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Old 08-11-2009, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saddlebag options

I've decided not to go with the Triumph saddle bags for the T-bird. It looks as though many other cruiser style bags will easily fit. My only concern is the height from the top of the exhaust pipes to where the bag might begin.

Does anyone have pictures of other possibilities installed on the bike? or measurements?

(I don't have my bike yet)

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Old 08-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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dimensions

Looks like my bike may be here early next week. need to buy some saddlebags quickly.

Can anyone give me the dimensions from the top of the exhaust pipes to where the saddlebags would mount?

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here ya go! I needed these photos to have Ghost Bracket (Edge Leather) fit my brackets. Removalbe bags rule! You might wanta look at their stuff! LINK: http://www.edgeleather.com/





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Old 08-12-2009, 01:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome!

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If you decide to go with throw overs, you'll have to buy the chrome wire racks to keep the saddlebags from flopping into the wheel. For you reference, the type of wire support is not important as long as they can be opened or pushed together so the fender bolt holes are 4.75 inches apart....check ebay, there is one seller who insists they are interchangeble between the America, Speedmaster, and the new 2010 Thunderbird.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Keep your receipt for the bags. I got the small leather Triumph bags in 2007 as part of the $1200 in accessories. They lasted 14 months and fell apart, the buckles broke off and the leather shredded on the inside.
I used the buckles for a belt buckle.
Anyone else had the same issue with the Triumph bags?
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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They seem to be made quite well now. They have a steal frame with a tough ABS plastic rear panel to keep them rigid. However, I do advise that they be treated with conditioner before use. I got caught in a rain storm for 8 hours between 3 days and they got little dimples on the top but not that bad. The buckles are tarnished too!
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I do advise that they be treated with conditioner before use.
For what it is worth - I was talking to a outfit that makes custom seats and bags and they claim the biggest reason for saddle bags loosing their shape is lack of treatment. They claim that saddle bags should be treated periodically or the leather will dry out and contract unevenly.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here ya go! I needed these photos to have Ghost Bracket (Edge Leather) fit my brackets. Removalbe bags rule! You might wanta look at their stuff! LINK: http://www.edgeleather.com/






Did you get bags from Edge? If so, how are they working out?
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is a link with a couple of TBirds (mine is the red SE) with the HardStreet Slim Bags:

http://www.hardstreet.com/10-Triumph...d-Black-1.html

The bags look great (IMHO) on this bike!
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