Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited by Moderator)
Added an 18x16 Windvest and a few other odds and ends. I like how the bag on the front blocks additional wind. I am 6'2" and have a long torso to boot. I had to order the handlebar bracket meant for the smaller windshield as it allows the windshield to sit a few inches higher along with having the windshield at its highest setting. Even with all that it sits just below my mouth level but does do a very nice job on the wind. I can just feel the heavy wind brushing the tops of my hair.







 

·
Lifetime Premium
Joined
·
1,670 Posts
I fixed those pics for you.

Nice work. I almost bought a Storm a month ago. I'm going to save it for next year though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Looks really good. Two questions.....

(1) Are you thinking about saddle bags? IMHO that would complete the bike.

(2) How is it looking through the tinted screen at night?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Marc Hanna, love the way you spell your name and thanks for fixing my photos.

Micky, yes on the saddlebags. Torn between Triumphs as they are made for the bike and getting a set from Leatherworks out of Stockton,CA. They made my bag in front. Great quality leather and I like the old Indian head nickles on the bag. Main concern is how best to fit them on the bike given I have the backrest covering the rear bolt, etc.

As far as the tint, not bad but in reality with it sitting just below my mouth, I don't need to look through it at all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
156 Posts
Hi Marc

Love the tool roll on top of the twin headlight looks like it was made to fit there.

The Triumph bags don't quick release, you need to get after market brackets to be able to take them off when not using them. Unless you want to unbolt them every time.

I bought some easy brackets but not finished fitting them yet to get around this. There has been some complaints about the Triumph bags sagging, mine have started to do this. I guess they're really semi rigid bags. But I don't mind a bit of sag on the lids, though I reckon I could get it fixed as I can see why it is happening.

I think knowing what I know now I'd go for some quick release brackets and then you can mount hard bags or leathers semi's as you like. The Triumph bags are good enough but for the same money you can get the quick release option and a wider choice of bags to hang on them.

However, you can buy the Triumph bags without the Triumph fixing kit but the backs of the bags aren't flat so it's not a straight forward job to fit them, though I think it could be less bothersome than I first thought. So maybe it's an option iof you like the look of them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Thanks for the info Steve. I noticed the photos you posted on the other thread. I was a bit confused whether or not the easy brackets would work with the backrest in place but that is exactly what you've got. Where did you order your brackets, Fast Eddy? I also now see an option on his site for an easy bracket "with backrest".

After reading your comments about the Triumph bags I think I will go with the bags from leatherworksinc.com. Their 315 model has a nice angle, is a bit smaller than the rest, but seems perfect for the storm. Their leather seems great. I presently have a generic nylon bag on the back of my bike (a carryover from my Buell Ulysses) but plan to get a full leather round bag for my rack (the 116, also from leatherworks) all with the indian head nickles I love.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Micky, yes on the saddlebags. Torn between Triumphs as they are made for the bike and getting a set from Leatherworks out of Stockton,CA. They made my bag in front. Great quality leather and I like the old Indian head nickles on the bag. Main concern is how best to fit them on the bike given I have the backrest covering the rear bolt, etc.
I like the Triumph bags, but I am on my second set. The liner separated on the first set and there was substantial bag sag. It is now happening on the second set. I like the leather bag look, but am considering hard bags once my warranty runs out. Until then I will continue to get free bags courtesy of Triumph.

Got a link for LeatherWorks?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
The link is www.leatherworksinc.com

I initially discovered the brand when I was at a J & P Cycles Outlet looking at saddlebags. I noticed a particular brand because the quality of the leather stood out to me, real thick, stiff, looks like real leather, and I liked the Indian head nickles. The actual brand marking was obscure but I searched the bag itself and was able to find where it said "Leatherworks Stockton, CA." I was then able to find their website. The website leaves a lot to be desired (I believe they deal mostly with retail stores) but I have communicated a bit with them and they are very helpful and willing to do whatever I need.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
156 Posts
Thanks for the info Steve. I noticed the photos you posted on the other thread. I was a bit confused whether or not the easy brackets would work with the backrest in place but that is exactly what you've got. Where did you order your brackets, Fast Eddy? I also now see an option on his site for an easy bracket "with backrest".

After reading your comments about the Triumph bags I think I will go with the bags from leatherworksinc.com. Their 315 model has a nice angle, is a bit smaller than the rest, but seems perfect for the storm. Their leather seems great. I presently have a generic nylon bag on the back of my bike (a carryover from my Buell Ulysses) but plan to get a full leather round bag for my rack (the 116, also from leatherworks) all with the indian head nickles I love.
Hi Marc
Yes from fast eddy.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
156 Posts
I like the Triumph bags, but I am on my second set. The liner separated on the first set and there was substantial bag sag. It is now happening on the second set. I like the leather bag look, but am considering hard bags once my warranty runs out. Until then I will continue to get free bags courtesy of Triumph.

Got a link for LeatherWorks?
Are you talking about the plastic sheet in the lids that holds the lid in shape?
If I push the liner back into the lid and the leather sides back in, the shape is fine. Looks to me like it should be fixed somehow.

If you got yours replaced for this maybe I should take mine back too :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
377 Posts
Are you talking about the plastic sheet in the lids that holds the lid in shape?
If I push the liner back into the lid and the leather sides back in, the shape is fine. Looks to me like it should be fixed somehow.

If you got yours replaced for this maybe I should take mine back too :)
If I push it back in it will hold until I open it again. A few folks have had it stitched in place, but I'm going to let Triumph keep replacing them or have them pay for the stitching. After writing them a check for $16,000.00 for the bike, I expect them to take care of this issue.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top