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Just bought my 1st MG, a 2001 V11. Paul has shipped me Tekno bags and brackets to go with the deal. Does anyone have installation instructions?

Will they clear the rear bodywork?      

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They do clear. There is a tubular spacer for the front mounting point that some of us have shortened to  bring them in a bit closer. There are two versions of the bags/brackets. Mine are the earlier type without the additional rear cross brace.

No instructions I know of, but lots of discussion and some images. I'll scare some up later this evening for you . . .

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So, here's an image of a Tekno beside what my rack looks like with the shortened spacer. Pretty sure the original spacers are about 40mm. Too much stand-off for my tastes. Note the lower mount is on the outside of the passenger peg/ exhaust hanger. I chose this in order to mount the canister as far inboard as possible to narrow the exhaust profile.

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Also, see that the two clamped "stops" are moved all the way forward here as I am not looking to accommodate a pillion. The lower can also be mounted to the inside with the exhaust outboard if you prefer:

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8 hours ago, docc said:

(...) what my rack looks like with the shortened spacer. Pretty sure the original spacers are about 40mm.

Anyone who can confirm this? I have a set of re-made racks. The PO of these racks had them on for years so they corroded and he had them re-made by a local shop in stainless steel. However, I am fairly confident my top spacer is even longer, like 60 or 80mm. I'll measure tonight.

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My cut-off spacers are 23mm plus the 20mm I cut off (yes, of course I saved those pieces twenty years!:oldgit:) plus about 1mm for the saw kerf = 44mm.

So, maybe even 45mm taking into account some measuring and rounding error and the cut-off being slightly out of square?

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Soooo, my spacers are 60mm. Always found them long but never considered shortening them, but I have also only used the bag once in a weekend.

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