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    Hepco-Becker bag mounts

    I'm trying to find the correct bag mounts for a 1973 R75/5 LWB restoration that I'm working on.

    I have the H-B "Krauser" replica bags. They work in the original Krauser mounts on my R90S with a little tweaking to the latch area. Ideally, I'd like to be able to swap the bags back and forth between bikes.

    For the R75/5 I'd like to have some mounts with the H-B latches already in them.

    But I can't figure out the correct H-B part number for the R75/5 LWB. Or if there is another option I'd consider that too.

    I'd also like the mounts to be black rather than chrome. Any help or direction is appreciated!

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    Is there a /6 version of the racks? IIRC, the LWB /5 rear subframe and attachment points are the same on the /6.
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    Without a specific part number to offer, I bought my vintage Krausers for my LWB /5 on eBay that were on a /6. They fit fine. Geometry-wise, I would suspect that the new Becker hardware would fit the same.

    I had purchased another set, but it turned out they were for the R65; the bottom mounting tab is oriented horizontally (as opposed to vertically for everything else).

    Knowing that your new H-B bags fit on old Krauser hardware is interesting information to me since I want to upgrade from my old bags to the new H-Bs.

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    The LWB /5 takes the same bag mounts as a /6 or /7 through 1984. This should help open up your search. The 2 different manufactures today only make them in chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lmo1131 View Post
    Knowing that your new H-B bags fit on old Krauser hardware is interesting information to me since I want to upgrade from my old bags to the new H-Bs.
    Thanks - yes the new H-B cases do fit in the same racks as the old Krausers did, although I did have to add some spacers to the latch area since those weren't lining up correctly at all. It was a bit of a job. I was hoping to be able to leave the old Krauser seatbelt latch on, but it didn't work. So now I can only use the H-B bags. But that's fine, since they are a bit more solid and roomier too!

    I was afraid about the chrome option, but I could have them powder coated I guess. I think I know which ones I need now, was hoping for a non-chrome option.

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    the new H-B cases do fit in the same racks as the old Krausers did, although I did have to add some spacers to the latch area since those weren't lining up correctly at all.
    got pics?
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    You need a pair of latch plates for the second set of mounts.

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