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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-28-2018, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Saddle bags for Road Star

I'm cleaning up an old Road star. New windshield, new tires and some new parts for the charging system. I have found some Saddle bags that are priced right and would like to know if anyone has used these. I can't seem to find any customer reviews, the following is the set that I am considering.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Motorcy....c100005.m1851



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My review.....they are ugly. I don't like fiberglass containers.

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My review.....they are ugly. I don't like fiberglass containers.
You must have misread my question. I was not asking an opinion on how you think they look. I was asking if anyone has purchased them and could tell me what they think of the fitment and the quality. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Also you must not have looked at the link that I posted. The bags that I'm looking at are Plastic with a leather-like material over the plastic, they are not fiberglass.
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Sorry I can't provide any helpful advise on that particular product.

As a Road Star owner with factory bags I'm questioning the mounting hardware kit. Seems a bit on the skimpy side from initial view. The stock mounts go up to the passenger pegs and mount on the fender. Here is a parts list with photo.

https://www.starpartshouse.com/oempa...a5/saddlebag-1

Outside of that they seem similar in style and shape to the factory bags.

Another option may be if your not in a hurry to watch ebay and other places for some take-offs. Someone making a project bike out of one and not needing the bags. Of course that may take some time to find the right deal.
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Sorry I can't provide any helpful advise on that particular product.

As a Road Star owner with factory bags I'm questioning the mounting hardware kit. Seems a bit on the skimpy side from initial view. The stock mounts go up to the passenger pegs and mount on the fender. Here is a parts list with photo.

https://www.starpartshouse.com/oempa...a5/saddlebag-1

Outside of that they seem similar in style and shape to the factory bags.

Another option may be if your not in a hurry to watch ebay and other places for some take-offs. Someone making a project bike out of one and not needing the bags. Of course that may take some time to find the right deal.
Thanks for your thoughts. My first Yamaha was a 2000 Road Star Silverado, that I bought new in 2000, so I'm familiar with the stock bags. That mounting hardware was very stout. For the price, the bags that I'm looking at seem okay and I could always add a stabilizer bar to the foot peg bolt if needed.
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Ok, so you're familiar with everything about that bike then. If you like the looks of the bags that seems a decent price for a new set. And like you say, you can always fab up something to make the mounts more sturdy if you desire.

Let us know how you like them if you go that route.
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My buddy has that set, although they're not leather covered. They seem to do okay other than the mounts are very flimsy, and allow them to shake (I notice this whenever he's in front of me. Also, when he mounted them he had a few beers in and doesn't have a motorcycle jack, so they're not quite level...but thats not the bags' fault.
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good to know, thanks. I will not drink beer while I install them.
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they kinda look like 950 tourer bags, with aftermarket bags you might want to modify the hold down brackets to make a firmer mounting, using thicker/larger washers sometimes helps or substituting washers for plates, i used fender washers to hold my tail bag to the rear rack and sissybar

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Haven't chirped in a while. Skip the beer and switch to Brawndo, it's got electrolytes
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