Viking bags? and Easy Brackets or stock mounting? yes? no? thoughts?

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  1. barnbiketom

    barnbiketom Junior Member

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    Opinions are all over the place , from junk to fantastic. I like the idea of lockable bags that quickly go on and off as opposed to the permanant mounted , like the mounts the bags come with.
    I don't want HUGE bags, but don't want tiny ones either.
    Can anyone reccommend decent bags that won't break my wallet.
     
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    i have the vikings backs, brackets that come with it let the bag hit the chain guard, i ended up with easy brackets and it solved the issue, i got the slant bags with a lock, very nice.

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    I got the eazy brackets. A problem I have is that the tapped holes in the subframe aren't perpendicular to the fender, they're off by a degree or five. So, the spools are angled outward slightly. This prevents the brackets from sliding all the way on. I'll have to grind clearance in the brackets, or put the spools in the lathe and turn them down a bit.

    Will probably just grind clearance into the brackets.
     
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    I have heard that. Someone suggested if you put it on and off a few times it will start to work, but I think I'll go with them. My bro in law has a lathe!!
     
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    Thanks. I'm o
    Thanks! I'll be looking at what types they have..
     
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    It already wore the paint off where it's rubbing from test fitting a few times. It won't take much to get them to go on and off smoothly.

    May check the angle of deflection, then take them to work and do it in the mill, so it mates up perfectly.

    More likely though, I'll just hand grind about .010" off at a time by hand with a dremel until they fit well. Going camping this weekend, need them working sooner, rather than later.
     
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    I've not seen any spools yet but how about sandpaper on glass? It wouldn't take long to angle off a bit of material
     
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    I had the easy brackets on the last bike I had. If I remember I had to go to hardware store and get longer bolts. I use them in front and the bolts that came with it in the rear to solve the problem of getting them on. Also I filed the paint off a bit and used wd40. A few times on and off and it fit better.


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    I'm not going to mod the spools, just the brackets. I'd rather just use a mill bastard over sandpaper anyway... more control of how much material is removed.

    It won't take much at all. I'm more concerned about why the holes in the subframe aren't right. Curious if others experienced this.
     
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    i had none of those issues, my easy bracket bolted right on
     
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    I have the easy brackets and Viking slant warriors on the way!!!
    I'll post pictures and results!!
    Thanks everybody
     
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    Had a few spare minutes at work today, and decided that I WOULD mod the spools. Checked the deflection the best I could with a small angle finder. Looked about 1½° off.

    Used 1½° angled parallels and put them in the mill. After, I used an "I" letter punch to indicate the short side so I would have a visual reference when indexing them around to fit the brackets.

    Disregard the poor quality of the image... I'm technically not allowed to take pictures at my job. Had to be quick and discreet. Also, the amount of pollen on my fender is from when I left for work this morning until lunch... wiped it down before I left.
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    I have the viking bags with the easy brackets. Mine wouldn't fit at first. Then I realized those black plastic washers are really important! I put the spools back on using the washers.
    And just as important, I didn't tighten the spools so much as to crush the washer. Then the bags fit though it was a bit snug. But after putting them on and taking them off a couple times, they work perfectly.
     
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    I have fiber washers behind the supplied plastic ones. Fiber washers make contact with the fender, plastic washers make contact with the spools.

    The supplied washers are flat and without angle. Their only purpose is to protect the paint. They have nothing to do with lining the spools up to the brackets. Perhaps your subframe doesn't have as aggressive of a radius. Regardless, glad yours weren't much of an issue. I should have taken a before picture. Mine were very visibly skewed outward.

    Hopefully I have time to mount the bags to the brackets tonight. Getting ready to go camping again this weekend, so it may have to wait until next week.
     

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