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Some thoughts on storage

I think I'd probably start with a set of H-D Bungee Bars, Part Number 50300123. Those would assist in strapping anything, even a small duffle bag, behind the rider.

Another alternative would be the H-D Premium Tail Bag, Part Number 93300069A. That's going to have straps to secure it that run beneath the pillion seat.

On the Street 500/750 you can use sari guards as saddle bag supports and then use a generic throw over saddle bag set. I don't know if similar guards are available to the Street Rod. Generic bags tend to be cheaper and larger than the H-D bags for this model, plus the guards are blacked out instead of the chrome saddle bag supports from H-D. The sari guards are also pretty sturdy, so work great when you need to bungee something to the back seat.
 

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I purchased these from Viking Bags. https://www.vikingbags.com/harley-davidson-street-750-motorcycle-saddlebags.


Quite happy with them and they are quite well made.


Only catch is installing and customer support from Viking Bags. They shipped the incorrect mounting bolts and took almost 2 weeks to respond to my support ticket, by that time I had purchased the correct bolts from the hardware store. They also deleted my review where I commented on this. They did publish a positive review for the sissy bar bag I purchased that was 5 stars so I am quite sure there is nothing wrong with their review system. This rubbed me the wrong way.


Probably a one off experience as their bags are decent quality and I would recommend them.
 

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I put a Harley quick release rear rack and use a top box I got from Amazon. Works great and the top box comes off easily when I don't need it.
 

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I purchased the Viking Bags Saddle Bags for my Street 750, see attached photo. I like them, a lot. At first I wasn't sure about them until a few random strangers would comment on how nice they looked. I get a lot of people asking me about the Street 750, they always seems surprised to learn that it is a Harley Davidson or people telling me they like the look of the bike. I like the look of the bike too :)


The Saddle Bags are well made and I would recommend them with a caveat. The wrong mounting hardware was shipped and it took over 2 weeks for Viking Bags to reply. I also posted a review on their site about how much I liked the bags, then pointed out my disappointment in their customer service. The review was deleted. This rubbed me the wrong way.


One thing I am going to do, they feel a bit like I mounted them too high and a bit too forward. Going to fill the holes with epoxy, drill new holes and see how they look lower and further back. Not much, the goal is to find that right spot.
 

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Since this is in the Street Rod area I'm guessing that our comments on the xg500/750 and amount to taunting the Street Rod owners about our many options. I have done some more poking around and I'm not finding much of anything specific to the street rod. You may be able to use generic throw over saddlebags. Without a support they are going to be bumping against the shock all the time, so might see some extra wear.


If the fender bolts are the same distance apart as on the other XG's, or if you are willing to do some drilling, you may be able to fit some Viking bags.
 

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Since this is in the Street Rod area I'm guessing that our comments on the xg500/750 and amount to taunting the Street Rod owners about our many options. I have done some more poking around and I'm not finding much of anything specific to the street rod. You may be able to use generic throw over saddlebags. Without a support they are going to be bumping against the shock all the time, so might see some extra wear.


If the fender bolts are the same distance apart as on the other XG's, or if you are willing to do some drilling, you may be able to fit some Viking bags.

I'll be working with one off customs and designs to get a "tour pack" made for the street rod. Side bag mounts, back rest, and luggage rack.
 

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I'll be working with one off customs and designs to get a "tour pack" made for the street rod.
I kind of thought that might be in the works.
From your preliminary work, would it be possible to have the back rest compatible with the xg750 package rack but "right sized"? There's a lot of "Did I really pay $79 for this dinky thing?" in the Street community.
 

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I loved viking bags on their website but they don't show it for Street Rod 750 but only for Street 750. I guess street rod doesn't support these bags yet :(
 

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I guess street rod doesn't support these bags yet :(
Thus my earlier post about taunting Street Rod owners.

It looks like OGIO also makes some throw over saddle bags for Sports bikes.

I'm guessing for a Street Rod you are probably looking for some small, slim storage to keep the sporty lines of the bike. That has me thinking back to @Devin Grey showing off some small Thrashin Supply Company Essential Saddlebags in his Build update thread. @Devin Grey put them on a Street, but they should work fine on a Street Rod. They appear to be small enough to be supported by the fender without the need for additional support.

You may want to consider looking into tank and tail bags if they would provide you enough storage for day to day needs.

In small bag install @disco and @Propnut discuss mounting swing arm bags. Normally I think of those on cruisers and not sportier bikes, but this thread is about whatever works for you.
 

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Thanks for the detailed response. I am new to to this forum and deeply appreciate it.

I am actually looking for a bigger saddle bags (maybe 10L or more ) .. I want to use it to carry my over night trip items for camping ( apart from tent..maybe food items and smaller things.. bike cover etc) .
viking bags are sweet because they can be locked.

I wouldn't mind any other bags as long as they can be locked with a key.

viking does have trunks (tail bags) but I am not fond of those as they take away the look of the bike. if I cannot find a proper saddle bags I will go with the trunk compromising on the looks.

I will take a look at the links you have shared. thanks again.
 

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So I found a perfect saddlebags for my street rod (they are chopper cases from MOTEA). Craftride 33 Ltr hardcase saddlebags.
video and shop here.

Unfortunately they do not deliver to my country of residence. Any suggestions on how can I get them delivered to Hong Kong? They do delivered in most of Europe and US/UK.
 

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Could you get the bags shipped to friends or family in a country that MOTEA does ship to? That person could forward them to you.

I think I had a very different image of what you are trying to do with your Street Rod than you do. My vision was of trying to get just a little bit of storage on a sport bike. Now I'm thinking that you want to make it into more of an adventure touring bike. Is that about right?
 

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Could you get the bags shipped to friends or family in a country that MOTEA does ship to?
Yeah, I will do that If I am not able to find a professional service to do that for me.

The case that I found is a little bigger for my taste (ideally 25 Ltr would be great, but they don't have anything smaller in matt finish) but yes, I was looking for adventure touring setup.
I didn't mention touring aspect earlier because I do not want full on touring setup, but only want saddlebags. Also here in Hong Kong, you cannot travel outside of Hong Kong, just within the city. So it's not much of a long distance tour. I am looking for storage for my weekend excursions when we go camping, hikes, beaches etc.
 
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