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Old 03-03-2010, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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nightster saddlebag and storage options

I have had my 08 nightster for about a year and I cannot find a decent looking\ functional saddlebag for it. Throw overs are okay, and I have a set. But they are small and look like ass on the bike. Talked to a sales rep at Saddlemen and he basically said too bad, bikes not that popular and bag makers don't feel the need to make anything for it. WHAT? I called about 10 dealerships around the country and every one said that style ( nighty, iron etc.) are the best selling bikes they have. I need help, any suggestions, what have you done to yours or what have you seen?
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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when I had my nightster I had the same problem. Love the bike but limited on storage. I bought a military surplus canvas bag and used to strap it behind the seat. J&P cycles has tank bags listed in their catalog but I've never had one and don't know how functional it is. I didn't give you much useful info but there it is! B.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I put the sissy bar on mine and use a T-Bag (sissy bar back pack). Works great and I can take the whole thing off in minutes.
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I have had my 08 nightster for about a year and I cannot find a decent looking\ functional saddlebag for it. Throw overs are okay, and I have a set. But they are small and look like ass on the bike. Talked to a sales rep at Saddlemen and he basically said too bad, bikes not that popular and bag makers don't feel the need to make anything for it. WHAT? I called about 10 dealerships around the country and every one said that style ( nighty, iron etc.) are the best selling bikes they have. I need help, any suggestions, what have you done to yours or what have you seen?
He probably meant to say putting saddle bags on Sportsters aint popular enough to justify the cost of them toolin up for it.
The MOCO aint any better on supporting their own XL line but I have seen some things available in the catolog, have you check the parts and accesories on the HD website?
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It will look a little different, but the Bikers Friend bag has been great for me. It's big enough to carry my hand tools (like it will later this morning), looks good (to my eye) and makes an outstanding backrest.

I never take mine off, though I can in less than 5 minutes. It's part of the bike, now.


Here's how they look on some other Sporties including a Nightster.
http://www.bikersfriend.com/pages/ha...tster%20Family
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah Monk Im thinkin

I like my Short sissy bar bag an If I add the passenger Pillon It will look right. An the bag fits just right behind me,,,back rest. But I just can't find saddle bags I like,,don't want leather, don't wanna move the turn signals, don't want a saddle bag safety bar monted,,an all that add's up to some coin.

So Im thinkin,,,Bikers freind behind the Sissy bar,,If I do that I can get the Big one,,If I mount the Tourmaster cruiser III behind the sissy bar I gotta get the medium Bikers freind to fit behind my back.,I'm Just tryin ta sort it out. The Sissy bar bag is plenty for short rides,,,But If I go long or far I'm gonna want my rain gear with me,,,,Setting Up Saddle bags just seem's to much for as little as I will really need them.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Have you seen this Lick's solo bag?

Pricey.. but a lot of people like it on their nightsters..

http://www.lickscycles.com/catalog/s...php?page_id=67
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Have you seen this Lick's solo bag?

Pricey.. but a lot of people like it on their nightsters..

Lick's Custom Cycles ... custom motorcycles, tanks, parts and accessories, plus new and used bikes, at good prices.
My mom has the licks solo bag on her 08 nightster. She called them personally and asked if they could make her a right side bag as well. Well since they are hand made there, they said sure!

So she has the solo bags on each side of her bike and it looks amazing, they are low profile and dont stick out at all. If you look at the bike form behind, you can barely tell they are there.

Licks solo bag is the best one IMO.
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I've looked at those too... they're about the coolest look goin'!
Just weren't big enough for me.

I really like the single-side approach.
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