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Fieldsheer Compact Bags

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While ordering my wife a new Fieldsheer Adventure jacket the other day I seen they had these "Compact" bags on clearance and thought $67 bucks why not? I could throw them on towards the front and go but, there was no way the wife could put her feet on the rider pegs. So, I bent up these little supports to make the bags very sturdy mounted back to clear the pegs. I need to paint them before final install but, I thought I would show them off first. I know, nothing World changing here!


With the bags mounted.


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Nicely done -

How much for a pair?


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I have the same bags. I know what you are talking about. Nice work. If you want to or if it matters, you can get the straps under the seat with a little effort.
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Very nice. They blend in with the rest of the bike perfectly. I, too, have those bags and without any support they sort of hang inward and look awkward. Did you make your supports from aluminum tubing?

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I had those bags when i first got the bike liked them but hated the way they mounted to the bike. not very neat looking but with those racks they look very good great job.

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Very nice. They blend in with the rest of the bike perfectly. I, too, have those bags and without any support they sort of hang inward and look awkward. Did you make your supports from aluminum tubing?
I used 1/2" mild steel round stock. It isn't as heavy as you might think, easy to heat and bend, and easy to heat and coin the ends for mounting surface's. I can be a little picky about thing's and I spent most of a Sat. making them. To get them even and to get the compound bends just right it took a little time. The second one was a lot faster than the first side. I have been asked about making them to sell on a couple different forums and didn't really think to much about it but I may make a few set's to sell in the near future. I am thinking $40.00 plus shipping (includes two supports, painted, hardware)

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I'd buy a set for $40. How far do they stick out? As far as the turn signals? How much do they weigh?
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I didn't weigh them. They stick out just slightly past the signals. Here are a few picks after final install.







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Lucky dog! I would think that any weight gain is more than offset by the fact you are using lighter soft bags as opposed to hard. Will those bags take a full face helmet? Are they water proof? Nice work on the brackets.
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Sign me up for a set of those if ya start making em. That is my gripe about soft bags, too. I don't want the weight/expense of hard cases for my 25 mile commute, but I gotta have stowage! nicely done.

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Will those bags take a full face helmet? Are they water proof? Nice work on the brackets.
You could probably cram it in but it would be tight. They come with waterproof covers.

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Put me down for a set as well should you choose to make a few for others. Thanks.

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Thanks for the interest guys! I will start working on the supports next week. The wife is going in for surgery in a couple weeks so bear with me.

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It looks like just 2 bolts so I'm assuming this can be put on in just a couple minutes. Also I'm assuming you will be painting them flat black to match the frame.

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I paint them Hot Rod (satin) black, Hot Rod black is better than flat black. It's like flat but, has a smoother finish. Yes it looks like you are first in line and yes they go on quick and easy. I assume you want Hot Rod black?

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