This works great for several most popular rack-less systems. Here are a few photos of Mosko moto Reckless 80 Revolver (V3.0) on this setup. Other systems are shown in the blog posts too, look it up. All posts are written in the same manner, so it should be easy to compare the fitment of different systems.
In this case, bags are positioned as far forward as possible, without interfering with a rider, sitting or standing. This greatly contributes to mass centralization and improves the handling of the bike.
"Legs" of the bags are position in setting 3 (steepest).
Also, set up like this and with the help ofSide carriers, bags are not touching the silencer. Heat shield is there just in case.
It is hard to take a decent photo, butSide carriersare supporting the rear end of the bags.
At the same time,Tie-down bracketsprovide perfectly placed tie-down points for lower straps.
AndTop luggage rackoffers smooth slots, which are angled, so upper straps can be strapped properly. We used generic tie-down straps for upper points.
One of the benefits of this setup is that it is (relatively) narrow. Much more narrow than the handlebars.
These Mosko moto bags are bomb-proof. IMO, there is no better protection for the rear of the bike - bags act as a cushion pillow and absorb most hits without transferring it to the bike.
Used like this, without "beavertail assembly" (middle bag), there is approx. of 50 liters of storage plus 2 x 4 liters in Aux Pox pockets. And there are two very useful bottle holders at the front.