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Saddlebag question

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  1. Tagecower
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    I recently bought some throwover saddlebags that are really not working out (on my 1300) because when I'm on the freeway they bounce around too much.No brackets came with the bags its just secured under the passenger seat.If I buy/use easy brackets or something else can I still use my saddlebags?I would really like to secure them, but not sure what to buy.any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. darzaliz
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    Yeah, I could be wrong but I think you need saddlebag support brackets that attach to the rear fender. I think I saw Cobra had some for cheaper than the Yammi oem ones.

  3. chaser38
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    You probably want to pick up some brackets as Berdoo boy just mentioned. Look in JC Whitney on-line store as well as the usual Ebay outlets. Brackets will give extra tie-down support and keep them out of the wheel. Your flying bags will survive another day.... Good Luck!

  4. Lrtoflamancha
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    You take big chance of killing yourself without the brackets. You don't want one of the bags to get tangled in a wheel. Make sure when you use the bags without the brackets that you don't overload one side.

  5. Tagecower
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    Forgot to mention I did buy and install the saddlebag support brackets that does attach to the rear fender,but that just basically keeps the bag from going into the rear wheel.it still bounces around while I'm on the freeway.Does easy brackets or something else solve this problem.Thanks.

  6. darzaliz
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    I thought the saddlebags had some ties so that you could secure the bags to the brackets? Maybe you could engineer some our of zip ties or something like that.

  7. Jonezpoj
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    Usually the bags that work with easy brackets have a metal plate sandwiched in between 2 layers of ABS plastic to make them a ridged mount.

  8. unpitten
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    You could use rails like these; I have them but my bags have a catch on the bottom that slides over the rail to secure it. Here are my bags.

  9. Carpon3
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    I just bought the Ghost / EDGE brackets. They installed great and are very easy to remove to clean or when I go solo. They are a little pricey compared to regular brackets but worth the money. I got them from CAO distributing.

  10. JuzdSdewe
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    On my previous ride, (86 virago), I had the factory yammie saddle bag chrome pieces, but aftermarket bags. I drilled holes (4 total), into the bags, (down low), and attached them with black zip ties. Worked neat as hell. Fairly inconspicuous too. (and you couldn't see them much neither)........

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  11. kman
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    I took my saddlebags to a Saddle Shop. I had them sew on additional leather straps with velcro. They would attach around the saddlebag supports. Worked well.

  12. Tagecower
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    Thanks for all the replys, I'm a newbie so I appreciate all the help.

  13. cmac343
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    unpitten, I just put that support on my 950 and I too have throw on's that look very similar to yours (Willie Max). Two thing should I or did you put on some type of bracket also. Secondly; I have been told to put on Glass tape ( tape that is on glass or plexie glass when you buy it) on the fender to protect the paint? Did you hear anything on that??
    Thanks

  14. 9Sdarz
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    unpitten, I just put that support on my 950 and I too have throw on's that look very similar to yours (Willie Max). Two thing should I or did you put on some type of bracket also. Secondly; I have been told to put on Glass tape ( tape that is on glass or plexie glass when you buy it) on the fender to protect the paint? Did you hear anything on that??Thanks
    You could also use some Glad Press And Seal wrap that works good to.

  15. cmac343
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    Thanks 13 Stars

  16. cmac343
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    Takeover, did you have Yamaha supports underneath the bags attached to the fender?

  17. unpitten
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    unpitten, I just put that support on my 950 and I too have throw on's that look very similar to yours (Willie Max). Two thing should I or did you put on some type of bracket also. Secondly; I have been told to put on Glass tape ( tape that is on glass or plexie glass when you buy it) on the fender to protect the paint? Did you hear anything on that??Thanks
    My bags came with a mounting bracket on the bottom of the bags that slips over the bag rails. Yes, use some glass tape to protect the finish.

  18. Tagecower
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    Takeover, did you have Yamaha supports underneath the bags attached to the fender?
    I did have supports but I dont think they were Yamaha supports,they did fit onto the brackets, but did not flare out enough.The bags were too close to the wheel and came too close to the belt drive.I should have additionally secured secured them with ziplocks or something, or better yet put on ghost or easy brackets as someone has suggested.right now I'm not too crazy about throwover saddlebags.

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