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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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swimg arm saddle bags

can any one that owns them tell me how you like them. how secure do they attach? what brands are best and where is the best place too get them.thanks for any info or pics.
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here is one on the cheap, i heard it pretty good quality

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-S...item564874e530
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on the vulcan 900 it must mount on the left side. my main concern is there dosnt seem to be much room between the swing arm and the belt,thats why im wondering how they mount.ive looked around online and cant seem too find any info on them thanks
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on the vulcan 900 it must mount on the left side. my main concern is there dosnt seem to be much room between the swing arm and the belt,thats why im wondering how they mount.ive looked around online and cant seem too find any info on them thanks
i have one on mine and i paid $26 on Amazon.com
i cant find them anymore for that price but if you do i'd say go for it. it doesnt interfere at all with the belt

here are a coupe of pics to give you an idea on the fit.
i take alot of pics of my bike lol. i think she's hot. lol






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I have one. It is a tight fit and does get close to the belt, but not dangerously so. Just snug it as tight as you can and make sure the loops are positioned in the best possible spots (i.e. away from the belt) and you're good to go. One warning: they don't hold a great deal, so if you looking to haul more than a pair of gloves, a bottle of water and a paperback book, you might want to look at other options.

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i have one on mine and i paid $26 on Amazon.com
i cant find them anymore for that price but if you do i'd say go for it. it doesnt interfere at all with the belt

here are a coupe of pics to give you an idea on the fit.
i take alot of pics of my bike lol. i think she's hot. lol

Hey atineo, is that bag the saddleman 3400? Are you happy with it, How is it attached, are you using the versa mount that comes with it?

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I have one. It is a tight fit and does get close to the belt, but not dangerously so. Just snug it as tight as you can and make sure the loops are positioned in the best possible spots (i.e. away from the belt) and you're good to go. One warning: they don't hold a great deal, so if you looking to haul more than a pair of gloves, a bottle of water and a paperback book, you might want to look at other options.
Mine is a Leatherworks 312 Chopper Bag, btw.

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*Passion Red *Mustang One-Piece Vintage Seat
*Hard-Krome 2.5" Strippers with Smartpartz Hard Kore Baffles
*Cobra Short Sissybar, Pad & Insert *Leatherworks 312 Chopper Bag *Small/Med. Windshield

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@Toy4Bob

I got that bag from Leatherup.com for $100. It holds a lot of stuff. It's an identical knock off of the 3400 but it didn't come with the versa mount. I used cam buckles straps and bungee cords to hold it down while headin to lake George. I would suggest using a backrest to secure it but mine held up just fine. Worth the $100 if you ask me. Just have to REALLY secure it.


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Front Tool Bag
Clear Turn Signals
Cobra Headlight Visor
Avon 230/60 15 Roadrunner
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I have the leatherworks bag too. I love it. I wasn't too keen on the leather straps so I used large zip ties.


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