First overnighter with Adventure luggage
My first overnight ride to use my Adventure luggage was a good experience. I rode 430 miles, about the last 100 in a mixture of rain and hail, and as I got to my motel, (in the dark and raining), I had to remove my large case to check in, which was not easy at almost 40 lbs. wet and dirty with no handle. Not fun after a long and trying ride.
I had ordered some flush handles and they sat on my workbench for months, so when I returned, I set about installing them.
I wanted the handle part on centerline, not the flange center, so that the weight would be centered under the handle. This required laying out the cuts in mirror image, so that the handles lifted toward the bike center in case I wanted to use them for tie downs as well.
It wasn't that hard once I committed, taping the top with masking tape to do all of my layout markings. the finished job works great and the handle flanges are about the same height as the corner luggage tie down brackets, leaving everything flat across the bike.
This was not that hard to do, but makes handling the luggage on and off the bike so much easier.