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    New bike soft bags.

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    Thank you for the link. Are you satisfied with the weight of the material and quality? How about the brackets? Send a picture if you can. Thank you!
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    Ha! I guess I didn't pay any attention to the posting date. I usually just browse the Active Topics area.
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    I like!

    Too bad there aren't bags for the Wee-Strom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    I like!

    Too bad there aren't bags for the Wee-Strom.
    You should be able to throw just about anything over a Vee or a Wee. The mufflers don't get real hot; they are insulated pretty well. Here is a link for some accessories that are available. He lives in my town. His name is Dan; he is a friend of mine. Tell him Tommy sent you...

    http://vsari.com/index.php?topic=601.0
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    Versa-Packs ? Back Pack/ Saddle Bag - Model VP-100 - Clearance Item | petandhorse.com Can't believe these are still on clearance for under $20!! I bought mine over a year ago and they are still serving me well after 3k miles. Have to get creative to mount them but they work awesome. I have a cyclerack with the saddle bag supports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    You should be able to throw just about anything over a Vee or a Wee. The mufflers don't get real hot; they are insulated pretty well. Here is a link for some accessories that are available. He lives in my town. His name is Dan; he is a friend of mine. Tell him Tommy sent you...

    http://vsari.com/index.php?topic=601.0

    Harder than it looks.

    I got some Wally World generic saddlebags off Craigslist, from someone who bought them, kept them around and then decided he didn't want them. $20. The reason, I figured out, that he didn't like them was that the cheap zippers are balky. Big-time. But, lubing with a bar of soap helps some.

    They don't have mounting frames; they're supposed to sit high enough that frames aren't necessary. And on the muffler side, that's true. The shield kept the side of the bag cool enough - although the side of the bag scratched up the brushed finish.

    It's the OTHER side that's a problem. It really takes some cinching up to keep it high enough to stay out of the wheel. I had to use cam-lock straps, since the generic plastic snaps weren't strong enough. And I had to put Gorrilla Tape on the painted surface to protect it.

    It got me through a road trip...but I no like. Those bags work better as Zero luggage, frankly...I'm looking for something better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    Harder than it looks.

    I got some Wally World generic saddlebags off Craigslist, from someone who bought them, kept them around and then decided he didn't want them. $20. The reason, I figured out, that he didn't like them was that the cheap zippers are balky. Big-time. But, lubing with a bar of soap helps some.

    They don't have mounting frames; they're supposed to sit high enough that frames aren't necessary. And on the muffler side, that's true. The shield kept the side of the bag cool enough - although the side of the bag scratched up the brushed finish.

    It's the OTHER side that's a problem. It really takes some cinching up to keep it high enough to stay out of the wheel. I had to use cam-lock straps, since the generic plastic snaps weren't strong enough. And I had to put Gorrilla Tape on the painted surface to protect it.

    It got me through a road trip...but I no like. Those bags work better as Zero luggage, frankly...I'm looking for something better.
    He does make the bracket to protect the side without the muffler. I have mufflers on both sides so don't need the bracket. He makes a couple nice items. I have highway pegs and rear passenger rest from Dan and love them. He has great prices and is a real nice guy to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    He does make the bracket to protect the side without the muffler. I have mufflers on both sides so don't need the bracket. He makes a couple nice items. I have highway pegs and rear passenger rest from Dan and love them. He has great prices and is a real nice guy to.
    Can you put up a pic, and measurements? I talked to a local welder...the price he gave me for a rack, from stock tubing, would have been several hundred dollars.

    If it's close to the right size I can fabricate a mount with flat-iron from the hardware store. Simple metal butchery I can do; but I can't bend and weld tubing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    Can you put up a pic, and measurements? I talked to a local welder...the price he gave me for a rack, from stock tubing, would have been several hundred dollars.

    If it's close to the right size I can fabricate a mount with flat-iron from the hardware store. Simple metal butchery I can do; but I can't bend and weld tubing.
    http://vsari.com/index.php?topic=601.0 Can you view these pics and prices?
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