I'm looking at these bags, among others, on the Viking website: Link Being a newbie, I'm concerned about installation. The website indicates that the included hardware permits installation without any protective brackets (for hard mount installation, not throwover). I'm skeptical, but don't know enough, so I'm looking for some direction and advice from folks who've actually installed some of the saddlebags from Viking (they seem to use the same hardware for all of their bags).
- Do you really not need protective brackets for hard mount installation?
- Do these really install that easily using the existing bolt hole spacing?