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Offline hskater26

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Saddle bags
« on: May 05, 2013, 05:11:40 pm »
I'm looking to add some saddle bags to my f4i so I don't have to lug my rain gear and work shoes around on my back to and from work. The kid I bought the bike from added the flush mount blinkers that are in the fairings so I'm worried they will be covered once I out the bags on. Any ideas around this without mounting the blinkers anywhere else.

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 05:32:46 pm »
Maybe just a tail pack?

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Re: Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 05:34:18 pm »
I was thinking about a tailback but I find them ugly. I guess if it saves my back for 60 miles a day it won't be too ugly

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 07:48:26 pm »
It depends on what you mean by flush mounted blinkers?  I had a set of blinkers i mounted in stock hole locations on my '01 R6 so that I could use the Cortech saddlebags. They were visible and worked well. The bike is long gone (onto it's 5th owner from what I gather) and the saddlebags are still going strong 5 bikes later on my DRZ400s.  If you haven't already purchased a set I can't recommend the Cortechs highly enough. 

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 08:17:58 pm »
Where you at buddy? I have cortech saddlebags as well you can try on if you are local to me.

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Re: Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 08:19:33 pm »
Near johnson city. I will post a picture in a minute of the blinkers. Maybe you Guys can tell me if the bags will cover them or not.

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Re: Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 08:36:44 pm »

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2013, 08:59:44 pm »
Ehhh I dunno. I dont really like small turn signals like that, but anyway. Saddle bags might be a problem since they are flush mounts right there......ever thought of moving them?

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Re: Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2013, 09:06:55 pm »
You always have the option of ditching the turn signals and adding an integrated taillight. No more worries about bags covering them that way. Also have you considered a tank bag??

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Re: Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2013, 09:10:36 pm »
Where to? 

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Re: Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2013, 09:14:48 pm »
That's a good idea I didn't think of a integrated tail light. I think I will try that and go with some saddle bags

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 09:36:49 pm »
So I installed a sequential integrated tailight. It looks really good and is very visible during the day and night. Now for some bags I was thinking about these.
nelson rigg classic cl-950 deluxe

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 06:53:11 am »
Best deal I found on bags for my NINJA 500 (Paul Jr bags I picked up at Coleman Store). Coleman Store camping place off of Hwy 66, near KNIFEWORKS.

I was in there and spotted the MC Bags (only had two sets at the time). $30 for the best cloth bags I have seen any place. They are reinforced, have some extra compartments on side and a mesh compartment inside the bag, zip open and close easily, and have rain cover built into a compartment on the side. I just threw mine over the seat on thr NINJA 500 and tied bottoms down with Bungee Cords.  Might not work on late model Sportbikes with the dumb little seat and no side panel.

HOWEVER --- since the bags are against the paint (fairing under the seat), I used strips of the car rubber / chrome that you buy and put on a car for trim. That keeps the bags off the paint. 

Sad thing is  -- I had other bags on their first and did not realize the paint was being rubbed before I put the strips on there.

I [paid more for some cheaper less quality bags at Cycle Gear ($34 or so on sale)
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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 11:00:15 pm »
here they are


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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 07:09:32 am »
 :21 I like it
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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 08:38:24 am »
Were did you end up getting them at? looking good

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2013, 12:44:49 pm »
i orderd them from motorcycle-superstore.com

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2013, 01:42:45 pm »
if worried about paint scuffs put some 3m clear vinyl tape under them.. 
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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2013, 02:21:54 pm »
Like the vinyl tape idea. I have all ready put strips (you know that you buy to put on side of a car as trim). I cut three to fit and stuck them on the body where the bags touch.

The bags shgown look similar to the Paul Jr Bags I bought at Coleman Store off Hwy 66 behind the Knifeworks. Those were like $30 (very nice bags - I repeat). 
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2013, 06:38:27 pm »
I may try the tape idea. Thanks

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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2013, 06:51:44 pm »
may also be advertised as clear tank protectors..
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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2013, 05:49:17 am »
Yes, clear tank protectors work great ....
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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2013, 05:49:40 am »
OH, and those bags look awesome !! good job !! :21
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Re: Saddle bags
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2013, 12:06:56 pm »
thanks!