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Anyone have these on their 900? I would like to see some pics if so. these are the models I am looking at. Wanting to get opinions of quality and performance. I am on the fence for these, as I obviously like the studded theme. I am also contemplating the Leatherlyke products.

http://www.ridebikegear.com/rs-hard-top-load-saddle-bags-with-led-tail-lights-p-267.html

http://www.ridebikegear.com/hl-series-top-load-hard-saddlebags-p-253.html

http://www.ridebikegear.com/xl-series-xlarge-saddlebags-with-led-tail-lights-and-sidemarkers-p-242.html

http://www.ridebikegear.com/tp-extra-large-motorcycle-tour-pak-with-wrap-around-backrest-large-top-rack-and-slimline-led-spoiler-p-230.html
 

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Anyone have these on their 900? I would like to see some pics if so. these are the models I am looking at. Wanting to get opinions of quality and performance. I am on the fence for these, as I obviously like the studded theme. I am also contemplating the Leatherlyke products.

http://www.ridebikegear.com/rs-hard-top-load-saddle-bags-with-led-tail-lights-p-267.html

http://www.ridebikegear.com/hl-series-top-load-hard-saddlebags-p-253.html

http://www.ridebikegear.com/xl-series-xlarge-saddlebags-with-led-tail-lights-and-sidemarkers-p-242.html

http://www.ridebikegear.com/tp-extra-large-motorcycle-tour-pak-with-wrap-around-backrest-large-top-rack-and-slimline-led-spoiler-p-230.html
I went Tsukayu. Have had the bags since this past November. Works really well and the vinyl covered ones look like leather.
 

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Since I don't even own a bike yet, I obviously can't speak from experience but out of the 3 saddlebags you have listed I like the RS bags the best.
 

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The XL bags look like an update to the Mutazu MU hard bags which I have, they were already fitted when I bought the bike and are reasonably strong and not too big but are not really water tight. However the shape suits the bike really well and the extra lights look very good. If I was looking for bags I would say I prefer the RS ones as they are slightly bigger and I prefer their shape. I would definitely go for bags with lights as I think the more the better to try and stop the idiot who 'didn't see you'. Can't comment on the topbox as I really don't like them, I don't like the idea of a big box like that high up behind the rear axle and if the bike had come with one it would be straight in the trash or on ebay!
 

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I had the XL and the top box on my last ride '02 Volusia.
The XL were ok not great. I reinforced the inside of the bags with 3/16" aluminium checkered plate. They held up well until a cager took out the rear of the bike.
, along with the top box. I now have the RS to install, they are made with thicker ABS than the XL and the latching system is far superior. The XL doors never closed tightly.
The trunk has plastic hinges that are part of the top and base. The top does not seal well and rattles. I installed some weather stripping to create a better seal and stop the rattle.
The top box served its purpose.
If price isn't the issue take a look at the Mustang Trunk.
 

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I bought the RS saddlebags couple of months ago. The hardware they came with broke after a short period of time. I would highly suggest replacing them with grade 8 right away. I'm not keen on the way the tail lights on the bags droop a little at an angle. See the photo. But it's definitely not a deal breaker. I really like the way the bags follow the fender line of the bike though. The tail lights work fine but you have to wire in two diodes per each side to get them to work properly. The bags are a little flimsy with the lid open but are fine with the lid closed. I plan on adding aluminum diamond plate to the inside here shortly in an effort to stiffen them up. I have the dmy trunk. It also works fine but will not fit two full size helmets. I have it on a Wompus rack and its very solid. My fiance loves the way the backrest fits her and is very comfortable on the bike now. I just added a fairing as well and plan on doing a write up on all three pieces in the near future. If you have any other questions or any specific photos you want to see please let me know PM or otherwise.
 

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I just added a fairing as well and plan on doing a write up on all three pieces in the near future. If you have any other questions or any specific photos you want to see please let me know PM or otherwise.
Vulkid, did you get the the RideBikeGear Harley style fairing? Or Memphis Shades?

I'd be interested in seeing pictures of that. I'm going to be adding a batwing fairing to my 900 soon, just trying to decide which one is best.

I saw the RideBikeGear fairing last year at the Toronto bike show. And it looked pretty good and solid. Could've picked it up for $250 cash, all in at the time too. Unfortunately I didn't know what direction I was going in at the time.
 

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I put the Tsukayu fairing on last weekend and still need to get it sorted out. Not looking to hijack this thread, if you want more details pm me and I'll tell you all the pros and cons.
Keep the rubber side down, :)

Vulkid.
 

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looks like they are all Mutazu items... just for more money. I'd go right to the source...
http://www.mutazu.com/
 

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I put the Tsukayu fairing on last weekend and still need to get it sorted out. Not looking to hijack this thread, if you want more details pm me and I'll tell you all the pros and cons.
Keep the rubber side down, :)

Vulkid.
Hijack away. We like pics.
 

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Decided for now to just stick with what I have. But Thanks to all for feedback. Please continue to post feedback and pics of anything you guys have in place on your rides.
 
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