OEM Saddlebags

Steven Northrop blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Mon Mar 8 18:07:14 PST 2010

I had the same dilemma last year. Thought I could have a shop put a little 
bend in the link pipe to lower the can. Not a single shop would touch it for 
a variety of reasons, the most common being nowhere to clamp it to bend it 
or they were afraid of cracking the pipe/marring the finish. My solution? 
Buy a Micron. Everything fits.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Drew Blanchard" <drewblanchard at gmavt.net>
To: "GPZ List" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: OEM Saddlebags

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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