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Hi all,
I have a 06 vulcan 1500 classic. I currently have the Dowco rally pack Sissybar bag that I keep on the bike and it works fine 90% of the time around town. I plan on doing some overnight trips when the weather warms back up, and will need additional room for gear. I prefer the look of my bike without saddlebags. I am hoping to find some type of saddlebag type setup that I can just lay over my back seat without having to add mounts to use occasionally for longer trips. Is there such thing as this?

* Weather/waterproof would be nice but not necessary.

Thanks for any input.

Flanman
 

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Most leather or vinly sadlebags do not require mounts. don't go too big or you will need some for sure. They are adjustble and go Under your seat. Check out Cycle gear for River Road etc. Usually go for $80+
 

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Becareful with throw over bags that the bottoms of the bags will or can come in contact with the shaft , shocks , swingarm , caliper , even worse wheel or tire unless supports are used and just left on the bike when the bags are not in use also without supports and attatching the lower of the bag to them they can create a parachute or wing effect and lift up pretty high
 

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it makes for some degree of concern... when your saddle bags cause your back tire to stop when the rest of bike and rider are going 60 mph,hence you should figure out some type of support/connectors
 

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even worse wheel or tire unless supports are used and just left on the bike when the bags are not in use also without supports and attatching the lower of the bag to them they can create a parachute or wing effect and lift up pretty high
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I had just taken my Ghost Brakets off and threw a set of bags over the fender and they flipped up in the air like a pair of wings.

While I'm not a big fan of Ghost/Easy brackets because they hang the bags out pretty far, that IS an option that leaves little evidence that you own bags... they attach to the fender strut bolts with a couple of spools, so when removed, the spools are all that's left.

A lockable alternative that's only $150 or so more is a set of LeatherLyke bags. They're about $450 and are complete.... like the Easy/Ghost brackets, they leave only a couple of spools on the fender when removed. It's not a bad deal when you consider that Ghost/Easy brackets are about $150, and a good set of XL saddlebags will cost you anywhere from $120 to $200.
They're cavernous compared to most soft bags (holds my Fox Creek 44-Long jacket and my 12vdc air pump and tire patch kit), and lockable.

Takes 30 seconds to remove them.

 

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Thanks all for the feedback. After looking around and feedback her I will probably go with a second sissybar bag with my Dowco Rally pack. Since I will use this very rarely, and don't ride two up that looks like the best option for now. Have a Merry Christmas.

Flanman
 
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