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GhostLowRider
post Jul 9 2014, 05:26 PM
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I've been riding sport bikes for over 7 years now. 3 days ago i finally transitioned over to Harley and I'm in love. I have a 2005 Dyna Low Rider. I always have a lot of stuff on me and I'm tired of always having to ride a with a back pack. I was asking the sales person at the dealer, when I got my bike, about bags and he said please dont put bags on it. Everyone I talk to about it also says dont put bags on it. What do you guys think? Any suggestions? Does anyone have there's with bags? I attached a pic of my bike. I was thinking about getting hard bags that are painted the same color as my bike.
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post Jul 9 2014, 06:12 PM
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If you need somewhere to put stuff you need bags. Backpack? Nope.
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post Jul 9 2014, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE(Night Rider @ Jul 7 2014, 09:14 AM) *

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Please don't put bags on it.

I ride a softail and the only bag I regularly use is a small T-Bag for my iPad, glasses, cap, and a rain jacket. After the ride it slips right off.

You can't get much of anything in those hard bags and they look butt ugly on a bar hopper. Just my opinion.

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For longer hauls I use this
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Don't know what's up with the night rider quote
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post Jul 9 2014, 06:41 PM
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I guess I am wrong Ordy. Everybody needs a gay T-Bag to store a gay rain jacket in. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Jul 9 2014, 06:57 PM
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I live in southern California and want to go to Laughlin with my girlfriend on the back. I dont think any bag that goes behind the sissy bar would work for both of our stuff.
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post Jul 9 2014, 07:06 PM
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Well, there ya go.
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My bag rides with me most weekends (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) There are countless variety of bike bags and luggage go hit the shops and look on line to find what suits you're needs.

IMHO bags make your bike more versatile therefor more useful.
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post Jul 9 2014, 08:32 PM
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We have both a Saddleman 2600 and a Saddleman 3400 that fit on a small luggage rack on my Yamaha V-Star (which has bags but they're small).

Although the 3400 claims to have more room than the 2600, we think the 2600 packs better. Plus it has a roll that attaches to the top. You could fit both your rain gear in the roll and have plenty of room in the bag for a weekend. And you could use just the roll for everyday stuff. If I don't need the roll I'll still pack it inside the main compartment so I have to room to bring something extra home. On the little V-Star when it gets very windy, due to the added height,I can really feel it when the roll is on top.

PS. If you and your girlfriend's stuff for the weekend wont fit in the 2600, you need a different girlfriend! (This is coming from the wife of a guy who packs twice as much as I do.)

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post Jul 9 2014, 09:37 PM
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None of us can tell you what to do. That is YOUR decision to make. However, it appears that particular bike has already been fit with bags. The photo you posted shows the bag brace.
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post Jul 9 2014, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE(GhostLowRider @ Jul 9 2014, 04:57 PM) *
I live in southern California and want to go to Laughlin with my girlfriend on the back. I dont think any bag that goes behind the sissy bar would work for both of our stuff.



We are there now.... well, across the river in Bullhead City Az. We are from Santa Clarita, Ca.





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post Jul 10 2014, 05:52 AM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ Jul 9 2014, 07:41 PM) *
I guess I am wrong Ordy. Everybody needs a gay T-Bag to store a gay rain jacket in. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


Yep, guess you are wrong. Everybody needs a gay T-Bag to put their gay rain suit in.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) Does the T-Bag make me look gay?.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) No?..... How about now:

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Sammy you bitch.... you got me.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

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post Jul 10 2014, 08:46 AM
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QUOTE(Ordy @ Jul 9 2014, 06:17 PM) *
Welcome.

Please don't put bags on it.

I ride a softail and the only bag I regularly use is a small T-Bag for my iPad, glasses, cap, and a rain jacket. After the ride it slips right off.

You can't get much of anything in those hard bags and they look butt ugly on a bar hopper. Just my opinion.
For longer hauls I use this
(IMG:http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/productimages/300/0000-t-bags-vegas-bag-black-mcss.jpg)

Don't know what's up with the night rider quote




I thought for longer trips you just rent a touring bike (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

Bags are certainly a personal preference ... if you want to haul stuff u need stuff to put it in ...



Sick Puppy seems to be able to msake it work ...
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post Jul 14 2014, 10:35 PM
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Any suggestions on where to get decent bags with out spending an arm and a leg? I'm already debt as it is with buying this dyna lol
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post Jul 14 2014, 11:11 PM
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bags....BAGS, we don't need no stinking bags.




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QUOTE(screwball @ Jul 15 2014, 12:11 AM) *
bags....BAGS, we don't need no stinking bags.



Dont need bags when you got a trunk (IMG:style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Jul 15 2014, 07:50 AM
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eBay ... or Craigslist ...
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Since you've got the supports already on there I'd suggest some throwovers.... Willie Max makes some synthetic ones that you can get pretty cheap probably under 100 bucks....

Check ebay....

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