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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-06-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Anyone using the Kuryakyn Grantour Bag on the VN750?

I'm debating getting this bag, but I was wondering if anyone has it and how it performs as a backrest on the 750. (considering the passenger seat is a bit "slim" on the vn750.)

Here's a link on Kury's page:

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Link would be great.

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I added a link, but I'm really interested in getting feedback from people who already own or have owned the Grantour bag and use it on the 750.

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If you really like that bag, and it's advertised (also) as a working backrest...and no one else responds to your info request, then you might go ahead and order it....but get it from a vendor who has a very generous return policy (for instance, Dennis Kirk)...and then you can see/test it for yourself.

We're of course all built differently, so even if someone else commented on it, this bag may work better (or worse) for you.

I've used another Kury bag as a backrest, and have never had quality problems with anything from them. They're a bit more expensive than some other brands, but they seem to be worth it.

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This might not help, but a buddy of mine has 1 on his 06 Harley Road Glide and he loves it! I know we are talking about 2 different bikes and yes, the road glide is bigger, but my buddy is 6'3 and weighs 385lbs. Good luck....

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Hey, I was thinking of ordering that too. I have another project I'm working on and probably won't order one for a couple more months. Here's hoping you're first to write some feedback for your own question. If for some reason I get one before you I will post back to this thread.

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I found one locally and I will probably pick it up today. (if everthing here at work quits breaking this week!)
It should get a good evaluation, going to spring fling next weekend.

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I am looking forward to your post after you try it. I looked at one but wasn't sure how it would work with my VN750.
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Updates after the trip

I added some photos of the bag on the 750. It is a great bag and well worth the money imho but it is a little too deep for a backrest on the 750 (even without the backrest pad) I found that it worked great as a tail bag on the 750 luggage rack. I just used my old cooler/backrest that is perfect for me as a backrest and I fill it with bottled water and a couple towels.

I also bought this bag to use as a backrest/bag on my Meanstreak and it does a good job on that also, but with the backrest pad installed. It came with alot of strapping options, (about 3 different sets) I was able to fit my HJC full face helmet or 1/2 helmet in the bag with enough room for a weekend's worth of clothes. A rain cover also comes with it and I was skeptical about it as it fits like a grill cover, but the cover never started to come off even at interstate speeds for hours and lots of rain at times....everything kept dry.

If anyone is interested, I even had the bag tied onto my dad's 2010 Fury and it worked well with the backrest, being tied under the seat....there's also a shot of it on my friend's Vulcan 2000 as a backrest.
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Thanks for the pics, I was interested in this bag and that helps to narrow down my choices.

Btw, is that bread place in the last picture the same as Panera bread here on the east coast?

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