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New lists and items will just be added onto the end of this thread, as there's a limit to the amount of text that you can add to any one particular post.
 

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www.marvellas.com
Drink holder
Passenger Highway pegs
Rider Highway pegs
Trailer hitch
Hitch cargo rack

Marv not only makes parts for the 1700, he rides one himself.
 

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I loved my Corbin on my last bike.Right now they don't offer one for the 1700 classic. On their website under freebies it has a list of motorcycles that they want to make molds of and the 1700 is one of them. It says if you let them use your bike to make a mold they will give you a seat for your bike for free. If I lived in Ca I would gladly be the guinea pig. Here is the link:

http://www.corbin.com/free_gear.shtml
 

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Corbin seat

I like that Corbin is leather because I think they breathe better then vinyl. Mustang is made of vinyl.
 

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Edge Brackets + Saddlemen Bags

I bought the Edge Bracket saddlebag mounting system because I wanted to be able to easily switch between bags on (commuting) and bags off (free riding) modes.

The installation was straight-forward. I was able to do it alone, although it would certainly be faster if you had another set of hands to hold the bags on the bike to determine where you want them. To do it alone, I enlisted the help of a good roll of duct tape. The only bag that you need to fit is the right/brake side bag. Once that's done, you can just put the two bags back-to-back and use the first as a template for the second (for drilling the bags).

The second finicky part was shimming the fender bolts so that the brackets would slide onto them easily. The kit includes washers so that you can add as many as is necessary to get the brackets to slide on and off of the bolts easily.

My biggest warning about the system is that there are two different kits, depending on whether or not you have a passenger backrest installed. I don't have one and don't plan on installing one, so I got the "basic" kit, but I could see this being an issue for people who don't have a backrest but would like to keep that as an option down the road. Presumably the kit for bikes with backrests would also work on bikes without backrests, but I'm not sure.

For those wondering if the large bracket works with the saddlemen bags with shock cutout, I can say that yes, they do fit well enough (see photos, below), but that there is a bit of overlap with the rear seam and the brackets are not sitting flush with the back of the bags along their entire length. Will this be an issue? Probably. I just don't know how soon it will manifest. The shock cutout does allow easy access to the adjusters on the shocks without requiring you to remove the bags.

The bags are "Saddlemen Drifter Teardrop Saddlebags with Shock Cutaway" universal saddlebags. I like them because of their shape/style, quick-open buckle, top carry handles and the shock cutout. I think the styling complements the 1700's lines. I can't comment on durability, yet. The bags also come with their own mounting hardware as well as a yoke so you have a couple of other options for mounting them to the bike if you decide not to get a quick-release bracket system.

My ratings of the Easy Bracket system are as follows:

-Ease of Installation: 4/5
-Appearance: 4/5
-Quality: 4.5/5
-Price: 5/5
-Durability: N/A (still waiting for the snow to melt)
-Would I Buy Them Again? Yes

I've attached some photos showing the brackets installed on the bags, the replacement fender bolts installed on the bike, and the bags installed (a few angles).
 

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