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    Saddlebags 2006 VTX 1800F

    I have added all of the accessories I want on my bike except for saddlebags and I am set on hard bags. Nothing against leather I just prefer hard bags. I know from the first set of pipes I ordered that distributors will tell you something fits your bike when it does not (what a fiasco). Hence I want to get a heads up here. I have looked at these particular saddlebags and these are what I want. Can anyone tell me from personal experience if these models will fit on a 2006 VTX 1800F. If so were these easy to install, how well did they fit, what was the quality of the saddlebags?


    http://www.vikingbags.com/motorcycle-saddlebags-axe-627-prd1.html

    http://www.classiccruiser.com/product.asp?item=70399

    http://www.classiccruiser.com/product.asp?item=401791

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    Someone must have these!

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    I have the National Cycle bags and they are a good quality bag. Mine are mounted with the NC brackets which use 2 longer bolts thruogh the fender support. I have not had any problems with mounting them or with leaks. The previous owner had installed them and put a piece of metal tape under the right side bags so there's never a heat problem. The other I don't know about.

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    My son has the National Cycle bags on his V-Star for abotu 2 years with no problems. I just purchased a set of Leather US SADDLEBAGS for my '06F and really like them. They are also lockable.

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    You may not get many responses because bag on a F just look wrong.

    I really hate to say it because I hate Corbin with a passion, (wouldn't own any of their products even if they paid me to put them on) but they have the only saddle bags I would consider putting on a F.

    http://www.corbin.com/honda/vtx18fbags.shtml

    When I was running my F fender I would use a T bag and it worked well and looks much better than saddle bag on a F IMO. I can get a ton of stuff in my kurryakyn grand tour bag.

    Good luck with whatever you choose
    My bike with F fender and bag




    With my N fender and bag...


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    I know what you mean, the F is not mean't for saddlebags. I only want these for long road trips and I want to be able to quickly detach them. It would be nice if I could find a set that also had mounting racks that could be quickly and easily removed. Most of the time I won't have these on but when I take a long trip, I would like to have as much space as possible. It's also nice if these are secured to the bike so no one grabs them while you are in a restaurant. Thanks for the heads up, BTW nice looking bike.

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    The corbin bags aren't meant for easy removal the become part of the bike and are very costly.

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    True, although these are very nice looking bags, I don't think its what I am lookin for.

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    Very true.

    If they are going to come on and off I would do a set of them china hard bags (can't remember the name right now) on a set of easy brackets.

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    When I bought my '05 F it had the honda bags and brackets (the guy I bought it from paid something like 700-800 for them)
    They were off about twenty min. after I got home.
    Sold on this forum a couple days later.
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