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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking at getting a pair of saddlebags. I don't want to have to modify or relocate the turn signals yet.. what bags will fit my '99 vn750? I am looking for 'cheap' ideas that still look good. eventually I will get a set of hard bags, but I am thinking of repainting, restoring the bike over the next two off seasons if money allows. I want to re chrome and repaint everything, with a possible engine refinish. What dimensions should work for the bags? thanks. Also, do I need the saddle bag supports?

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Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
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For most bags that are a reasonable size a relocation of the turn signals will be in order.

You of course know my vote on bags (ammo cans).

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I have the TourMaster Nylon Cruiser II Slant Bags, size medium. My only complaint is that they're a bit small (I'm thinking about sizing up to large), but I'm rarely carrying a lot of gear in them. I do not have bag supports ~ there's a nice foam cushion on the inside of the bag which protects the finish of the bike. I put the yoke over the frame/under the seat, and secure the front of the bag (with the supplied strap) to the passenger foot peg frame. No adjustments to the bike are necessary.


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you think the large ones would fit? I mainly and looking for a set that I can put my jacket in when I go to the beach, or somewhere I don't want to carry my jacket... Or like when I go to church and need to store my chaps, haha... I am looking to relocation though... It might work out...

'99 VN750 with 8900 miles and growing (3,111 when I bought it 03-22-08)
Ear shave with Unipods
Drilled mufflers and degoat
TOC springs
N/C Street shield EX windshield
Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
Willie and Max Saddlebag mounting kit
License plate turn signals
Home made sissy bar
Luggage Rack from Scoop
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I might go this route if I find some lights to bolt into it...


'99 VN750 with 8900 miles and growing (3,111 when I bought it 03-22-08)
Ear shave with Unipods
Drilled mufflers and degoat
TOC springs
N/C Street shield EX windshield
Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
Willie and Max Saddlebag mounting kit
License plate turn signals
Home made sissy bar
Luggage Rack from Scoop
http://youtube.com/user/99vulcan750

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Most shops that sell them can fit them to your bike to see if any mods are needed. Biker rags here in K-town does just that so you leave happy. just take the bike with you when shopping around.

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I didn't relocate my signals and my bags sit just fine. I have pictures of them in my gallery. And they were cheap too, still can bring home 2 gallons of milk and still have room for a change of clothes.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6068

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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I think I am going to buy the Kawasaki saddlebag supports- they come with relocation kit... still looking for cheaper though

'99 VN750 with 8900 miles and growing (3,111 when I bought it 03-22-08)
Ear shave with Unipods
Drilled mufflers and degoat
TOC springs
N/C Street shield EX windshield
Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
Willie and Max Saddlebag mounting kit
License plate turn signals
Home made sissy bar
Luggage Rack from Scoop
http://youtube.com/user/99vulcan750

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you think these saddlebags will fit? I just wanna know if anyone has similar sized bags and if I will need the T/S relocation and support brackets... they are in my price range... and for supports? any ideas? I was looking at the Kawasaki ones, but if I can find cheaper...

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'99 VN750 with 8900 miles and growing (3,111 when I bought it 03-22-08)
Ear shave with Unipods
Drilled mufflers and degoat
TOC springs
N/C Street shield EX windshield
Jumbo Saddleman Highway Studded saddlebags
Willie and Max Saddlebag mounting kit
License plate turn signals
Home made sissy bar
Luggage Rack from Scoop
http://youtube.com/user/99vulcan750
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I got some that came with the bike when I bought it. They have a tag that says on them (Willie and Max) made in the USA by Pinsley Manufacturing Co. They are not made from leather. They are pleather. They fit well and the shock keeps them in place. Very likely a 100$ job.

I do not have those that you are looking at there.

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