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Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:10:04 am »
Just a quick users report. After looking at various liners for the saddlebags, I followed the suggestion of another rider and bought cheap gym bags. These bags are 18" long and fit almost perfectly. And for $7 a piece, they can't be beat. The only downside would be the crap zippers. But what do you expect for $7?

The other rider bought his at Target. I found mine at Wally world, but I think you get the idea on where to find them. Enjoy and go spend the extra money elsewhere :motonoises:

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 03:23:45 am »
Isn't it amazing what you can find that works for so much less money? anytime someone markets something for a niche market-- boaters, bikers, pool supplies etc. They add on 50% automatically. :(
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 02:16:15 pm »
Bet  you switch to the originals at some point in the future!  There is a reason I know this.;)

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 02:38:02 pm »
$14 vs $100. I think I can wait. If it ain't discounted, I ain't buying! LOL

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 02:41:43 pm »
I paid $62.00
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 03:48:43 pm »
I tried the wally world 18 in sport duffel. Once I loaded it with clothes it didn't fit. Hard to get a square bag stuffed into the unique shape of the saddle bags. I'll save my money for a little while, and get the specific case bags.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 04:18:03 pm »
What kind of bags?

Riles, I haven't filled the bags more than 80% capacity. Working well so far.

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 04:34:50 pm »
Hey, if it works for you, that's great !  :great:

I can't imagine how it can work as well as, for example, my RKA liners, which perfectly hug the inner contours of the side cases. Not even a 1/16" wasted space.

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 04:49:47 pm »
To sum it up. I like nice things. But I like them as cheaply as possible! LOL
Plus, I just bought Murph's wedges, bluetooth headset, mount for my radar detector, looking at a new pipe, etc....

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 07:26:14 pm »
They were the Protege 18 in blue sport duffel. 18x10x12. Like I said, didn't fit too good, had to jam it in loaded. But, to each his own Army. I have Christopher Columbus's old cell phone lol, just goes to show, as long as the ride is good and you get a chance to go fast in style.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 07:56:51 pm »
Sorry, I was actually asking Palerider what bags he bought for $62! lol

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 08:54:40 pm »
Sorry, I was actually asking Palerider what bags he bought for $62! lol

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 11:30:20 pm »
I ordered a set of Bestem's (deluxe) from amazon.com that arrived today.  :)
Very nice - quality construction.  Will maintain their shape full or empty.  Even came with a padding that wraps around the inside perimeter.   Best feature is the double zippers which allows full access for loading, snooping, or unloading.  Outer pockets on each bag and one of them has a couple internal pockets as well.  Both carrying handles and shoulder straps.  :great:
Very happy with them and looking forward to putting them to use.  >:D
Cost was $84 delivered.

Two thumbs up from me.   :13:
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 04:26:38 am »
I ordered a set of Bestem's (deluxe) from amazon.com that arrived today.  :)
Very nice - quality construction.  Will maintain their shape full or empty.  Even came with a padding that wraps around the inside perimeter.   Best feature is the double zippers which allows full access for loading, snooping, or unloading.  Outer pockets on each bag and one of them has a couple internal pockets as well.  Both carrying handles and shoulder straps.  :great:
Very happy with them and looking forward to putting them to use.  >:D
Cost was $84 delivered.

Two thumbs up from me.   :13:
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Do those bags have a nice "pocket" for a laptop or tablet?  If so, I'm ordering right away!
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2013, 04:45:04 am »
I ordered a set of Bestem's (deluxe) from amazon.com that arrived today.  :)
Very nice - quality construction.  Will maintain their shape full or empty.  Even came with a padding that wraps around the inside perimeter.   Best feature is the double zippers which allows full access for loading, snooping, or unloading.  Outer pockets on each bag and one of them has a couple internal pockets as well.  Both carrying handles and shoulder straps.  :great:
Very happy with them and looking forward to putting them to use.  >:D
Cost was $84 delivered.

Two thumbs up from me.   :13:
Notsluggo,

Do those bags have a nice "pocket" for a laptop or tablet?  If so, I'm ordering right away!
Nope. But considering the padding in the sides & perimeter - I would not hesitate carrying my PC or iPad.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2013, 04:46:36 am »
Thanks notsluggo for the info...I may still go that route.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 06:32:51 am »
I'm confused. Ever since I bought the C14 I've been really tickled by the convenience of popping off the saddlebags and taking them indoors with me. I'm evidently missing the point of needing liner bags. I'm not being sarcastic. I can be short-sighted sometimes so someone please enlighten me.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2013, 11:55:33 am »
I'm confused. Ever since I bought the C14 I've been really tickled by the convenience of popping off the saddlebags and taking them indoors with me. I'm evidently missing the point of needing liner bags. I'm not being sarcastic. I can be short-sighted sometimes so someone please enlighten me.

It can be a pain to take the bags off the bike all the time especially whern traveling. 
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2013, 12:53:15 pm »
They tend to get rather dirty - I'd prefer to leave them on the bike.  The liners can be placed on a bed or table for easy packing - something I'd rather not do with the hardbags when traveling.  YMMV.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2013, 01:52:05 pm »
I'm confused. Ever since I bought the C14 I've been really tickled by the convenience of popping off the saddlebags and taking them indoors with me. I'm evidently missing the point of needing liner bags. I'm not being sarcastic. I can be short-sighted sometimes so someone please enlighten me.

Carrying a complete hard side case into the office is not ideal, but just grabbing the case liner that has my laptop, shoes, and lunch is.

Also IMO, the more you carry around the complete hard side case the more risk to get scratches on it, the accidental bump to a wall, door, etc.
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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2013, 03:04:34 am »
Got it. Good points all. I'm gonna try to to find the right size in the cheapo category and give it a shot.
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2013, 03:21:02 am »
Got it. Good points all. I'm gonna try to to find the right size in the cheapo category and give it a shot.

Do you ride a C14 or a C10?  :017:
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« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2013, 09:36:45 am »
'08 C14.  I know, I know,  since any duffel I buy won't fit the shape I'll probably get frustrated and give up on the whole idea. I promise I'll take that into consideration and not let it keep me from getting the right ones if I decide I like the concept.

By the way, I've been following your GREEEN project and even though I have never cared for any shade of green on a motorcycle, yours is now the exception to that opinion!!! WOW!!  I don't care for chrome (I de-badged mine) so all that black trim really makes that high-voltage green pop.  Paint and all details just beautifully done. That color has always reminded me of Homer Simpsons radioactive chunk that follows him out of the plant. A tiny black "radioactive" symbol hidden somewhere on that green would be a grin. :-\
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« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2013, 02:12:41 pm »
By the way, I've been following your GREEEN project and even though I have never cared for any shade of green on a motorcycle, yours is now the exception to that opinion!!! WOW!!  I don't care for chrome (I de-badged mine) so all that black trim really makes that high-voltage green pop.  Paint and all details just beautifully done. That color has always reminded me of Homer Simpsons radioactive chunk that follows him out of the plant. A tiny black "radioactive" symbol hidden somewhere on that green would be a grin. :-\

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Re: Cheaper Saddlebag liners
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2013, 01:40:45 pm »
After a week or so, my $7 gym bags are still working just fine. And, any liner better than none. So nice to pack the bag, head to the bike, and hit the road.