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Hey fellow riders, I am in need of a bigger and better Touring type bag.
I have looked at the Nelson Rigg bags and they look pretty good. For about 149 or so. I need a bad large enough for 2 people for say a 3 or 4 day trip.
What do you use?
What do you like or dislike about it?

Thanks for your time and valuable input.

Tim.....Proud VTX oner and rider.
 

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GADeputy said:
I have a set of travel bags from www.jafrum.com that will easily hold enough stuff. These things are huge. For $69 they're probably the best deal out there.
They come with or without studs.
Those look great for the price.

Any chance you could take a picture with the bags on the bike and show us?

How are they holding up for the long haul?
 

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I've purchased bags and other things from Jafrum. Everything I purchased was absolute junk. After 1100 miles my saddlbag strap is about to break. The leather scuffs and marks EASILY. I think their bag products are just cheap leather over cardboard. Also, customer service stunk. I just received new saddlebags from http://www.ccsaddlebags.com/ and wow!!! I can't imagine the quality being any better.
 

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The big Jafrum trunk bag above is vinyl not leather. It is huge and holds up pretty good. If your looking for an inexpensive bag for occasional trips you should be happy with it. If your looking for quality leather and something you would want to leave on most of the time I would go with a better bag also. I don't believe the http://www.ussaddlebag.com/ is as large as the Jafrum.
 

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Gbrady2 said:
The big Jafrum trunk bag above is vinyl not leather. It is huge and holds up pretty good. If your looking for an inexpensive bag for occasional trips you should be happy with it. If your looking for quality leather and something you would want to leave on most of the time I would go with a better bag also. I don't believe the http://www.ussaddlebag.com/ is as large as the Jafrum.
Exactly what I was going to say. I've also had some of the cheapo saddlebags from Jafrum and they ARE junk. Almost feel like cardboard instead of leather.
The travel bags however, feel and look like thick quality leather even though they are made of some kind of man-made material. The nice thing about them is that they don't require any waterproofing like real leather does.

Sorry CasperVTX, I can't post a picture of my bags on my bike. One of my buddies borrowed them for a trip that he's on.
I usually strap them to the rear passenger backrest and just sit them on the rear passenger seat since I don't have a rear carrier yet. Once I get a rear carrier they will look much better.
 

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Here's a few pics of the Jafrum bags on tmkwdi's bike......





These are the same ones that I have. They also come with a round bag that attaches to the top of the main bags.
For some reason Jafrum even gives a rain cover that will completely cover the whole setup. It's not really needed since they are waterproof but I use it anyway when I know it's going to rain hard.
 
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