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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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Saddlebags for my '86

So I'm looking for saddlebags for my bike but I'm not sure where to find the ones I want. I'd like to get bags that don't need mounting brackets and don't require me to relocate my signals. I'm not looking for a ton of storage so that's not really an issue.

Here's a pic of my bike, it seems like all the saddlebags I find are set up for newer Vulcan models. Can someone point me in the right direction?


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Highway pegs or engine guard
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 07:45 AM
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Bags

I have the "medium" Tourmaster bags on my bike. Definitely not fancy but I like them. They aren't all that big but they suit my needs. They just sling over the seat & u cinch them down a little with straps. I bought my 2006 VN750 a couple months ago (love it). It came with bags, and I also had the ones from my old bike ('82 Maxim 750). Very similar to the ones that came on the new bike but not slanted. I swapped them up - the pic of the bike on the trailer is with the original bags, the other pics show the bags I currently have on the bike and the extra ones on the floor. you are welcome to the old bags if u want them, guess you'd just have to pay postage (I'm in western New York) plus you'd have to rig your own straps or rope or something (which would be easy) 'cause the extra straps seem to have gone missing..

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 10:38 AM
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Good to see you on the board, Charlie, you didn't waste any time!

FWIW someone else on the forum provided a link to these bags, they look like they might do the trick nicely, I think I might replace the ones I have:

http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Lug...e-Bags-SD4059#

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Charlie, how much shipped to 99217?

Matt, the reason I posted a new thread is those bags were discontinued. The link is dead.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 02:14 PM
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Well that sucks. The link worked as of 3 days ago and the page indicated they were in stock. I was going to probably order them tonight...got some thinking to do

They have (had?) other similar bags that might also work if Charlie's don't work out for you

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New-to-me extended backrest 5/2012
Tourmaster bags 5/2012
Replaced driveshaft coupler and final drive-- ignored the spline lube recommendation too long and got burned 8/2012
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I have leather soft bags that dont require mounts. They drape over the fender and are supported by the shocks. Drawback is a small capacity, but Ive seen em new for under $90.





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I modified NOTHING to put these on:

http://www.leatherup.com/p/Xelement-...bag/56037.html

There are several versions/sizes of this bag so check them all out - but the dimensions on this one are what you are looking for.

Lastly: I see they are showing SOLD OUT again. Look around and I bet you will find one of the several versions of them available. I bought the X850.

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my new bags arrived today, i have to relocate blinkers and make sure they fit, but here is an older pic of my bike... tour master bags are like new as is the ralley pack, i just wanted to change things up. think i paid $85 for the saddlebags and $80 for the trunk bag. oh one of the little straps fell off but they are not needed, they are for lashing the front edge of the saddlebag down, i don't even use them. make an offer, anyone wants them. no need me keeping them around. no rips or burns or holes. i put a cheap plastic (new) trash can in the large ralley pack bag to make it stay stiff when empty and it fits well. i use it as a backrest. it's a regular size kitchen trash can so the trunk is pretty big, holds rain gear/half helmet/riding jacket easy plus a lot of little zippered compartments for cell phone etc. saddle bags are "medium" and hold thermos/bottled water/tools/lunch bag pretty easy but they are not real big, they have velcro tops and rain covers and the strap fits under the seat okay (always a bit tough to get the seat on mine, with or w/o bags).


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i have willie and max part number SB240 STUDDED www.cycleluggage.com


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