Leather saddlebags?


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Leather saddlebags?

Postby Razrback01 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:33 am



Has anyone ever put leather saddlebags on a Goldwing standard? I have an 84 standard GL1200 I would like to put some removeable leather bags on for short little weekend trips. Most of the time I don't want them on there. what is the best way to mount them? this is a project bike and it looks way better without them but riding with a backpack on all the time gets old.



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Re: Leather saddlebags?

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:42 am

Razrback01 wrote:Has anyone ever put leather saddlebags on a Goldwing standard? I have an 84 standard GL1200 I would like to put some removeable leather bags on for short little weekend trips. Most of the time I don't want them on there. what is the best way to mount them? this is a project bike and it looks way better without them but riding with a backpack on all the time gets old.


You could do it with something like these: http://goldwingdocs.com/Store/New-Used- ... owItem=115

You take the seat off, throw them across, adjust them to fit (velcro straps), put the seat back on, and you're done. Removal is the same in reverse.

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Re: Leather saddlebags?

Postby Razrback01 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:18 am

do they require some sort of support bracket ont the sides to keep them out of the rear tire?

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Re: Leather saddlebags?

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:51 am

Razrback01 wrote:do they require some sort of support bracket ont the sides to keep them out of the rear tire?


At least on those bags, the inside panels are fairly rigid, so you use the velcro to strap them to a frame member etc. to keep them from flopping around, and that's all that is required.

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Re: Leather saddlebags?

Postby Razrback01 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:13 am

NICE THANKS FOR THE REPLY AND THE INFORMATION.




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