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anyone run saddlebags on their 929/954? I'm probably going to pick some up soon, and don't know where to start looking...
 
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Hey there Haze.

Cause of the high pipes on the TLR I don't use saddle bags. Here's some info on what I use. Go to post # 5.
Luggage Linky
 
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Not really a saddle bag, but I've got a nice Ventura from a fellow member. Have only day tripped with it so far, but it seems capable for longer trips too.
 
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I don't use saddlebags, ever since I discovered this luggage The Ventura stuff works great. Two bolts, and the rack is off, with the exception of the small cross piece that stays permanently mounted, and is not very visible.
 
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HondaGalToo said:
Snip... permanently mounted, and is not very visible.
Trust me Haze, if a woman says "not very visible", she means it. My wife can spot a cat's hair on the hardwood floor from the back yard. :huh: :smilebig:
 
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Ventura setup here also. Works great! Rock solid and no paint scratches.
 
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HondaGalToo said:
I don't use saddlebags, ever since I discovered this luggage The Ventura stuff works great. Two bolts, and the rack is off, with the exception of the small cross piece that stays permanently mounted, and is not very visible.
Can this rack be used if the stock fender is removed?
 
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I use oxford sports and love them... :thumb: have the tail pack and the saddle bags as well...Worked well on the 929 until I put the undertail on and took off the tie down hooks :p Have yet to try them on the 1000RR but I am hoping to this weekend :thumb: , I'll let you know how I make out.
 
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PrplHaz4 said:
anyone run saddlebags on their 929/954? I'm probably going to pick some up soon, and don't know where to start looking...

Not anymore, dumped her! :eek: :evilaugh: :rotfl:
 
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Can this rack be used if the stock fender is removed?
Depends I think. On the 954, you have to drill 2 holes in the undertail. I don't think that affects the stock fender though.
 
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I basically have this setup from Tourmaster, but the tailpack is different.
http://www.motodepot.com/street/luggage/tourmaster/tm_bags.html

Almost every ride, I use the Joe Rocket "Sport" tankbag (lower portion, as it is a 2 level), which in testing has been almost waterproof without the rain cover. The large top portion has a cool backpack feature, though a full face won't fit inside. Oftentimes, this is enough for a long daytrip or overnighter.
http://www.rapidracer.com/joerosptabag1.html

On a side note, when the wife and I use the saddlebags, she ends up taking everything but the kitchen sink. She doesn't understand the concept less is more. I started making her pack "her" tankbag with her stuff when we were 2 up, and wearing it as a backpack. She has the Icon tankbag:
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/58-ICON-UTB

Once you get good at minimizing, a good tailpack and tankbag should meet your needs if it's a shorter solo run.
 
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