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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Jumbo size- $108.80 delivered on clearance at denniskirk.com. You would need to relocate your turn signals and get saddlebag supports off of ebay. Mine arrived last week and they are made from really thick pleather, and have a hard back- I think they are great and should last several years. I got tired of stitching my old saddlebags back together.

As far as "smooth," they are not- they are simulated elephant hide, but the texturing looks really nice- better than on-line photos, and you can't beat the price

https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen...gs.p506133.prd

I'll submit a photo when I get them on, but it will be a while, too many honeydo's and work is busy right now.

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"Traditional throw-over designed saddlebags made of heavy-grain elephant hide synthetic leather"

Not sure if one should call elephant hide "leather" to begin with.

"smooth leather" simply means a finished surface....as opposed to suede....as most natural leather has some texture to it. Leather that is in fact without texture or grain is called "patent leather" meaning it has a smooth glass like surface.

Anyway, nice bags for the price....

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Jumbo size- $108.80 delivered on clearance at denniskirk.com. You would need to relocate your turn signals and get saddlebag supports off of ebay. Mine arrived last week and they are made from really thick pleather, and have a hard back- I think they are great and should last several years. I got tired of stitching my old saddlebags back together.

As far as "smooth," they are not- they are simulated elephant hide, but the texturing looks really nice- better than on-line photos, and you can't beat the price

https://www.denniskirk.com/saddlemen...gs.p506133.prd

I'll submit a photo when I get them on, but it will be a while, too many honeydo's and work is busy right now.

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They will look like this when installed. I cut the "handle" off for a cleaner look.

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They will look like this when installed. I cut the "handle" off for a cleaner look.
Sweet. Which relocators did you use? I just bought the sheet metal ones that go on the license plate. How do you like the Mustang seat?
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Sweet. Which relocators did you use? I just bought the sheet metal ones that go on the license plate. How do you like the Mustang seat?

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do you have to use the Saddleman supports or can the F/S supports work to hard mount the bags.. and would they quick-release

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do you have to use the saddleman supports <NO> or can the f/s supports work to hard mount the bags.. <YES> and would they quick-release <No, not in my case>
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