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sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« on: 06/03/18 09:11PM »
Considering saddle bags. anyone have/use/recommend some?  I've seen some for the s1000rr and they run in the $400+ range.  seems ridiculous though.  Some that just hang off the top look like they'll just rub the shit out of fairings. No bueno.
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #1 on: 06/04/18 06:32AM »
Chase-Harper makes the best.  If you keep the area between the plastics and straps clean, they won't rub much.  I think they make a easy-peel stick-on clear film that you can put on the plastics to prevent damage.

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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #2 on: 06/04/18 09:22AM »
I know this dude who make such a thing.
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #3 on: 06/04/18 09:44AM »
Rubbing isn't so bad, if you invest in paint protection film.  Most of S1000R/RR forum members swear by the SW-Motech bags, but they aren't cheap: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sw-motech-blaze-saddlebag-system-bmw-s1000rr-s1000r?kclid=28dabd8a-2745-4b05-9a85-f65dc7e54c15&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5Oj7lLm62wIVEqrsCh3SkgUNEAQYAyABEgImFPD_BwE
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #4 on: 06/04/18 11:21AM »
I know this dude who make such a thing.
http://www.thecycleguys.com
the website says they stopped making em but "they might have enough parts" to make a set.  going to email and see what happens
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #5 on: 06/04/18 11:23AM »
ya I think i'm too cheap for sw motech. I was thinking cheaper soft bags and then some sort of support maybe coming off the passenger peg bolt locations to keep them off the tail. Sadly I'm unskilled in any sort of fabrication tho so haven't tried anything like that.
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« Reply #6 on: 06/04/18 11:50AM »
looking at this pic from swmotech it seems any generic bags just need something to anchor to and keep them from rubbing.  Not seeing where the $450 or whatever goes.
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #8 on: 06/06/18 01:48PM »
I know this dude who make such a thing.
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #9 on: 06/07/18 01:49PM »
emailed and got a quick response.  looking at the pdf and seems I'd need to put my passenger pegs back on and have a big plate on it for support.  There's gotta be a way to have bags sometimes and not leave an erector set on the bike  when they're off :)
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #10 on: 06/07/18 05:58PM »
The SLS bags go on or off in a few seconds.  Once you have all the hardware set up for your bike, you can remove the metal bits by pulling the pin that holds the adapter block to the footpeg bracket.  (same pin that would normally hold your footpeg to the bracket) Depending on the bike it usually takes 2 or 3 minutes.  Also, I found a set of painted prototype mounting plates that you can have, but they're painted not powdercoated like the production units.

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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #11 on: 06/07/18 07:29PM »
Hey Tim thanks for posting up.  You convinced me so i'll reply to your email and see when you have time to meet up
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #12 on: 06/09/18 03:04PM »
if that doesn't work out, I have some I'd let go cheap.

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« Reply #13 on: 06/09/18 08:16PM »
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #14 on: 06/09/18 11:11PM »
Went through this back in 2008. 1988 FZ600 with basic cordura saddle and tank bags. Packed to go to the Sierra National Forest from Pasadena.
Packed camping,fishing gear and appropriate clothing/bedding.
Tank bag bag was fully extended to where I just rested my chin on it after mounting bike and the connecting strap for the rear of the saddlebags burnt thru quickly from the heat of the exhast. Carried everything except the proverbial sink!
I didn't care about the finish getting damaged because it was brush painted in official John Deere green paint. The pads under the tank bag and saddlebags did collect alot of sand and I wondered about the abrasiveness of this.
I then moved on to saddlebags with bike specific bracket. They unfortunately are not appreciated by automobiles when you brush up against them while splitting lanes with my Fury
I've finally moved on to a top box after looking for years for an appropriate base bracket for My Repsol.
My final topbox setup will be to get the back pack off my back, same as my Repsol, only going with a big box mounted longitudally on the back of my Fury, using a base frame in my sissybar mount.
That way I can take dozens of donuts to work.
A topbox for commuting is fine. Touring with one is not generally appreciated due to the weight up high and the wind sail effect in crosswinds. I've learned to pack for no shifting of weight and accepted wind sail effect.
If I split lanes, I also need nothing wider than my shoulders and well below my shoulder or I'll start breaking mirrors. My handlebar and shoulders may miss but, if I zig or zag, I want the top box to clear also.
I like having everything I need when I get to my destination and I use them commuting or touring. Little one on my Repsol to Laguna Seca and back or large one on my Fury cruising from fishing hole to fishing hole on the freeways and mountain roads.
When I came back from the Sierras, the wind out of the West, off the mountains to my right, had me riding for about 40 miles at a 45 degree angle. Had to stop and check out an ancient Indian stove site for a break.
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Re: sportbike saddlebags. anyone have em?
« Reply #15 on: 06/12/18 08:41AM »
Is that bottom pic w/ the SHAD box yours? I've looked at pretty much all the top box mounts and none for my bike unless I went with one of those Ventura racks.  Seemed OK but I'm kinda cheap.  That hepco and becker plate for the passenger seat is something I'm working on w/ a buddy of mine.  I would prefer not having a huge tank bag to carry stuff since I have stubby arms and am usually lying on the tank.
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« Reply #16 on: 06/14/18 04:41PM »
Tim hooked me up! These things are cool and I just have to keep the passenger pegs on, no erector set.  Good meeting you Tim and thanks for installing in the parking lot :)  kept waiting for starbucks people to come and kick us out but was all good.  Will have to go someplace w/ better light than my garage to take some decent pics
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« Reply #17 on: 06/14/18 07:15PM »
Glad I could hook you two up  ;) gotta keep this place good for something :17:
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« Reply #18 on: 06/14/18 08:56PM »
Tim hooked me up! These things are cool and I just have to keep the passenger pegs on, no erector set.  Good meeting you Tim and thanks for installing in the parking lot :)  kept waiting for starbucks people to come and kick us out but was all good.  Will have to go someplace w/ better light than my garage to take some decent pics
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« Reply #19 on: 06/15/18 09:28AM »
Another plus is i measured and without being expanded they don't even extend past the mirrors so I don't have to worry about lane splitting.
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