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Old 12-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #16
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Beautiful bike, what is the make, model, and year?
Chinese custom based on ChangJiang I guess.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:45 PM   #17
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I couldn't find my old pattern. Must have tossed them, no big deal, they're pretty basic. I believe they were around 18"x13"x7". I used some starboard I had laying around to make the mounting system to the oem racks. The top pieces could be loosened and turned to pull them off the rack. I could have made it all nicer, but I just needed to get them done in time for my trip, so they're no frills, function only. I had the footman's loops and grommets and they enabled me to lock the bags. Not super secure, but enough to keep a hand out (unless it had a knife in it) They worked great for my trip.



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Old 01-03-2013, 08:16 PM   #18
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I made these last year:





I bought a Speedy Stitcher for $15 and read the instructions that came with it. I had never done leather work of any kind before. Sewing leather is pretty simple. I buy scrap leather online from belt factories. I spent about $50 for the fork bag and the tank bags. If you look at the G/S thread in my sig and skip to about page 50 you'll see a write-up about it.

I had a great time making the bags. I keep leather tools on the bike and I'm always sewing something when I'm sitting next to a campfire on road trips. It's a lot of fun and you can get cool stuff from doing it. Tandy Leather makes all the tools and nothing is very expensive. You need a ruler, a razor knife and the speedy stitcher. If you want to get fancy Tandy sells rivets that come with a simple punch for a few dollars.

I used lexan from Home Depot for the map case. A piece twice that size cost $4. If the bags sit empty they tend to fold in so I backed the leather with lexan on the top case.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:53 AM   #19
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Want reanimate old tread. Im still looking for ideas.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #20
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Design and sew or have them sewn for you.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #21
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #22
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Or these.....

http://www.foxcreekleather.com/luggage_saddlebags
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:49 AM   #23
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On local CL today (no affiliation):

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Nice!
... but $850
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #24
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Scrap-leathe...item27d3ada91e



http://www.campmor.com/speedy-stitch...gpa=pla&ci_kw=



Boom. Now, stop trolling ADVRider and go make you some. Then take pics, post them, and continue with your trolling.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:32 PM   #25
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http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog...oducts_id=2176

Got other colours too.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:02 PM   #26
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You could save some money making your own but those look really good. You'd need almost $100 worth of leather to make them. Also, you could order this at the same time to save on shipping.




Those bags look great, Ua. You need to change your name to Ua the Seemstress.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:08 PM   #27
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I picked up a nice pair of hard leather saddle bags for $50 from Amazon.com, free shipping, too!
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #28
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http://www.russianmotorcycles.co.uk/.../chapter_5.htm

This guy used a briefcase - dunno how hard they are to find these days...
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #29
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$7 a foot for scrap is damned outrageous. Go visit a local leather store and you can have 'pic of the litter' of quality leather hides. At the scrap table you can buy most anything for 2 or 3 bucks.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:45 PM   #30
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I had a search going on eBay, particularly looking in horsey places.... and found a set of pommel bags that I modified for carrying some odds and ends on my (now long-gone!) Slash 2. They were original, heavy heavy leather, and cheap!



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