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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Low Cost Side boxes or saddle bags

Anyone know of a source for a low cost storage to mount to custom made saddlebag frames. http://powers31.info/Side_Luggage_Frames.htm

I just finished a set of frames. Now I'd like to find a couple of cheap boxs or low cost saddle bags.
Something with approximate dimensions of.. 12 14 long x 8-10 High x 5-8 deep (give-or-take)

These frames come off with 3 bolts so I probably won't use them when trail riding, just when doing back roads etc.

I found a tail bag at WalMart luggage department a few years ago for $12.00
Works good for my purposes. Anything made for motorcycles usually has a high price tag, so I try to find alternates when ever possible.

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Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 07:55 PM
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I've seen a few use old military ammo boxes. they look pretty decent and you can use silicone around any holes you drill to keep 'em water proof.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 08:33 PM
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Tractor Supply Company has 'horse" insulated saddle bags for about $ 14, as I recalled.

I've used 'em; o.k. except without stand-off brackets, expect some plastic scratching; and . . . things may get somewhat warm around the exhaust.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 08:55 PM
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How about a duffle bag, tail bag, tail box?



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