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 Post subject: Scooter saddlebags
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:22 am 
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DIT (Diva in Training)
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Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 4:27 pm
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Location: Spokane, WA
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Does anyone have saddle bags for their scooter? I would like to find some. I have a Yamaha Vino, so the bags can't be too big.

Thanks.

Jill


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:06 am 
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Diva
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Location: Mission, Kansas
Scooter: 2008 Buddy Intl. St. Tropez
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Cortech makes a nice set, the Sport Saddle bags. I have a set for my scoot.


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:48 am 
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Super Diva
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Location: Lewis Center, OH
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I have looked at pics of them and I can't see how they attach to the scooter. I have a Diamo Retro and I would love to have some saddlebags, but I am afraid of ordering them and then not being able to get them on my scooter :?

-v


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 Post subject: Maybe...
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:08 pm 
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Location: Wisconsin
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I wouldn't mind a set of saddle bags too, but I am afraid they might take me off balance when I turn. Having them would mean carefully packing them so they are evenly balanced in weight.

I am tempted to design my own with some purses from the dollar store. That way I could customize them a little better to fit my scooter.


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 Post subject: Scooter/Bicycle Saddlebags
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:01 pm 
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Diva
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Joined: Sat May 10, 2008 9:56 am
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Location: New Hampshire, USA
Scooter: Moto Fabini !
Saddlebags for the scooter is a good idea. I come from a bicycling background and have toured with panniers often. Currently, I am having a metal fabrication shop make a new rack for the back of my scooter. It is designed to accept bicycle panniers. When finished, I will post a photo.

Left-right weight distribution is important, but easily handled with common sense.

One difficulty with motorcycle saddle bags on a scooter is that there may be no way to secure the bottom of the bag. Also, watch out for the muffler. You can burn a hole in seconds. - Fabini


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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:13 pm 
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These wouldn't break the bank if you just wanted to try some saddle bags: http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_37341_-1______?rFlag=true&cFlag=1

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 Post Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:50 pm 
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Those horse saddle bags are a great price. However, you would want to make sure the center part was wide enough to fit under your scooter seat.

I bought a pair of Teknic brand saddle bags on closeout from New Enough last summer --they were around $60--they are expandable and can hold a lot of items for long trips. They are also completely waterproof

The model is discontinued, but I have seen them for sale on ebay

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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:29 am 
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I have the Cortech Sport Saddlebag and have not had any problem with them. There was a discussion about construction of saddlebags as some do not have a protection layer that rests against your scooter to protect it from scratches, marks, etc.

I don't even notice they are on there while riding.

What I did notice was getting use to the feel of where to put my foot to put the centerstand down. The saddlebag kinda sits above it so it is out of eye sight.

Also, they have a nice foam that rests against your scooter to protect it and they are sewn to adhere to the saddlebag so it doesn't move or shift.


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:18 am 
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enfanta wrote:


I have some lie these and they work great. Fit under the seat perfect.


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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:25 pm 
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ryder1 wrote:
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What I did notice was getting use to the feel of where to put my foot to put the centerstand down. The saddlebag kinda sits above it so it is out of eye sight.


I had the same problem, since the saddle bags covered the area where I got close next to the scooter to use the center stand. I found I had to flip them up in order to reach the stand.

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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:54 am 
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I got a great set off of eBay. There was a whole set of leather saddlebags, backpack, barrel-shaped bag, and several smaller ones too. 7 bags in all! even came with nylon rain covers for the saddle bags! I paid just over $50, including shipping!! I love them! The black leather looks really good with my yellow and black scooter. Since they are soft-sided I can stuff a bunch of groceries into them. And when I use a cargo net to hold the barrel bag in place on the back seat, it makes a really comfortable backrest to lean against.

Now, if I could just figure out how to post a picture... :oops:


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:04 am 
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Location: North Georgia
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poo,
I bought that same set they are great.. my hubby took the saddle bags for his bike and I use the round duffle/tail bag on my bike.. and used the tool pouch to put my tolls inside the seat.. Could not beat that price for 7 pieces!!
Sue


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