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I like to keep my tools and paperwork on the bike all the time, and have them within easy reach. This little bicycle bag was $13 at Walmart and seemed just about right. I used a scrap piece of poly cutting board (see the work-in-progress luggage plates) as a mounting plate and attached it to the bike using the two threaded bosses in the back side of the passenger peg hanger.
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Seems plenty sturdy so far, but I'll make certain to keep an eye on it.

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I like the idea and think the bag is a good match, but am also unsure on the location.
How about fitting to the engine bars? .....actually I might try that myself.
 

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Thanks for the input, you two thinking the mount will fail?

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I don't like the clearance to the swingarm, or the proximity to the chain. How about mounting it where the number-board is?

Would make a great accessory if done properly. I'm using a legbag at the moment but I'd much prefer something on the bike.
 

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Thanks for coming back to share your thoughts. I can't use the number plates, they serve as my saddlebag stand offs. I'm not worried about it getting wet and dirty, I've got the contents sealed in a thick ziplock. There's plenty of clearance for the swingarm, and nothing sits near the chain, I should have gotten a better camera angle to show that. I'm using it like the swingarm bags you see on some bikes, except it's mounted to the peg hanger. I've ridden 200 miles or so with it so far with no problems, but I'll continue to keep an eye on it. Thanks again for the input.

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Thanks for coming back to share your thoughts. I can't use the number plates, they serve as my saddlebag stand offs. I'm not worried about it getting wet and dirty, I've got the contents sealed in a thick ziplock. There's plenty of clearance for the swingarm, and nothing sits near the chain, I should have gotten a better camera angle to show that. I'm using it like the swingarm bags you see on some bikes, except it's mounted to the peg hanger. I've ridden 200 miles or so with it so far with no problems, but I'll continue to keep an eye on it. Thanks again for the input.

Sarah
Why can't you put tools & paper info under the seat?
 

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I like the idea and think the bag is a good match, but am also unsure on the location.
How about fitting to the engine bars? .....actually I might try that myself.
I mounted a small bag on the frame below the tank on the right side but is seemed to interfere with engine cooling so I took it off.

BTW a simple way to keep all the bike info is to create a contact called Ducati or something in your phone. I have all relevant numbers, roadside assistance phone numbers, even the Ecu numbers in there. Way easier for the service technicians to read the sn vs looking on the frame steering head...
 

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Is neat Sarah, top points from me
Weight low and forward as poss, always the rules,
Enduro/Rallye style bashplate with water & tools would be better still but we don't have the clearance, yours the best road version I've seen.
Form follows function, therefore it looks right too
Swinging arm bags are nonsense, unsprung weight kills any gain, keep it sprung.
But those lugs are a bit pissy, there is a big untapped one behind footrest hangar, 8mm thread in there and you'd be really cooking with gas
 

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Well, that's an idea for sure, and might bear doing. My factory exhaust used one of the 6M bosses as a mounting point, so I took that as an indication I'd be good to go using both of them. Thank you very much for the suggestion, and the compliments, too.

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One more that would help, instead of nuts and bolts holding bag to board, use chicago screws, no heads either outside or in, nothing ugly at all but more than that, nothing to tear your ziplock bags. I do this with leather, bought ss chicago screws here Home Page
but you have to buy 100's. you might find local stockist for half a dozen

You've come up with great idea (or nicked from Kreiga ) the poly board backing, I'm nicking it from you, next saddlebags I make will be kangaroo skin glued and chicago screwed to polyboard, means really simple mount not only to scrambler but any monoshock bike.
Lighter than anything and no frame needed, I really hate current fashion of high wide bags on heavy steel frame, makes handling ridiculous let alone getting on/off or through traffic. In 70's all bags were in sensible place , twinshocks easy to mount. Polyboard makes it easy now, can't fall into wheel. But Kreiga put their bags high, go figure.
So, thanks , you've given me big clue, just have to find the polyboard now (in Australia)
 

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Thank you again, Jackson. I am looking forward to pictures of your bike and hope to see close-ups of your work. I find the boards in kitchen supplies, hope you'll have a handy source, too.

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Did this before really getting the polyboard thing, bags are trick cos one piece of leather, wet moulded as is tankbag. Will be much cheaper and easier to fit if back of bag is board holding the shape and leather for sides / front and lid. Look will be same as above without the alloy bracket . Room for two easy, same shape bags on my old Guzzi
Bike has now got tapered bars, non locker fuel cap, throttle tamer, work in progress but bigger fuel tank will come before long, 2 hour range is silly ! Side panels on tank offend me too, should be fuel not fresh air underneath. Designer got there before the engineer !
Will post some pics of other bags soon
 

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That is some impressive leather work, Jackson! I agree on the fuel tank and wish an aftermarket supplier would step up. More pictures when you get a chance, would you have one of the Moto Guzzi?

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Hundreds and hundreds, 40 years worth
day I bought it

Sahara desert in 1985, these were good bags

But these better, recent

Scrambler tank coming, bear with me, I'm old git, but know what to do, Africa tank on Guzzi was 9 Uk gallons (40 litres)
20 on Duc will do. Thing is actually well economical, mpg impressive, never replace my bike of course but could be my son's for life
 

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I have a refurbished Le Mans Mark 2 tank in my loft, which I never got round to putting on my Spada, but don't think it will fit a Scrambler!
 

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I haven't offered one up, but never say never, later version of same tank (current V7 series) has fuel pump same as scrambler so would be easier . But I'm looking at 2 other options atm
1/ cut and shut a damaged Scrambler tank if I can lay my hands on one
2/ I know someone who handmakes alloy tanks, he could make one any size / shape I want, logically it would be better and cheaper if others wanted them and he could make a batch, I'd put any straight to him, guess I should photoshop a style and see if any interest here. In last pic of my Guzzi you can't see any straps for leather tankbag/box, because there aren't any. I put theaded lugs on tank like early English bikes for chrome rack. Would do same if I got new Scrambler tank made, option of tank rack or leather tank box.
But my current Scrambler way is simple too, no fiddling to fill, everything stays in place. This is the bugbear of tankbags, after 40 years fiddling with straps and / or magnets, I've sussed it, fixed, can't move.
 
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