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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a sissy bar / passenger seat bag

Hello,

Since I am ditching the saddlebags from my bike, I'd like a passenger seat mounted bag with the following specs:

* Quick release mounting system
* Big enough to hold gear and school books / supplies
* Durable and weatherproof
* Leather
* Has shoulder strap

I've been eyeballing one from Leatherup.com, but they never have it in stock. All the other brands they offer are too expensive or don't meet my needs. So, I figure I ask here and see what ideas the community has.

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Check out the thread on Viking bags, or just hit the link for Viking. I posted a couple of bags with driver backrest that I'm interested in, but they seem to have a wide selection of all sorts of bags.
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Check out the thread on Viking bags, or just hit the link for Viking. I posted a couple of bags with driver backrest that I'm interested in, but they seem to have a wide selection of all sorts of bags.
I wish I could see one actually mounted on the VN750. They always look like they would be too big to put on the 'back' seat. The backrest feature sure sounds nice though.



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I wish I could see one actually mounted on the VN750. They always look like they would be too big to put on the 'back' seat. The backrest feature sure sounds nice though.
Here's what I have used the past 2 years. Not leather but very good.

http://www.jafrum.com/Shop-By-Brand/...FWNlMgodakMAeg

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[QUOTE=JM2001;300570]Here's what I have used the past 2 years. Not leather but very good.

Do you just have than on your backseat? Or on your luggage rack? Does it affix to the sissy-bar?



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Here's what I have used the past 2 years. Not leather but very good.

Do you just have than on your backseat? Or on your luggage rack? Does it affix to the sissy-bar?
Now it is on a luggage rack. I did use it on the back of the seat. It also will attach to the sissy bar. It comes with many straps and quick release buckles. Two of my friends now use them on their VN 900s.

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Looks alright; but I need it a bit wider than 8.5 inches, more like 10 to 12.5 inches.

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Well, I think VikingBags will have another customer soon. This appears to be the most functional bag I have found yet. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

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Well, I think VikingBags will have another customer soon. This appears to be the most functional bag I have found yet. Can't wait to get my hands on one.
I saw that one too, kind of interesting. I was trying to figure out how well it would work on the sides if the bike has saddlebags. My guess is that the sides of it would pretty much sit on top of the saddle bags (maybe not quite).

Also wondering how much room it actually has - like if you are packing for a camping trip or something.



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I saw that one too, kind of interesting. I was trying to figure out how well it would work on the sides if the bike has saddlebags. My guess is that the sides of it would pretty much sit on top of the saddle bags (maybe not quite).

Also wondering how much room it actually has - like if you are packing for a camping trip or something.
It looks to be a good day tripper bag. I don't plan on any multi-day trips anytime soon; so, I think this bag will work for me. Just need something big enough and portable enough to haul some gear and my college stuff in.

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