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 *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *

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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:34 pm

I love my leather saddle bags BUT they also do my head in.
I have four straps on each one and undoing them and then doing them up again just seems a bit to much like a major operation, so I popped in to my local biker leather workshop.
What the nice lady did was to leave the buckles in place but to detach them at the top and put on poppers instead & now I can undo and re-do them up in the same time as I could have undone one before and nobody would ever know the difference.
She guaranteed that they would not come undone even at 100mph so I thought I would put them to the test and she was right, solid as a rock!





 



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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:01 pm

Very clever mod, the simple ideas are very often the best ones
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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:52 pm

Very Happy Great idea I get fed up of doing up and undoing the straps on my bags.
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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:09 pm

Glad you like it
The idea for the mod came out of desperation. I bought the saddle bags then never ever used them because it did my head in with all those straps.
Now I use them all the time and find them really useful
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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:14 am

another good idea Mr.I !!!
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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:53 pm

Like the bags. What size ate they please Dave? Found some 15.5x10x6 in. Would they be big enough?
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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:55 pm

They are THESE (LINK) they were £180, currently £150 in the sale.

12ltr volume per side
Dimensions 40 x 15 x 28/20cms (LxWxH)
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PostSubject: Re: *Saddle Bags Strap Mod ............................ 2010 Suzuki C800 *   Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:35 pm

Great thanks mate.
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