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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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How to: small bag/pouch on 950 swing arm

my wife has been driving me crazy to put a "fork bag" somewhere on her bike for her sunglasses & stuff.

a least a place to put a set of clear glasses, in case it gets dark.

this was a windshield bag for a road king from an Indy Leather shop.

it had the hole in the center, i drilled another hole further forward.

i had to use a spacer/stand off to prevent the front of the bag from being twisted in toward the bike, and making the rear of the bag stick out.

note i hit the metal bracket on the belt guard.
we had trimmed the belt guard when the bike was new.

it looks pretty good, we have yet to ride it.

what do you think?


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Where are her footpegs or platform going to go ?? I'd also be careful of fingers that close to a spinning belt.
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LOL Her Footpegs??? She doesn't even get a seat LOL

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Looks like it will do the job for her. Nice an handy. You and the bag.--:0)=
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what do you think?





Just LOOK at those nice neat bins for hardware!~ YOU MAKE ME SICK



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I would be concerned about the ends not sealing and in adverse weather it will fill with water.

Seeing as this is "Her Bike" I am assuming she is riding solo as per the pictures, Why not just put a couple of small holes in the bottom and use a steel strap inside the bag and bolt it down on the rear fender, right behind the seat?

Easy to get at and protected by the rider.
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Dats the smallest saddlebag I ever did see.



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WOW !!! missed the it's "her bike" comment...

Now it begs the question? why not up front near the handlebars ??
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Looks good, big enough for a pair of glasses.
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Just LOOK at those nice neat bins for hardware!~ YOU MAKE ME SICK
didja notice the labels?? oh yeah!
that way, the wife can hand me parts when we are working on her bike.

that rack is double sided, i got it at tractor supply, but can't find it on their webpage.

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I would be concerned about the ends not sealing and in adverse weather it will fill with water.

Seeing as this is "Her Bike" I am assuming she is riding solo as per the pictures, Why not just put a couple of small holes in the bottom and use a steel strap inside the bag and bolt it down on the rear fender, right behind the seat?

Easy to get at and protected by the rider.
oh, so you think she is going to ride in the RAIN?1?!?!?
in truth, i never thought rain/water.

it will be what it is.

she held up and around an all over the bike, and liked it best there.

but yeah, i was thinking of putting some bungee cords around the ends. i think i paid $25 for it, so if it gets ruined, we will try another one behind the seat


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WOW !!! missed the it's "her bike" comment...

Now it begs the question? why not up front near the handlebars ??
the ignition key is in front of the bars,
and behind the bars, that area is occupied by the gas tank (the bar risers almost touch the speedometer holder)
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