Bag Brackets

Steve Northrop blackgpz at
Wed Jun 30 13:59:13 PDT 2010

Before you guys get too far ahead of yourselves, do you have the rear 
turnsignal relocation bracket? If not, the original mounts won't work. I 
went through all this a year ago. If you try and raise the bag to clear the 
pipe, the cutout on the back of the bag for the turnsignal doesn't line up 
anymore. Making an entirely different bracket might work but don't try and 
copy the OEM bracket, it will NOT work with a V&H pipe. I looked around for 
a long time for a 5 Star rear rack so I could mount some Givi's but never 
found one. I also took the mid-pipe to 3 different muffler shops to see if 
they would put a little more "bend" in it to lower the can. Nobody would 
touch it for various reasons (were afraid of crushing/cracking it mostly). 
My only solution was a new exhaust (Micron) that would allow the OEM bag 
set-up to fit.
Good luck.

Steve in Western NY
'96 GPZ1100
'08 KLR 650
'08 Tuono Factory
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doyle, William" <WDoyle at>
To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:08 AM
Subject: RE: Re:

Drew my e-mail is wdoyle at I also have a V&H pipe. I assume I will 
need to have the same adjustment made. Could you send me a pic of the 
adjustment you made.
Much appreciated.

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at] On 
Behalf Of Drew Blanchard
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:01 AM
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re:

Bill:  I currently have the right side bracket off the bike (I need to make
some adjustments so the bag doesn't hit the V&H pipe) and will get pix of
this and the left bracket when I get home tonight.  What's your home email
address?  Or should I post them to


email:  drewblanchard at


On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 8:37 AM, Doyle, William <WDoyle at> wrote:

> I have been looking for the supports for my oem hard cover bags and they
> seem to be as rare as hens teeth.  I am going to try and  find someone who
> can make me a set. In order to do that I need a picture of what they look
> like. Would someone on the list who has the supports be kind enough to 
> take
> a picture of them(removed from the bike if possible) and send it to me. It
> would be much appreciated.
> Thanks
> Bill

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