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on: May 20, 2013, 12:37:36 pm
As many may have experienced, trying to attach saddlebags on a C5, is somewhat tricky. Mostly due to the fender stays that get in the way and cause the bottom of the bags to extend way away from the center of the bike. It would be nice to see an attachment that would allow for any saddlebag to be "cleanly" mounted to the classic C5 without them looking like they were just thrown on with duck-tape and ball bearings.
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Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 09:47:56 pm
I'd like to see hard bags for this bike that didn't look like WW2 gas cans.  The soft bags just are too saggy for my liking. Not too secure either.
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Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 07:34:17 am
Get some and mount them yourself, like Karin Eibenberger and her husband did when they rode their Enfields to Iceland (you know what I mean!):



I seem to remember a site somewhere where she detailed the construction of the luggage brackets, but I can't find it now.

Here's some ride report stuff (with a few dead photo links):

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489726

... and her photo blog:

http://krian.smugmug.com/Adventure/Motorcycles/Royal-Enfield-500/23825051_p59R82#!i=652354191&k=qn9zQtJ



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Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 06:26:19 pm
Thank you for the links.  I saw this picture else where and have lusted, but with no reference as to where it came.  I have searched for a comparable solution and frame similar to the RE that I have.  I knew that I would have to modify.  I have seen the metal Mule boxes, but the price is a little high for me.  Though I know those aluminum boxes are not cheap.
This bike was stored for 3.5 years.  It had fallen on its side for awhile. I claimed it about a year and a half ago. Thus the low miles and inexperienced owner.
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Reply #4 on: November 03, 2014, 10:38:17 pm
Wanted to dust this one off and see if any new ideas or vendors have surfaced.  I've looked on-line, but nothing comes up for the EFI C5.

Anyone out there making something to hang bags or panniers on?
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Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 10:04:12 am
We are officially working on it.  Can't say when it will see the sun yet but I can say it will be rad. ;)


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Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 03:25:06 pm
That is good news!

 It doesn't have to be super fancy or anything.  heck, I'd settle for a bracket that keeps the saddle bags off the exhaust and keep them from canting out and rubbing the paint off my frame. 
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Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 04:02:14 pm
Check this out: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,17969.msg222334.html#msg222334

By far the best way to mount saddlebags and not look like a rookie.


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Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 04:57:14 pm
Check this out: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,17969.msg222334.html#msg222334

By far the best way to mount saddlebags and not look like a rookie.

1 Thump - did you mean to link to my post?  That one describes how my mounting method isn't satisfactory - the bags were getting damaged by the axle and brake parts that move with the swing arm.  In the end, I simply put black foam plumbing insulation on the lower fender stays to hold the bags away just enough to clear the moving parts.  The stretchy velcro straps hold the bags steady.

I'm guessing that as far as new saddlebag bracket development, the B5 will be passed over again...  :(


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Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 05:02:47 pm
1 Thump - did you mean to link to my post?  That one describes how my mounting method isn't satisfactory - the bags were getting damaged by the axle and brake parts that move with the swing arm.  In the end, I simply put black foam plumbing insulation on the lower fender stays to hold the bags away just enough to clear the moving parts.  The stretchy velcro straps hold the bags steady.

I'm guessing that as far as new saddlebag bracket development, the B5 will be passed over again...  :(

A quick peruse of our section of racks will show you we have unlocked Pandoras box of rear racks and rack accessories for the B5. I don't have time tonight, but there is a good chance we have something that would do the deed at a good price if you want something.


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Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 05:13:24 pm
A quick peruse of our section of racks will show you we have unlocked Pandoras box of rear racks and rack accessories for the B5. I don't have time tonight, but there is a good chance we have something that would do the deed at a good price if you want something.

Gearman -

I looked in the racks section, and I didn't see anything new.  Nor did I see any saddlebag brackets for the B5... only the G5/Electra.  Do you guys have some new stuff I'm not seeing?




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Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 09:31:22 am
Ok, so it was only 2.  We know about a 3rd but we are out of stock right now.

 ;D

Those have been around for a little while.  Neither addresses the saddle bag mounting question, I think.

When you said, "we have unlocked Pandoras box of rear racks and rack accessories for the B5", you got me all excited!  ;)



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Reply #13 on: November 05, 2014, 02:28:47 pm
1 Thump - did you mean to link to my post?  That one describes how my mounting method isn't satisfactory - the bags were getting damaged by the axle and brake parts that move with the swing arm.  In the end, I simply put black foam plumbing insulation on the lower fender stays to hold the bags away just enough to clear the moving parts.  The stretchy velcro straps hold the bags steady.

I'm guessing that as far as new saddlebag bracket development, the B5 will be passed over again...  :(

Ok try this: http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,17969.0.html


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Reply #14 on: June 20, 2015, 04:27:02 pm
Bump for any possible updates.
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Reply #15 on: June 24, 2015, 05:50:33 pm
Anyone out there making something to hang bags or panniers on?

I just took the OEM C5 pillion seat, removed the seat pad from the bracket, and painted the bracket to match Fiona's Royal Maroon paint job. Hung a set of leather RE bags from eBay on this bracket, as attached to the stock points on the bike. It works just fine.
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