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Old 01-20-2013, 11:13 PM   #61
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Nothing fancy, just some locally made fibreglass panniers from the '70's, but they work well for back road day trips or weekend. More ambitious trips and I fit the standard seat and 35 litre BMW panniers.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #62
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Here's some bags on my new to me '71 R60/5. I still haven't figured out who made them yet


those were made by Enduro, same as the teardrop bags seen on many /2s.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:14 AM   #63
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Posted elsewhere, but they seem to fit here too. I don't know who made the bags, but they work well and (IMHO) fit the bike nicely. On the Trans-Lab the ruts vibrated the mounting bolts right through the fibreglass, but it was an easy fix with couple of sticks and some zip-ties.

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Old 01-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #64
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bump for cool old saddlebags ...
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #65
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These are the side loading Craven Golden Arrow panniers - very classic looking - I had a set of the top loading Craven Comets panniers in the 1970's but I prefer the look of these.


My friend from the 70's had these on his bike - got banged up and put behind a woodshed for years until I found them. Spent some time and money restoring them to current condition ... almost done!




I made up a modified copy of the Craven mounting system, to fit my 2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic. Very easy to secure and remove quickly.


Work great! last year - carried heavy stuff, stuffed them, over stuffed them, and almost no effect on the handling.

I get lots of compliments on the look. Just need to fabricate some nice looking limit straps for the lids and I'm finished.

http://velobanjogent.blogspot.ca/201...r-british.html

http://www.cravens.org.uk/
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #66
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These look perfect!! Please, more details on them so I may purchase them for my CB360!
Thank you scotch
Agreed - did you ever get a response on this?

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #67
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Hepco & Becker Benjamin bags ...





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Old 01-21-2013, 12:37 PM   #68
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I think those Craven's are still my favorites. Don't find them available too often and when you do: $$$$$$
Seems that their mounting system was quite bizarre?
The craven rack and mounting system may look quite odd but it was very tough and stood up to adventure type travelling very well, my Craven comets were bought in Australia were fitted on a 75/6 and ridden back to the UK, after a couple of years to earn some cash they went onto a R80/7 and went down through north and south america, in Equador the rack needed a bit of welding. The bike was sold in Bolivia, I sent the Cravens back to Australia where they were put on a R90/6 and punted around Australia. The other advantage of the comets was when you were camping, you could sit on them. The fibre glass was thick and if required they could be fixed in the field. Compared to the Krauser panniers that came out in the 70s, the Cravens felt and looked a bit crude, but they worked very well.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #69
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old but usuable bags

May not lock or be water proof, but they add to the patina and are still in use.



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Old 01-21-2013, 08:15 PM   #70
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Wow! You must have been riding through a forest fire for the bags to melt like that!
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #71
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These are the side loading Craven Golden Arrow panniers - very classic looking - I had a set of the top loading Craven Comets panniers in the 1970's but I prefer the look of these.


My friend from the 70's had these on his bike - got banged up and put behind a woodshed for years until I found them. Spent some time and money restoring them to current condition ... almost done!




I made up a modified copy of the Craven mounting system, to fit my 2009 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic. Very easy to secure and remove quickly.


Work great! last year - carried heavy stuff, stuffed them, over stuffed them, and almost no effect on the handling.

I get lots of compliments on the look. Just need to fabricate some nice looking limit straps for the lids and I'm finished.

http://velobanjogent.blogspot.ca/201...r-british.html

http://www.cravens.org.uk/

VERY NICELY DONE SIR! ....a work of art IMHO. (& Bike too! )
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:26 AM   #72
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Story has it these came off an Indian. "Fibre Mold" not sure of the company, says California??















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Old 01-22-2013, 12:50 PM   #73
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I really like the Hepco & Becker Strayker bags for their retro look.

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #74
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Since I'm currently unemployed with nothing better to do, I dragged the ol' XS650 out in the the chilly No. GA weather for some beauty shots (This is for you, Baza!):



The bags are surplus Swiss Army Ammo bags, I riveted a belt to the back and hold them on with nylon straps. Not hurricane proof, but hold my tool roll and a few odds and ends for my weekend travels. Most importantly, they give off the Sopwith Camel vibe my cranky bits & chunks bike deserves.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #75
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I've got some cool old school luggage that I picked up this past summer. I just don't have an old's cool ride to put it on:

a tank bag


and a tail bag.



The tailbag has a hard plastic bottom with grooves in it to fit the old tube racks.

If anybody is interested in the bags, let me know, I don't think I'lll have a cool old bike to put them on for a long time.
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