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NEWS!!!
Ghost Brackets now have a new home and a new name, EDGE Brackets.

With new and improved features and fitments, yet still the same great customer service and engineering of CAO Distributing, Inc., EDGE Brackets are a leader in Quick Release Detachable Saddlebag Systems.
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There are quite a few articles on the internet comparing Ghost Brackets to Easy Brackets.  We feel that it's our duty to provide as much information as possible to help you make an educated decision about the product you choose to put on your motorcycle.  We believe that our products are absolutely unsurpassed in design, quality and flexibility and prove that to the motorcycle community by continually delivering the best Quick Release Saddlebag System every time, all the time.

 

 Features

 Ghost
Brackets

 Easy
Brackets

 Details

Patented Product

Yes

No

 We are staying true to our design concepts and ideas. Although the current generation of Ghost Brackets (Generation III) is far more advanced than the original (Generation One), you can easily see the resemblance to our pattent drawings. We change with the times and will continue to give our customers the best our engineers have to offer.  In fact our latest designs are so innovative we have additional patents pending for them alone.

Original Design Concept

Yes

No

 On their website Easy Brackets claim that the Ghost Brackets concept was copied from them.  The truth is that Ghost Brackets were on the market for nearly 5 years before Easy Brackets ever appeared and we have been perfecting the design ever since.
Tuff Leather like Powder Coating (Hard to Scratch)

Yes

No

 All of our brackets are pre-treated with specialty coating, then powder-coated with a thick, leather-like, textured, powder coating guaranteeing longer life and better looking product.
Thick 10 Guage Steel Costruction

Yes

No

 Ghost Brackets are manufactured from 10-guage steel.  It is stronger and thicker than the 12-guage used with Easy Brackets. We purposely use thicker steel for better structural integrity so as to give our customers the best possible product.
Correct Pitch Angle of the Bracket Yes - 8° No - 5° The 8° pitch is a standard used by OEM manufacturers and is essential to keep your bags away from the swing arm.  Easy Brackets say on their website that if you mount the bags properly they will not hit the swing arm, but what they don't tell you is with a smaller pich angle in order to avoid the axle interference the bags have to sit well above the swing arm.
Fully Adjustable Bracket which gives you great flexibility to mount and adjust your bags exactly as you need

Yes

No

 Our design gives you more flexibility than ever to reposition the bag, as well as the bracket itself, to avoid many unwanted turn signal relocations, which are inherent to a non-adjustable system, like that of Easy Brackets.  We currently have more than 150 fitments available and are adding more at a faster rate and more precise fit than anyone else on the market today.

 Generation III (G3) Ghost Brackets are fully adjustable.  This means that not only can they be moved from bike to bike, but, also, the bags can be shifted from back to front on the bike, to avoid issues with turn signals, shocks and seats.  Easy Brackets use a single-unit, stationary design, so once the brackets & bags are on the bike, you cannot move or adjust them in any way.  Therefore, the only way to reposition your bag with the Easy Bracket System is to realize that there is a problem you will need to drill more holes in your saddlebags. We give you more flexibility to mount and move your product as you see fit.

Drop Down Design for Quick Attach or Detach

Yes

No

 We use slots to allow you to drop the bracket onto the keepers.  With our brackets you just line up the sliders with the keepers and then gravity does the rest.
Specialty made flat key, double-sided lock

Yes

No

 We use only our specially designed and manufactured double-sided flat key locks.  The reason for this is that they can withstand weather, abuse and those pesky thieves. Based on our research, this lock is safer than a simple barrel lock.  As an example, folowing is a website which shows how the barrel lock can be picked/unlocked with a simple plastic pen.

http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2004/09/64987

Stainless steel, hand polished button-head bolts

Yes

No

 We beleive your bike should look as clean as possible when the bags are taken off.  That is why we use low profile, button-head, stainless steel bolts that are polished to show their brilliant finish.
Stainless steel, CNC- machined, hand-polished keepers

Yes

No

 We truly believe that nothing can replace the steady hand of a polisher. That is why all of our hardware and our keepers have a beautiful chrome-like finished look.
Large, World- Wide Distributors

Yes

No

 We have World-Wide Distributors available to our customers and our dealers.  Therefore, you will get better support, better pricing, and better delivery anywhere in the world.
Year business started

1997

2002

 Why is this important?  Experience!!!  We have a long-standing history of quality products and superb customer service.  This, as well as our commitment to constant improvement of our existing product lines, as well as adding new products to fulfill the needs and desires of our customers, means we will be here to serve you for a long time to come!

CAO Distributing, Inc., the new & exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Generation III (G3) Ghost Brackets boasts a high quality customer service department which can make certain you receive the right product for your bike and make the whole process easy, so as to allow you to enjoy your new Generation III (G3) Ghost Brackets. 

 
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