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Any one have any recommendations on a decent fork bag. I don't want something huge, just something to hold a few tools, id cards and maybe a wallet/cell phone.

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Here's mine, I paid 30 bucks for it shipped. It holds all the stuff you mentioned and then some. Sturdy as hell too...

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Any one have any recommendations on a decent fork bag. I don't want something huge, just something to hold a few tools, id cards and maybe a wallet/cell phone.
I have a small generic fork bag that I picked up at a flea market. I use it to hold some tools, clamps, tape, etc. I don't find it a very convient bag to get into so I usually only keep stuff that I don't need often in it. For a wallet/cell phone/ID card I find a magnetic tank bag much easier to use. If your wallet is in the fork bag you can't get to it from the seat of the bike to pay for gas at the pump. If it's in a tank bag, you can.

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my fork bag was 20 bucks bought at the local bike shop nothing fancy willie and max velcros on holds extra riding glasses and such


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I got mine form Cycle gear a few years ago. I believe it was made by River Road. I use it ONLY for tools (but I have saddlebags). I lucked out, and had one of those plastic containers that an imitation chamios from Pep Boys came in, and it was a perfect fit inside the bag. So I put the tools in that, then put it in the bag. I removed the "Kawasaki" emblem/cover, and reloacated the horns. I used some parts I brought home from work to make a bolt on bracket that the bag attaches perfectly to.


Check Walmart. The ones that carry motorcycle stuff around here sell a pretty nice one for $30 that I got for my Rebel. I had to build a bracket to make that one fit properly too, but can see no reason it won't fit the Vulcan 750. Jerry.

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Well I have a sorta small bag that I gave $25 for, don't hold much but I had to keep it small and high to keep the fender from hitting it, you may want to take note of the same possible problem...
Seeing that I don't have a rear tool box any more, I keep my Reg. & Ins. papers + a tool or 2 in it...
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Fork bags are ghay....(not that there is anything wrong with that...)

My only suggestion is to make sure the bag does not touch not only the fender when the forks compress, but it should not touch the upper forks themselves.

At the shop I worked we did have a few folks that ended up having to buy new fork tubes because after a few years of wear, the straps stretched on their fork bags, (which they loaded with heavy tools) and wore spots on their forks deep enough to cause oil leaks.

So make sure they do not touch the forks , do as Jerry did and make a bracket to hold it up.


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My only suggestion is to make sure the bag does not touch not only the fender when the forks compress, but it should not touch the upper forks themselves.
At the shop I worked we did have a few folks that ended up having to buy new fork tubes because after a few years of wear, the straps stretched on their fork bags, (which they loaded with heavy tools) and wore spots on their forks deep enough to cause oil leaks.
So make sure they do not touch the forks , do as Jerry did and make a bracket to hold it up.
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I forgot to mention about a bracket to strut it out a bit which is what I also did...
BTW-Got stopped for speeding the other day (45 in a 30) and as the LEO was getting ready to write me a $150 ticket (a bit cheaper than my 81 in a 70)... I was having trouble with the straps on my fork bag when he got a call, I didn't pay attention to what was said, but to make a long story not too long, the extra time getting into the bag saved me, he had to go and just said this is your lucky day, I got a call and I have to go, I said thank you and journeyed on my way...lol...
Just remember when you must get your papers out of the fork bag don't be in a big hurry, it could save your tail...lol...
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