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all weather Saddle bags

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by mav, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. anyone got any suggestions as per title?



    something that wont crack/split from exposed sunlight / heat, water proof, light enough to carry around, decent price, can carry at least a couple of 6packs of beer in each

    cheers
     
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  2. Saddle bags are for old blokes,young blokes will hardly put up with camel toe.
     
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  3. if i can get my face into it it's all good

    but back on topic...
     
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  4. PM me for advice.
     
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  5. I had a girlfriend like that once :)
     
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  6. Mine were supposed to be waterproof and they are if it is only light rain nothing gets in from the top, however I found out on the Eden trip that stuff got wet from underneath. Mind you it was really heavy at times and quite deep puddles on the road.


    Sorry, my mistake I thought you were actually after useful advice
     
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  7. Have you looked at Hepco and Becker?
     
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  8. Get leather saddle bags dude..............I crashed on mine and the damn thing survived like nothing happened...............I had full grocery in there too.

    I recon I could fit could fit more than a case on both..........

    You could have mine if you want, just come ova.
     
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  9. I've had several sets of all-weather saddlebags (though I prefer the term throw-overs), as in, they've let all the weather in.

    Carrier bags and bin liners shall be your salvation, carrier bags and bin liners.
     
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  10. The postie ones are the best I have used. And they still collect water at the bottom.
    Heavy duty garbage bags are the go.
    And who knows when you'll have a dead body to chop up. Great I have bin liners for all the parts...:)
     
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  11. Your dad's not called Harry by any chance? :D
     
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  13. I've had no problems with standard leather saddle bags being exposed to years of sunlight and outdoor storage. I give them a treatment of boot polish once a year. I find that they're pretty weatherproof on the inside too, but like others have suggested I use bin liners to be sure.

    The next thing I need to do is find a way to make them secure from the theft of the contents. For example, on my daily commuter, it would be nice to keep a tool kit permanently in there. My tools kits include some bulkier items such as tyre foam, wet weather pants, etc.
     
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  14. I suppose you could keep a really bad tempered ferret in each one. Or perhaps an example of your local flavour of lethally venomous reptile :D.
     
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  15. Pat, I treat my ferrets with respect.
     
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  16. Mine doesnt, well it didnt before it had a hole in it...........I used to wash my bike with a hose with the saddle bag still on and not a drop of water...............The leather was thick.

    Id love to use a cruiser saddle bag in the ninja but id look too much of a dork, much more so than I am now heheh.......

    So Mav, tell me when you want it, come down anytime..........but just tell me though so I could put some beers in the freezer............i know how some people are precious with their beer :p
     
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  17. Hi Mav,
    I have notice a pair of saddlebags that may meet your reqirements on www.bibblebar.com. They are up near Brisbane and they have a good price on them as well.
    cheers
    greg
     
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  18. there is also edge brackets and edge bags. (USA)
    edge bags are made from tek leather (looks / feels like leather but doesn't dry out/crack, water resistant/proof (still need to test), light weight, hard backed with metal rim frame (can stand on them - strong construction).

    suzuki volusia 800 edge brackets have kits to fit the bike with & without backrest.
     
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  19. I have the second ones here on my vulcan, 2 weeks in constant rain and they had softened but no water in them.
    Kept their shape due to linings.
    Not getting a kickback but I am a happy customer.
    I just posted about their version of edge brackets stainless steel for $175 - less if you buy bags at the same time.
    More info

    The guy lives and works from his home down near Beenleigh, Qld
     
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  20. I have done a poduct review on the bikersfriend saddlebag. I have found the quality great, waterproof and doesnt collapse. As i am not a big fan of side saddlebags and this suits me.
    Cheers
     
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