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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Generic Tour Paks - anybody

Hey all, as the owner of an 06 electra glide standard I sometimes miss out on some of the extras. Sometimes I wish for a king tour pak, but after pricing out all the docking hardware, rack, pack, passenger backrest etc. from the HD catolog it looks like it will cost a small fortune. I have noticed on ebay some decent looking tour packs and backrest and racks that use HD docking hardware at less than half the HD set-up. Have any of you ever gone that route? Are you happy with it? Any pics? Or is this a case of you get what you pay for?
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 08:35 AM
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I bought a generic tour pak for my Road King and attached it to my detachable luggage rack. It looked ok and the Mrs. liked the backrest portion. I later took it off and sold it. Just didn't go with the bike.
I think I paid around 129.00 for it and they are fairly cheap plastic.
Bottom line its not a HD part and looks like it.

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I'm with HDSICK on this one. If you can wait, keep looking around for a used H-D tour-pak... They fit and look right

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+1 Get a HD touring pack, used is fine, but keep it HD. I needed a passenger backrest and rack with mine, bought it off ebay very happy with it and it looks like its original to the bike.

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I've bought a few ebay bike items over the years and what I have found out is that even though HD charges out the ass for their add on products, they are made way better than the other stuff out there and it is better quality. For example; foot boards, pegs, grips, lights. The HD stuff is heavier and more durable.

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Agree with the above comments.
Every non HD pack that I have seen looks the part.

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Yeah... I paid with my right kidney for the color matched tourpak for my street glide. Between the quick release rack, 4 point dock, tour pak, and liner I spent about $1100. Good lord that's alot of $$$. But it is very nice and looks just right on the bike. Don't be cheap. Help me justify my purchase.

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A $100 tourpak on a $20,000 bike just isn't going to look right.


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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 11:36 PM
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I bought the HD 4 point hardware, and I checked ebay and the forums, picked up the 2 up detachable tour pack mount and used tourpack. had the tour pack painted to match my bike(Tequila Sunrise). I got the passengers armrest with the pack. HD wanted 1499.00 for the color mach pack, no armrest or mount, I have about $900 into the pack, mount , armrest and having it painted to match! take your time and keep looking!
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Not a very good pic, sorry bout that.

I've only had the SG since August and the cheap E-bay trunk was on the metric bike I sold.

I did HD 4 point mount on the bike.

The detach mount is an e-bay aftermarket and I already had to replace one latch cause it fell apart.

The trunk really isn't all that bad and doesn't look all that bad on the bike either.

The thing is the ONLY time it is on the bike is when Momma is on the bike, and for us, that really isn't all that often.

But when it is on there it is so frikken handy, I don't know how I get along without it.

For the $100 the trunk cost me I could buy 12 of them for the price of a genuine TourPak.

For me it's like luggage when I need it, and it sets on a shelf when I don't.

Thing is I've found it so convenient, I would pay a grand for the "real deal"'s just a matter of priorities.

Bottom line, it works "well enough" if your not gonna run around with it on the bike everyday, however, it will clash with your HD branded jeans and boxers, if that's your thing.
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