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Hey everyone.

I'm trying to find out two things:

1st - do nomad saddle bags (hard type) fit on a 800 classic??

2nd - if yes...where do I get some??


I've surfed all over and I can't find any..or even anyplace that sells them. The Kawi.com & .ca sites don't even list them under accessories.

help!
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It's a cool idea, but I'd be shocked if the Nad bag fit on an 800. The hard bags have a whole crazy bracket thing that's tailor-made for the Nad, and it's prolly too tall and too long to fit an 800s smaller frame. You might find other hardbags elsewhere? Some of the 900 owners here have hardbags which closely resemble the Nomad bag..
 

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Thanks,

I really like the look of the hard bags on the Nomad. Anyone got any ideas where to find that kind of bag??
 

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Hey everyone.

I'm trying to find out two things:

1st - do nomad saddle bags (hard type) fit on a 800 classic??

2nd - if yes...where do I get some??


I've surfed all over and I can't find any..or even anyplace that sells them. The Kawi.com & .ca sites don't even list them under accessories.

help!
Thanks
Can you do it?,MMMMMAAAAyyyybeeee But you would have to make the mounting brackets yourself (or have them made). I have been thinking of getting a ROcket III. What's holding me back is that I love my Nomad Bags and I need to figure out how to mount them. (Some poor soul is going to buy my Nomad without the bags!)

You can order the bags, but only as replacements and the brackets will NOT fit, no matter what you do, The chassis is part of the mount. It is a good project if you really want to do it. It would probably be cheaper to buy a Nad.
 

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Thanks,

I really like the look of the hard bags on the Nomad. Anyone got any ideas where to find that kind of bag??
I had some National Cycle bags on my 900. The same ones fit the 800 with different brackets. See their site:

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Also, i just got an advertisement from Xtreme Revolution about a 20% off sale (see below). The regular sale price is $633 but with 20% off is only $507
(See Coupon Code Below).

Xtreme Revolution - National Cycle Cruiseliner Hard Bags

Xtreme Revolution is having an
Extra 20% Off Xtreme Sale on
Riding Apparel, Windshields, and Hydration Systems from: Camelbak
National Cycle

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Sale Ends Sunday, 12/2/2007. Get your order in before time runs out!

To take advantage of this offer, you must use the Coupon Code XSAZ41. When ordering on the web, simply enter the code during check out. Click Update Prices to see the discount. If you order by telephone, be sure to tell your Customer Service Rep that you'd like to take advantage of this sale.
 

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Like Don1500 said new Nomad bags are only available from Kawaski as replacement parts and the cost per bag would be over $1,000. So you would have over $2,000 into the bags and would still have to improvise some way to mount them. Sometimes you can find someone selling Nomad bags on Ebay, but it's usually only for one side bag at a time. I think you would be much better off looking at Tsukayu or National Cycle hard bags.
 

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I really like the Nomad bags, too, and thought about getting some for my 1500 Classic. But I didn't want to pay the big $$. I ended up getting Leatherlyke bags. They're really rugged, are waterproof, and lock. They're not the same as the Nomad bags, but they're not a bad replacement, either. I'm really happy with mine.
 

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Thanks for all the links.

I have JOe Rocket saddlebags on the bike now..which I like...I just like the nomads better :) :)

I'm thinking it might be cheaper to by a Nomad...can you hear the conversation?

OH Honey...(in a high, you still love me kinda voice...you know the one) :)
Yes?
Umm...ah...you know how we had that little extra tucked away, for a rainy day?
YES??
Well....ummm...it's now parked in the garage..but it's really pretty (fluttering eylashes)
WHAT!!!
Ummm I'll share...you can ride it when I'm on the 800(more fluttering):)

Yeah...I can see it all...oh well..what can you do.
I've been told that everyone needs at least 4 bikes.
one sport
one cruiser
one dirt
and one you love that's all done up :)

Darn this is gonna be expensive LOL
 

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I don't think brackets would be a problem...a torch...little welding..presto custom brackets :)
 

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Have fun with it. It's only money...;)
 

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I would think if you get the brackets the Nomad bags would fit.

And there lies the rub, you have to manufacture the brackets, not hard but you have to know what you're doing. The Nomad brackets will not fit an 800 or a Classic, no matter how you modify them, period. Also the cost of the bags is outrageous.
 

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Nomad - buy the Nomad - buy the Nomad - buy the Nomad - buy the

NOMAD
 

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I have seen the bags from time to time on Ebay fairly reasonable. The brackets could be made fairly reasonably if you know someone that has a metal shop. Yes it would be a good excuse to get a Nomad then you would get the floorboards, windshield and bigger engine free depending on how you look at it.
 

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I'm not sure WHY do you want the Nomad bags?
If your bike falls over you are in trouble unless you install crashbars.
I would think leather bags are just as good or better.
The Nomad bags open on the side, which is a drawback unless you get the inserts. I did not buy the inserts, to much money. My wife made them out of old jeans, put handle on them and we carry them right into the motel room.
But opening off to the side is still a pain. The Nomad bags DO look nice though. We made a trip through BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan a few years ago.Worked very well with the Nomad.

What turns me off is the price for rooms these days!
 

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Go to this link and scroll down to a post by jdl, he has a bike with Mutazu bags that look a lot like the Nad bags (that sounds funnyLOL) They are the MU hardbags by Mutazu. You can also go to Mutazu.com to see them.
 
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