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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-26-2014, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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What Saddlebags Should I Get?

Can anyone recommend a set of saddlebags for my bike?
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What is your budget, trapper?

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A teacher's budget lol. Honestly, I'm all about buying something once that has a good warranty and customer service versus some cheap junk.
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A teacher's budget lol. Honestly, I'm all about buying something once that has a good warranty and customer service versus some cheap junk.

I'm a student, so I had to find some cheap junk that holds up decently and does the job. I went with some from Jafrum that cost around $70 for the set.

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I bought mine from Viking Bags. They've held up very well and have maintained their shape. Should be able to see them on my bike in my gallery. They also have specials from time to time with 10-15% off. I have their saddlebags and a rear "trunk" bag. All were well worth the money, but didn't break the budget.


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I got a sweet set of leatherlook semi hard bags Im tryin to sell fer a buddy....PM me yer email addy and I'll send you pics and details....theyre "Saddlemen" brand...used about 75 miles then removed before he sold his bike, so "like new"....theyre the "Desperado" ones....PM me with email and phone because Im about to be suspended....i can cut ya a great deal on em....



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Why not get what ever ones you really like and can afford? If you need to make some modified supports for them then get started before the season ends. What ever you do to your bike should be what makes you content and not what others think you should do. Get creative. If you are lookin for a copy cat bike leave it totally stock and skip the bags unless they are Fire and Steel.

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Yes supports are a must or your bike will eat your new bags.don't ask me how i know

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Yes supports are a must or your bike will eat your new bags.don't ask me how i know
not just eat them...chew them up and spit them out....lol

There are so many different bags out there that I am sure you will find something to make YOU happy. bags are a personal choice, so only you will know what works for your lifetyle and type of riding.

I personally got the biggest bags I could get on the bike, and it just so happens that the studded type to matched my seat. It works for me, but some think they may be too big.

And Jafrum is a decent place to find inexpensive bags, but you can't expect inexpensive bags to hold up as well as the full prides brands.
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