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Just got some new saddle bags, they are smaller than I expected but hold as much as my old leather bags, do they look to small?
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 07:52 PM
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Knowing that the VN750 is not a big bike, they do look kind of small now that you mention it.

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Just got some new saddle bags, they are smaller than I expected but hold as much as my old leather bags, do they look to small?
Did you buy them new or used? If new there should have been some measurements offered before you purchased. Whether they look good or not to anyone else really doesn't matter as long as you are satisfied. Your ride should be what you like and not what someone else tells you to do to it.

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Did you buy them new or used? If new there should have been some measurements offered before you purchased. Whether they look good or not to anyone else really doesn't matter as long as you are satisfied. Your ride should be what you like and not what someone else tells you to do to it.
They were a gift, and yes I like the look of them so you are right, it doesn't matter what anybody else thinks. I was just curious what others thought.
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hard bags are the cat's meow!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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Love my hard bags. Will never go back. They are a bit smaller but the bike isn't huge, so they look fine.

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Size is debatable....matters what you intend to put in them. They will unfortunately make your butt look bigger.......

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They will unfortunately make your butt look bigger.......
That's why we put a Trunk on the back it makes you look slimmer

The previous posters are right, if you like them and them and they suit your needs,good enough. Plus consider yourself lucky to get gifts that are bike related. FWIW I think they look fine. Now, go ride and keep your stuff dry




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They look about the same as my leather bags that I got directly from Kawasaki back when I bought the bike. I like the looks of leather bags better, but they sure are a pain to get open and closed.


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Agree the leather looks better, but when you can open the bag with one button, then just shut it when your done, it's pretty hard to beat.

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