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Hey, I have a 2005 vn750 and I'm trying to get ideas of what bags would look best on it. Any ideas?
Yes. As many have said the best bags for your ride are the ones that you like best. Some here prefer hard bags and others prefer the more traditional leather but satisfaction will only be achieved if you get what you like. There are positives for each selection. Do a search for all the treads here on this particular topic and you will find listings of sources for bags and pictures of different styles on our particular bike.

On a side note you should introduce yourself under the Newbie portion of the forum and let us know a bit about your ride plus your experience riding and wrenching. You could also include where you are from as there may be a member close by.
 

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I love the hard bags but there is an a peal to the a quickly removed throw over bags.
I have throw over bags......."quickly removed"? well, that depends on your idea of "quickly". lol

but hey, Vulcan2000 is right.....there is +&-'s to both soft and hard bags. but it really comes down to what you like,want and works for you. it's your bike, do as you will and forget what others say.....believe me, that everyone has something to say! lol
 

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Yea ruger I need a knife to remove mine quickly as I zip tie them on
 

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I use zip ties too. I know you have used duct tape in the past too! lol
Yup.my bike don't like bags.she either eats em or burns them.I have to constantly go over them because they'll sag.my bike is a bitch.lol
 

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.....believe me, that everyone has something to say! lol
Truer words have never been spoken here. lol Good thing opinions are still free or we would all be in hock for the rest of our lives.
 

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I love the hard bags but there is an a peal to the a quickly removed throw over bags.
Many hard bags are in fact quickly removable. The hard cases on BMW's, the Concours and many ST bikes remove quickly with a key. The bags on my FJR not only unlocked from the bike with a key, they had handles, and if you didn't want to take them off...they came with soft made to fit liner bags that you could pack your stuff in and remove from the case instead.
A few here have installed Givi bags that remove quickly. Those that install those cheaper Chinese hard cases that bolt to the bike might want to consider making removable liners for them like the FJR used....as this makes them very useful for traveling.

Honestly on a daily basis I found having a "tail case" much more useful than having side cases.
 

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There are quick release mount made for either type.

http://www.ghostbrackets.com/

Had these on my Vulcan. Easy install and quick removal. My bags had a carry handle, but you can purchase some for the brackets.
 

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Truer words have never been spoken here. lol Good thing opinions are still free or we would all be in hock for the rest of our lives.
Hope ya don't mind if I quote ya,brother?
 

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You can get both easy to remove and bolt on bags in both the hard and soft variety. I have bolt on leather bags. I mainly got them for their looks (I bought the bike new, and wanted to fix it up right) but they work fine. Biggest issue with them is you have to undo 3 straps/buckles on each bag to get it open, then refasten them to close it. No quick disconnects.

Once you decide what you want, you need to find something that fits. That is easier said than done. Mine use an accessory bag mount/turn signal relocator kit made by Kawasaki. Don't know if it is available any more or not. It could be used with a wide variety of both leather and hard bolt on bags.
 

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hey ryan i have a set of leather ones i got really cheap from ebay i used the string that came with them and tied them at the bottom of my shocks so they dont rub the tires works pretty good and only cost me like 45 bucks new
 
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