Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ready for the Long Haul

The Guzzi is ready for a long trip, which I haven't planned yet.  (But I'm ready.)

I got a set of Hebco-Becker bags with mounts intended for an EV.  I had to make a bracket on each side to correct the mounting points for my Aluminum, but they still worked out rather well.  I still need to provide a third mounting point to give the mounts rigidity in the horizontal plane.  I plan to pass a strut behind and attached to the license plate bracket and onto the mounting clasp latchplate.  That should give the extra side-to-side rigidity required.

The bags didn't come with the colored plates which bolt to the outsides of the bag.  I just filled the holes with RTV for the present time.

No more slipping out between the XS650 and the car now.

Next could be a hydraulic clutch???

1 comment:

  1. This turned out to be the instant way to ruin the great handling of the California. The bags catch a LOT of air.