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    does anyone know a good brand of throw over bags? I'm wanting some that i dont have to use supports for. I have a 2010 wide glide. any help would be great thanks you can p.m. me if you want
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    I got a cheapo pair of plain fake leather ones from either Leatherup.com or jafrum.com, can't remember. They're slanted, with two buckles and a small sewn on bag on the back end of each one. They sit nice and snug between the shock and rear tail lights on my Super Glide. They do rub slightly on the strut covers, but those are a relatively cheap thing to replace if I ever decide to actually worry about it. I cut an old flannel shirt so that it fits under the yoke of the saddlebags on top of the fender to keep it from rubbing paint though and it works really well (I always put my bags under my two-up seat, but I guess it could also be made to sit on top of the seat...might flop around a little more that way though). Not a rub or scratch yet on the fender from the bags. I tie the string that's on the front of each bag around the shock on each side and that keeps it from flopping around in the wind. They're cheap bags but work and have kept things dry in rain so far. Only complaint is that the buckles are cheap and the original rivets don't last very long at all. I went to an upholstery place and had better rivets put on and that did the trick. If I can remember, I'll take some pics of everything to let you see better what all I tried to describe.
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    • #3
      thanks for the reply id really like to see those pics
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        If you want the very best in leather bags, then Leatherworks would be the ones. They have very thick leather , and very good hardware. The openings open up wide , so you can get stuff in and out fairly easy. They tend to be on the higher side as far as cost, but very well worth the money. You'll know you're looking at a pair when you see their patended buffalo head nickels on each bag.I've owned two sets and my wife still has a set on her bike.

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          Figures...I *did* forget to get pics. So here they are. The red circle is trying to show the slight wear from the bags. The bags don't cost much IIRR, maybe around $60. The fake leather is good and waterproof, but the black coloring may run off in spots (no big deal to me). One day, I hope, to have some nice, *real* leather bags, but for now these do me just fine and I've been more than happy with them.
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          Our Second Amendment isn’t about hunting, and it isn’t about self-defense. It’s about Americans having a credible check and balance against the threat of tyranny and dictatorship, plain and simple.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by blacksheep View Post
            If you want the very best in leather bags, then Leatherworks would be the ones. They have very thick leather , and very good hardware. The openings open up wide , so you can get stuff in and out fairly easy. They tend to be on the higher side as far as cost, but very well worth the money. You'll know you're looking at a pair when you see their patended buffalo head nickels on each bag.I've owned two sets and my wife still has a set on her bike.
            thanks for the info
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              Originally posted by yochanon View Post
              Figures...I *did* forget to get pics. So here they are. The red circle is trying to show the slight wear from the bags. The bags don't cost much IIRR, maybe around $60. The fake leather is good and waterproof, but the black coloring may run off in spots (no big deal to me). One day, I hope, to have some nice, *real* leather bags, but for now these do me just fine and I've been more than happy with them.
              thanks for the pics man
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              2010 Wide Glide Vivid Black
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