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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to put saddlebags on my bike. I have dual pipes on the right side. Can anybody tell what size will work......or how to measure for bags....Thanks

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I suggest you get the largest ones that will fit. It's worth it to have the extra space.

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As far as depth, I would make sure the bottom of the bags is a few inches above the exhaust on the right side.


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Here is a link to an install picture fest for the Mutazu hardbags.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...bags+installed

The GA bags that sloppy has on, are the widest bags, (7 1/2") for this height (12+")and length (17+") in the Mutazu line. They do have bigger bags, but may look too big on the vn750. Mutazu has universal mounting brackets available for about $30, IIRC.

Follow this link to Mutazu`s site and look at their installation directions.
http://www.mutazu.com/images/hard%20...20Pictures.pdf

If you are a DIY guy , you may have some steel strap around and can fabricate your own for less.

If you are looking for cheap softbags, or fancier leather ones, try the search feature at the top of page.

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I tried several styles and sizes of saddlebags, and could not find anything that fit the way wanted them too. So I finally pulled out the Mastercard, bit the bullet, and bought the Kawasaki Fire and Steel bag mounts/turn signal relocators, and got the Auburn leather bolt on leather saddlebags sold through Kawasaki. They have been on the bike since '92, and still look like new. I got both the bags and the brackets from an online dealer and saved several hundred $$$$ over what the local stealer wanted. Considering how good they look, and how well they have held up, I think they were a pretty good investment. Jerry.

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Thanks everyone for your replies. Very helpful. I especially liked the turn signal relocation brackets that were in pictures. Does anyone know where I can get a set?

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I tried several styles and sizes of saddlebags, and could not find anything that fit the way wanted them too. So I finally pulled out the Mastercard, bit the bullet, and bought the Kawasaki Fire and Steel bag mounts/turn signal relocators, and got the Auburn leather bolt on leather saddlebags sold through Kawasaki. They have been on the bike since '92, and still look like new. I got both the bags and the brackets from an online dealer and saved several hundred $$$$ over what the local stealer wanted. Considering how good they look, and how well they have held up, I think they were a pretty good investment. Jerry.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Very helpful. I especially liked the turn signal relocation brackets that were in pictures. Does anyone know where I can get a set?
I believe if you read sloppys thread, that he used the same Kawi- Fire and Steel saddlebag mounting brackets and signal stalk relocation bracket that Jerry did. (~ $130, IIRC) It is all one set, I think.

lance 328 also has a custom signal relocation bracket.
Knifemaker has a diagram on flicker or photobucket for making them yourself. Just find one of his posts and click on the links at the bottom.
Spend a little time with his pics. You will likely find something else there you want to add too.

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Lance makes a set, and you can get a chrome set with the Kawasaki Fire & Steel Saddle Bag Supports... I just saw a set on eBay
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