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post #1 of 2 Old 06-22-2007, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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Mounting hard side cases. Any suggestions?

Hello everyone! 1st post. Two week old 650k7. I've been browsing this forum for about a month and love it! I'm a big forum junky so that's a big compliment.

Here goes:

I bought mermite cans to mount onto my 1976 CB750 to do some distance riding but I fell in love w/ the DL650 and just had to buy one.

So now I have these Mermite cans and no way to install them on to the new bike.

The SW Motech rack looks nice, but I can't justify spending $250 on a rack. Plus, I love the look of the racks on the bike when there aren't any bags installed.

I'm thinking of fab'ing up something myself, but I wanted to hear some suggestions first.

Thanks y'all!
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-22-2007, 09:56 AM
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Garage might give you enough info to design and build your own but it would be a lot of work even if you had the required tools and materials. It would be hard to get the same result for the $215 you would spend at

You could start with tubular racks at for $146 and cobble up a way the mount the bags but you wouldn't get the clean appearances without bags.

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s

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