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I had been looking for Easy Brackets or Ghost Brackets to mount some sadddlebags on my Stryker. No one makes a bracket specifically for the Stryker. I was talking to a guy on Facebook who said you could adapt the Ghost Brackets for the Raider to fit the Stryker. So, I ordered the Edge (Ghost) Brackets for the Raider. Everything worked fine except for the long bolts. They were the same length as the ones I already had on my bike with the backrest. They were 70mm long and with the mounting post, they ended up being about 1/2 inch too short. I found a place in Georgia that made the right length bolts for me for $2.50 each. They need to be 90mm long. If I didn't have the brackrest, the included bolts would have worked fine. Here is the process to hard mount saddlebags on the Stryker

Here is the mounting kit (Notice the long bolts with the mounting posts, they are 1/2 too short)


Here are the correct length bolts mounted to the Stryker with their docking posts.


Here are the Edge (Ghost) Brackets test mounted.


I traced my bags on a piece of cardboard and cut it out to make me a template to work with.


Align the cardboard template on the bracket and get it to where it is level and looks right. Then trace the outline of the bracket on the back of the cardboard to mark it's place.


Check your alignment.


Here is my template with the bracket outline traced on it. Place the bracket on the template aligning it to the markings. Then mark the holes. Place the template on the back of the saddlebags and drill the holes.


Here is the saddlebag with the bracket mounted.


Just flip the template over align to the other saddlebag and drill the holes and mount the bracket.

Here are the bags attached.
 

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Venjurak.... nice pics. i agree with above.. lets see the whole bike.
Curious though.. where did you get the bags? i really like those.
 

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crazy8ight said:
Venjurak.... nice pics. i agree with above.. lets see the whole bike.
Curious though.. where did you get the bags? i really like those.
The bags are SADDLEMEN DRIFTER SLANT CUSTOM-FIT SADDLEBAGS,BLK,LARGE. I got them off of E-bay for $132. I'm sure that the Stryker can fit the Jumbo ones without any problem. These are the custom model which means they have no yolk on them to throw over the fender. You have to hard-mount them.

Since you have another requested a wide show of the bags on the bike, they are below. The pics are not very good as it is overcast and raining today and I had to take the pics in a dim garage.


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Looks pretty good man. Thats the permanant mount back rest right ...wonder if it will work with my quick release one???
 

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Raven said:
Looks pretty good man. Thats the permanant mount back rest right ...wonder if it will work with my quick release one???
I honestly do not know if it would work with a quick release backrest. You would have 2 docking posts on the same bolt. The Edge brackets do include a bunch of thick steel spacers for different setups. You can see them in the 1st pic in this post. I suppose if you had the correct length bolt, it could be done. You gonna try it?
 

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I'm gonna give it a try, hope it works!! I'm waiting on the parts right now I will post as soon as they come in and I put it all together.
 

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Venjurak said:
Raven said:
Looks pretty good man. Thats the permanant mount back rest right ...wonder if it will work with my quick release one???
I honestly do not know if it would work with a quick release backrest. You would have 2 docking posts on the same bolt. The Edge brackets do include a bunch of thick steel spacers for different setups. You can see them in the 1st pic in this post. I suppose if you had the correct length bolt, it could be done. You gonna try it?
It'll be next year before I'm ready for bags. My season is almost over and the LM group buy is eating up some funds. I gotta save some mod money for sledding season!
 

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well I just got a set of these brackets in today from someone who didnt like
the gap they created with a backrest....cant wait to mount them
 

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dejablu110 said:
well I just got a set of these brackets in today from someone who didnt like
the gap they created with a backrest....cant wait to mount them
Same one's I'm using deja but I have ones that they said were made for the stryker...i think they are the same. They do make the bags stick off but I like the QR feature

A necessary evil if you wanna travel :-\
 

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Raven said:
dejablu110 said:
well I just got a set of these brackets in today from someone who didnt like
the gap they created with a backrest....cant wait to mount them
Same one's I'm using deja but I have ones that they said were made for the stryker...i think they are the same. They do make the bags stick off but I like the QR feature

A necessary evil if you wanna travel :-\
Yes, I agree and I do travel with my bike alot. I got a stereo on now, so I got tunes ;D
 

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dejablu110 said:
Raven said:
dejablu110 said:
well I just got a set of these brackets in today from someone who didnt like
the gap they created with a backrest....cant wait to mount them
Same one's I'm using deja but I have ones that they said were made for the stryker...i think they are the same. They do make the bags stick off but I like the QR feature

A necessary evil if you wanna travel :-\
Yes, I agree and I do travel with my bike alot. I got a stereo on now, so I got tunes ;D
Nice! I was thinking about that this year but I spend all my mod money on the other stuff I bought. Funny how quickly it adds up
 

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you are correct, I ususally fall into these things cheaply.....I got my brackets
for 60.00 and the 600 watt stereo for 115.00
 

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dejablu110 said:
you are correct, I ususally fall into these things cheaply.....I got my brackets
for 60.00 and the 600 watt stereo for 115.00
WHAT! where did you find those deals?
 

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just being at the right place at the right time.....I end up like this
on everything I get for my bike. The brackets came from a guy that
said he didnt like the look of the gap with them and the backrest, he
went a different route. The stereo came from ebay and just waited
for a cheap one to come around
 
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