Deek Posted November 23, 2009 Share Posted November 23, 2009 I use a "Biker's Friend" backrest/storage roll. In the photo below it can be seen between the top case and my seat. I use it mainly for back support, but it's extremely handy for stowing a rain suit, etc. The problem is it is difficult to attach to the bike. Initially I tried using the RT's "grab rail", but that just made the two attachment straps on each side bunch together and the roll flopped around too much. I have been using two loops of nylon line that go around each of the two top attachment fittings for each saddle bags. Then I run the roll's strap through those two loops on each side and cinch it down as tightly as possible to keep the roll from moving around. It is not a perfect solution, and I'd be satisfied with it if I never removed the saddlebags; but I do have to do that from time to time. Re-attaching the roll is a humongous PITA. My question (finally!): Does anyone know if there is some sort of elegant attachment points that could be installed on the top of the saddlebag, or perhaps on the grab rail or the bike's chassis/body work? That would give me many more options of how to attach the roll. I could just drill a hole in the top of the saddlebags and install a eyelet, but most of the ones I've seen would not be very attractive, and I am also reluctant to drill a hole in the top of the saddlebag since it would surely leak. Any ideas? Surely I am not the only guy out here with such a problem? Thanks! Link to comment
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