I have the sw-motech alu-rack and givi monokey plate (was NOT a fan of the quick release pins, so replaced with stainless bolts and cap nuts) with a V46.
For multiple overnighters, though, I wanted some more storage. This forum was a great help with ideas for DIY supports for soft bags. I have some givi silver something-or-others (forgot model number), and I made these supports out of 1/2" steel with nothing more than some MAPP gas, a bit of railroad track as an anvil, a pipe for bending around, and a 2lb sledge.
These are yet to be painted, but this was my first fitting to make sure the support was in the right place. Flat black paint coming soon.
Here is the right side support:
Here is the whole luggage solution:
And here is the whole bike:
Question#1 - I just threw the bags over the top of the seat for the photo, but does anyone have luck getting such velcro straps underneath the seat?
Question#2 - should I apply automobile primer to the raw steel before I paint?