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Offline Dadbolt

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Dryspec D20
« on: April 03, 2021, 02:45:30 pm »
Is anyone running the D20 on their bolt with stock  turn signals? I am trying to find the best way to mount without a passenger seat.

Offline DrM

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Re: Dryspec D20
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 06:49:32 pm »
I don't have the D20, but in the sketch below I show you what your facing with a soft-sided luggage.  The D20 is shown in red outline is about the right size for the Bolt in the sketch.

1) The rear turn signals are a major interference, and you will likely want to relocate them. 
2) Also the rear shocks can be an interference unless you mount the bags clear of them.  If you have an R-spec, then the gas cylinder on the rear shock absorbers will interfere with bag placement, and it sticks outward some from the bike.  You can swap sides with the gas cylinder shocks and turn them down.

3) If you allow the bags to toe in toward the rear wheel, then you face abrasion from the rear brake rotor on the right side of the bike and the belt sprocket on the left side pf the bike, as well as the tire itself on either side. You want to prevent that from happening.

The best way to mount your bags is to a hard surface like a 1/8" thick T6-aluminum plate about the same size as the bags (12" x17'), or at least half the size of the bags (6" x 17").  You can mount the plate to the two bolts I have circled in red in the sketch.  If you want to make the plates easy-off, make the fastening hole slotted so the plate slips over the bolt head without having to remove the bolts, and then the plate just slips down to the narrower slots above.  Then all you have to do is just loosen the bolts to remove the mounting plate, and tighten them to lock the plate on.

EDIT: Added 2nd picture of slotted "Quick-mount" holes
« Last Edit: April 04, 2021, 10:08:10 am by DrM »

Offline Dadbolt

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Re: Dryspec D20
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 12:03:11 am »
Thank you DrM. You have given me a few things to consider. I will try a few things and try to report back for anyone interested. I have heard, but not seen, others mounting the D20 with out any supports.  We will just have to test and see.