|With all the additional hard storage I find that I don't use
my tank bag that often. However, I love having it on long trips or running with
just the map pouch on the tank pad but didn't like how long it took to install
and remove the pad. I looked at several quick release clips before deciding on
this method. This gives me a quick on / off without looking like it is easily
removed (and therefore an easy target for theft). Pad is installed by clipping
the rings at the front and then tightening via the straps at the back. Removal
/ Installation can be performed in a minute or less.
Close up of the D-clips. I purchased them in the camping section of local
sporting goods store. Make sure to get metal and not plastic. I tossed a washer
in one side just so you could see it opened. I added the velcro tie wraps to
keep the rings from moving around which will hopefully keep the straps from
View of the front straps. The length is adjusted before adding the velcro
straps near the D-rings. Once adjusted there is no need to adjust length unless
the straps stretch from use (mine have not changed since I initially did this).
Sorry that this is so hard to see. I clip the D-rings over the subframe where
it bolts to the headstock There is one arm on each side, so one clip goes on
The rear straps go down to thread through the underseat mount and then back up
through buckle. Notice the shortened length of the strap - I left a couple of
inches and then chopped off the excess (remember to burn the ends to keep the
straps from fraying).
The final step is to take the loose end of strap and run back through the
center slot in the buckle making the casual observer think that the release is
under the seat.