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Hard bags, recommendations?

I've got some money from Christmas and birthday and decided I want to get some hard side bags for when I go on longer trips. Those of you that have some, what brand are they & how easily do they attach? Pictures of yours would be nice if you have them.

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Dave a lot of people on here have used the Matuzu GA hard bags.But if you can find a set on ebay the older Harley Electra Glide bags work ell and look pretty good.Seatch for the Keywords Shovelhead ,Pan head saddlebags.Sometimes you can find them with the mounting brackets,They are kinda hard to get for a good price but are well made and the mounting brackets can be adapted with little modification.

Look over the whole line of Matuzu line and check the different styles and sizes.here is a link
http://www.mutazu.com/products.php?c...ags&s=prod.php
click on the hard bag coice on the menu and you can look them over.
I was seriously considering these for my 1500 before I found a set of factory Nomad Bags pretty reasonable.Again these bags from National CYcle are pricy but I have found you get what you pay for in Hard bags
http://www.jpcycles.com/product/830-343.

Whatever you buy National cycle makes some very good mounting Brackets that are adjustable. Mutazu makes rigid mounting brackets too but I had to make some reinforcement braces on the Nomad bags when I used them.

I hope this gives you some choices to look over .It is kinda expensive any way you go about it but it is worth the effort,keeping your stuff dry is worth a lot and as I said a lot of people on here have used the GA style fom Mutazu and liked them a lot.Ther is a lot to pick from.

Kanuck69 has Harley bags on his if you want to look at his profile pic,You can probably find some member pics on here also with a search for Hard Bags and I remember Lance had the GA on his yellow bike.I know this was long but hopefully it helps.




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I picked up a set of LeatherLyke bags. They are solid plastic with a leather grain look to it. The quality is immaculate in my opinion, well worth the money I paid for them.

They come with their own mounting system, and can be taken off and put on in seconds. They're held in place inside the bag with a click, so removal is tool-less and they lock securely.

When taken off, the mounting hardware isn't obscenely noticeable like the bracket needed for most soft throw over style bags. You are required to relocate the turn signals, and the kit comes with a bracket to move them to mount off of the license plate holder.

They also sell matching trunk bags that I'm considering adding.

http://www.leatherlyke.com/products/...ags-vulcan-750
(ordering from their website doesn't work. You have to call them to place the order)


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Mutazu GA's for $144 on ebay...this is the route I'll be going...I looked into used Harley hardbags, but yer talkin more than new aftermarket, and thats from a friend...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mutazu-Hard-...-/230768478470



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they are not soft but they are not hard, I bought ones called eagle i thought.... this is what I came up with when i search now, but these are not what I bought.... http://www.eagleleatherworks.com/saddle.html just another option.
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they are not soft but they are not hard,
Kinda young for that to be happening to you ain't ya Merc? Don't blame me, it was that little redhead that wolfie posted a picture of in that "How hot is too hot" thread ,that got my mind in the gutter




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I love the Harley bags I added and making them work was pretty easy sinse I have modded so much.
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Don't blame me, it was that little redhead that wolfie posted a picture of in that "How hot is too hot" thread ,that got my mind in the gutter



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well, you could always do the 50 cal. ammo cans that one member on here did a few years ago! I really liked them and they were cheap to boot! lol

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you could always do the 50 cal. ammo cans
No good for me though....wont fit tall boys sideways...
Thats how I rate bags....need to be able to hold ice, and at least 6-8 tallboys in each.

ElectraGlide bags are the way to go...toughest glass around, etc....but try to find used for even around $250....



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