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Discussion in 'Vintage Big Dogs' started by bdvtwin, Feb 13, 2017.
Trying to figure out how to mount HD bags on 2000 vintage classic.
Do you have the origional Big Dog mounts? Post up some pics of what you have.
On ebay you will see saddlebag mounts for softails. You may have to mod the rail for them to fit but they work well.
Yes I have the original mounts and the bags. The bags are in bad shape but all hardware is good. Will try to get some pics up.
Don't think soft tail will work. My bike has the external shocks. I will however take a look.
Just responded to a private post from you. If your original hardware is in good shape. You should be able to mount any bags you find with that same hardware.
Thanks for the help.
Hi their bdvtwin
Wondering if you figure out what you were going to do with your original hardware for your bags
If you would like to sell I would be interested been looking for some for my 2000 vintage classic
Not sure just yet. still trying to figure out what I want to do. If they turn up for sell i will give you first shot.
use easy brackets for the old harley flh 1973 to 1983. I mounted some 2016 harley hard bags with easy brackets for the old FLH...strut bolts are the same distance apart....
Wow Thanks. I have them on Ebay. If they don't sell I will try this. Again thanks a lot. Do you have any other pics of the brackets from the back. Would love to see finished product.
just type easy brackets in the search on ebay.
J&P cycle has em too.
I'm not a fan of rigid saddle bags- (they should be called "Samsoniters" not Baggers) but I'm still DELIGHTED I don't have to kick start any of my bikes so that tells Ya how old I am. Used to be that was a measure of a man if he could kick start his bike without it (a) throwing him over the handle bars or, (b) -and more often, not start at all.
Can't tell Ya how many times I took that darn Weber carb off to set the magneto. But, regarding saddle bags:
A retired navy chief built a BD saddle bag for his son-in-law a year or so ago Tony's a master machinist or something and built a wooden jig to shape the leather. He talked me through the whole process from buying half a cow hide at Tandy to cutting, shaping, dyeing AND HAND SEWING. OMG. It took several hundred stitches for the outside and $9.00 and 10 minutes at Gustavo's shoe shop to see the inside. Thanks Chief! My hands hurt for four days.
However(comma) I think it looks pretty good in my unbiased opinion. Not large but long hauls are not an option for me anymore.
Although the bottom is near the exhaust it doesn't scorch.
Way to small. But thanks for the ideas.
i have searched for the custom leather maker i bought mine from and cannot find him. they are actually bigger than the stock bdm. reinforced with metal plate. i bought them six years ago. he had lots of options. he had a gimmick ad showing a 200 lb guy standing on the mounted bags to show how strong they are. i think he was near san diego. i know that does not help but my point is i exhausted google search with "custom genuine leather motorcycle bags" back then tie i found what i wanted.