Mrs Trip's bike... not the one in Baja.... with a repair done in Colorado. This piece welded in to back the OEM strap worked OK except a piece of the strap where the rack screwed down subsequently broke out. My bike that I rode in Baja recently has a similar fix.
I had a local welder make a batch of replacement pieces. These are on our bikes in Ireland, Mrs Trip's bike that she rode in Baja, and at least one other. I think they are overkill and could have been made narrower, but he used stock he had on hand. The Admiral says he used one of these that I sent him... I am not sure if anyone used the others that I sent out.