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Picked up my M109R last week and looking to put some saddlebags on it. I'd appreciate you guys posting some pics of saddlebags you have so I can see a few actually on bikes before purchasing. I love the Corbins, but $1,700!!!!!! :edit:

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Here's mine with Mutazu MU hardbags. I changed the lights on mine because the stock ones aren't work a crap. Can barely see them at night, and they're useless in the daytime. Oh, and the Mutazu bags were $330 shipped direct from Mutazu.com.

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If you do a search you will find many threads of pics of saddle bags. Here's one of the first good one's I've found

http://www.m109riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108783&highlight=saddle+bags

I agree the Corbin's are nice but not cheap and they don't allow for the luggage rack if you want more room while traveling.

I'm thinking of getting the K-Drive bags (DLP sells them) They are not listed but I think I've seen them in a lockable version on another site

Or the Strong Bags from the below link and ghost brackets for quick removing. These bags can come painted but I've been told its better to have them painted locally.
http://tsukayu.com/Strong.htm
 

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I responded in the thread MN Diesel linked, but I added another set that I like a little better.

These are the small Mutazu bags in the link. They work fine but are a little small for more than a couple day's ride. I modified these to work on the same mounts as the LeatherLyke bags further down, so either set goes on and off in less than 2 minutes. All that is left on the bike is a couple dowels that look like bungee buttons.

Mutazu bags that I put on right after getting the bike.





LeatherLyke bags that I added this summer. You can easily pack enough stuff for a 3-4 day weekend in these and still have space left over.



 

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I have the OEM saddle bags and they're OK :-\. Not bad since I paid $200 for them used, I don't think I'd pay the $400 for them new. Not a lot of capacity and the hard plastic back plate does not allow the passenger to move there foot back on the peg.
 

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Does anyone have a picture of the bike with hard plastic OEM saddlebags on it. I plan on getting those, and would like to see how it looks.
I'm talking about the ones like in the picture.
I can't find any pictures of these guys anywhere. Are they good?
 

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Does anyone have a picture of the bike with hard plastic OEM saddlebags on it. I plan on getting those, and would like to see how it looks.
I'm talking about the ones like in the picture.
I can't find any pictures of these guys anywhere. Are they good?
I looked but didn't get any good pictures. I met a guy that was a friend of a friend on the way to sturgis that had the factory hard bags. They don't look bad but I'd rather have something that is quick detachable.

 

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LeatherLyke bags that I added this summer. You can easily pack enough stuff for a 3-4 day weekend in these and still have space left over.



How do you like the Leather Lyke bags. I thought about them since they are cheaper and lockable while quick removable. I don't think they look the best but for the price and how often I would use them they may be the winners. how do you like the mounting system on the 9. Are they pretty stable.
 

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How do you like the Leather Lyke bags. I thought about them since they are cheaper and lockable while quick removable. I don't think they look the best but for the price and how often I would use them they may be the winners. how do you like the mounting system on the 9. Are they pretty stable.
They are very stable. The mounting studs replace the stock fender bolts and the bags slip over them, and then a clip is placed on the inside of the bags to secure them. There's one brace that is bolted to the old side reflector bracket mounting point that the bags rest against to hold them out.

I bought these used and they weren't made to fit a 109, but overall are the same. They mold a different back for them depending on what they are to fit. I did something different to keep them out from the bike rather than having the bracket left on there.

Functionally they are hard to beat. They retail for around $450 which is mid-range on bags for this bike. When I packed for the mid-Atlantic meet I placed a 11 gallon trash bag in each side, which fits so good the bag will fold over the top and hold it in place, then loaded the bag up and closed the lid. According to the directions you can even load them up with ice and use them as a cooler. :D
 

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What bags are those Calif Roadrunner?

Calif Roadrunner,
What are the bags that you have on your 109? They are very nice and I like the style and contour to the turn signals etc...
 

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I would look at the hard bags i.e. "Mutazu bags" rushed and bought the OEM leather and wished I had gotten hard bags with ghost brackets. But I do use em often and they are functional.
 
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