OEM Saddlebags

Patrick iamthedoc at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 7 15:07:52 PST 2010

I have the same prob with my OEM bags due to the V&H pipe in the way. They are like new, I would love to add them to the bike. I have another new exhaust bend, the portion that leaves the engine. I should be able to have that bent so the pipe sits lower. Not sure how involved that can be. 

"In vino veritas"

--- On Sun, 3/7/10, Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at gmavt.net> wrote:

From: Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at gmavt.net>
Subject: Re: OEM Saddlebags
To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Date: Sunday, March 7, 2010, 2:58 PM

This reminds me:  I can't fit the right side bag on my '96 because the V&H
pipe sweeps up just a bit too much.  I can look into adding a bend to the
exhaust system or having someone modify the bracket, but I'm wondering what
others may have done to solve this problem.

Also, although the OEM bags were rarely fitted to the bike, they were
apparently left near a sunny window and the nylon stretch panels look faded.
I assume this might bode poorly for waterproof qualities (if any) the bags
may have.  How well do these things hold up?

Drew in VT

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Mark Reckinger <marque at copper.net> wrote:

> Randy,
> I just threw some black OEM saddlebags and mounts up on eBay if you're
> interested. See:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160411026566&s
> sPageName=ADME:L:LCA:MOTORS:1123
> Also posted some fairing bits there also.
> Welcome,
> Mark R
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------------------------
> From: Randy noneofyourbusiness [mailto:tuner_delorean at yahoo.com]
> Sent: March-04-10 11:06 PM
> To: P_Landry at telus.net
> Subject: gpz bars from the list
> hello I am new to the list, I havent figured it out yet. how does this list
> work?
> saw your ad about bar risers for the gpz & thought I would inquire. with a
> few questions & ask about pics?
> I am newish to sport bike world, I had a Triumph tt600 a couple years ago,
> &
> have rode old Harleys for last 10 to 15 years, & in my early days I rode
> Kawis, & hondas.
> I have a 1996 GPZ 1100 & I know my gpz has a bolt on bar half.  what
> exactly
> is your conversion. like I said I am relatively new, my only plans for my
> bike are to get taller bars, & to lower it to drop seat as I have a 26 inch
> inseam & maybe find bags. & after I lower it I will discuss with wife about
> if we need a better seat for her backside. but I got the bike to tour on. &
> just want to make it comfortable as I can as inexpensively as I can.
> Thank you,
> Randy

Drew Blanchard
Technology Teacher
Winooski City Schools
Normand St.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655 - 3530 x6073
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