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Offline Brick

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Shad case mounting options
« on: June 28, 2011, 02:22:03 am »
I have a Shad SH29 that I used on my old bike.  I'd like to figure out a way to mount it to my 95 to add a little bit of storage and give my passenger something to lean against.  I have the mounting bracket that came with the case as well as the stock bracket on the bike.  Has anyone figured out a good way to mount this?

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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 09:21:42 am »
You say you have the rack that came with the bike.  Do you mean the tiny little "rack" under the rear fender extension??  Or do you mean the Kaw optional large "rack" that mounts behind the rear seat?  I have the large rack, and simply bolted the Shad mount to it using self locking nuts, and plates under the rack.

With (2) SH42 saddle bags, and an SH45 top case, I now have enough "luggage" volume for any and everything.
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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 11:54:55 am »
I have a 42 liter on my bike, Murph sells some mounting rails that work very well for mounting the base plate to:

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=279


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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 12:08:49 pm »
I have a 42 liter on my bike, Murph sells some mounting rails that work very well for mounting the base plate to:

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=279


Excellent!  Do you have any pictures of the rack and case installed?

And I meant that I have the little rack that comes stock and hides under the plastic plate.

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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 02:28:18 pm »
You say you have the rack that came with the bike.  Do you mean the tiny little "rack" under the rear fender extension??  Or do you mean the Kaw optional large "rack" that mounts behind the rear seat?  I have the large rack, and simply bolted the Shad mount to it using self locking nuts, and plates under the rack.

With (2) SH42 saddle bags, and an SH45 top case, I now have enough "luggage" volume for any and everything.

Could I also ask if you have the OEM backrest installed with the luggage rack?  Or does a passenger lean/brace/sit in front of our SH45 itself?

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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 02:33:12 am »
I have a 42 liter on my bike, Murph sells some mounting rails that work very well for mounting the base plate to:

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=279


Excellent!  Do you have any pictures of the rack and case installed?

And I meant that I have the little rack that comes stock and hides under the plastic plate.


Looks a lot like the one in the picture on this page, well, it IS the one in the picture.  ;-)

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=111&products_id=228

Hopefully you can enlarge it enough to see the rails well.  If not, let me know and I'll send you a better one.


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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 12:11:41 pm »
Thanks Rob.  When you ride 2-up, do you feel your passenger has to lean back a considerable amount to reach the backrest?  It appears the backrest for the SH29 is a bit bigger than the SH42, but my passenger has complained in the past about the distance she has to lean back (which seems a little nit-picky to me, considering I don't have a back rest upon which to lean).

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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 12:54:59 pm »
Mmm, can't answer that one really.  I'm usually solo, as my wife doesn't care to ride any more.  My daughter is the only passenger these days, and she has never complained, though I've never asked her about it either.

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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 02:09:46 pm »

Could I also ask if you have the OEM backrest installed with the luggage rack?  Or does a passenger lean/brace/sit in front of our SH45 itself?


I very rarely go 2 up, and don't have the OEM backrest, (more room to tie down my sleeping bag and tent)  so my passenger will just have to rest against the top case.  So far, I haven't had any complaints.
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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 08:06:53 pm »
anyone got a pic of the Top Case Mounting Rails?  I want a bigger/taller rack but don't care about the case
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Re: Shad case mounting options
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2011, 08:08:22 pm »
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