thanks for all the help! What did you use to remove the support brace? Still trying to figure out how best to drill the holes. I really don't want to take off the saddlebag brackets completely off, these things are really on there. Open to suggestions.
Checked again, the right bag almost fits perfectly, the front top, I think is off slightly (1/4" or so).
I was going to use (1" to 2" OD
) metal washers with rubber/nylon washers; rubber in and out rubber/nylon where it touches the bags. So I will need 4 metal/8 rubber for each bag. Is this sufficient/overkill? The bags seem pretty fragile; don't want them to crack.
How does this sound?