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Need bags

Post #1 by GWHayduke » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 pm

New to club, just bought a primo black with gold pinstripe 1978. I've always had Beemers (with bags) because the bikes are ridden daily for errands. I've been looking at Nelson Rigg, Saddlemen, etc. and all are functional, but none melt my butter.

Any suggestions on new or old, side or tail bags that will fit the '78 and not detract from the looks of a nice old GW?

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Re: Need bags

Post #2 by Track T 2411 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:51 pm

I like the looks of the older califia (sp?) side bags. I've also seen Valkyrie bags adapted to the 1000's and they look great too...
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Re: Need bags

Post #3 by dontwantapickle » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:10 pm

Waaaaaaay back, I had Bates bags on my naked 78.
I thought that they looked pretty sharp and that it was one of the best looking Goldwings that I have owned.

Here's a pic, not the best shot, but it should give you an idea.
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I probably have better pics of the bags, but I would have to go back to the era of 35mm. pictures and photo albums to find them.
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Re: Need bags

Post #4 by robin1731 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:43 pm

Something like these?
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Re: Need bags

Post #5 by pidjones » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:08 am

Vetter bags were removable. There are plenty around used. I couldn't give them away for a long time, so gave the whole Vetter setup to a club member to sell @ Barber vintage weekend swap meet. Really I've found that jyst a nice luggage rack on the back is as functional.
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Re: Need bags

Post #6 by Graham Cracker » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:08 am

I've got both Vetter and Bates. Vetters open from the side(sort of) but I prefer the lines of the Bates.

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Re: Need bags

Post #7 by Sagebrush » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:01 pm

Whatever bags you decide on you will most certainly have to fabricate your own mounting system unless the bags you purchase have the mounts included in the deal.
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Re: Need bags

Post #8 by GWHayduke » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:37 pm

I found Calafia and a different style Bates. I think either would look good on the bike after painting and restoration.thanks for the heads up. Also found a nice top case, but at exorbitant price. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Need bags

Post #9 by PDub » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:46 pm

I bought NOS CX500 bags off ebay. Not the bags with the "step" shape but more rounded. Haven't installed them yet but I like the mockup. I'll add a pic when I can.

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Re: Need bags

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Re: Need bags

Post #11 by Track T 2411 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:55 pm

I like the looks! Nice, slightly rounded shape ...
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'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: Need bags

Post #12 by Jonesz » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:19 pm

I think those will look very nice mounted on your bike, nice size and shape
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Re: Need bags

Post #13 by 5speed » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:53 am

mine mocked up on my 76. got them with the 78 I bought. they are vintage OEM Kawasaki bags. I even got the keys and all the locks work. :mrgreen:
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Re: Need bags

Post #14 by stretch160 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:39 am

why not gold wing bags? I picked up these interstate bags for $50 and cut off the trunk mount for the look I wanted. still need to replace the lid seals, but otherwise, I am very pleased.
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plenty of capacity. I rode up to the local orchard and brought 4 gallons of fresh cider home with plenty of room to spare.
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