OEM Saddlebags

Arthur Robinson art.robinson at rogers.com
Sun Mar 7 16:42:53 PST 2010

Yes they do fade. I work mine over with black shoe polish and it brings
them back quite nicely. (In my younger years I was in the Royal Tank
Regiment and we blacked all our webbing this way).

As for waterproof..... Forget it. I use waterproof plastic liners
inside, which have a one way valve to extract the air and reduce the
contents to the smallest size possible. It's also advisable to burn a
small hole in the bottom of the rain covers otherwise water spray will
pool in the bottom and will infiltrate the main bag. (If you burn the
hole it won't fray).

Art ion TO 

12° C here today!!

-----Original Message-----
From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com]
On Behalf Of Drew Blanchard
Sent: 07 March 2010 16:58
To: GPZ List
Subject: Re: OEM Saddlebags

This reminds me:  I can't fit the right side bag on my '96 because the
pipe sweeps up just a bit too much.  I can look into adding a bend to
exhaust system or having someone modify the bracket, but I'm wondering
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
I assume this might bode poorly for waterproof qualities (if any) the
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>

> Randy,
> I just threw some black OEM saddlebags and mounts up on eBay if you're
> interested. See:
> 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
> 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
> &
> have rode old Harleys for last 10 to 15 years, & in my early days I
> 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
> bike are to get taller bars, & to lower it to drop seat as I have a 26
> inseam & maybe find bags. & after I lower it I will discuss with wife
> 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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