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Some of you know that my bike is at Corbins being used as a refit mule to fine tune their bags and mounts for wider tires. During the process I have now decided to go the whole way and get everything they offer on the bike. Now I am getting confused. Is it a Cruiser or a Bagger. Like my buddys Connie. Sept his is faster. But mine is better lookin. I know some of you guys have put on the bags and done some miles on them. How do you see your bikes? I like the idea of the storage and the lack of wind kickin me in the face. What is it like for you guys who did the deed? And show some pic's if you got em.
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Well, I can't afford Corbin seats, bags or fairings, but I love the look and the style. I don't like the C109, so that should answer any questions about why I didn't buy one of those instead. I do have Mutazu MU hardbags and the Rifle Solo uppers and lowers. I love the storage and the wind not beating me to death. I will concede that it defintely takes away from the awesome look of the 9, but, I've always chosen comfort over looks
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i had the full boat.













i had all the goodies, fairing was the first gen. now the bike is a little different.:doorag:

 

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What about painting the bags white? It would blend in then. I think it looks pretty good with the custom intakes. And with the clear shield it kind of dissappears. Looks nice. Custom bagger.
 

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What about painting the bags white? It would blend in then. I think it looks pretty good with the custom intakes. And with the clear shield it kind of dissappears. Looks nice. Custom bagger.
I'm going to repaint the bike soon, with blue pearl on the white and blue flames. I'm going to do the bags to match while I'm at it. I don't hate the bags, but I do agree that they take away from the lines of the bike. Hopefully, when the money game settles down a bit, I can get the materials to paint the bike. Then I have to commit to not being able to ride it for as long as it takes to paint it and put it all back together.

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I've got all the crap. It goes on once or twice a year when the wife and I are going for a MC trip. That's the only time she rides and the only time my bike looks horrible to me. I go on many trips without her and can travel light. It just loses that muscular look with bags and bars and pegs all over it. It's a relief to come home and strip it down again, then we're both happy (me and the 9 that is)
 

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I've got all the crap. It goes on once or twice a year when the wife and I are going for a MC trip. That's the only time she rides and the only time my bike looks horrible to me. I go on many trips without her and can travel light. It just loses that muscular look with bags and bars and pegs all over it. It's a relief to come home and strip it down again, then we're both happy (me and the 9 that is)
:agree: with you 100% chief. but at least you have a good reason for doing it in order to accomodate you and the wife so that you can both enjoy the ride. i definitely like the idea of having a place to store and carry essentials, but i love the looks of the bike to much to ever change them by putting things like a windshield, bags, etc on the bike. good thing i am single for now and don't have to worry about it.
i think if i ever needed those things i would just go to a goldwing. :dontknow:

to the OP,
do whatever makes you happy. after all it is your happiness that matters in the end.
 

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Well since I hardly post, and never post photos, I guess you've never seen mine.:D
I rode mine 3 times today for various errands, about 50 miles. I see it as a fun way to get around, and a practical use of my bike. Like the looks or not, it works for what I want, a way to get around that's much more enjoyable than driving the truck. Twice today someone came out to look at my bike and ask questions. So it's a good way to meet people too. Anything you bolt on can also be unbolted later and sold if you want.
 

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:agree: with you 100% chief. but at least you have a good reason for doing it in order to accomodate you and the wife so that you can both enjoy the ride. i definitely like the idea of having a place to store and carry essentials, but i love the looks of the bike to much to ever change them by putting things like a windshield, bags, etc on the bike. good thing i am single for now and don't have to worry about it.
i think if i ever needed those things i would just go to a goldwing. :dontknow:

to the OP,
do whatever makes you happy. after all it is your happiness that matters in the end.
Or UPS her crap there and home again! I've been tempted :D but her 6 pairs of shoes might get lonely. :'(
 

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When I bought the nine I never in a million years thought I would put bags on it. Much less a fairing. But I rode one with a vstream and really liked it. And when this deal came along I realized that one of the reasons I bought it was to go on the PGR rides. And doing so I needed a place for stuff. I found that our bikes have very little places to put water bottles or food let alone hang flags for the freeway runs behind the hearses. All that said I have not ridden it with the parts on it yet but I am looking forward to pulling into the VA Hospital and parking my Bright yellow LE bagger next to all the Black lookalike HD road glides that the other guys ride. Besides now the wife wants to get a helmet for her and go for rides with me. That means more riding time for me.
Pynk yours is just awesome both ways.
 

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Anything you bolt on can also be unbolted later and sold if you want.
That's the approach I took with mine, do something to it that makes it useable when you occasionally need the storage, but easily removed. I have a set of large Leatherlyke bags and a smaller set of Mutazu bags, and either set goes on and off using the same mounts in no more than 2 minutes. And the mounts on the bike look like bungee buttons, very few would ever guess they are for the bags. With the single mounting bracket I modded the V-Stream to use, it goes on and off in maybe 10 minutes at most. So in less than 15 minutes I can go from bagger to non-bagger again. Or pop the bags off when I get where I'm going and leave the V-stream on, as I think it still looks good on the bike.

As far as what to call it, I'd guess a danged fast bagged cruiser would do it. :D

For the short rides, my wife has bags on her bike, so I use those.

BTW, your bike looks great with what you have on it CBR. :bigthumbsup:
 

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Mines gonna be LE Yellar
 

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Fast bagger





I have had the fairing and bags just over a year and I love mine.
 

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I personally love the look of the 9 and adding all of these things really changes the look. A windshield will change the look but not as much as the large fairing. And for storage, I would watch this link and see how it pans out. CLICK HERE
 

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Letemride that thing is just out of this world. Wow
I have been looking at the trailer but I think I just don't have the room for another toy.
 

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When I bought the nine I never in a million years thought I would put bags on it. Much less a fairing. But I rode one with a vstream and really liked it. And when this deal came along I realized that one of the reasons I bought it was to go on the PGR rides. And doing so I needed a place for stuff. I found that our bikes have very little places to put water bottles or food let alone hang flags for the freeway runs behind the hearses. All that said I have not ridden it with the parts on it yet but I am looking forward to pulling into the VA Hospital and parking my Bright yellow LE bagger next to all the Black lookalike HD road glides that the other guys ride. Besides now the wife wants to get a helmet for her and go for rides with me. That means more riding time for me.
Pynk yours is just awesome both ways.
:agree: i was very surprised to find out that these bikes basically have no storage areas on them. my sportbike had more storage underneath the rear cowl. when i took the rear cowl off for the first time, i thought i was going to have a nice little compartment for some small essentials. boy was i wrong. :eek:

and you will definitely stand out compared to all the other HD bikes out there. that is always a great thing. :bigthumbsup:
 

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Yeah My guy at corbin is on vacation this week but when he gets back I am going to be asking him about the Smuggler for the nine and how it would look. If they could keep it streamlined then it might be an option for guys who don't want to bag and ride solo. then when you want to haul butt or go to a show you just put your stock cowl right back on.
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