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Old 10-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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$14 Crash Bar Saddle Bags on 2012 V-Strom

Spent all my farkle money just buying the bike so had to improvise & make some gear.
Found these Coleman ATV saddlebags at Wally World for $10. The wife taught me how to use the sewing machine & I added some velcro to attach them to theV-strom OEM crash bars. For $14 it'll hold lunch & anything soft in case I get a case of the drops again. If I want them waterproof, just stuff a small dry bag in there.

Sure beats the $369 Touratech Bags! http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/P...MW-R1200GS-HP2

Coleman Black Saddlebags: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-AT...Black/16680117
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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yeah, theres a slight saving mate

pic of them on the bike?
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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yeah, theres a slight saving mate
Here are my $80(?) bags in 2007.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #4
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I'd be curious how the 10 dollar bags hold up to constant UV exposure. You're not putting anything expensive in there, right?
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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Some pics https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...79635750194481

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Old 10-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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I bought some ATV pouches at Tractor Supply on sale several years ago and mounted them on my KLR 650 crash bars. The bags have 2 pouches, one smaller than the other. I keep sprare inner tubes, elect connectors/wire/tester, rim protetors, multiple tool tool kits, hand cleaner, you name it, in the pouches. Best $10 I ever spent. I use zip lock bags to keep things dry. Never have had ANY UV damage to the bags, nothing has torn, no zipper breakage, no nothing. I even leave the bags on the crash bars when the time comes for the occasional KLR bath at the car wash. Gotta keep the green gem lookin good you know.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:05 PM   #7
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Squashed lunch

If you chuck your lunch in there and have and off, you'd have squished sammies...

Good idea though !!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #8
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looks fine to me mate, well done. if they do start falling apart it wont be just like that, you'll have warning. and at $14 you can go through a few sets before worrying about getting something 'better'
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:20 PM   #9
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Wife taught you to use a sewing machine?

Might as well get a dog and bark yourself

Nice though.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #10
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Might as well get a dog and bark yourself

Nice though.
I see someone beat me to it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #11
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Awesome!!!
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