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saddlebag opinions - March 27, 2006, 10:33 AM

Looking for saddlebags for a Kawasaki 500R. Any recommendations or things to keep clear of?
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you looking for soft luggage or racks and a hard bag setup such as a GIVI?
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Looking for soft luggage for the Ninja.
Searched post and found this thread... it looks like it didn't get far...


Looking for best bags... concerned about fitment, scratches, and 2up comfort.


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February 19, 2008, 06:35 AM

First decide if you want style over fucntion. Then try to imagine how much storage you need.

Function: http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...p-1-c-280.html

Kim uses the Dry Bags. They ain't pretty but the secure well and there is no need for rain covers.

http://www.giviusa.com/caschi_borse_...sp?CO_ID=16587

These look better. The set my brother has does not secure as well as above and the rain covers are/were (may have been improved) clear plastic junk held on by a rubberband.

http://www.roadgear.com/catalog/inde...sTitle=Luggage
http://www.chaseharper.com/SaddleBags/SaddleBags.htm

I have heard good things.

Another option: http://www.helen2wheels.com/

Excellent quality!
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February 19, 2008, 06:58 AM

what bike will these be fitted on?

I've had a few different types of soft bags but in all honesty, I've never cared for any of them. The hold very little and paint to bag contact is constantly wearing in the back of my mind.

Tons most costly but a fuckton more practical is a rear luggage rack and hard case. SW-Moto makes racks for almost every bike out there that can be removed in about a minute leaving your bike almost completely stock looking. A good sized top case is lockable, waterproof, and hold 4 times what two saddle bags stuffed to the hilt will.


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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...ctview/27/107/


This is an SW Motech set up on my Hayabusa. I had the racks for the side bags. THe top case mount is on this site also.


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February 19, 2008, 07:14 AM

I just picked up the Cortech Sport saddlebags and tail bag from New Enough.
The size and the quality are very good.
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February 19, 2008, 07:15 AM

These will be for my Ninja 1400. I plan to do hard cases, but I'm looking at soft luggage for this season in case my budget doesn't allow the hard bags. I am also always freaked out about contact and scratches... figured I put down some clear 3M. The only hard cases I found so far are Givi, which are a Euro-only for the ZZR1400, but state suide Ninja can be mod'd pretty easy to fit.


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February 19, 2008, 07:25 AM

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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...ctview/27/107/
This is an SW Motech set up on my Hayabusa. I had the racks for the side bags. THe top case mount is on this site also.
Thanks... I like this setup a lot. Better then the Givi mount. I won't have to mod bike and I love that it is easily removable.


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These will be for my Ninja 1400. I plan to do hard cases, but I'm looking at soft luggage for this season in case my budget doesn't allow the hard bags. I am also always freaked out about contact and scratches... figured I put down some clear 3M. The only hard cases I found so far are Givi, which are a Euro-only for the ZZR1400, but state suide Ninja can be mod'd pretty easy to fit.
Bagster makes cool stuff too. I just purchased a tank protector and bag and the quality is great!
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February 19, 2008, 08:42 AM

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Thanks... I like this setup a lot. Better then the Givi mount. I won't have to mod bike and I love that it is easily removable.
SW MotoTech Is good stuff.

I don't know if Givi makes this for the 14



The lower part of the rack has a support for softbags that can be change to handle their hard luggage.
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February 20, 2008, 07:13 AM

So I have decided on the Givi V35's with the SW-Moto mount. However, I will have to wait for a few busy months before I throw down $700+ for bags.
I will, like I said earlier, probably run soft bags for a while. My one last question is... most the soft luggage I see goes over the pass seat, and I wonder how comfortable it is for a pass to sit on those straps. I'm sure its not bad at first, but seams like something that would start to be annoying after a few hundred miles. Does anyone have experience with this?

Then I'm done asking questions... I promise.
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February 22, 2008, 04:13 PM

Quote:
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I just picked up the Cortech Sport saddlebags and tail bag from New Enough.
The size and the quality are very good.
I agree...I use the cortech tri bag system....They kick arse (as long as you dont have high mounts they will fit just about anything..
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