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  • Kadale Posts: 19
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    27 Jan 2020 09:12 AM
    I wonder if anyone can help me out here 

    I have a 2010 Fatboy and would like to put saddle bags on it for a trip to tassie with the wife next month.

    Is there a brand in particular that are good
    Ideally I want a black leather type 

    I see some aftermarket ones that just seem to hang over the guard, I’m not that keen on that idea over a solid mounted system

    Has anyone got any experiance going down the path of fitting them they can help with

    Thanks Dale 
  • Far Canal Posts: 2070
    Motor Head Far Canal
    27 Jan 2020 10:47 AM
    I have a pair of "easy brackets" that I've been happy with. They can attach to all sorts of storage containers and mount/lock on to special lugs that they come with that bolt on to your rear fender support. They are easy to remove if you want to take your bags into a hotel for the night etc.
    Have heard some people grumble about them but no complaints from me.
  • Kadale Posts: 19
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    27 Jan 2020 10:52 AM
    I have a sissy bar with detachable “docking mounts”

    Where do the saddle bags mount when you have the sissybar on
  • berserker Posts: 63
    Stock Poster berserker
    27 Jan 2020 11:22 AM
    Hey mate with detachable saddlebag brackets there is another set of those detachable mounts known as keepers which sit beside your sissy bar mounts. This is an old photo as I've had them on my bike before. The bolt that holds them together is longer which comes with the easybrackets. Really simple installation. Be careful which system you order though. If you order easy brackets make sure you order the kit that goes with the detachable sissy bar otherwise you'll have to buy longer bolts yourself. I've mentioned in a previous post that I'm not a fan of the easybrackets system myself, but if you order I'd recommend Finn moto as they're an Aussie supplier and you will get them a lot quicker than ordering from the states. As for saddlebags you will be limited if you need them by next month. I've waited 3 months for a set of aftermarket bags from overseas before. Id' recommend Aussie suppliers if you need them quickHD Forums Australia - Screenshot_20200127-111846_Gallery.jpg

  • berserker Posts: 63
    Stock Poster berserker
    27 Jan 2020 11:34 AM
    Also just a thought, if you like your bike without saddlebags but need occasional storage there's the option of a barrel bag. Just Google bikers friend. If you have a luggage rack on your sissy bar there's way more than enough room in the large one for you and your missus gear. Just undo the straps and carry it into the hotel with you. I've had one for 7 years which I use on long trips interstate. They are really high quality, solid and I can't say a single bad thing about them. I have rigid locking hd saddlebags now so I don't use it as much as I used to but does still come in handy for carrying bulkier items.
  • Far Canal Posts: 2070
    Motor Head Far Canal
    27 Jan 2020 12:43 PM
    Quoting Kadale on 27 Jan 2020 10:52 AM
    I have a sissy bar with detachable “docking mounts”

    Where do the saddle bags mount when you have the sissybar on
    I have a detachable sissy bar too.
    See following pics.

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    It is a good move to strengthen the inside of the saddlebag so it wont flop round (or rub on swingarm etc) when empty. I used some 3mm aluminium.


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    Bought this sissy bar bag dirt cheap from a general m/cycle shop. It can go over the pillion seat or over the luggage rack.

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