If it does what you want it's good.
Yep, and if it does what you need it to do, even better.There are times when "free" trumps everything else.
the bags are actually "fixed" where they are ------- they cannot drop, but thanks for noticing
I do think it complements the moto hobo look of your saddlebags drooping into the brake rotor.
I wrote "drooping", not 'dropping". Hey, I don't like wide luggage racks either and make do without if I can.the bags are actually "fixed" where they are ------- they cannot drop, but thanks for noticing
glad to see shadetree surgeon has joined upthat I put a old gold wing tourpac on my V-strom LOL.....hey I needed one and it was laying around .....FREE
My former 2003/2005 C10's. Those sidebags weren't the most stylish but certainly because of their shape were useful.My last bike was a '98 Kawasaki Concours. I wanted to add a top box, but everything I looked at from Givi, Shad, Pelican, etc. didn't seem to match the Samsonite aesthetic of the Connie's stock side bags. Then a friend offered me an old 70's-era BMW box that had exactly the right look. The free cost was right in my price range.
I had plenty of people mistake the C10 for a BMW before I put on the bag; it got worse when people saw the Roundel on my top box.
Here's my old steed:My former 2003/2005 C10's. Those sidebags weren't the most stylish but certainly because of their shape were useful. View attachment 308052 View attachment 308053
Great background sign!!Here's my old steed:
That billboard was over Road America one of the years I went there for the MotoAmerica races.Great background sign!!
I thought I would keep the 2005 forever. I did the air box foam mod, carbs cleaned and rejetted to match the exhaust cam sprocket swap all from Concours guru SISF. Increased the (relatively) low end torque some and it ran just awsome. Then I didn't really keep it very long afterwards because an ST1300 came along that couldn't be passed up.
Such as the way things go, but the Connie's had personality. Sort of miss them now and then.
Yes, I understand. Fortunately I never had any broken/brittle plastics but mine were a bit newer and I haven't had them for about 8-10 years now already. Time goes by quickly. Everything gets brittle and breaks easier as it ages, including us!!That billboard was over Road America one of the years I went there for the MotoAmerica races.
I really enjoyed the Concours but was getting tired of all the plastics repair I was starting to have to do on it.