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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by James Adams, Apr 3, 2009.
Uncle Fred's old school luggage...circa late 1940's :
What!? No love for nice new bags on my old bike!?
Not quite sure what to call this category, but this is the winner!
My make for easy wheelies.
North Dakota, as I recall....
HEY Buco / Wixom Brothers / Fulmer owners . . . . . .
The keys for your locks are Amelia Earhart #2086
. ..... i just bought these for my 1939 Chief ...
you may want to strengthen the fiberglas by adding a sheet of alum or a 4" x 14" bar sheet where the rubber spools attach. it helps spread the load and the glas won't fracture. i also made my own "L" pins from a 1/4" x 5-6" bolt so the pin comes out the top of the spool after drilling said spool.
examples of sheeting for support
They look like Wixoms, not Bucos.
thx jim, you are correct , i have too many bag names on my mind
Fulmer bought out Wixom & Buco and made bags for a couple of years before
going out of business. The only difference was in the lid latches.
I'm looking for keys to fit my new bags, be they Wixom, Fulmers or bucos ?
Odd, or unidentified saddlebags for BMW & Other motorcycles
Arthur Fulmer Bags
Dan Brown saddlebags
Comanche Products bags
Aldo saddlebags and trunk, or top box
The Wixom mounts were manufactured by Reynolds Machine Tool, in Salt Lake City. They also made other BMW accessories, but mostly under their own name.
I don’t know if they are all the same but the keying does seem very simple. My locksmith provided a luggage key for “Amelia Earhart” luggage #2086. Only the first tooth on the key engages the lock, but it works. “Amelia Earheart” is a luggage brand name; it is stamped into the key. The number 2086 is the key code for a particular keying for the suitcase lock.
old address check to see if still available
Wixom latch sets, new w keys, US $12.00/pr, free shipping in the USA. http://www.cyclepsycho.com/
It is a Japanese bike wrecker but ya gets the goodies where ya can
I have that exact set on a 77 R100 I picked up this winter. It currently has the Vetter fairing, but I have a Hannigan up in the attic that's going on. Share your thoughts on the Hannigan if you would, and do those Samsonites leak ? Ive grownbstrangely attracted to them...... Just so 70s
Going to the Moto GP
Same bike about ten years later
Still the same bike another 10 or there abouts , now at 255,000K
My neighbor visited the local "Goodwill" store and spied these a while back but didn't buy them.
He reported to me when he returned home..."$9.99 but I'm not sure what they are?"
I high tailed it over there hoping for a set of Cravens...or at the least Wixom's…..but there sat some old Harley Bags.
Couldn't pass them up, but they were $9.99 each.
"Fitted" them to a couple of my bikes but nawwww…..not the look I'm after.
Off to eBay they went to a vintage Harley owner who liked them.
Sold for $150.00 which is actually pretty cheap for those vintage / style of bags.
I think they were likely early 60's....maybe late 50's type.
I have a 1972 R75/5, and have both the wixom bags and the mounting brackets. I also was able to acquire the right side pull-pins so that you can open the seat. I have read that there was a rubber washer on the lower mounting bolt that allowed you to move the mounting bracket and open the seat, however, I haven't seen a pic. My question is what have you guys seen or used that works for the washer on the lower mounting bolt? Thanks!
Bagman Premier semi-rigid panniers
I have a set of old bates hard bags with brackets. They are in pretty good shape and the locks work. I will let them go super cheap if you pick them up on long island NY
I don't want to ship them
Pacifco Fairing and Bates boxes, I can assume they were made just for this bike, the paint work matches the OEM striping
Being the frugal sort,I opted for the Rubbermaid top box and 2 kids backpacks. The kids in passing cars love the side bags.