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post #4 of Old 05-27-2011, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by bwringer View Post
Yes, you need the cross brace. The bags will "flap" a lot more without it. When loaded or on rough roads, this will break stuff eventually.

Why on earth don't you want to use it?
Because I want to save it for a rainy day....

It goes under the wheel arch and the thing is going to be hammered to hell and back with small stones.....and rust. The thinking is that if I put bigger bags on and really go off road, I can put it on (2 minute job). Meanwhile, I'm using the bike in the city and the most it carries is a few groceries, magazines, coffee pot.

That's IF I get any riding done. It's been raining for a month up here.
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