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shadycowboy
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PostSubject: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:53 pm

I bought these LINK for £50


Hopefully they will do for now and the euro trip. I'll probably add a tail bag and a small tank bag for the big trip to Oktoberfest come September
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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:14 pm

Well you can't argue with the price & they look real nice.
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Sanddancer
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:23 pm

Good choice- unbelievable value
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:16 am

Good looking bags,and they look square,not tapered at the top,means you can get more in,good choice.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:34 pm

As long as they can hold a case of beer I'm happy. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:32 pm

shadycowboy wrote:
As long as they can hold a case of beer I'm happy. lol

And even if they wont', get your missus a backpack Wink

Hey well done - good find... look great price & quality.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:08 pm

shadycowboy wrote:
As long as they can hold a case of beer I'm happy. lol

Substitute the beer for spirits- Less space, better effect
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:28 pm

Well they arrived and I have test fitted them. Heres some photos of them thrown over the bike. For £60 delivered they are a bargain!

Will post more when I have the bike out in daylight and the bags are tied on.



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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:40 pm

What a bargain you've got there ! they look great
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:33 pm

They look like they'll be melting on exhaust, considering that you've just put them on top of passenger seat.

Absolute bargain and look ace...but I dislike personally the bit in the middle that rubs the crap out of paint :/
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:34 pm

Yeah my Dad's OEM bags melted on his exhaust lol. Theres a good inch to 2 inches of room so fingers crossed they'll be ok
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:41 pm

2 Inches should be fine They tend to be adjustable for extra height? and if they're not? it will give you the chance for a mod and write up
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PostSubject: Bargain Saddle Bags   Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:21 am

lol, they are at their highest point right now. Well I may punch some holes in the leather throwover and change that if need be.

I would like to mod them by adding zips for easy on/off :)
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:45 am

A couple of inches from the exhaust is enough space for them to be safe.
If you are having them as a fast throw on and pull off then over the seat is fine but if you decide to have the joining section under the seat just spray some wd40 where they will be in contact with the rear mudguard and also spray the material to guarantee no rubbing/friction marks on the plastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:09 am

Will do! Thanks. Will get a better look in the morning
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:16 am

look nice would'ent wurry about them like yourself and sim said little mod and therel fit fine good tip from dave on rubbing and there a fine size so should be able to fit plenty of kit or beer in them lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:18 am

Mr Intruder wrote:
but if you decide to have the joining section under the seat just spray some wd40 where they will be in contact with the rear mudguard and also spray the material to guarantee no rubbing/friction marks on the plastic.
That's what I did works fine. Two inches above the exhausts should be fine in fact mine are a bit closer than that as long as they are not touching that should be alright.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:07 am

I had a pair on my Intruder just like that a couple of years ago - still got them in the garage in fact. No problem with the exhaust and they were nearly touching. Not as pliable as leather and lose shape a bit when not full but excellent value and look good.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:37 pm

WOW what a bargain, great find
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800    Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Bargain just the job they look about as far of the exhaust as mine & their ok
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:24 am

Well had them out and about today. Didn't melt on the exhaust!

Couldn't get the Mrs Helmet in the bag though :-( So drove around to pick her up with one lid flapping in the wind
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:02 am

Great stuff!!!
Since it works and is safe from the heat, that elevates these to "awesome bargain" status in my books.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:49 pm

Looking good. Should hold a 30 pack of Bud Light with lime.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:30 pm

We don't even get Bud Light in this country lol. We do however get sparkling water and limes, same thing ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:11 pm

Wow. That hurt. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:12 pm

Guinness? Maybe
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Tetleys or black sheep or caldonian beer
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:26 pm

Mmmmm Tetleys
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:45 pm

shadycowboy wrote:
Well they arrived and I have test fitted them. Heres some photos of them thrown over the bike. For £60 delivered they are a bargain!


Very Smart
As you say, what a bargain!- even if you have to make some alterations, you can't complain for that price.

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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:27 am

shadycowboy wrote:
We don't even get Bud Light in this country
Oh yes we do, its the only beer I drink these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800    Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:13 pm

Hmm Black Sheep a fine Yorkshre brew
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PostSubject: Re: Bargain Saddle Bags for my 2004 Suzuki VL800   Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:36 pm

From Saddlebags, back to...

"Whats Your tipple"

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