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The whole process took me about an hour and 30 minutes to install the slimbags with help from a buddy. I could have knocked off 10 minutes but the left side bag required some shimming. It was touching the shock. I used easy brackets for the mounting which is a slick system IMO.

Bought the bags and easybracket from fast eddy ... excellent guy to do business with.

I'm going to install my National Cycle Switchblade Deflector windshield and switchblade mount kit tomorrow. That was purchased from the dealer in Kelowna, Bentley Motorrad. Got to support the local shops too.

Here's a quick photo of the bags, hope it worked ... better photos to follow.
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Those look great. Can you post some more pics preferably showing the whole bike? And more with the windshield? Thanks
 

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National Cycle Windshield Install w/Slimbags

Installed the national cycle windshield yesterday afternoon. It took me 30 minutes for the for the complete install. And another 10 minutes to look for and find the brass washer that I dropped on the garage floor. What are the chances that a small washer would have rolled 5 ft back under the portable BBQ???

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After riding 300 kms ( 180 miles... with 160 being hwy cruising ) here's my take on the switchblade deflector windshield. It definitely reduces the wind off your chest and shoulders but above mid nose height it's still windy.

I'm 5'11" @ 170 lbs and switch up between a full face helmet, a joe rocket rkt 101 carbon and a HLD carbon half helmet... both helmets are DOT approved.

The deflector windshield is just that, a good windshield for around town and short haul day trips. Don't expect too much protection but it does a decent job and looks good on the Storm.

I've decided to order the switchblade chopped windshield, which is taller by 3" and wider by 8". I'm figuring the additional size will provide a more relaxed cruising experience... less wind, less fatigue more enjoyment on those long 6-8 day rides.

I'll use the deflector screen for those short day runs in the Okanagan!!!

*** DON'T LET THE SPIRIT OF CLASSIC ROCK DIE ***
 

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... What are the chances that a small washer would have rolled 5 ft back under the portable BBQ???

...first place I would have looked... next would have been back there behind the beer fridge, at least that wouldn't have been a wasted trip :beerchug.

The Hardstreets look good, I have also them fitted to my 'Bird; did you get the Chase Harper Inner Liners from Eddy too? They keep stuff together and help it dry.
 

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Thankyou Mr. Brown

I've been looking for the right windshield for my bike and after seeing yours I purchased them for my Storm. They keep the wind off my chest and are small enough to keep the look of my bike (I don't like the big goddy windshield look).

It's perfect for my needs! :D
 

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Did some more riding on the weekend along with a little adjustment to the windshield. It did reduce some wind buffeting around my head. Still waiting for the chopped windshield from national cycle... for the long haul rides.

I'm almost done with the customization on my TBS... removed the rear seat and ordered the chromed luggage rack. And the last item ordered and to be installed is the Kuryakyn black ISO grips.

Tried to use my old set of cee bailey saddlebag liners from the concours I used to have. Unfortunately their tooooo big for the hardstreet slimbags so the wife is making me a custom set of saddlebag liners.

Hopefully I'll receive and install everything in the next week or two ... postal strike in Canada.... photos to follow.
 

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Eskerinola,
Now those are some nice looking bags. What kind are they, looks like leather clad, does it say "Road King" on it?
Looks like you've got a great touring machine there.
 

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Thank you Zenbike;
I have been widely criticized for fitting the HD Road King bags and HD Tourpack w/out taking the badges off. The thing is that those are the ones that I like best. Bought them like new condition 2nd. hand. T/P support is stainless steel laser cut and saddlebags are mounted on ghost brackets. All quick removal type.
By the way, I don't know if anyone is interested but I found the most comfortable setup for the windshield. After months of experimentation I can now ride at 100 mph with glasses only and turning the head 90degs without them (the glasses I mean) flying away. Turbulence is well under control. My height/inseam 5'5"/28" but this arrangement is equally effective up to 5'8" with the middle screen. Cheers.
 

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Thank you Zenbike;
I have been widely criticized for fitting the HD Road King bags and HD Tourpack w/out taking the badges off. The thing is that those are the ones that I like best. Bought them like new condition 2nd. hand. T/P support is stainless steel laser cut and saddlebags are mounted on ghost brackets. All quick removal type.
By the way, I don't know if anyone is interested but I found the most comfortable setup for the windshield. After months of experimentation I can now ride at 100 mph with glasses only and turning the head 90degs without them (the glasses I mean) flying away. Turbulence is well under control. My height/inseam 5'5"/28" but this arrangement is equally effective up to 5'8" with the middle screen. Cheers.
I've never seen these HD Bags before, I assume they're hard covered with Vinyl or faux leather. How do they latch closed? I'm looking for something to replace my Stock Bird bags which I took off right after I brought the Bird home.
 

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Those are the HD Road King custom saddlebag. Looked over the whole web for different mods and qualities. These are the ones that I like best.
ABS structure covered with real leather.
Opening mechanism is a with a latch in the inside opened by a button in the back.
Mounted with quick release ghost brackets and put a little piece of rubber between the bottom of the bags and the rear dresser bars to eliminate vibration, which resulted very effective.
I~ve done some 1,000kms with them fitted and they are great!
Cheers
 
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