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I picked up a couple of sets of Tourmaster bags from a local stealer. Prices weren't too steep and the zip on and off. With 2 sets one slant one square I can have a set for work tools (computer tech) Just zip on and off and I ready for work or play. I already had saddlebag brackets on the bike when I bought it.
 

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if you call willie and max they will send you out a sample set of there colors.
 

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I have the Willie and Max on both bikes.
They are synthetic, so they hold up in the weather, and they zip off in a matter of seconds.
 

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You should plan on getting some bag brackets even with the removable type, gives you something to secure the bag to so it won't flop while going down the road and keeps the bags out of the rear wheel...:smiley_th
 

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Ditto on the brackets! I've got some buffalo leather slant bags that I got with a bunch of stuff off a wrecked bike. Bags weren't supported and have some bad fraying of the back where the tires were rubbing them. They're basically trashed. Highway Hawk makes a real nice set of brackets that have helmet lock brackets on them for a good price. I see them on Ebay often. Think I paid around 60 bucks. Very heavy duty and nicely chromed.
 

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Check out Jafrum leather.They have an Ebay store,I got my slanted,braided bags for $33.90 buy it now price.I'm real happy with them and they shipped them out really quick.And I agree with fergy on the brackets,Highway hawk makes real nice stuff!!!
 

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I'm a big fan of River Road bags, the ones i got are just fab, though i wished i spotted the removable version before i orderd but cest le vie. They can hold four bottles of water, eight training cones, extra set of gloves, radio, glasses, kick stand can, bungie net and still got room for takeout. =9

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/list.cfm?manufacturer_ID=368&model_ID=0&category_ID=3&sblid=368

actually found mine in zipoff again, and cheaper than i paid. *shakes fist*

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?model_ID=0&Category_ID=3&manufacturer_ID=368&product_ID=21585&sblid_name=River_Road_Braided_Zip_Off_Saddlebag___Compact
 

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There are a few people that needed to move their turnsignals when adding saddlebags.
I had a set of Willie & Max large slants (just throw over mounted) that didn't need the signals moved, and now have a set of MotoPak GTS60 bags that don't need them moved either (they open from the sides)

Also, the W&M bags didn't need brackets. They were somewhat stiff sided and hardly moved. But when I went to the MotoPak bags, with those being nylon, I did need brackets.

One thing to be careful of with the zipper type removable bags is to watch out how much weight you put in them. If they're only attached to the bike by the zippers (as opposed to being attached to the brackets also) the zipper may have a tendency to pull apart.
 

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I got a set of willie and max compact slant bags last month. zip off in seconds. did not have to make any mods. fits good and looks great.
 

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Check out these. Installed them on my 750. They look awsome, are keyed, open from the side, have lights that wire up to the brake lights. Will be posting pics soon. Cost around 115.00. www.mutazu.com. I bought the LN Hard Bags.
 

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Along for the ride, You can see photo's of the hard bags in my user gallery. Not sure how to post a pic from the gallery to here.
 

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i am also on the hunt for bags-- just got a real cheap set off fleabay, really-- 12 bucks- no idea what kind they are but looked in decent condition - didnt have studs - and had nice buckles which i liked. gonna play around with them and see what works best.

plan on making some sort of bracket-- probably just hit the hardware store and go to work with my drill and grinder to make something to hold the bags from flopping about.

just in case you are a cheap bastard like me-- thats one way to go!

oh, and for the second part of your question-- i have a fire and steel luggage rack, looks good- easy to install, and is semi-usefull. - better than nothing anyway!
 

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i am also on the hunt for bags-- just got a real cheap set off fleabay, really-- 12 bucks- no idea what kind they are but looked in decent condition - didnt have studs - and had nice buckles which i liked. gonna play around with them and see what works best.

plan on making some sort of bracket-- probably just hit the hardware store and go to work with my drill and grinder to make something to hold the bags from flopping about.

just in case you are a cheap bastard like me-- thats one way to go!

oh, and for the second part of your question-- i have a fire and steel luggage rack, looks good- easy to install, and is semi-usefull. - better than nothing anyway!

Fire and steel luggage rack? Some kind of brand? I have checked out Kawasakis version of the luggage rack and think its about $95. Not too bad but perhaps you have a better deal, any info?

After I get my splines, battery, and R/R fixed luggage and windshield are next. A piece of steel bolted and hanging down from the seat should keep the bags out of the wheel. Kawi wanted 155 dollars to do that, kinda much

Stone
 

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Fire and steel luggage rack? Some kind of brand?
That's the Kawasaki brand of parts.


stone777 said:
A piece of steel bolted and hanging down from the seat should keep the bags out of the wheel. Kawi wanted 155 dollars to do that, kinda much

HERE is a post from Fergy (from almost exactly a year ago) about his homemade copper pipe brackets.

Ya still using them Fergy ?
 
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