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  1. wzdarmige
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    hate to do it,but...gonna need some space-last trip my girlfriend hauled all our stuff on the "prarie schooner",her '05 road king custom-she's got luggage...now,it's my turn to get some luggage...who's got throw over bags and where did you get 'em ???

  2. 178CuzdomSdar409
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    i bought a pair of good-looking and very roomy saddle bags and the price was 2 thumbs too...but you are still gonna need support bars for these bags and i would not put them on a 650 cc,only 1100 cc and up...you can use thes bags as throw-overs or clamp them uder your seat...here is the web-site if you wanna take a look at them...i love these bags and surprized on how many good comments i got on them too...one more thing:these bags only come studded not plain.

    ckbproducts.com/product_info.php/products_id/2332

  3. zhodz
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    Nice looking bags, and a good price too. So why would you not recommend them for a 650? Obviously it doesn't have to do with size (the 1100 is only 0.6" wider, and less than 3" longer, than a 650). Is it just because the turn signal location? I plan on relocating my signals anyway, for a few reasons. Partly to customize it a bit (I've got plans of a unique relocation w/ integrated saddle bag supports), and partly, so I can fit a decent set of bags on it.

    How do you like them, how long have you had them, and how have they help up so far? These look pretty much like what I intend to get, and they're the cheapest I've seen so far.

  4. wzdarmige
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    i bought a pair of good-looking and very roomy saddle bags and the price was 2 thumbs too...but you are still gonna need support bars for these bags and i would not put them on a 650 cc,only 1100 cc and up...you can use thes bags as throw-overs or clamp them uder your seat...here is the web-site if you wanna take a look at them...i love these bags and surprized on how many good comments i got on them too...one more thing:these bags only come studded not plain. www.ckbproducts.com/product_i...oducts_id/2332

    no offense,and i mean that...but...those things have got to be the cheapest hunks of crap i've ever seen...i can see why the price is so low...

  5. MigejCojode
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    I have to agree. Diamond plate is junk. That's a misleadingly tough term for patchwork leather.

    If you are looking for a cheap set of leather, all leather, saddlebags check out jafrum.com or leatherup.com

    If you are willing to put out the extra cash try foxcreekleather.com/saddlebags.phtml or ussaddlebag.com/

    The bags I make myself are similar to the Fox Creek ones. The poly backing plate is a lifesaver.

    And before anyone asks I don't sell my bags. If you figure out my time at $5 an hour plus $130 worth of leather and hardware The bags would cost nearly $1000 for me to make a profit. get to know me well enough they come as gifts.

  6. 178CuzdomSdar409
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    ...these studded bags are even better than the pic on the website shows; when they showed up at my front door i was totally glad i bought them...i see what the other biker's put on their bikes and NO THANKS...and why would i suggest and post these bags to this yami forum if they were crappy.
    i've been biking for 41 years (can u match that) and had harleys',triumphs,bsa,yami's,etc.and i also bought many a good-lookin' saddle bags...so if you don't like what i have to share to this group well then i'll be happy to play hard-ball too...

  7. MigejCojode
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    Careful: personal attacks aren't welcome here. People are entitled to their opinion of a product Especially when it's asked for.

  8. 178CuzdomSdar409
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    ... who are u to delete my personal honest opinions?

  9. MigejCojode
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    A moderator. Your attack was deleted not your opinion.

  10. zhodz
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    Keeping things civil, and trying to get all the information about everything I can.......

    178CuzdomSdar409, do you have any close up pics of your bags? What does "patchwork leather" look like?

    PS thanks for the links Mikey.

  11. MigejCojode
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    No worries make an informed decision.

  12. zhodz
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    You wouldn't happen to have a pic of "patchwork leather" do you Mikey? Does that mean it's made from a bunch of small pieces, instead of a big one? If so, how to they go about sewing them together.... Is it a pattern or just a random seam where the piece of leather was too short?

  13. MigejCojode
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    I've got a "diamond plate" set of chaps in the garage I think. The ex bought them for me years ago. I'll try to take a few pics of them later this weekend (it's the start of the work week for me)

  14. zhodz
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    Sounds good, no hurry. I don't plan on buying a set real soon. I've got all winter to buy motorcycle goodies. By the time I buy stuff now, and get it on the bike, I'll be out of rideable weather.

  15. Nidhhokr
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    I just picked up a set of Diamond Plate chaps a week ago. Mike is right the quality is average at best. The leather is a little thin in spots. I figured for what I give for them new($30) they'll get me through a year or so maybe. I will say they were warm last weekend while cruising around and right now that's good enuf.

  16. yzcoodermac
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    Mikey ,the Jafrum bags are crap also bought a set about a month ago sent them back .They were very cheap. You get what you pay for.Jafrum was really nce about taking them back.Be easy on him man i can understand why he got pissed.He offered what he thought was good advice and got kicked to the curb. Be safe this week end guys

  17. MigejCojode
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    yzcoodermac:

    With the Jafrum bags you get what you pay for. Mine are wore out now and I have the skills finally to make my own, but they lasted me 3 hard years of riding and 30,000 kms. They are leather not patchwork, although some of it isn't as thick as I would like it to be, and the stitching let go finally. Even with my wholesale card I can't buy the leather, let alone the hardware, to build those bags at those prices. But you are correct: if you want quality you are best off paying for it. One bad thing I did find with Jafrum is that their fit varies not only from different styles but different bags of the same style. But again you get what you pay for.

    I understand where you are coming from but unfortunately I don't believe it was good advice. As my other hobby, I have a fair understanding of leather and what makes a good bag. Are Jafrum bags quality bags? Nope but they will last if treated correctly and you can't build them for what you pay for them. Do you get what you pay for with diamond plate? Not in my opinion.

  18. LiddleBen
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    Yup, I think everyones opinion is welcome. I was welcomed with open arms into this very good forum. Anyhoo, Try looking at carolina leather or Saddlemen. google them. They both make good bags. If you see crappy bags and that is your opinion. Then, It will be ok with me. I agree whole heartedly with Mikey ,Personal attacks are not good. and not welcome. Just my 2 cents worth

  19. wzdarmige
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    thanks for that link mikey...i ordered a set of bags for my 1100...

    i'll be sure to put up a few pics of my bike with them on...

    here's a before shot of my 1100 custom...

    seems like "2008 customstar 1100" got his panties in a bunch..
    not sure why...he got the size of my bike wrong too...it's an 1100 not a 650...guess this guy doesn't read or take someone's opinion very well...

  20. MigejCojode
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    That is directed at me.

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