Author Topic: C10 saddle bag liners  (Read 3680 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline virtualdev

  • Ride.all.year.
  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 561
  • car broken, ride all winter
    • The Borked Universe
  • AREA: Northwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
C10 saddle bag liners
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:22:14 pm »
So I've been thinking that since my bags are securely bolted on, they might not be as easy to take off and carry when I arrive at a destination.  Also, the idea of giving my wife a bag and saying, "Fill this up and nothing more." for trips together has a reasonable expectation setting to it.

THUS, I'm looking into saddle bag liners that fit the stock bags on my 86 C10. 

Upon searching the forum, I found these couple options right off:

Cee Bailey's - http://www.ceebaileys.com/bags/kawa_bags_02.html

Bestem USA - http://www.bestemusa.com/ConcoursZG1000-_c_1238.html

Now the actual questions --v
What experiences does everyone have with these liners? 

Is one brand (or size with Bestem) better than another?

Is this all a waste of time? ;)

Thanks!
--ben
Portland, OR - '86 Concours "Big Bertha" - '13 Vulcan 900 Custom - '72 Lido 14' - COG #10224 - CDA #0421 - C10 Repair log

Offline WillyP

  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 6133
  • Live Free Or Die
    • Suncook Carpentry
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 8799
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 10:39:47 pm »
Also, the idea of giving my wife a bag and saying, "Fill this up and nothing more." for trips together has a reasonable expectation setting to it.

Congratulations on your recent nuptials. And good luck.   :-[
Smart people look like crazy people to stupid people.
pics

Offline WillyP

  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 6133
  • Live Free Or Die
    • Suncook Carpentry
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 8799
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 10:53:10 pm »
Sorry, that wasn't very helpful. I use pillow cases my wife has discarded. I have bookmarked a few sources for bags but
I'm too cheap to buy them. ;) So, sorry no experiance with fancy made bags. But here are a few more sources.

http://www.bagsforbikes.com/bags/concours.htm
Saddlebag Liners & Touring Accessories by: tlcproducts
Smart people look like crazy people to stupid people.
pics

Offline bowtie39

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 410
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 10014
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 11:22:44 pm »
Ben,

If you are looking for a set made to fit our luggage a vendor that can be found at advrider.com will make anything you want.  Brady Sturm operates Storm Industries and very easy to work with.  Uses mostly 1000 denier cordura.  I have his tent stake pouches and pole bag even in a color of choice.  Sent him measurments and done deal.  Centex from this forum has liners made by Brady but I haven't seen them yet.  You could also pm Centex to get more info or he might see this topic and comment. 

Search the above sight to see some of Brady's work.  Goes by corrado113 there.  IMO quality stuff!

Roger
« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 11:34:02 pm by bowtie39 »

Offline Slybones

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2633
  • AREA: Northwest Area
  • COG#: 6953
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 11:55:08 pm »
Sorry, that wasn't very helpful. I use pillow cases my wife has discarded. I have bookmarked a few sources for bags but
I'm too cheap to buy them. ;) So, sorry no experiance with fancy made bags. But here are a few more sources.

http://www.bagsforbikes.com/bags/concours.htm
Saddlebag Liners & Touring Accessories by: tlcproducts


the bagsforbikes ones are nice for the Connie in that they are custom made for fit the shape of the inside of our saddle bags with with all the funky shape imposed by the turn signals, antlers, etc. Costs $$$ but you get 2 bags one for the inner half and one for the outer half, and its custom fit for the inner half.

All the other models I have seen are a straight square bag that is designed around fitting the outer shell. They dont fit the inner half the shell. Or as least not custom fit. You would have to deal with all the extra material yourself.

I have the TLC products ones. Look nice and never had a problem with them. Got them from ebay for a decent price and the custom engraved them.  They have 2 sizes. One that was fit for the inner shell exactly, and one that was 2 inches wider, so it extends into the inner half that extra little bit where it wont matter. -- AS luck would have it I ordered the large size and they send me the smaller size. I called and told them. they send me the larger ones and did not want the small ones back as it was custom engraved. So I got both.

I'll mention they have an non zippered outside pocket that could be a map pocket kinda thing ?? ( I use the tank bag ), and an inside zippered pocket that could  be used for keys, money, etc.

« Last Edit: June 07, 2012, 11:57:04 pm by Slybones »
2003 Concours, 121K
2005 GL1800ABS, 52K
COG #6953, IBA 28004

Offline Slybones

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2633
  • AREA: Northwest Area
  • COG#: 6953
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 12:01:32 am »
The TLC guys also have one that is a soft cooler. It custom fit for the outer shell on the saddle bags. I stick water, gatorade, pop, etc in there on a long day trip along with one of them blue ice thingys. Works pretty good even on hot days. On the hot days and by the end of the day the drinks are still pretty cool. Sometimes I freeze the water and gatorade that is intended for late day and leave some for earlier in the day. The frozen ones can still be mushy even afte a long day in the hot weather.

2003 Concours, 121K
2005 GL1800ABS, 52K
COG #6953, IBA 28004

Offline virtualdev

  • Ride.all.year.
  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 561
  • car broken, ride all winter
    • The Borked Universe
  • AREA: Northwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 03:14:51 pm »
First off, been married for 17 years.  Sorry, no new nuptials ;)

The TLC Products look interesting, but as far as I can tell they aren't made anymore and no hits on eBay today.

I'm liking the look of Bags For Bikes, however I don't think I can swing that right now.  I am a cheap a** Concours owner after all.

So I guess that leaves me with cheap bags that don't fit right...or a pillow case (tempting...)

Thank you all for your input!
Portland, OR - '86 Concours "Big Bertha" - '13 Vulcan 900 Custom - '72 Lido 14' - COG #10224 - CDA #0421 - C10 Repair log

Offline Carlson

  • Scooter
  • ***
  • Posts: 273
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 04:09:48 pm »
I've been using a pair of cheapo backpacks. I think they were sent me for free by Sierra club or some similar organization. I fill 'em up and stuff them into saddle bags horizontally. Works pretty good for me (yes, I'm a cheap bastard too  :)) )
2001 Concours  (sold)

Offline Daytona_Mike

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2391
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 13095
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 04:33:02 pm »
Do yourself a favor and at the very least  go buy some space bags. they sell them at Walmart or many other places. You roll out the air they pack really nice and it is great to keep your old stinky clothes away from your fresh clean clothes. ( not that I am saying you have either type of clothing)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11085276&findingMethod=rr
Normally aspirated engines have perpetual turbo lag
2000 Red C10 1052 kit 100+HP  + way more torque.
2008  C14 Silver Dammit Full AreaP- Flies are put back in SISF_Flash
2011  KLR650   688 piston ported and polished
2011  KTM 530    This thing is FUN!!

Offline virtualdev

  • Ride.all.year.
  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 561
  • car broken, ride all winter
    • The Borked Universe
  • AREA: Northwest Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 04:56:03 pm »
Space Bags is a great idea.  Never used them with my soft saddlebags on the 82 Honda 450, however I did use them a lot when traveling for a month (not on a motorcycle unfortunately) a couple years ago.  Thanks for the reminder...
Portland, OR - '86 Concours "Big Bertha" - '13 Vulcan 900 Custom - '72 Lido 14' - COG #10224 - CDA #0421 - C10 Repair log

Offline Bob_C_CT

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2288
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 9544
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 05:00:53 pm »
I use numerous and varying sizes of ziplock bags. Squeeze all the air out and you can fit a lot of these flattened bags in the cases. Then I toss in a couple of those reusable supermarket "green" bags they sell at the check out to unload and load from parking lot to hotel.  Been thinking of the custom fit bags but being cheap frugal I find better farkles to buy for the bike.
Southern Connecticut.
97 C10,ZRX Front, Meanstreak rim

Offline worncog

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1660
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 9584
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 05:54:53 pm »
I have a set from Cee Bailey and am very happy with them. Well constructed for a reasonable price. IMHO.

Used them on three trips last summer and have nothing bad to say about them. They fit well, but you have to keep in mind to pack soft items in the area that will 'mold' to the blinker indentations.

Many things will work...it is all up to you. But these do keep the significant other from over packing...at least in theory.
RWTW, COBDR, SM 500, BVF...

'14 S10, '06 C10, '07 DR650, '14 250XC-F

Offline SmokinRZ

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 705
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9430
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 06:38:44 pm »
I have been using hefty trash bags for seven years.  They conform your items to the shape of the hard bag.  I had one fail at the 3k mile mark last week and the nice lady at the Jackson WY Motel 6 gave me a new one.    :great:

Offline WillyP

  • I Need a Life
  • ******
  • Posts: 6133
  • Live Free Or Die
    • Suncook Carpentry
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 8799
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 06:42:14 pm »
Do yourself a favor and at the very least  go buy some space bags. they sell them at Walmart or many other places. You roll out the air they pack really nice and it is great to keep your old stinky clothes away from your fresh clean clothes. ( not that I am saying you have either type of clothing)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11085276&findingMethod=rr


Wonder how it would work to hook the bag up to engine vacuum?   :-\
Smart people look like crazy people to stupid people.
pics

Offline Outback Jon

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2206
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 9506
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 08:11:00 pm »
Do yourself a favor and at the very least  go buy some space bags. they sell them at Walmart or many other places. You roll out the air they pack really nice and it is great to keep your old stinky clothes away from your fresh clean clothes. ( not that I am saying you have either type of clothing)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=11085276&findingMethod=rr

Wonder how it would work to hook the bag up to engine vacuum?   :-\

Besides "very slowly"?   ;D
"Outback Jon" Gould *** South Cairo, NY *** COG #9506 *** 2006 C10 "Blueline" *** CDA #0157 
2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited - "Outback's Outback"

Offline blender

  • Tricycle
  • Posts: 23
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 10076
  • Membership Level: Expired - Expired Term
Re: C10 saddle bag liners
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2012, 04:40:58 pm »
I bought a set of these via Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-CONCOURS-Saddlebag-Liner-Bag-Sideliner-WIDE-/110741427568?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19c8b41570&vxp=mtr

They also sell a narrower set for $10 less. I've used these only once so far, so no data on how they'll hold up.