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So, because I'm getting tired of having a soft tailpack (my backpack with the work laptop tends to shove it backasswards), I'm wanting to put a pair of saddlebags on.

But the Storm has a problem my old Sprint didn't have - two obnoxiously large shocks where the bags would go!

I tried a set of Saddlemens Tattoo bags, which measure 16 1/2" long x 6" wide x 9 1/2" tall, with a BIT of a slant to them, but... I can't seem to get them to sit properly and stay aft of the shocks. The Mediums are only slightly shorter, and the same height, and likely the same yoke.

I COULD put the pillion seat back on, that'd give me a couple inches of extra height for the yoke and also something solid to anchor to, but I prefer a solo seat.

What brands/sizes have people found work decently well with the Storm? or am I pretty much limited to sportbags and/or a luggage rack with a bungee net and a milk crate?

Also... tool roll... above the headlamps, below, or immediately forward of the bars/behind the windscreen?
 

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Easy Brackets will push the bags out enough past the shocks. I had Hardstreet Slimbags. SMALL laptop fits (I bought a MacBook Air 12" for bike trips).

The upswept pipes also affect the size of the bags you can get.
 

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Easy Brackets will push the bags out enough past the shocks. I had Hardstreet Slimbags. SMALL laptop fits (I bought a MacBook Air 12" for bike trips).

The upswept pipes also affect the size of the bags you can get.
I had Easy Brackets on my 2012 TBird. I started with the Slimbags but changed them out to Cs4. I wanted the bag to fit over, not behind the shock but it barely hit the shock. I cut plexiglass spacers to the shape of the Easy Bracket and that worked.
 

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Those Hardstreet cases look REALLY good. How much did the setup cost you guys, with the Easy Brackets?

I'm assuming the Hardstreets can either be purchased pre-painted to match, or painted once received, yes?
 

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Those Hardstreet cases look REALLY good. How much did the setup cost you guys, with the Easy Brackets?

I'm assuming the Hardstreets can either be purchased pre-painted to match, or painted once received, yes?
My leather jacket wouldn’t fit. The cutout for the shock takes up space. A lot of the usable space is in the cover. The locking mechanism blocks some of the opening and one of my locks broke. Other than that, they look good. You can get them primed.
 

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$800 paint matched, $130 ish for the brackets, from memory.

I had to do some rivet repair / re-screw hinges, which was disappointing, otherwise not a horrible purchase. I did the easy brackets figuring I'd ride signifcantly without them / stripped down. Reality, once the rear bars went on, the bags stayed on.

The top box was about the same money as the hard bags, much better for touring trips but very wind-catching and fugly on the cruiser.
 

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I've seen a few Storms online with the Viking Lamellar Extra Large bags. I'm toying with the idea of getting them but I've read some Viking horror stories online. I've also read some really good reviews from Storm owners so I may take the leap after the riding season. Here's a video I've been watching a bit as it gives a good walk-around of a Storm with these bags mounted.

 

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I've seen a few Storms online with the Viking Lamellar Extra Large bags. I'm toying with the idea of getting them but I've read some Viking horror stories online. I've also read some really good reviews from Storm owners so I may take the leap after the riding season. Here's a video I've been watching a bit as it gives a good walk-around of a Storm with these bags mounted.

Can you get the leather covered in this model?
 

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Well I hit the Viking website, and their chat support said straight up that they don't stock anything for the Storm. So while the guy may be wrong, I see no need to throw any money at a company that isn't willing to work with me to at least look around.

In the meantime, I'll keep the Sedici for a bit longer and keep looking. Thanks guys.
 

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Well I hit the Viking website, and their chat support said straight up that they don't stock anything for the Storm. So while the guy may be wrong, I see no need to throw any money at a company that isn't willing to work with me to at least look around.

In the meantime, I'll keep the Sedici for a bit longer and keep looking. Thanks guys.
If you can mount an Easy Bracket to the back, it will fit.
 

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I've seen a few Storms online with the Viking Lamellar Extra Large bags. I'm toying with the idea of getting them but I've read some Viking horror stories online. I've also read some really good reviews from Storm owners so I may take the leap after the riding season. Here's a video I've been watching a bit as it gives a good walk-around of a Storm with these bags mounted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z38LuOmT0ZI
Those bags are tiny. 26 liters total for both.

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Do NOT put on Easy Brackets. They only connect to two (of the three) adjacent bolts and not suited to handle weight in the long run. The bolts broke off on both sides and was a pain to get them out.
 

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Do NOT put on Easy Brackets. They only connect to two (of the three) adjacent bolts and not suited to handle weight in the long run. The bolts broke off on both sides and was a pain to get them out.
All easy brackets mount on two fender bolts. I’ve never heard of them breaking off from the fender. How much weight did you carry? There’s a limit. I’ve also used longride bags and mounting brackets.

http://longride.be/bike/Triumph/quick-release-bags-triumph-thunderbird -47

These mount on two fender bolts but the weight of the bags is better supported by the bracket.
 
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