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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-02-2021, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered an overpriced studded touring bag from a Honda vendor and the order was later canceled as unavailable. I then order one from another vendor and was told it is on backorder. Another issue with the touring bag is the same parts number is used with the description for plain and with the description for the studded. I'm not sure which one I will get or if I will be getting one at all.

In a related issue, I found that across the internet, even the Honda accessory site, the wrong picture is used for the various saddlebag mounting parts.
Yes, I discovered the same issue, shocking even on Honda sites. I found a complete set of brackets/stays/and hardware in the item add, but when I scroll down thru the description, there is no mention of anything other than the brackets. Pictures adds and descriptions often don't match. I attempted to contact and have had zero response. I find that shocking from a Honda dealer selling on evilbay. I won't spend my money there. The problem is, I can't find any one site that has everything in stock and apparently they are not re-stocking.

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I successfully gathered the saddlebag mounting parts correctly and have them on my porch ready to install but the wind is gusting in excess of 30 mph with temps in the 40s and predicted rain for the next 10 days. The penalty for living in the PNW for the 10 good months of the year.

I have a set of OEM leather studded saddlebags "in the mail" from RevZilla and have canceled my backorder for the OEM studded leather touring bag.

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I lived PNW in the early 80's as a young man, loved that country. I'm sure it's changed like everything else.
What's the difference between the Touring bag and the regular bag?

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What's the difference between the Touring bag and the regular bag?
The touring bag is the single round one that mounts on the rear cargo rack.

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The touring bag is the single round one that mounts on the rear cargo rack.
Got it, Thanks. Honda's proud of that little bag, pricey

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On my 1500 Valk, I used a single Leatherworks, Inc, Pony Express bag (single bag, half price) hard mounted to the backrest attachment on the sissybar. In my opinion, it looked good and performed very well. I had Leatherworks bags on the 1500 Valk too. I think they offer a high-quality alternative to the factory leather bag if not available.

https://leatherworksinc.com/collecti...her-saddlebags

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I took the break in the weather to install the saddlebag mounting hardware. I had earlier installed the sissybar and cargo rack, I knew it would challenge my patience since there was even more stuff to align. I managed to not cross-thread the steel bolt in the aluminum passenger grab bars and the job is done. Now to wait for the leather saddlebags to show up.
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I have to commend you guys that pay those extortionist prices Honda charges for accessories as I can't bring myself to do so. This is what I used for a couple of years before I built my own luggage rack and mounted a Givi V47. It might be ugly and sun faded but it was very practical, even holds a dozen large ears of corn.


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It might be ugly and sun-faded...
I have to agree with you.

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I have to agree with you.



But it gives the bike character and that signature look!
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