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Spied this on a dualsport site.
These are British army daypacks.
Heaps of tying points and bottom straps to clip to your brackets.
Cost 12 dollars each.
I'm planning to run under the saddle and il make up some frames.


Should be ok for short duration trips and pretty weather resistant


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Should get my sissy this weekend and hen I can move forward with pack frames/mounting.
Then a army green roll bag on top and it's done. Easy


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NZstu, I've been contemplating making some sort of saddlebags for my Iron. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread to see what you come up with for the frames.

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Hi Rob.
Yesterday a also picked up a sissybar.
I will likely run the side brackets off the sissy bolts or off the rear shock bolt as my bike has a spacer on there.
I need to figure it out for both ways.
With and without sissy but also wanting to run the saddlebags under the seat


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Question: Could you use the H-D saddlebag supports?
- 90799-94D, chrome, fits most '94-'15 models
- 90201324, chrome, fits most '00-later models
- 90201433, gloss black, fits most '00-later models

Not sure why the bottom two numbers don't fit '94-'99

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Question: Could you use the H-D saddlebag supports?
- 90799-94D, chrome, fits most '94-'15 models
- 90201324, chrome, fits most '00-later models
- 90201433, gloss black, fits most '00-later models

Not sure why the bottom two numbers don't fit '94-'99.



Yeah I most definitely could but the fabricator in me refuses to pay real money for something that should cost peanuts (read I'm cheap)
I will make those very similar.

Iv already spun up the collars



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Hi Rob.
Yesterday a also picked up a sissybar.
I will likely run the side brackets off the sissy bolts or off the rear shock bolt as my bike has a spacer on there.
I need to figure it out for both ways.
With and without sissy but also wanting to run the saddlebags under the seat
Stu, I've considered running the type of bags that use a strap across the fender but am concerned about the fender's paint being scuffed and damaged. Maybe I'm worried about nothing, but does this method of mounting concern you at all?

Jzink0883, thanks for those part numbers. As usual, H-D accessories aren't cheap but there's something to be said about yanking a part out of the box and having it bolt right on with no hassle.

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Yes it does Rob.
After filling the bag up and laying them over the seat I have begun to get a feel for where they will sit.
If I'm ever 2 up I will run under and put some of that stuff you put on school book over the fender??? It might work ha ha. Sitting over the seat up against the sissy would be the usual spot and the tent roll/sleeping bag will sit over it holding the top in place.

Iv not figured out how the usual way is to tie bags on yet though.
Il look out a few camping threads and glean off as much as I can.
I have 1 year till my big trip away to the Burt Munro classic (world fastest indian) race week in invercargill NZ so I have loads of time for trial and error



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