We are well into the riding season, and most of us are planning a few big trips, like Sturgis or Daytona. As you start to pack your things on your bike, you may realize that you have more stuff than space to carry everything. What do you do? If you are not on a bagger, your only option might be to grab every bungee cord you have, tie your things down to the bike, and hope everything makes it to the destination safely and securely. Or you could try to get your hands on a set of saddlebag rigs to help your things fit on your bike. But most of these types of bags take a lot of work to bolt and unbolt. Most of us want to remove the bags once we get to our destination so that our bikes look the same as before the trip.
We came across a company called CAO Distributing, Inc. with a product called Generation III Ghost Brackets. These brackets are a quick-release saddlebag system that allows you to put on or take off your saddlebags. They connect to fixed mounting hardware that you bolt to the frame struts. Depending on the size of bag and the model of bike, the brackets are adjustable, so you can mount them to the front two bolts without having to relocate the rear taillight or first and last bolts to fit. Also, being that they are adjustable, you can get an extra set of mounting hardware and use the bags on multiple bikes.