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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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My son has a 2006 1600 Classic, we are going to install Harley hard bags and dual exhaust. I have a good friend that can weld and fab just about anything ( old school hot rodder)

1. Can we buy a Nomad exhaust and fab muffler hangers or better to get cobra exhaust and fab hangers?

2. Should we buy nomad saddlebag hangers and fabricate mounts to attaché Harley bags under or just fabricate bag mounts from the start?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 12:42 PM
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cant help you, sorry...
but I would really like to see how this comes out, sounds like a fun project
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Craig,Have seen it done,Bike for sale on local cl,was a 1600 classic,seemed the duels hung a little low,maybe the bags were smaller than the nomads,but its been done
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My son has a 2006 1600 Classic, we are going to install Harley hard bags and dual exhaust. I have a good friend that can weld and fab just about anything ( old school hot rodder)

1. Can we buy a Nomad exhaust and fab muffler hangers or better to get cobra exhaust and fab hangers?

2. Should we buy nomad saddlebag hangers and fabricate mounts to attaché Harley bags under or just fabricate bag mounts from the start?

Any help or die reaction will be greatly appreciated...
If you look at this ebay listing 05 Kawasaki Vulcan VN1600 1600 Nomad Saddlebag Mounts Mounting Bracket Support | eBay
You can see how the nomad saddlebags are hung off the bike. If you are using Harley bags the stock Nomad bag set up will not work. The pipes hang off the bottom rail when using stock or cobra pipes. So you will need to fabricate both bag and pipe mounts.
Install the new pipes first. Then place bags where you went them, make a card board mark-up for bags. Harley bags have/need a pipe below the bags to hold them, you will see this when you get the bags. You use that pipe (going front to back, under the bags) to hang the pipes. Just bring the mark-up to your friend and you will be all set.

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I have Harley hard bags on my 04 classic and used mutazu universal mounts and 3/4 inch poly spacers from Lowe's to space em out, looks pretty good to me. And I have both pies running out one side with room to spare. It can be done with a little patience.
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And I didn't have to use the pipe under my bags for support, the brackets extended all the way to the bottom for plenty of support, you do have to watch for clearance of the shocks. It's a tight fit between the shocks and turn signals, that's where the spacers come into play.
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Bags look good Ron, nice job! Personally I vote for dual pipes if he can swing it, just my preference though

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I agree 100 percent, you would have more room that way and if I had the money I would go with duals myself. if I knew I could have a reputable muffler shop bend up my exhaust system that's what I would have done. but then again I would have to either have the exhaust chrome dipped or have heat shields bent up so yea I like the look too but would change the exhaust too but its what I got for now.

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