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Good day,

I am building my first saddle bag for a HD sportster for a friend.  I don’t ride, so I have no experience and looking for some information.

on mitigating water incursion, if caught in the rain, riding or parked, Is only flap sufficient or is “dog ear” tabs inside required? While riding, does air pressure pick up the flap and allow moisture in, or will the slipstream around you prevent that?
 

the bag is to be mounted using the forward fender mount bolt, through the inside of the bag, will the metal washer affect the leather or is no issue? 

 

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thank you 

Richard
 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, RKCrowe said:

I have no experience and looking for some information.

Taurus Custom Leather makes some fabulous motorcycle accessories, including side bags. Very inspiring website, might answer some of your questions.

https://www.tauruscustoms.com/

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Thank you, I emailed them with my questions and waiting to hear back. 
beautiful bags they make!

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2 ways of doing this my brother/

make a set of saddle bags that drap over the fender

OR

you need a plastic form to bolt to the bike and is covered with leather.  It can be just the back pice  not a whole box 

Then.  You do not want to use bolts and washers   you need a plate to hold the plastic to the frame

 

 

 

 

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Frodo,

thank you.

can I ask what you mean by a plate?
 

The plastic on the back panel makes sense.

 

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1 hour ago, RKCrowe said:

Frodo,

thank you.

can I ask what you mean by a plate?
 

The plastic on the back panel makes sense.

 

Look at this picture,  Do you see the chrome plate above the bag?,  that bolts through and 

 sandwiches the the leather/pvc to the frame.

What you need to do, is find out what frame/ make/model of the bike,  and find the saddle bag mounting gear that comes with it

or buy after market 

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Thank you Frodo,

 I got it. And a great looking bag. 

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