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post #1 of 33 Old 08-12-2010, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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any ideas on saddle bags

I,m looking for saddle bags for my 9'r I can't find any that are waterproof. Ive read the reviews and they none tell me anything about what bike they are using them on

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post #2 of 33 Old 08-12-2010, 05:25 PM
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Unless you're getting hard bags, you won't have much luck finding any that are waterproof...you can get waterprof bags, but not saddlebags as such....but any decent soft saddlebags will come with raincovers. An easy fix for this is to pack your things in trashbags inside of the saddlebags, though.

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well are there any hard cases look good on sport bikes my brothers have them on there bikes i don't want two large squares on the side of my bike

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post #5 of 33 Old 08-13-2010, 05:30 AM
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I have the Givi E41 sides and the E35 top(plenty of pics on this site, just search). The look isn't for some but I like it. I've washed the cases with a pressure washer and have no leaks at all and love the fact that I have lockable storage.

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i've got these http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...-p-146_31.htmland they work quite well.

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I have some Dowco Sport soft saddle bags with built in heat shields and rain covers. I'll let you buy them off of me for cheap. Heck, since you are in Princeton, I would even ride over to Evansville for the swap to save you some shipping money. I only paid $50 for them off a guy who used them twice. I've maybe used them once in two years. They are just taking up space in my attic. I'm willing to let them go for less than I paid for them.

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I have these, have used them a few times and they work very well and don't move around even at triple digit speeds. They come with a waterproof liner if needed. Also are rigged up to accept another bag on top.

Best part is I picked mine up on a clearance sale a few years ago at Dennis Kirk for about 25.00 bucks.

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^^^ +1 Those are the bags I use, too. I think they are pretty damn good...money well spent.

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I have the Motopak soft saddlebags. The rain covers are quite good at keeping out the rain and for the price, you cannot beat them.



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I actually left my givi bags on during a track day last year. XXL sliders. Be aware that the givi side case rack is supposed to fasten to the top case rack, so if you want to run it without the top case, you'll have to fashion a support. I simply used a piece of flat steel stock that I rigged to fit under the grab bar.
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I actually left my givi bags on during a track day last year. XXL sliders. Be aware that the givi side case rack is supposed to fasten to the top case rack, so if you want to run it without the top case, you'll have to fashion a support. I simply used a piece of flat steel stock that I rigged to fit under the grab bar.
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Lol. I was in the novice group and figured the cases were cheaper to replace than any parts I might damage if I went down. Obviously, I wasn't worried about the extra drag hurting my lap times.

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Hey Nameless. Welcome. I'm just outside of Jasper. I have a set of soft saddle bags, I can't even remember the brand name. PM me for my #. Maybe we can hit some curves, if you're into that sort of thing. Or just stop by and we'll light up a 44 or 45. Jasper has a pretty decent Practical Pistol league. I heard them firing earlier today.

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when did they get a practial pistol range me and my brothers ride through there all the time great roads

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post #19 of 33 Old 09-27-2010, 03:32 PM
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.....there's a company called Wolfman from Colorado....they make a full on dry bag/ saddle bag....

If you haven't seen their stuff....check it out.

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post #20 of 33 Old 09-27-2010, 06:37 PM
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The Givi saddle bags are sweeeeeet!

Here a pic of the Wolfman stuff.....
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+1 on Wolfman, they make durable, high quality bags.

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post #22 of 33 Old 09-28-2010, 04:27 PM
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Its kind of funny..... the guys over to ADVRider.com buy the USED wolfman bags up in seconds after being posted in their Classifieds section. You post about it here.... and very few have heard of them.......

Funny, since the 919 (like the SV650) has a fairly decent size 'sport-touring' crowd.

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oh jay313 i hope you managed to pass a sport bike or too.... i could just imagine the look on their face when ... wtf a naked bike with big ole saddle bags just passed me!!!!

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ha, ha, ha.........


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artic, that's awesome!

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post #26 of 33 Old 10-01-2010, 02:16 PM
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I have the Motopak soft saddlebags. The rain covers are quite good at keeping out the rain and for the price, you cannot beat them.
+1 on the Motopaks. I have a set too. The rain covers are built in (they just zip out). Mine have been through 2 all out monsoons with only minimum dampness to the outside of the bags the second time. Can't complain. I've had one of their tankbags for 6 years and it goes pretty much everywhere the bike goes and it's still in great shape. So, the quality is there too.

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Just attached the Givi toprack, sideracks and E-21 side cases. Love the cases and racks except the goofy "cross-bar" rear connector for the sideracks. Found that my JC Whitney topcase ataches to the top rack which was a pleasant surprise. Was it worth the $$$$$ (456.00), I guess since there's not much else out there.

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post #28 of 33 Old 10-15-2010, 08:57 AM
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Ya know......have been thinking about going with the SW Motech side racks & a set of used givis. Unfortunately.....the givi & SWM side racks all attach to the rear passenger pegs...which are long gone.

The givis also need the top rack? Correct?

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The Givi top rack alone does not touch the foot rests. I run just a top case. If you want the Givi side racks then you'll have also have to get the top rack as they all connect. The alternative is the SW-Motech side rack if you just want side cases and nothing on top. It's not compatible with the Corbin seat however so that may be a consideration for some.
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Well, as I mentioned previously, I used the Givi sidecases without a topcase. I simply took a piece of flat steel stock and filed a couple of notches into it. The notches fit between the grab rail bolts and have enough "bite" to make a secure hold. Attached the steel stock to the Givi rack by means of a pipe clamp. If it sounds like Southern Engineering, it is, but it looks fine all painted up and holds securely. I could post a pic or two if anyone is just dying to duplicate my rigged system. Otherwise, I'm too lazy.

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ha, ha, ha.........

That's hilarious. Don't know how I missed it first time through. I actually did pass quite a few sport bikes, which was pretty much everyone in the group except for one other 919, a handful of SV650's, and a couple of dual sports.

Most of my passes were of two types: coming out of turns stronger than the bike in front of me, and passing up guys who hit the brakes too early as they came up to a turn. Don't have enough track experience to know if that's typical or not. Also due to lack of experience, I wasn't really comfortable trying to pass during a turn. Maybe next time.

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Depending on which group you're riding with is whether you would pass within the turn.

Generally, if you're riding in the C or B class, they don't allow passing on the inside.

In the A class you can pass anywhere.

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I'm planning on going for the Revpack. I like the idea of a single duffle style bag that I can get all my plunder in to. Makes it easy to take off and carry in to where I'm staying for the night.

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