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Offline Martini

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Replacement saddlebags for an '86 Concours
« on: September 25, 2017, 06:12:05 am »
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New user here that recently inherited his late uncle's 1986 Concours that last ran back in 1999. I've been in the process of rebuilding it and when I got the bike the saddlebags were not with the bike and the family has no idea where they could be since it's been sitting in storage for 17 years. Any ideas on where I could get decent replacements or something close to original?

I spotted this on ebay, but it looks a little different than the stock ones that originally came with the bike: http://www.ebay.com/itm/KAWASAKI-CONCOURS-ZG1000A-2-HARD-SADDLE-BAGS-RACKS-ALL-HARDWARE-INCLUDED-/112575080532?hash=item1a35ff6854:g:tvUAAOSwaOxZuYm-&vxp=mtr

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Re: Replacement saddlebags for an '86 Concours
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 09:18:48 am »
That looks like an original with a paint job.  PM The Wizard from the forum.  He probably has some.
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Re: Replacement saddlebags for an '86 Concours
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 12:44:53 pm »
If I'm not mistaken, those are the original bags for an '86. The '86 bags did not have that textured finish, they had a smooth finish unique to that year. And I believe the badgeing was also different for the '86, as the badge was 'Kawasaki' not 'Concours' as for years following '86. It looks like all that is painted over on those bags or some kind of different badge was added? I'd ask some questions and get more pictures, but overall those will work. The '86 bags also had their own unique key for the latch locks, I'd ask if they have the key for the locks also. If you acquire those bags, they are '86 bags and have that key, hang on to it, not sure if they are attainable or not anymore. :)
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Re: Replacement saddlebags for an '86 Concours
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 11:27:43 am »
Yes he does(says my wife),do not trust that person on E-Bay,that price was $139.99/89.00(shipping), then $149.99/69.99, then $199.99/69.99,now its what ever it says.I purchased an item from them,due on the 25th,I contacted E-bay since there was no shipping info,today.Now I see they set up Fedex today but not shipped yet.So anyway,I do have a set of the early ones.But they have gray paint job.I think I have a just black also of the early ones.Now I have pairs of bags boxed up,ready to ship of the later (textured body ones). Right now on sale for $200.00 including postage or $85 each plus postage or $160.00 plus postage.I can send out in the day with an address???           The Wizard
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Re: Replacement saddlebags for an '86 Concours
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 11:29:44 pm »
Yes he does(says my wife),do not trust that person on E-Bay,that price was $139.99/89.00(shipping), then $149.99/69.99, then $199.99/69.99,now its what ever it says.I purchased an item from them,due on the 25th,I contacted E-bay since there was no shipping info,today.Now I see they set up Fedex today but not shipped yet.So anyway,I do have a set of the early ones.But they have gray paint job.I think I have a just black also of the early ones.Now I have pairs of bags boxed up,ready to ship of the later (textured body ones). Right now on sale for $200.00 including postage or $85 each plus postage or $160.00 plus postage.I can send out in the day with an address???           The Wizard

Awesome! I have sent you a PM to coordinate that. Thanks again everyone! Interesting to know about the differences in the '86 and onward.