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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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There's an '11 Nomad for sale near me with a cracked saddlebag. I'm thinking, instead of spending the $900 for that cracked piece I'd take the bags off (I don't like them anyway). Is there any reason why they couldn't be removed and replaced with a set of leather bags? Thanks.
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The support system is pretty intricate but I am sure if you set your mind to it you could do it. How bad is the crack you could just buy some fiberglass stuff and reinforce it from the inside.


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Well, the reason I'm looking at this particular Nomad is because it has a damaged bag. I don't like the new Nomad bags. I like everything else about the Nomad--the dual exhaust, cruise control, etc.--but the bags I strongly dislike. So when I saw the posting of this Nomad I wondered if the bags could be replaced with a pair of traditional bags or would those air shocks preclude any other kind of set up.
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There's an '11 Nomad for sale near me with a cracked saddlebag. I'm thinking, instead of spending the $900 for that cracked piece I'd take the bags off (I don't like them anyway). Is there any reason why they couldn't be removed and replaced with a set of leather bags? Thanks.
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Good question, might take some custom fabrication/upholstery work to make them fit well (trying to fit square bags in a curved hole) but with enough $$$ and elbow grease anything is possible.

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What specifically about the bags do you NOT like? I mean yes they aren't the coolest looking bags out there....but my full face fit in them! I just cant see how going down to leather is a good alternative UNLESS you have to spend 900 to fully replace instead of repair.

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i love the bags on my bike

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What specifically about the bags do you NOT like? I mean yes they aren't the coolest looking bags out there....but my full face fit in them! I just cant see how going down to leather is a good alternative UNLESS you have to spend 900 to fully replace instead of repair.
It's a matter of what one likes or doesn't. 100% personal. I just don't find the Nomad bags aesthetically very pleasing. As far as cost, the panel that's crack on that particular bag will cost $900 to replace.
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I will swap my leather ones for yours!
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but my full face fit in them! .
I would like to know the trick you used to get a full face helmet in those bags. My half helmet barely fits.

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If and/or when I pull my full face back out I will take pics

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