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I have been looking online for a windshield bag for my Nomad. All the bags I've seen so far have the mounting set up to accommodate the HD windshield and require modification for mounting on the Nomad. It could be that the bags for the metric are actually different than what is shown and that they just used one common picture to represent the bags - and that was the HD bag.

Anyone pick up a windshield bag that was mountable without constructing custom mounting hardware or making other modifications?

I really want to get a windshield bag mounted for the garage door opener, phone, etc. Digging into the jacket pockets, which I can not see with my helmet on, is getting old.

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Not sure about the Nomad, but we got a Willie and Max bag that bolted right up to the Memphis shield on our 1500.
 

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Not sure about the Nomad, but we got a Willie and Max bag that bolted right up to the Memphis shield on our 1500.
I'll take a look at Memphis shields to check out their hole pattern. I don't know if it's like HD's or like Kawasaki's.

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It is possible to take a standard tool bag made to mount up front to the forks and tie em to the handlebars just behind the shield. Even easier if you have nice tall risers there.

Granted this is not as nice a fit as a bolt on shield bag, but so far I've not found a bolt on unit for the Nad... :frown:
 

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Nomad is going to be a PITA because the studs are a part of the windshield frame and you can't make them longer.

Aftermarket shields aren't as bad because you can simply punch a hole through the bag and use a fender washer on the inside, but you need to lengthen the screw by at least 1/4" to do this.
 

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Here's the bag we got. My wife wanted a removable one so she could carry her stuff with her.

This is the mount- only 1 bolt is used on the shield.


This is the bag.
 

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Anyone pick up a windshield bag that was mountable without constructing custom mounting hardware or making other modifications?
I feel your pain! I got so sick of having to pull over just to get something as small as my phone or a garage door opener out of my saddle bags! My problem was that I wanted a decent sized bag but I didn't want it to bolt directly to the windshield because it would put a curve in the bag. I wanted my bag to sit back about an inch or so from the windshield and be straight across. I searched forever trying to find a bag but never could. So, I bought the bag I wanted and made a bracket for it. I made the bracket for it in about 15 minutes with simple hand tools. I also used the original windshield bolts and nuts. I get compliments all the time as well as requests. In fact, I made a couple for some of my local Nomad owners because they wouldn't quit asking!!

I know you don't want to make one but it really isn't that hard. Here are some pictures of mine.







 

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That's what's really great about this forum!! Several viable options offered with pics in less than 24 hours.

Airski went so far as to ensure his pictures show a bike identical to mine, including color, just to ensure I could see how it would look. Now that's going the extra mile!!

I really prefer mounting the bag to the winshield assembly and will probably give the Airski model a try. I also now know to not waste any more time searching for a bag that mounts "as is".

Thanks again to everyone!
 

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Here's the bag we got. My wife wanted a removable one so she could carry her stuff with her.

This is the mount- only 1 bolt is used on the shield.


This is the bag.
DanL: What are the dimensions of your windshield bag? That looks lke a neat. clean installation and very secure. Where did you get it?
 

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We got it direct from Willie and Max. It's 10.5 x 5.5 x 3. Here's a link to the bag:

WSB11 - Take Along Windshield Bag - WSB11

I showed the wrong bag in my 1st post, but this one mounts the same way. With a Memphis Fats shield and a set of straight riser extensions, there is barely enough room to get it opened up, but it's not a big deal. Easy enough to open with one hand and get the EZ pass out, etc. Without risers it'd be perfect. The bad thing with the risers is, in order to have enough room for the bag, we have to adjust the windshield so it's in a more straight up position, which makes it too tall. We're either going to shave the windshield down, or buy a 17" and sell the 21".
 

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Oh boy....I do see this as a problem with the Nad. Everytime hubby needs something, he has to pull over, dig out the key from his pocket and open a saddlebag. He's looking for something to mount there too! You all have some great ideas!

By the way, I haven't compared if they are similar yet, but for the 900LT he made cuts and modified a set of HD bags to fit.



 

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By the way, I haven't compared if they are similar yet, but for the 900LT he made cuts and modified a set of HD bags to fit.
I'd go that route, then when he gets the fairing, it'll be a simple matter to transfer it over.
 

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Cheri: Being the proud owner of an 06 900LT also, I wondered how you got the bag directly behind the tach to fit that well? I installed a Barons tach and had to remove the windshield bag because it simply would not fit, which was very disappointing.
 

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Cheri: Being the proud owner of an 06 900LT also, I wondered how you got the bag directly behind the tach to fit that well? I installed a Barons tach and had to remove the windshield bag because it simply would not fit, which was very disappointing.
That's terrible! I don't know how it worked out that way, but it JUST fits :shock: I am still able to use that center pouch, but with not much extra room to spare....
 

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The Electra Glide bags mount to a plastic sheet, which moves the bags up well above the windshield frame. The bags don't mount directly to the frame itself.
 

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I have a windshield bag with the single, center located mounting hole, which seems common on most windshield bags, that I had on my VN800 which had a Memphis shield. The Memphis shield's mounting bolt pattern has a center bolt and everything worked great. The Kawasaki shield on my 2007 Vulcan 900 Classic LT, unfortunately doesn't have a center bolt. Airski's solution seems to be a great, clean way to go!
 

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Airski,

As stated earlier, I really like your solution to mount a bag on a windshield like the Kawasaki on the 900LT, which doesn't have a center mounting bolt.

What is the material of the strapping you used? Is it aluminum? If aluminum, are you having some problems with it keeping its shape? Steel would retain the shape better, but I'd be concerned with it rusting over time. Seems the ideal would be stainless. I wonder where I could get a piece of stainless strapping. Anyone know?
 
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