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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by James Adams, Apr 3, 2009.
Cravens on my r69s
if memory serves me right, these were sold by butler smith as a factory accessory at the time. installed on my r75/5.
From what I can remember, made in Sydney
Cigars and Scotch may have disappeared temporarily, but I can answer as to the "make" of these bags, as I have identical bags on my CJ750. They are not historic bags, but recent bags designed and built by Shao Yiqi at http://www.cjsidecar.com/index.htm . You'll find all kinds of great bikes on his website, but no reference to these bags. You can get prices for the bags (and the racks you'll need to carry them) by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org Lao Shao is justly proud of these bags, and I can attest to their durability. If you email him, be aware that his English is rudimentary, but you'll be able to communicate if you keep an open mind. (he has staff with exceptional English who will help when needed.) If you are riding something other than a CJ750, the racks may need modification to fit your bike, but they are very simple steel racks that can be modified easily by any competent welder.
Beauty! Id like to do up my Bonnie T100 like this
I am looking to put a set of Craven Comets on my new V7iii Anniversario. I want to use a chrome tail rack like you have (is yours the Guzzi or the HB rack?), and what did you need to modify for mounting? Any chance you could take a photo or two of the mounting system. I have no idea how these bags mount.
I remember two people that had those at the time. I think your recollection is correct. Or at least the same as mine.
Dan Brown... sleeps 6... both sides!
Yep, love the Buco's.
But they're kind of skinny.
They hold more than the "beetle bags"
Web link now dead. Not sure about email link.
On sale here http://sidecarpro.com/Accessories-leather-panniers.html
An ad featuring this bike appears in the "Dumbass" thread. Anyone recognize this luggage setup? I remember something like this from the '70s but sure never saw many of them.
Cravens and a Harro Elefantenboy tank bag are the final word for any dignified old motorcycle.
Someone suggested I post a pic of my auction find bags here. Better pics when it's not so hot!!
Wandered into a "Goodwill" store a couple Winters back just to snoop around,
.....found these ugly ole' school Harley Bags on a shelf....$9.99 Each....couldn't help myself.
Thought maybe I'd put them on my 1971 R75/5 but they looked way out of place when held up to the bike.
Sold them for a 1000% profit to a Harley guy.
You just never know what you'll find in the junk stores.
Old School "Bates" Panniers.
Their "ingenious" lower mounting brackets actually clamp around the mufflers.