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    Nick Kennedy
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    Load tested my K75 saddlebag brackets

    Last Friday I hit a big pothole out east of Green River Ut. at 45 mph and I found out why in the owners manual that there is a 22 lb weight limit in those saddlebags. I was well over 22 lbs. The mounting bracket broke and the saddlebag took flight. Luckily I did not bend the wheels or do any other [ that I have found so far anyway] damage. Now I'm looking for a new Rt. saddle bag mounting bracket!
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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    Beemerboneyard has a set for $75.

    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/46542303189d.html

    A new right side bracket costs $75 from BMW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrides View Post
    Last Friday I hit a big pothole out east of Green River Ut. at 45 mph and I found out why in the owners manual that there is a 22 lb weight limit in those saddlebags. I was well over 22 lbs. The mounting bracket broke and the saddlebag took flight. Luckily I did not bend the wheels or do any other [ that I have so far anyway] damage. Now I'm looking for a new Rt. saddle bag mounting bracket!

    OT, OK ? for a bit...

    I was in Green River, UT once. Stayed at the Green River Inn, ate at the Green River Grill...hostess took me to a window seat looking out over the river, she took my drink order, and the waitress brought it too me.....whereupon I ask ...excuse me miss what river is that ?....she paused, looked me in the eye & said The Green River boy did I feel dumb...worst brain fart I ever had
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    OT, OK ? for a bit...

    I was in Green River, UT once. Stayed at the Green River Inn, ate at the Green River Grill...hostess took me to a window seat looking out over the river, she took my drink order, and the waitress brought it too me.....whereupon I ask ...excuse me miss what river is that ?....she paused, looked me in the eye & said The Green River boy did I feel dumb...worst brain fart I ever had
    Hate when that happens
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    $29, bet you could get it even cheaper, not a big demand for them.
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    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    It is only by the grace of good luck that I have heretofore failed to break any of these. My tool bag alone weighs 20 lbs, and occupies maybe 10% of the volume of one bag. Add some spares, jumper cables, tire irons, a big C clamp as a bead breaker, and odds and ends and the bottom half of one bag is filled. Soft light stuff goes above it but still ...

    The real issue isn't the limitations of the bag mount. It is the derelict disinvestment in our infrastructure that causes such putholes in the first instance, and other scandalous physical conditions. But having said this much I shall shut up because anything else I might say would be "political" and I agree that those thoughts don't belong here on this forum.
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    Nick Kennedy
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    Thanks Lee
    I've got that mount coming from ebay
    happy holidays!

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