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Layla has some brand new bags, Viking Warrior Series Lockable Saddlebags (VW30P). I removed the Viking logo (screw to stud mounting) and replaced them with some eagles I found on ebay. I picked these bags because they are clean with no studs or adornment(except the subtle eagles), matches the look of the bike.

Currently the mount is throw over but I have some lockable brackets I need to rig to get the bags mounted the way I want. The bottom side of the bag has a strap that has no included way to attach to the bike so I purchased strap slide lock buckles at a outdoors shop and synched it up to my luggage rack from below.
 

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Looks great.
 

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Layla has some brand new bags, Viking Warrior Series Lockable Saddlebags (VW30P). I removed the Viking logo (screw to stud mounting) and replaced them with some eagles I found on ebay. I picked these bags because they are clean with no studs or adornment(except the subtle eagles), matches the look of the bike.

Currently the mount is throw over but I have some lockable brackets I need to rig to get the bags mounted the way I want. The bottom side of the bag has a strap that has no included way to attach to the bike so I purchased strap slide lock buckles at a outdoors shop and synched it up to my luggage rack from below.
Look great
 

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As everyone else has said, it looks great man, thank you for sharing your purchase and the ensuing pictures of it mounted on Layla!

I am very excited to finally stumble upon this precise kind of saddlebag I am looking for on my 750, and one that is incredibly affordable at that! I am very much in need of such a saddlebag because for now (and probably the next couple years atleast) my 750 will be my one and only means of transportation....which I am perfectly content with apart from how much of hassle it is to get groceries and what have you!

When I asked one of the local H.D. Parts employees about when they would be coming out with such a saddlebag (hard leather, lock&key, waterproof, solid structure...you know something respectable compared to this overpriced garbage: Throw-Over Saddlebags | Saddlebags | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store) and he speculated that H.D. won't have anything like your viking saddlebag until fall of next year...and that it would probably be around $700!

So needless to say, I feel that I have put enough money into my local dealership's pocket at this point and will be striving from here on out to get the rest of my desired accessories and parts from aftermarkets outside of the dealership.
 

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As everyone else has said, it looks great man, thank you for sharing your purchase and the ensuing pictures of it mounted on Layla!

I am very excited to finally stumble upon this precise kind of saddlebag I am looking for on my 750, and one that is incredibly affordable at that! I am very much in need of such a saddlebag because for now (and probably the next couple years atleast) my 750 will be my one and only means of transportation....which I am perfectly content with apart from how much of hassle it is to get groceries and what have you!

When I asked one of the local H.D. Parts employees about when they would be coming out with such a saddlebag (hard leather, lock&key, waterproof, solid structure...you know something respectable compared to this overpriced garbage: Throw-Over Saddlebags | Saddlebags | Official Harley-Davidson Online Store) and he speculated that H.D. won't have anything like your viking saddlebag until fall of next year...and that it would probably be around $700!

So needless to say, I feel that I have put enough money into my local dealership's pocket at this point and will be striving from here on out to get the rest of my desired accessories and parts from aftermarkets outside of the dealership.
I so agree with you, I have put more than enough money in my stealership's pocket as well, so I am starting to look other places for things for my bike.
 

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Those saddle bags look great, love the design, it flows well with the rest of the bike. Here's a larger version for everyone to look at:

Hey harleyhoonigan, it looks like you took that picture at the zoo and I was just thinking you treat your chimpanzees pretty good there with giving them a Jacuzzi to play with.:D
 

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I have Viking saddlebags but it's nice to see someone take the plunge and actually install saddlebags on the street. If you look at the thread 'Street modifications to a 500' I show pictures of the saddlebags with a Willie G Davison skull logo on them.

http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum...ications/4242-modifications-street-500-a.html
Thanks for the information, look nice after I finally found the picture on page 14 of 16. The studs are a little to mancho for me, but I like the bag.
 

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I have Viking saddlebags but it's nice to see someone take the plunge and actually install saddlebags on the street. If you look at the thread 'Street modifications to a 500' I show pictures of the saddlebags with a Willie G Davison skull logo on them.

http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum...ications/4242-modifications-street-500-a.html
The Willie G Davidson skull logo fits the genre you are tailoring your bike to, looks good. I found many different emblems on ebay to personalize a look. The problem is selecting the correct search terms, I get a different answer with small changes.
 

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I really like the saddle bags that you have chosen. They look great and I am assuming they are less expensive than something that comes directly from Harley Davidson. They match really well with the bike. It looks great.

Good job.
 

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Very nice! I'm still looking for a non original frame to mount non original H-D saddle bags. The H-D employee in my city told me if I want the original ones I have to buy also the bags and I don't like them. On the web I still haven't found what I want :-(
 

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The bags were 149.95 and had a 10% discount from viking, so about 136 bucks. I think this was a good value.
I ordered some space/vaccum bags and plan to put my rain suit in the bag will let you know how this works out.
 

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Layla has some brand new bags, Viking Warrior Series Lockable Saddlebags (VW30P). I removed the Viking logo (screw to stud mounting) and replaced them with some eagles I found on ebay. I picked these bags because they are clean with no studs or adornment(except the subtle eagles), matches the look of the bike.

Currently the mount is throw over but I have some lockable brackets I need to rig to get the bags mounted the way I want. The bottom side of the bag has a strap that has no included way to attach to the bike so I purchased strap slide lock buckles at a outdoors shop and synched it up to my luggage rack from below.

how much is this?
 

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The bags were 149.95 and had a 10% discount from viking, so about 136 bucks. I think this was a good value.
I ordered some space/vaccum bags and plan to put my rain suit in the bag will let you know how this works out.
Do you ride in the rain by choice or are you just keeping it their to prepare for those days where it happens to rain when you didn't expect it?
 

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I never ride in the rain on purpose, always check the forecast. If you are out for a multi-day trip un-forecasted rain happens.
 
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