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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Best Bags for Classic 900 SE

Been looking through the sticky 100% fits thread and like the Saddlemen bags.

Anyone have pics of them on their 900? I'm leaning more toward the Saddlemen tear drop drifter.

Any pics and suggestions would be appreciated or even if you're looking to get rid of a set please let me know.

Cruisn Slants

Teardrops

Drifter Slants

Saddleline hard body
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I like my Matazu hard bags. The hinges and locks are not great quality, but they look good!!
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Here are the Jumbo Express Drifter Slant bags on a homemade hard mount system:





I liked the bags but even the Jumbos weren't big enough for me. Now I have a set of hard bags which have much more room.
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Another vote for Mutazu hard bags. I have the HL bags. They are very, very nice, for not a lot of money! Hard, locking bags are a great thing to have. Look good too.

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Re: Best Bags for Classic 900 SE

I went with hardstreet cruise liners.they are the biggest ones offered by hardstreet.they have 4 smaller sizes also.little thicker walls than the mutazu's.not much more money.

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This is on my V2K but these are the "Extra Jumbo" Drifter Slant throw-over bags. They are BIG don't get me wrong but the material WILL SAG rather quickly. The plastic in the bags are not strong enough to be that big and hold their shape.

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I dig the lights on my matazu's!! You can lock up a 1/2 helmet with some other stuff, but the lights add a bunch!!
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oh and they started sagging like that within a few months. First picture was taken May 27, 2012 and the second picture was taken on December 5, 2012. The materials they use are ok for the smaller bags, just not for the Extra Jumbo. if you want BIG bags I would look else were.

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mine are something like tang56, But mine also have side lights too. im very happy with hard bags.
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The factory LT bags are good quality, but not wide enough even for a skid lid!! Wish I had a 2k to hang'em on!! Think I'll keep'em just in case!! If my wife finds a 2k in the garage I might need a new wife! Don't think I can afford a new wife AND a new bike!!
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