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Just got my hard street saddlebags, they look amazing. They blend well with bike. I still have factory exhaust, but soon will change. They have quite a bit of room but not large enough to fit my leather jacket in there. Pretty happy because I will be able to carry more items on the bike rather than on my
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hey ic... can ya post some pics of them? i am curious to the look of them.
 

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Hey guys . . . I'm interested in the Hard Streets as well . . . . searching here found on another thread
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I do love the look of these. But I want something removable, so when Im not hauling the world with me I can show off the sexy bike. Anyone know if you can get a quick release set?
 

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StrykenShane said:
I dig those bags, just how much can you put in there?
I can roll up my leather chaps and gloves in one side and my summer riding jacket in the other - My winter jacket is to big - If I took the body armor out it would fit but with the armor it's so bulky and the armor wont let me fold it up but so tight/small. I love the bags though!
 

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I do love the look of these. But I want something removable, so when Im not hauling the world with me I can show off the sexy bike. Anyone know if you can get a quick release set?
Hardstreet does not offer a quick release - I ordered the Edge Quick Disconnect brackets and they work great - They have a set of bolts with a "keeper" slotted bolt head that replaces the fender bolts. the bracket attaches to the back of the bag. You have keyed lock that keeps it secure. Simply twist the key to release the latch and the bag comes off. That being said - If i were going to do it over again - I would probably not get the quick disconnects for the hard bags. Originally I was going to get softbags and I wanted to be able to take them off quickly, etc and be able to throw them in the garage,etc. With the hard bags I can't really do that so I probably won't use the quick disconnect feature as much. However it will come in handy if I want to take them off to wash behind the bags, etc. One other thing - If you do go with the quick disconnect from Edge and you have the OEM backrest from Yamaha - the bolts that Edge sends you will be to short - I can let you know where (and what size) I had to order. Good luck....
 

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I bought some River Road ones from the local bike shop. Had to drive a good 300 miles and needed some luggage space.

I made some saddle bag brackets out of 3/8" rod, a small torch to heat it, I bent it in the frame of my roomates truck.

I then used some 3/8" schedule 80 pipe nipples cut to about 1" long and cleaned up a bit. I tig welded the pipe to the rod that I bent, and the welded a washer to one end.

This weekend I will be making more sturdy and permanent mounts (using the ones above with a bar underneath the bag to help with weight) (I tested each bag with a 12 pack and they were too close for comfort). If anyone is interested I can take some pictures.

Total the bags and mounts have cost me under $200.
 

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First two are of the mounts now. I plan on adding 2 L shaped brackets, and a 10 degree bend away from the bike. I also plan on rigidly mounting my bags to these with fender washers (the bags aren't water proof anyways, I learned this with my insurance and bill of sale!)

The last picture is just to answer why I was using the frame of a truck to bend the steel. It was close and easy!
 

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I'm returning my Hardstreet saddlebags Sixer model for the classic touring hard bags. The bags are great for daily driving to store some goodies. The mounting brackets I also got from Hardstreet are great because they allow you to set the bags in a way that is right for your bike and supports it from affecting the swing arm, belt drive, and exhaust. In my opinion, it needs additional supports to prevent it from pivoting at the location where it's secured to the mounting bracket. I therefore am getting the classic touring bags from Hardstreet which also has the support bracket solving this pivoting issue. The people at Hardstreet were awesome enough to approve this exchange, of course I'm paying the difference. Can't wait to post pics once they arrive. I'll be gaining more space and enough to store my jacket, chain lock, books, groceries and maybe some more.
 

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Classic or Slim bags

Hey guys . . . I'm interested in the Hard Streets as well . . . . searching here found on another thread
posted by ApacheStryke and in his gallery


Are these bags in the picture the slim bags or the classic? I've ordered slim bags (haven't gotten them yet) but am wondering if I should switch to classic bags to fit more gear. Does anyone know of the classic bags are too bulky/ugly on the Stryker?
 

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Hi guys, new to the forum. I'm trying to decide which hard bags to get for my new Stryker. I ordered the hardstreet slim bags. But I'm wondering if I should have gotten the classic bags to have more room to carry things. My only concern is that the classic bags will take away from the sleek lines and look of the stryker. Does anyone have any pictures of slim or classic bags or have any input on this? Thanks!
 
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