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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Detachable saddlebags, options?

Good evening you all, I'm considering investing on a set of Harley detachable saddlebags. Does anybody here has experience with those? My bike is a 2016 Street Bob. The photos I found are very limited, videos are 7 to 8 years old, drive by a couple of dealers and no luck, they don't have them on stock , so no chance to actually see how the look and work in order to make the decision to order.
Other brand I'm considering are the Leather Pro, the retro T sport set. With that my concern is that they would eventually loose the shape and potentially lag laterally.
Any thoughts, comments, pictures, video would be highly appreciated...thanks ahead

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 10:56 PM
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I bought cheap $93ish throwover bags from Jafrum. They are holding up really well after three years of being on the bike. I of course installed the saddlebag brackets to prevent them from getting too close to the wheel. I also use leather strings to tie the loops to the brackets to keep them from swaying outward. I also install the throwover section under the seat. They are good bags for the price and you can buy 6 pairs for the price of one from Harley. What makes this important to me is if you lay the bike down, you can replace them without too much wallet ache.
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I bought Willie & Max bags from Jafrum when I had a Sportster. I liked them. When I traded the bike I sold those bags to another guy on the sportster forum and he liked them also.
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I used a set of Edge brackets (formally Ghost) on my OEM saddle bags. They were great and I have been putting them on and off the bike for 5 or so years now.
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The sizing of their bags goes by how many beer cans can fit in each bag.
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I have Boss Bags on my Street Bob. Don't recall the beer size but they are fine for me.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all who replied for taking the time and provide some ideas. Just wanted to update you all on the decision. In the end and after much consideration I decided to go with the HD detachable saddlebags, main reason for it? Looks, standardization, ease of removal. Now space is enough for me and I can detach or reattach in seconds, which was something I was looking for. Sharing an image of how they look...thanks again

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-26-2017, 09:30 AM
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 09:52 PM
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Tsukayu ( makes a nice detachable hard bag if that's your style. I put them on my 14 Fat Bob about a year ago and use them whenever I'm going on a long ride, multi-day, etc. Got them for around $600, painted. They've held up really well!

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 08:41 AM
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I have those bags and added the HD lock kit, if you're bike has a round vending machine style ignition key your dealer can match the locks to that key for an additional $ get two additional ignition keys out of the deal.

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