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Do you know any good saddle bag seller for 800A?
What I have now is kind of small, and I wish to upgrade it...
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What do you currently have on your bike?

I put Willie & Max's SB701 (along with Cobra saddlebag supports) on my 800A:

The capacity isn't too bad (14" wide x 12" high x 5.5" deep). At 14" long I didn't need to relocate the turn signals and the passenger pegs are quite accessible. The right side one does ride within about 3/4" of the exhaust pipe, which is kinda close. They have quick release buckles on the closures and the bags are zip-off.
 

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What do you currently have on your bike?

I put Willie & Max's SB701 (along with Cobra saddlebag supports) on my 800A:

The capacity isn't too bad (14" wide x 12" high x 5.5" deep). At 14" long I didn't need to relocate the turn signals and the passenger pegs are quite accessible. The right side one does ride within about 3/4" of the exhaust pipe, which is kinda close. They have quick release buckles on the closures and the bags are zip-off.
Is it like throw-over style? Do you put them on top of the rear seat?
 

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I have Denver Slants on my 1500 Classic. Available from Leatherneck Jim's . Had them on for two years now and they still look like new . believe they were about $200.00 but well worth the money.
On top of that ,they were great folks to deal with. Very well made and good looking bags.
 

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Is it like throw-over style? Do you put them on top of the rear seat?
There's a two piece, lace adjustable yoke that connects the two zip-off bags. I put the yoke under my seat, but I needed to add some holes to the yoke halves so I could reduce the space between the bags.

I'm pretty happy with them, although I wish they were 6.5" deep rather than 5.5"; that extra inch would help with a lot of items.
 

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There's a two piece, lace adjustable yoke that connects the two zip-off bags. I put the yoke under my seat, but I needed to add some holes to the yoke halves so I could reduce the space between the bags.

I'm pretty happy with them, although I wish they were 6.5" deep rather than 5.5"; that extra inch would help with a lot of items.
I have a small one from Tour Master, and had them under the seat originally. After a few months, I found that the dust between the yoke and fender scratched the paint job. Since then I had the yoke over the seat. I ride solo, so no person to complain about the yoke under the butt...
What I have now serves well, but just little small, 12 by 9 by 6. Good enough to hold just some bunge cords, gloves, flash lights and so on...
 

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When I got my 800 it already had the Kawasaki backrest mounted, and since its mounting plates had cutouts for the turn signals, I hated to spoil the looks of that by relocating the signals. That doesn't leave a lot of room to work with if you want to keep the passenger pegs accessible. Of the bags I could find locally, this size W & M gave me about the most cubic inches i could fit in the existing space....
 

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I have the W&M standard studded on mine. IMHO they look better than the slants do.
 
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