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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-02-2010, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Mutazu Saddlebag Help

I am looking at the Mutazu saddlebags, both the GA and the FY models.
http://www.mutazu.com/products.php?c...=39&s=prod.php


If i went with the FY model, wouldnt the red lights on the bags be for blinkers, and if so, could i just take my stock blinkers off?

Also I found this company, Visions Online, http://www.visionsonlinestore.com/se...e--Hard/Detail
their bag looks alot like the Mutazu FY series... any comment??

Do any other members have any of these bags??
If so, how did you go about mounting them?

I know they dont come with mounting holes, and i dont wana get them and screw them up.
I just wanna see how others mounted theirs and what mounting stuff they used.
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I am looking at the Mutazu saddlebags, both the GA and the FY models.
http://www.mutazu.com/products.php?c...=39&s=prod.php


If i went with the FY model, wouldnt the red lights on the bags be for blinkers, and if so, could i just take my stock blinkers off?

Also I found this company, Visions Online, http://www.visionsonlinestore.com/se...e--Hard/Detail
their bag looks alot like the Mutazu FY series... any comment??

Do any other members have any of these bags??
If so, how did you go about mounting them?

I know they dont come with mounting holes, and i dont wana get them and screw them up.
I just wanna see how others mounted theirs and what mounting stuff they used.
Thanks
PLEASE use the Search VN750 feature on the top of each page and type "Mutazu". A very detailed installation of the GA bags is there.
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PLEASE use the Search VN750 feature on the top of each page and type "Mutazu". A very detailed installation of the GA bags is there.
In case you're still too lazy to search, here it is.
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Also I found this company, Visions Online, http://www.visionsonlinestore.com/se...e--Hard/Detail
their bag looks alot like the Mutazu FY series... any comment??
My comment is this... Thank you for bringing this alternative into view. Secondly, if one purchased these hard bags the stock signals could theoretically be removed altogether (and sold on ebay for 50 bucks), negating the need for relocation brackets.

In my area directionals must be yellow, so these would be great out of the box. The Mutazu FY series only come with red lenses.

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look pretty nice they actually look like they could be the same bags. close on the price too.


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look pretty nice they actually look like they could be the same bags. close on the price too.
I believe with shipping they are a little cheaper,and very tempting!




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I have the GA bags. Lance made the custom bag supports. And we basically copied the Fire and Steel relocation brackets. I had them cut out at work on the plasma, bent them and welded them, then gave them Lance to finish everything up. You can find the thread on this by searching Mutazu GA hard bags.
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My comment is this... Thank you for bringing this alternative into view. Secondly, if one purchased these hard bags the stock signals could theoretically be removed altogether (and sold on ebay for 50 bucks), negating the need for relocation brackets.

In my area directionals must be yellow, so these would be great out of the box. The Mutazu FY series only come with red lenses.

Thanks again,
Yeah, well, first, i think on their website, they mention that the lights aren't meant to replace your stock signals, just be an addition.
Secondly, you say in your area, directionals must be yellow, where are you from?? Some newer automobiles don't even have yellow/amber blinkers, they just use the red brakes as blinkers. And most 4/prong trailer light wire kits use the red lights as turn signals too.
So if its true that in your area directionals must be yellow/amber, i guess i just want to know how the auto industry adapts to that?
See i have a 1999 Ford Ranger ext cab, xlt 4x4, and it has the amber blinkers in the rear tail light assembly, but a guy at work has a newer 2006 Ranger, damn near the same as mine, and his tail light assembly doesn't have the yellow/amber for signals, it just uses the red brake lights for signals.
Anyway not a big deal, just sharing some info.

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Hi Glenn,

The best advice for mounting any bags is to take your time, take lots of measurements, make a template and make your mistakes on the template instead of on the bags themselves.

I wouldn't trust any of the LEDs on the aftermarket bags to be as bright and noticeable as the stock turn signals. In my opinion amber lenses make better choices for turn signals. No one will ever mistake an amber turn signal for a red brake light. Those are big safety considerations for me personally.

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Hi Glenn,

The best advice for mounting any bags is to take your time, take lots of measurements, make a template and make your mistakes on the template instead of on the bags themselves.

I wouldn't trust any of the LEDs on the aftermarket bags to be as bright and noticeable as the stock turn signals. In my opinion amber lenses make better choices for turn signals. No one will ever mistake an amber turn signal for a red brake light. Those are big safety considerations for me personally.

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