As I've mentioned before I would have preferred to be able to setup my little tank-bag so it can fit both bikes and contain all the electrical dohickeys that I might need on the road. Until now I hadn't been able to make the tank-bag work on the Connie as it wanted to sit on the built-in glove-box which meant it couldn't clip into the retaining ring.
Today I rustled up a spacer to go between the tank bag and the top ring which then fits onto the bottom ring mounted on the fuel tank. I cut this out of a piece of nice thick plastic and bolted it to the tank bag. I still had a little issue with the pin which holds the two rings together hitting the glove-box. A couple of washer for a bit more packing on the bottom ring sorted this out.
|Spacer sandwiched between bag and top ring|
|Bottom ring in place but still missing the washers I used to lift the front of the ring a little|
|Bag now sits up fairly high on both bikes but does not get in the way|
The next thing I had to do was to wire in a quick release plug inside the glove-box. Now the plug from the tank bag can be passed into the glove-box (the lid can still close) and plugged into the ergs.
|Blurry pic of a piece of wire inside the glove-box...|