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Any recent news on leather saddlebags? I've about decided to bite the bullet on the "Easy Brackets" by Geat Bike Gear. They have a set specifically made for the Street 500 & 750 models. I also like their Leatherworks model 403 slant bags. Priced not much more than the OEM nylon looking bags that I don't care for!
I would love to see a pic of these mounted on a Street.
 

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I am in process of ordering the Leatherworks 108 bags. They are 10.5" high. I was considering the 403 bags, 12" high, but I was not sure if there would be enough clearance from the exhaust pipe.
 

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Any recent news on leather saddlebags? I've about decided to bite the bullet on the "Easy Brackets" by Geat Bike Gear. They have a set specifically made for the Street 500 & 750 models. I also like their Leatherworks model 403 slant bags. Priced not much more than the OEM nylon looking bags that I don't care for!
I would love to see a pic of these mounted on a Street.
I have the easy Brackets on my Street 750 and I have Leather Bags on my bike and I think it looks nice. I will try to rember to take a picture when I get home, my bike is coming home today from maintnance.
 

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Any recent news on leather saddlebags? I've about decided to bite the bullet on the "Easy Brackets" by Geat Bike Gear. They have a set specifically made for the Street 500 & 750 models. I also like their Leatherworks model 403 slant bags. Priced not much more than the OEM nylon looking bags that I don't care for!
I would love to see a pic of these mounted on a Street.
Those bags at Leatherworks is very expensive.
 

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I am in process of ordering the Leatherworks 108 bags. They are 10.5" high. I was considering the 403 bags, 12" high, but I was not sure if there would be enough clearance from the exhaust pipe.
I contacted them via email about the 411 model but they recommended the 403.
 

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Agree about the Vikings & Easy Brackets.....but I really can't afford to be a guinea pig. The Vikings are long, 17" or so. I guess this can work only because of the shock cutout...else they would hit the turn signal.
 

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The Viking bags say at the bottom of there web site :"If at any time and for whatever reason you feel that you are not satisfied with your purchase we will be more than happy to offer a full refund of purchase price within 30 days."

I'm going to bike week in Datona in less than 2 weeks or I would try them now. As it is I will try them when I get back. I figure I don't have much to loose. I'll order the bags and if it looks like they will be a perfect fit as the person on their web site indicated. I will order the Easy Brakets and go to town.

I really like the idea that they are removable for those times when I just want to go for a ride in the country and am coming back home with out stopping. But is going for a day or longer trip I can load them up and through them on the bike and go.

I just want to make sure they don't look but ugly.

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I really like the look of the Viking bags another member has. I asked questions on the Viking site and they actually make them with the cut out for the shock for the Street 500/750. These with the "Easy Brackets" might be a good way to go. They even make the easy brackets for those of us who have the rack on the bike.

Vikingcycle Shock Cutout Warrior Large Slanted Saddlebags


Easy Brackets
I have the brakets for the rack on it....keep in mind the Vikings Bikes comes with mounting hardware, I dont know if the mounting hardward is bike specific.
 

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The Viking bags say at the bottom of there web site :"If at any time and for whatever reason you feel that you are not satisfied with your purchase we will be more than happy to offer a full refund of purchase price within 30 days."

I'm going to bike week in Datona in less than 2 weeks or I would try them now. As it is I will try them when I get back. I figure I don't have much to loose. I'll order the bags and if it looks like they will be a perfect fit as the person on their web site indicated. I will order the Easy Brakets and go to town.

I really like the idea that they are removable for those times when I just want to go for a ride in the country and am coming back home with out stopping. But is going for a day or longer trip I can load them up and through them on the bike and go.

I just want to make sure they don't look but ugly.

mgg
If you going to Daytona, you may find exactly what you are looking for, they will have all type of vendors there and the great thing about that, you can hold it up against your bike to see what they look like.
 

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I Have reconsidered my saddlebag order for now. Just ordered the viking Warrior large leather sissy bar bag.

Large Leather Motorcycle Trunks

I already have the rack so this is easy to do and I will have it before I leave for Bike Week in Daytona. This may be all the storage I need but if I do need more the saddle bags will match this nicely so I can just add them.


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All, I have a question on how to heat shield the saddle bag to prevent burns on the side of the exhaust. My current leather saddle bag rest less than an inch above the exhaust and I'm sure runs the risk of burning if fully loaded.
Any specific heat shields to use ?

Thanks.
 

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Bob Zamzow from greatbikegear.com was very helpful in selecting and helping me with the design of my bags from leatherworks. Here is a picture of the 118 sissy bar bag. I also will be installing the 108 saddle bags and will post picture when done.
 

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That is an awesome looking bag.

I did not notice anything specific to the Street at Bike Week but spent too much time looking for levers and grips. Not so much time looking at bags.

I am keeping my Viking sissy bar bag (which is huge) but I do not like getting on and off the bike with it on so I have decided I will only use it for long trips. Have ordered the easy brackets and Viking shock cut out saddle bags to match for every day use. I may have to modify the tail lights to fit them.

Once I get it all together If I have to modify the tail lights that may take a while.

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How much did u pay for the package
Seat and saddles.?
Is the seat comfortable?
It was not cheap, but the end result is exactly what I wanted. To me it looks great and yes, the seat is very comfortable.
The seat with the backrest was total of $687.94.
All bags, saddle and sissy bar, with all options I specified and mounting hardware was total of $988.60.
 

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Any recent news on leather saddlebags? I've about decided to bite the bullet on the "Easy Brackets" by Geat Bike Gear. They have a set specifically made for the Street 500 & 750 models. I also like their Leatherworks model 403 slant bags. Priced not much more than the OEM nylon looking bags that I don't care for!
I would love to see a pic of these mounted on a Street.
Photo of my saddlebags on a Street 500. Viking! Click on link below for a look-see.
http://www.hdstreetforums.com/forum/76473-post162.html
 
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