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View Poll Results: Using saddlebag supports? Please, only vote if you use saddlebags.
Yes, I am using saddlebag supports. 139 57.20%
No, I am not using saddlebag supports, and have not had any problems. 93 38.27%
No, I am not using saddlebag supports, but have had problems. 11 4.53%
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Old 20th December 2006
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For those that are using saddlebags, are you also using saddlebag supports? Just wondering if they are really necessary?
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No supports, no problems on either bike.

Hopefully, I will read about the problems I am not having!

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I made my own. Just to clear the RK shocks and belt guard
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Yep - using 'em, but they came with the bags.
But, I've seen "generic" bags used without with no problems...
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The very best bags you can buy are Boss Bags. They do not need supports, and they pop on and off the bike real easy. They are pricey, but worth the money. I've had a set on my VTX for almost three years, and I just love them.
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I ran without them for a while fine, tied with strings all over, but I dont like having strings near my rim so I got the supports and use plastic ties
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I've got Leather Pros bags; does that count as using supports, or not using supports?
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I just put a set of throwovers on a few days ago, without supports. The bags don't have a plastic backing, but they're so stiff that they don't move around at all. Plus, they're centered front-to-back on the shocks. They have one metal tie-off loop toward the bottom-middle of each bag, which I tied off to the shocks, just so they won't move out, away from the bike. So far, so good.
If I ever relocate my sigs and move the bags further back(whch is a good possibility), I'll probably have to use supports.
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Throw overs "Willy and Max" no supports and no problems in 15,000 miles
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I had a pair of tex throw overs but changed to Tour Master Leathers. Never had trouble but just liked the fact that they were tied to something solid. I've seen people going down the highway with there bags flapping in the wind, not a problem if they are weighted down, but still just the image was enough to tie mine down.
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