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I was thinking of getting some saddlebags for my 1500 classic and was wondering what kind of experiences the readers of this forum might have had, good or bad with equiping their cruisers with saddlebags. I am not interested in the under the seat setup but would rather go for a rigid but not hard bolt on type style. What I am looking for is something that can be taken off quickly when washing the bike, something that will not leave any kind of unsightly brackets on the bike when I take them off and something that can be had for $400 or less including mounting hardware. This may be a tall order and I've looked at Dennis Kirk and J&P but it really is hard to get a good idea of how they mount and what is involved. I know that with some, you even have to replace your rear turn signals. They do not have to be leather. From what I've read some synthetics look every bit as good as leather and are easier to maintain. Any recommendations or thoughts are appreciated. thks.