Happy Trails Rack
The bags I bought 8 years ago are still going strong. They are inexpensive bicycle bags, bought on sale in the winter for something like $45. All the bike bags are designed similarly with 2 metal hooks on the top backsides then at the bottom there is usually a hook system on elastic cord.
What I did was take the hooks off and replace them with 2
- 2 inch wide nylon straps each about 24 inches long. Attaching
through the hard plastic backing of the bags with 2 small bolts
with self locking nuts and large flat washers. Double the nylon
strap where you melt holes through with a hot nail or soldering
gun. Buy 2 - 2 inch plastic buckles and attach the female side
of the buckles to the bag with the bolted on strap of about 24
inches of length. On the other bag do the same attaching process
except this time to the male side of the buckle and doubled.
The male buckle should be
To guard the bags from the hot exhaust pipe and the fury of the rear wheel, Happy Trails OSR Racks are the strongest and most complete coverage for both sides.