Very cool bike.Found a set of leather saddle bags on ebay from a supplier in India (free shipping). The bags showed in about two weeks and appear to be well made (goat leather).
I had a set of hard luggage carriers that actually came with this bike. Two of the three attach points were still usable (rear foot peg and upper shock mount). Fabricated a brace for a third attach point on the rear fender.
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The bags came with three leather straps in the back for mounting. I wanted a 4 point attach allowing for a more secure bag mounting and quick disconnect.
Pop riveted two aluminum bars (top and bottom) to the inside of each bag. Each bar has two mounting holes picking up the luggage carrier attach points. Used large washers under the rivet heads.
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The multi-hole clevis pins penetrate through the aluminum bars and bag to pick up the 4 luggage rack holes.
Cut leather straps to mount between bags and luggage rack for a "soft scratch free attach".
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Used a large nut and washer as spacer and a quick pin to keep it all in place. The bags can be removed and attached in seconds. They are solidly mounted and don't move at all when driving at highway speed.
Here is the bag attached to the frame.
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And here is the final product installed.
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just seen that. Haven’t been on the forum for a while. Was busy restoring a 1972 CB450.Very cool bike.
So while perusing the net I happened upon this forum and thread.
As it happens, my bike is also of a similar style as well and also a 500cc Honda albeit the earlier parallel twin version.
I hope you don't mind me posting this on your thread.
The similarities of our bikes are uncanny. I can't believe I haven't seen yours on the road around Seattle yet since we both are from the area.
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