Where did you get the rack? This might work for me on my Harley instead of going to get a custom rack made which I have been too lazy to go get done.
hey joe, I custom fabricated this rack system. the aluminum plates that run vertical are fastened to the base frame structure of the saddle bags. I have modified the thule snowboard racks by bolting them through the base of the rack directly to the aluminum structure. even though I feel pretty confident this setup won't fail, I also use some webbing straps over everything to ensure nothing can come loose.