great I think They support the bags and stop them from going back onto the wheel, holding them out and level Then inside the bag is a strip of aluminum (I bought an old speed sign from a second hand place)
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