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I recently purchased a 03 mean streak. I'm looking for a set of saddlebags for my bike. Can anybody recommend a good set up? I want something that is easily removable and will look like there are no bags when they are not on the bike. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have heard of ghost brackets, but dont have them so can't be any real help. All that gets way too expensive really fast, what I use...
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I had ghost brackets back when I had a tourer and I highly recommend them. Saves your paint from being scratched too. If you do go with them (or easy brackets, pretty much the same thing) I recommend reinforcing the inside of your bag where it mounts to the bracket with a thin cookie sheet, or something similar. This will help keep the leather from tearing.

It might help folks if you post how much you want to spend? A friend of mine has had a set of boss bags for 5 years now. He uses them heavily and man are they awesome. Leatherlykes are a nice option too. However, I don't know what the bike looks like with either of these bags removed.
 

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I like the Rakaposhi bags , they flow nicely and come with their own mounting brackets . check them out on ebay
 

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River Road XL Slant zipoff with Kawasaki Fire&Steel Supports. Good luggage to destination, take them off, leave supports on..

Sissybar bag from Kuryakin like RKR suggested on this set up as well..Combined with Hotbox for raingear and tools, its as good as it gets for what I need on long hauls.
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Leatherlyke Saddlebags. Classic look or modern look.

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They just leave two little posts. One at the top of the shock and one on the strut cover.
 

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I've been pretty happy with Saddlemen's Teardrop with the shock cutout. By the time you add Ghost/Easy/Simply Brackets (see Ebay for the last) and strut covers, you almost don't need the shock cutout. Probably best to get it, still. They're not cheap as Saddlemen go, but I think they're less than Letherlyke (which look fantastic, by the way).

To "easily" remove them and leave the bike looking like it never had them, I think your choices are a quick release bracket with the billet strut covers, not cheap. Or throwover and just leave the support brackets in place. The brackets aren't really noticeable.

Note: I got the Teardrop bags with the "universal" brackets, which was part of the almost $300 bundle. The Saddlemen "universal" brackets do NOT fit the Meanstreak. You'll need some bike-specific ones.
 
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