Old School Luggage

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

  1. scottyb

    scottyb Been here awhile

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    Cravens on my r69s

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  2. scottyb

    scottyb Been here awhile

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    if memory serves me right, these were sold by butler smith as a factory accessory at the time. installed on my r75/5.

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  3. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    From what I can remember, made in Sydney :deal
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  4. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    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 cj_shanghai@yahoo.cn 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.
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  5. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    Beauty! Id like to do up my Bonnie T100 like this

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  6. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    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.
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  7. tlub

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    I remember two people that had those at the time. I think your recollection is correct. Or at least the same as mine.
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  8. danedg

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    Buco's....
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  9. danedg

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  10. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer

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    Yep, love the Buco's.


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    But they're kind of skinny.


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  11. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    They hold more than the "beetle bags"
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  12. doug123

    doug123 Adventurer

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  13. OLD GREEN

    OLD GREEN Long timer

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    Cravens.
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  14. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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  15. Mike Goldthorpe

    Mike Goldthorpe Been here awhile

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  16. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    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.
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  17. Old Mule

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    Cravens and a Harro Elefantenboy tank bag are the final word for any dignified old motorcycle.
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  18. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Someone suggested I post a pic of my auction find bags here. Better pics when it's not so hot!!

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  19. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    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.


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  20. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Old School "Bates" Panniers.
    Their "ingenious" lower mounting brackets actually clamp around the mufflers.

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