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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I have both the Kawasaki bolt on saddlebag brackets, which also relocate the turn signals, and the heavy leather bolt on saddlebags sold by Kawasaki and made by Auburn leather. On my first Vulcan 750 (yep, I'm on my second one, both bought new), I had the same Kawasaki saddlebag brackets/turn signal relocators, but used a "then" cheap set of Willie&Max Compact slant bags, took a seam ripper, and painstakingly removed every single stitch that held the yokes to the bags, made holes in the back of the bags, installed a plastic stiffening panel inside the bags, and bolted them onto the brackets.
I have saddlebags on my Honda Rebel, without supports, but the chain guard on one side and the brake rod on the other keep them out of the rear wheel. On the Vulcan 750, you will need some kind of supports. If you intend to use the throwover style with the yoke, you will need to do some searching to find some that fit, or find someone on here with bags of that type that fit. I was unable to make the W&M bags fit with the yoke, which is why I wound up converting them to bolt on. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike