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Ok so getting caught in the rain the other day sucked and since I don't have bags there was nothing to do but get wet! So I need bags and I'm not sure what I want, what I can afford right now and what is the best option, so I'm looking for your input. I've never had bags before so this is all new to me.
 

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I ordered soft bags the other day they should be here tomorrow I ordered these http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produ...e=&catId=&productId=p507082&leafCatId=&mmyId= What i liked about these was they are universal mount you can either use them as throw overs or hard mount them. I ordered them from denniskirk.com cause If I don't like the look they have a no questions return policy. I like hard bags but they are around 400 dollars and didn't want to spend that.
 

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I ordered soft bags the other day they should be here tomorrow I ordered these http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produ...e=&catId=&productId=p507082&leafCatId=&mmyId= What i liked about these was they are universal mount you can either use them as throw overs or hard mount them. I ordered them from denniskirk.com cause If I don't like the look they have a no questions return policy. I like hard bags but they are around 400 dollars and didn't want to spend that.
XPS could you post a picture and let us know how long it takes to remove those when those babies will be installed.

Thanks!

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thanks i've looked at nearly 300 different bags and I kept coming back to these I really like the look of the little side pouch it has for cell phones
 

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Thanks XPS they are nice looking and I've looked at several others while I was there at DK. Did you pick up a bracket also?
 

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Put the bags and bracket on Friday and the wife and I took a 700 mile round trip Drove out Saturday and came back Sunday and boy we are tired. The bags look and worked perfectly. Very nice we even got rained on the last 40 miles coming in and everything was dry when we got home. The support bars worked but I tweeked them alittle in my vise to position them better on the bike to support the Jumbo bags. I ended up mounting them with the throw over saddle and drilling holes in the inner side to strap them down the the support bars for great support and quick release. On the way back from San Antonio it was over 100 degrees so we hopped on interstate 10 and put the hammer down all the way home 225 miles averaging around 85 mph we made great time 8) The bags held up nicely and they were loaded with my 1 day of clothes and my wife's week supply of clothes and a laptop, emergency tools, shoes and other misc stuff my wife packed. The side pockets was really nice for mine and my wifes Iphones and wallet. Having the quick release backrest I had to go to the hardware store and buy some longer bolts I bought 2 8mm 1.25 x 80mm and 2 8mm 1.25 x 70mm to mount the supports. Heres some pics of them I took of the bags.




 

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Nice XPS! Look like they belong on the bike! Well Done!!
 

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Nice XPS! Look like they belong on the bike! Well Done!!

Thats exactly what I said when I got them mounted they fit perfect the pictures really don't do them justice. thanks
 

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Nice Job XPS!! I'm thinking I'll be ordering these, since I had been looking at the same style, only LARGE instead of Jumbo ... but since you said laptop, JUMBO is sounding pretty good!!!
 

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I was inbetween the jumbo or the large but decided on the jumbo one because they we're in stock and 2 for the extra storage. After getting them I believe the Jumbo looks better on the bike the large would look good but the Jumbo just fits the bike better. The quality of the bags is really nice they have webbed pockets on both sides of the inside of the bags as well.
 

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Hey XPS, any heat issues from the exhaust. I say a Stryker in the parking lot at work the other day with a set of soft bags and looked like he had a burn on the right one and had covered it in duck tape. Either that or the tape was to try to prevent one.
 

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I kept checking it cause it was one of my concerns but no problems If it was going to burn it then It would of done it the other day. The bottom of these bags is a hard rigid material so It looks like it will do well verses the heat from the exhaust. Plus I mounted it a little higher it sits maybe a inch and a half off of the exhaust.
 

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Odered the same bags and support bars that XPS did yesterday, should be in Friday. Have 'em on Friday evening hopefully.
 
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