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post #1 of 15 Old 02-27-2004, 12:52 PM
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Cordura Saddlebags

Does anyone know of any soft cordura saddlebags that can take the heat from the exhaust pipes? I prefer soft bags and do not wish to install spacers to give the bags room between the pipes. As they will look like crap when the bags are off.
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-02-2004, 01:22 AM
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Nelson Riggs soft bags

I have put soft bags on mine, they are not on all the time just on a as needed basis, as I have a trunk and tank bag also. I think they fit good and the heat shields over the mufflers don't get very warm. I have not had any heat related issues with the bags installed.
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-02-2004, 08:16 PM
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I've ridden mine with a friend's soft bags, brand name I can't remember right now. They had no problem handling the heat sitting right against the muffler heat shields. It was about a 3 hour non-stop ride. You can put your bare hand on those heat shields immediately after a ride, so I don't think they ever get hot enough to damage soft bags. You might want to be careful about carrying anything inside of them that could be damaged by small amounts of heat though.

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post #4 of 15 Old 08-02-2004, 09:50 PM
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You might want to be careful about carrying anything inside of them that could be damaged by small amounts of heat though.

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post #5 of 15 Old 08-03-2004, 09:32 PM
 
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I have a pair of TourMaster bags that I ran on one long trip, they had no problems. The water bottle in one of them got warm after 4 or 5 hours, but it was far from hot. I'l lsell the bags to anybody who wants them.
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I have a pair of TourMaster bags that I ran on one long trip, they had no problems. The water bottle in one of them got warm after 4 or 5 hours, but it was far from hot. I'l lsell the bags to anybody who wants them.

which ones you got? got any pics?
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I took some pics, but haven't figured out how to post them on this site. I can e-mail them if you are interested.
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I took some pics, but haven't figured out how to post them on this site. I can e-mail them if you are interested.
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-08-2004, 01:08 AM
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I've been riding with a set of tourmaster cortech sport saddlebags and they seem to take the head just fine. Here in Las Vegas it's been above 100 degrees for a month; no sign of head damage from pipes.
post #10 of 15 Old 10-11-2004, 12:50 PM
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I wanted to add to this thread since I recommended earlier that soft bags would not suffer from the heat. After having had some more experience on a couple of long trip, I just wanted to add that the bags are fine, but they scratched the hell out of those trick-looking brushed heat guards on my pipes. I read somewhere else that this had happened to someone who ended up having to paint the heat guards black. I'll probably do the same.

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