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DETERMINE SADDLE BAG SIZE?

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DETERMINE SADDLE BAG SIZE?

Post by ViragoJoe » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:22 am

How to measure for Saddle Bag installation:
SADDLE BAG SIZE.jpg
Hope this helps.
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Re: DETERMINE SADDLE BAG SIZE?

Post by feller7 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:50 pm

Heh! Joe .I just bought a 1998 special.I`m having a problem determining which one to choose.I`d be grateful if I had some feedback from others who had been here.Thanks John. SADDLEBAGS

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Re: DETERMINE SADDLE BAG SIZE?

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:44 am

feller7 wrote:Heh! Joe .I just bought a 1998 special.I`m having a problem determining which one to choose.I`d be grateful if I had some feedback from others who had been here.Thanks John. SADDLEBAGS
John,
It all comes down to the type of Saddlebags and look you want. Do you want throw overs, bolt ons, straight up and down or slant cut. Once you determine the look you want then start measuring. The above schematic is just a generic guide to assist in your choice of Saddlebags.

Here are a few choices to consider:
http://www.jafrum.com/motorcycle-luggag ... saddlebags

Also, don't forget to consider saddle bag brackets to stop them from swinging in against the read tire and wheel. Below link is for a generic bracket. There are several other styles on the internet. You just have to search for them.
http://www.jafrum.com/motorcycle-luggag ... -bracket-a
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Re: DETERMINE SADDLE BAG SIZE?

Post by KC-OZ » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:45 pm

Hi Joe,
Wondering if you or other members can suggest suppliers in Australia for Saddlebags, supports and alike for my 97 XV 1100.
I bought supports on line previously from OS, only to find they didn't fit.
The bikes still fairly original and in good condition so didn't want to start drilling unnecessary holes in her.
Also there is a lot of conflicting information when researching for the correct fitting support style, so any assistance will be much appreciated.
Cheers KC

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Re: DETERMINE SADDLE BAG SIZE?

Post by ViragoJoe » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:06 pm

Sorry KC, no sources down under.

You may want to contact BeeJay, who also lives in OZ. He may know of a source there.
Go to members list and find BeeJay, send him a private message from there.
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