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  1. Zapp

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    Still haven't resolved my luggage/storage problems on my Interceptor. Wanted to know, for the sixth gen, what sits closest to the bike, OEM, GIVI or Shad? Meaning, is there a large gap between the mounting hardware and the plastics.

    What I want to avoid is a very wide bike. Hard to find photos of luggage taken from the back, they all look good from the side.

    Also, I like the smaller cases, again because of width, they use a different mounting frame that is flat. Anyone have photos of either the GIVI or Kappa 23 liter bags mounted?
     
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    My OEM is not much wider than my handlebars on my 6th generation.
     
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    Hope the photos give you a better idea.
     
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    Definitely. I wonder if aftermarket sit as close to the body of the bike, looks real good.

    By the way, great photos, looks like a great place to ride.
     
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    For what I've seen, aftermarket ones don't sit as close. Have seen some that go as high as the seat and to the best of my knowledge, are not the same capacity.
    OEM fit two helmets in the trunk and one in each one of the saddle bags.

    About the photos: The side view was taken on UT highway 12 between Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, the other ones were taken in Zion. Thanks.
     
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    Not sure the best place to mention this to get the most eyes to help with the problem. I lucked out getting a set of OEM luggage with mounting brackets however the previous owner has a few pieces missing. He did not use the grab rails so he did not supply the spacers, I mean he did not have them and I didn't know until the luggage arrived that I needed them. Does anyone know if they are available?

    Thanks!
     
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    I'm pretty sure they are available and would be relatively cheap, but they can be fabricated too. All you would need are the measurements.
     
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    I don’t think I described the missing pieces clearly. They are formed rubberized pieces that fit between the base of the grab bar and the top of the luggage mount. They form a seal over the rear cowl cavity. I called them spacers because that’s what the parts list called them.
     
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    Those parts although nice to have are not truly needed to mount the bags.
     
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    Yes, you are correct. The previous owner of the bags mounted them without the grab rails. However this leaves the opening/cavity where the grab rails were exposed. Plus, I really would prefer to have my grab rails on the bike.

    This is a photo of the part.

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    Part numbers for right and left, (08L41-MCW-80012 and 08L41-MCW-800123).

    Also, didn't even realize you posted as your text was black on a black background.
     
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