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I have a 02 1800C with V&H BigShots and I want to install hard bags. Any suggestions on brands, sizes, or where to look first? Just ordered my Woody's fairing, (7 weeks out) and I'm looking for hard bags to go with it. Going to leave the fairing black gel coat for now, will paint next year. So black is a must, but ABS or fiberglass, I'm up in the air. I'm looking for your two cents worth. Anyone done it?
 

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I have a 02 1800C with V&H BigShots and I want to install hard bags. Any suggestions on brands, sizes, or where to look first? Just ordered my Woody's fairing, (7 weeks out) and I'm looking for hard bags to go with it. Going to leave the fairing black gel coat for now, will paint next year. So black is a must, but ABS or fiberglass, I'm up in the air. I'm looking for your two cents worth. Anyone done it?
I have the Mustang hardbags on my bike and I love them. I had them installed at Sturgis two years ago because the Mutazu bags that I had did not have a strong enough wall and the lids kept opening up. These bags are great - fit nicely with the back of the bike, and have good lines with the shorter C fender. The only thing that you might have to consider is how they line up with your rear turn signals. I went to an integrated tail light earlier on - so it was not an issue for me. I have been on week long road trips and they hold a ton of stuff. I even keep two extra small gas cans (one in each bag) for extra gas since I seem to be the first one to run out when I am riding.
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They were around $700 and they are fiberglass shell covered in leather, carpeted inside.
 

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Tsukayu Jumbos

I love my Tsukayu Jumbo Strongs. Here's a photo on my 2003 1800C. High quality, super good looking, tons of storage and locks.
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I just installed a Woody's on my 03 1800c. I have the strong bags ready to go on and they match up pretty good. No pics yet of the bags yet (sorry). I will post them when I get them on. I think you will like those. I found a black pair of the strong bags on local craigslist for $160.00.

Also, here is a thread when I asked the same thing...

http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthread.php?325926-Hard-Bags-on-a-Stock-C-rear-fender

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Would tsukayu strong bags for a 1300r fit a 2002 1800c?
 

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I have a 02 1800C with V&H BigShots and I want to install hard bags. Any suggestions on brands, sizes, or where to look first? Just ordered my Woody's fairing, (7 weeks out) and I'm looking for hard bags to go with it. Going to leave the fairing black gel coat for now, will paint next year. So black is a must, but ABS or fiberglass, I'm up in the air. I'm looking for your two cents worth. Anyone done it?
Shoot i would have gave you a deal on my Fairing and bags...
Steve in Ct
 

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What type of bags and faring ? How much ?
 

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I have the Mustang hardbags on my bike and I love them. I had them installed at Sturgis two years ago because the Mutazu bags that I had did not have a strong enough wall and the lids kept opening up. These bags are great - fit nicely with the back of the bike, and have good lines with the shorter C fender. The only thing that you might have to consider is how they line up with your rear turn signals. I went to an integrated tail light earlier on - so it was not an issue for me. I have been on week long road trips and they hold a ton of stuff. I even keep two extra small gas cans (one in each bag) for extra gas since I seem to be the first one to run out when I am riding.
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They were around $700 and they are fiberglass shell covered in leather, carpeted inside.
I really like the looks of the mustang bags but do they work ok with a rider for legs and foot room? Thanks RICK
 
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