Speaking of saddlebags.
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Sun Mar 23 08:18:13 PDT 2008
I had some bag liners made by a guy on ebay. I sent him the bag dimensions
and they were only $40. He did a nice job too. They have handles on them so
the bags stay on the bike and I just pull the liner out with all my stuff.
Steve in Western NY
'02 Daytona 955i
'08 KLR 650
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeffrey L. Walker" <walkerjl at charter.net>
To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 6:47 PM
Subject: RE: Speaking of saddlebags.
> Hey, that's my sale... Priced way too high I think. I'll sell them and
> mounting brackets and turn signal relocater bracket to anyone here on this
> list for $40 plus S&H. You can't even buy the cheapest set of POS
> aftermarket bags at that price, and these are the OEM bags made for our
> that look perfect on it.
> I like the OEM bags. (++) They look right, (+) they attach securely, (+)
> don't stick out far, and (+) can handle plenty of weight. (I've had them
> loaded with textbooks.) and (+) I like that hard outer shell. Riding with
> these bags at speed the bags don't move at all, unlike some soft
> I've used where I could feel the wind whip the bag around a bit. (+) The
> turn signals are only slightly relocated, and the saddlebags have small
> dished in areas to accommodate the turn signals. It looks great with the
> bags on. (+) The bike also looks great without the bags on and the
> bracket on the bike. It doesn't look awkward at all, and in fact the
> mounting brackets work perfectly for hanging soft saddlebags on as well (I
> have a set of RKA 47 liter bags that hold a LOT of gear).
> But, to be full and balanced: (-) You have to partially open the bags to
> squeeze your hand in and reach the Dzus type fasteners to attach the bags
> the mounting bracket when the bag is loaded. Its not impossible, or even
> hard to do, just a bit of a challenge. (-) The bags are not waterproof,
> have to pack your gear in plastic baggies inside them (which makes it
> to partially open the bags and squeeze your hands in to fasten / unfasten
> them to the bracket and not have your gear fall out.) (-) They aren't
> lockable. The opening is secured by a very strong zipper, which has a
> flap that covers the zipper completely, and casual thieves looking at the
> hard outer shell may very well assume that they are secure since they
> see the zipper, but still... (-) The size/shape is what it is, and they
> aren't the easiest to overstuff. I find them to be a tad smaller than my
> RKA 47 liter saddlebags. Last summer I used the GPz saddlebags three
> on road trips, each time I was able to pack everything I needed for a week
> in them and my tank bag, but then I pack light. If it had been a business
> trip, I would have packed my RKA saddlebags and taken a tail bag too. (My
> company pays per diem and miles for business travel, but often when I
> for business I have to fly.
> So I want to see them go to a good home. $40 plus S&H....
> Jeff in Washington
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:26:03 -0400
> From: "Rob Schwartz" <coldinvt at gmavt.net>
> Subject: RE: Nice looking '96 ABS w/ factory saddlebags on eBay right
> To: <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
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> Speaking of saddlebags. Need a set? NAYY...
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