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maybe i'm experiencing a brain fart but i can't find leatherlykes corporate website. i want to buy some bags for my 04 1300s but am having no luck.

any help would be appreciated,

thanks,

paul :twisted:
 

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thanks cary.

i've said it before but i will say it again. i love this forum and the ability to share information and friendship.

thanks again,

paul :twisted:
 

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I've got them on my 1800

They install and remove in bout 30 seconds.

They have a quarter turn key lock that I don't like. You have to have the key to open the bags.

They need a button or knob or something else.

cary
 

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I searched around on EBAY for awhile and found mine there....if you have some patience, it may be worth the wait...it was for me.
 

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GTvtx said:
I've got them on my 1800

They install and remove in bout 30 seconds.

They have a quarter turn key lock that I don't like. You have to have the key to open the bags.

They need a button or knob or something else.

cary
Make your key into a button. I took a 1/2" pvc cap and cut my key down to fit inside the cap, next take you some jb weld or other epoxy and poor some into the cap enough to cover your key head. When it dries take it and paint it or dress it up anyway you can. Install on bag lock and leave it while your riding. I will see if I got some pictures of it for ya.

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I also have the leatherlyke bags on mine and I can deal with the locks and key but what I don't like about them is that it just doesn't have enough support. They just kind of hang there on the two bolts and bounce up and down on the shocks and its starting to wear a spot on the side of them. I was thinking about getting either the ghost brackets or the easy brackets, that way I could maybe add somemore support bolts to the brackets. I have also heard of the bags cracking around the bolt holes. Anyone else having this problem or have any suggestions.
 

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Kavman said:
Anyone else...have any suggestions.
Buy Boss Bags :wink:
 

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Kavman,

You will need to do a search on the message board. I have seen several fixes over the years. One uses fiberglass, others have used metal and rivets and another uses a combination of both.

I have had my bags for three years and no detectable cracking has occured. It is important not to put more than 20 lbs in them (like a carry a scale around), but more importantly is not to push against them to move the bike or to sit on them. Even a half cheek sneak can get a crack started. Passengers should alway use the pegs for loading and unloading.

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Kavman said:
Orange Crush/GJC said:
Kavman said:
Anyone else...have any suggestions.
Buy Boss Bags :wink:

I see how you are now...
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Buy Progressive back springs so you don't have one spot on a nearly flat surface? :D

I have the LL bags. Great for pop on and off, but if I needed a full time bag, I'd pass on these.
 
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