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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 11:58 AM
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The big velcro strap on the SW Motech Blaze bags is soft on the bottom. I haven't had any scratch issues. Actually, I end up just putting it under the seat to keep the bags from being heisted.
Great to know, was wondering if I would need to protect the area below the seat.
Shame the seat cowel has to unscrew, be nice if it was a clip off jobbie.

Thanks for the tip on security.. I actually did do a search to see if there was an easy method to secure the bags, as a quick fuel stop and they could be easily lifted!
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 04:00 AM
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Actually, I end up just putting it under the seat to keep the bags from being heisted.
Hi Brianq can you give me any tips on this - is it working ok?

I fitted the Blaze panniers and my wife wanted the velcro band off her seat - so underneath it goes!

But it was not easy to get the seat down and when (after removing the rear blocks) i got the seat to lock down it pressed the right pannier onto the exhaust

- has that happened to you? or is it worth me trying again?

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Hi Brianq can you give me any tips on this - is it working ok?

I fitted the Blaze panniers and my wife wanted the velcro band off her seat - so underneath it goes!

But it was not easy to get the seat down and when (after removing the rear blocks) i got the seat to lock down it pressed the right pannier onto the exhaust

- has that happened to you? or is it worth me trying again?
I run the seat at the highest setting because I have an alarm under the seat. I leave enough slack in the big velcro strap so that when I put the seat on the slack is taken up the right amount for the bags to sit properly. I don't have any issue with this setup latching the seat.

Make sure you have the support bar mounts on the correct side; I did this wrong the first time. The piece you press to release them is actually going to end up upside down if they are on correctly in order for the support bars to be at the correct angle.

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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 11:51 AM
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Yes I think i got the support bars right eventually

the clips are upside down as you say


I think it is because i have standard exhausts - when the strap goes over the seat it is high enough to lift the right bag away from the exhaust.
When it goes under the seat (and over the grab rail) it sits lower and touches the top of the exhaust

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That is strange as I too have the stock exhaust. If I can get a few moments this week, I will pull the cover off the bike (it's currently snowing here ) and put the bags on to see if I can figure out what is happening.

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