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My first Add On. Endurance cargo bags.

The counter guy at the store where I bought my bike used gave me a call the other day. He said that one of the new employees had a set of cargo bags for sale for $50. I dropped buy and they were literally new in the box Endurance Cargo bags model CAR003. I have never heard of them but they seemed like a good size (30L expandable to 40L each) and very well made, so I bought them on the spot.
They fit my bike OK without any supports but my kids had no room for 2 up. I decided to build a simple support with 1/2" conduit but the turn signals had to to move in order for the bags to move rearward.
So after a trip to the hardware store and another to Cycle Gear for small turn signals and a little over an hours work I had them mounted with room for my Boys (one at a time). The solution is OK for now. Not perfect, but I am sure I can refine it further.
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Those are "throw-over" bags, right?

Would the center section fit under the seat?

Don't know that your fabrication wouldn't serve you well, as it is - but I would add a cross bar support across the rear.

Thanks for the great idea......

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The buckles hit he body work if they go under the seat.
I may add a cross bar in the future. Like I said I am sure that I will dial in the set up the more I use it.
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The buckles hit he body work if they go under the seat.
I may add a cross bar in the future. Like I said I am sure that I will dial in the set up the more I use it.
Please post up with the modifications. There are many of us that would be interested in this.

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...Don't know that your fabrication wouldn't serve you well, as it is - but I would add a cross bar support across the rear....
There's a mount behind the tail-light, near the bottom, that you could use. My GiVi supports use it.

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Never messed with a support. Just zip-tied the handles together and the bags had no sag at all. I kept my bags loaded all the time.

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hahahaha - closet-to-the-bike-fitting saddlebags contest winner !

So, nothing other than throw them over the seat and then zip-tie the saddlebag handles together?

I'm guessing there are other tie-down points to the bike side frame.
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I'm guessing there are other tie-down points to the bike side frame.

Just used the straps that came with the luggage to anchor it to the trellis.

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Are the "soft bags" show on this thread waterproof?
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Reminds me of the time I asked, "Is it waterproof?" to which the guy responded, "Yeah, as long as it doesn't get wet." Ya think!
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Are the "soft bags" show on this thread waterproof?
My bags had rain covers that held tight. If it was a slight rain i never bothered to put them on..

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weljo2001, My bags worked ok without a support. The problem was I need to to able to ride 2 up with the bags. I needed the support the move the bags aft far enough to clear the foot pegs.
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