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Is there a saddle bag out there for the mean streak that satisfies lines and function in a leather/manmade material?
 

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There's lots of saddle bags out there that'll fit the "needs" but it's up to you as to what looks good. You can do a "google" search and there should be a bunch of saddle bags that come up.
 

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Mostly throw overs, but you can get the universal brackets (or make them ) and you'll be in business.
 

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I want them mounted verses throw over. I reckon what I'm wanting is to leave them on most of the time and easily removed like luggage when traveling. It seems like saddlemen is the one that satisfies me the most. They open from back to front and they hug the bike pretty good. what do you think? This site has taught me so much, I really apprecite it.
 

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Having had "hard bags" for a while, I have mixed feelings about it. For most everyday type riding the hard bags are fine but there are times when on a trip when I'd like to just take the entire set of saddle bags into a hotel room instead of having to unpack 'em. I have inserts that fit right into the bags and are pretty handy, but those are still sometimes a pain...or seem like a pain when I'm tired. I think the best piece of luggage I have is the tail box (Tour Pak). Those make life a little easier. I can fit a gallon of milk (standing up right) and an entire week's worth of groceries shopping just in the Tour Pak alone. But I've had other tail bags on other bikes and they really are handy and well compliment a good set of saddle bags for trips or daily use.
 

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I believe thos rakaposi bags are the best for the meanie they follow the lines and look good!
 

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I really like my leatherlyke bags for functionality. They do an excellent job keeping water out, are very easily removed without having to buy easy brackets, you can lock them and they have a lot of space. They won't win any fashion awards but might be worth a look.
 

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How do those do if you get caught in the rain? Nothing worse than having all your stuff get wet.
Under the big flap is a zippered opening. I never used them in a heavy rain, but if I were traveling, I would probably put my clothes in a plastic bag first, then put them into the bags.
 
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