Hi, I am interested in mounting some leather throw-over panniers on 67 t120 to do some touring. Any suggestions on rack/brackets that will help support these and keep from flailing into the wheel and not look to dodgy?
1967 bonneville t120 seattle wa
Seattle WA 67 Triumph Bonneville 67 Austin Mini Cooper S 67 Morris Mini 1/4 T van
Rask cycle has some one bolt universal saddlebag mounts that I've been looking at, they're only $55. I figure I could mount them on the top shock mount. I have some cheap soft bags that have that fabric panel on the back for the mount to slide in should be ideal.
Heres what I decided upon after finding out the universals I mentioned earlier puts the bags to far forward.
Bar is 3/8" and the flat strap across the back hoop is 3/4." All in all it took me a few hours, mostly because I suck at welding.
As you can see it only has three mounting points and is quite sturdy, I had my 5 year stand on them to test their "durability." I just wish I would have made them when I went to the IoM, this time its Bonneville, maybe taking her to her spiritual home will giv'er a bit more gusto. And if all goes awry I'll just drop in on ma and pa in Tooele.
I was also hoping to mount bags a ways back so can also ride 2 up.
When you put throwover bags over the rear part of the seat, they aren't normally so long they cover the passenger's footrests, so the passenger sits on the seat as normal with his or her legs and feet in front of the bags.
Beware putting too much weight on a rear rack, it's both high up and a long way from the bike's centre-of-gravity so ime doesn't take much to start to upset the handling.