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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Sissy bar bag vs Saddle bags

Can someone give me their opinions on the pros and cons of luggage types (sissy bar bags vs saddle bags). I am riding to the Iron Pony in Columbus Oh on Sunday with money burning in my pocket. I am leaning toward a sissy bar bag cause the ones I've seen seem to fit more than the saddle bags I was looking at. Just need some other points of view to see what I might not be thinking about. Thanks!


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depends if you ride with a passenger. if yes, saddle bags are the way to go. if not so much then yes, bar bag is nice. i usually ride two up with my wife and love my saddle bags. check my profile for pics.
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I 'm running saddle bags and plan on getting one of those Mongo looking bar bags too of course that means I'll probably purchasing a luggage rack too, on second thought,buy the bar bag. I'll sell you have a set of viking throwover bags for cheap and you can have both then.Problem solved.If you want to look at the Viking bags click on my profile and they are on the 750 I just sold,Look in my albums and there is a picture on my avatar too




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One thing about a sissy bar bag if it is mounted on the passenger seat it can be used as a backrest for the long ride.

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I like saddle bags for the lower center of gravity


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I would say, get the one that holds the most beer! lol

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No matter what size you have, saddlebags are a must for anyone touring or commuting. Even little ones are a great addition. The sissy bag can really stuff some large heavy items. My 'bags' are coolers.

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sissy

Im gonna use both but i just ordered this sissy bag
http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...Duffel_Bag_Set

I will wrap it in a hi vis yellow tarp as soon as they aren't out of stock.

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