The GIVI components:mushroom spacers and attachment clamp were NZ$ 40.00 purchased locally.They are available in the USA for US$22.00 from GIVI Hardware ComponentsThat is damn fine work!
I would rock that as needed in a heartbeat.
What did the total build cost you, if you don't mind sharing.
This one is done in 16mm x 1.6mm EWS tube , 32mm x 16mm EWS rectangular section and flat bar.All mild steel.Look good and nice fit!
But you know those are rated for 22 lbs or so... LOL I did my own too on my FZ6R with 5/16" rod that I bend. I also did the top case out of 1" x 1/2" chromoly for the top case because I use to carry around my 50lbs Pelican toolbox to work on weekend job. Been there for 4 years and hasn't bend yet...
The MT-09/FZ-09 has 4 dedicated luggage mounting points that take M8 screws.You have to remove the plastic covers and drill holes for access.The plastic covers have drilling centres marked on the inside surfaces.The 4 hole centres are 130mm front to rear and 200mm side to side and it is a true rectangle.What mounting points did you use. Passenger pegs are obvious, but less so beyond that. Well done.
Yes, the way I positioned these bags makes them too far forward to use the passenger pegs.You could mount them further towards the rear but you might have to reduce the load in the bags.You Kiwis are ingenious..so, obviously carrying a passenger is out of the question....or is it?