Old School Luggage

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by James Adams, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Wow- some outstanding bikes pictured here. Here's my Wixoms.

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  2. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Being in the boat business, and being's that most boats are fiberglass... YES, there is a special stripper that is used to remove paint from fiberglass. Try looking for an Interlux product called Interstrip 299.

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    But I also agree that you should just sand the existing paint, as it will make for a good substrate for any additonal paint and pinstriping. Bare fiberglass is not a thing of beauty!! Even good gelcoat will fade/chalk, etc, and can be made much more attractive with paint, particularly if it matches the rest of the bike and pinstriping.

    just my opinion. :D
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  3. maquette

    maquette Been here awhile

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    Here's a set of '78 Bates.
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  4. Mr. B.

    Mr. B. Climate Controlled

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    Here is another:[​IMG]
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  5. slowpoke28787

    slowpoke28787 Adventurer

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    Vintage Denfeld "police" bags. These are original 1966 vintage but they are being reproduced and sold through several BMW parts sources.

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  6. Paul_Rochdale

    Paul_Rochdale Been here awhile

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    There are some beautiful oldies on here and so many styles of panniers (bags). After reading an article in the RealClassic magazine (Issue 104) I just had to read up about American Enduro teardrop panniers which to my eyes look terrific.

    http://w6rec.com/duane/bmw/bags/enduro/index.htm
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  7. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    These were called"Dan Gurney" luggage.Had em on my wing.
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  8. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    "Funky" Bates Panniers

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    With the "Funkier" lower muffler mounts:

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  9. bmwhacker

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    The "Samsonite gorilla" knew.:lol3

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  10. chasbmw

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    Craven Comet panniers, North of Salang Tunnel, Afganistan 1978

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  11. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Shoei with 'crash bars'
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    Craven ? on my Guzzi in '70s
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  12. Skowinski

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    I don't have a photo (wish I did), but when I saw the title of this thread it immediately made me think of my first motorcycle trip, on a 70's Honda 750. My "luggage" was an old army surplus duffel bag, with everything in it, strapped on the back of the seat with bungee cords. :lol3
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  13. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Kinda like my mess of nylon luggage, WW2 canvas Air Corps.bag and bungee cords?:

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    Near "Rabbit Ears Pass" in Co......maybe 1982(?)
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  14. Rathlindri

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  15. thumpism

    thumpism Been here awhile

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    Samsonite Tribar luggage. I found a full set for sale here a decade ago but did not need them (had working Krausers on my bike at that time) and no place to keep them anyway.
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  16. Rathlindri

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  17. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Improvised saddle bags in '78, young & broke & travelling through Queensland doing Seismic Survey work, bags are WWII vintage back packs from memory :eek1
    Make sure the exhaust has a shield over it!, left hand bag caught fire within 100kms of leaving on the trip, service station attendant wasn't amused to see a smoking bike pull into fill up with fuel!!!!!! :clap
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  18. Skowinski

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    Yep, kinda like that - but your luggage looks like it was much better developed! :D

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  19. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I had those cheapo nylon bags on a 1980(?) 850 Triple Yamaha. (We were on a 300 mile ride to go boating) One of the bags contacted the muffler, burned through and melted into a bottle of my Wifes' "baby oil" in the bag. Started smoldering big time....and what a mess.:lol3
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  20. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I think those Craven's are still my favorites. Don't find them available too often and when you do: $$$$$$
    Seems that their mounting system was quite bizarre?
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