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I'm waiting for my 2003 to come in and have already bought the extras I want. Didn't think I could afford the saddlebags but the wife just gave me the go ahead. I've got a catalog but don't which ones will work / look best with my FXDWG. I could go to the parts department and ask but I'd rather get some advise from other riders. Can anybody offer some help?
 

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Look on E-Bay for saddlebags. You can get some good deals. You can find aftermarket or original take offs, whatever turns your crank.
 

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gogburn,
Thanks for your reply. After looking at the 2002 HD catalog I'm a bit confused on what to even buy. I read, "won't fit with sideplates or some something to do with axle bolts and then about relocating rear turn signals". I've bought a few things from E-Bay but in this situation I need to know what I'm buying first. What bags work best with a wide glide?
 

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Chech out www.saddlebags.net for Osprey saddlebags. Really good quality and value. Private/hand-made, he'll work with you to get the look and fit you want. Plus he'll upgrade you to ghostbrackets if you want the quick-detach feature. I put a set of Chieftan's (he makes NOS type bags) on my '99 w/ghostbrackets and love 'em.

Can also look at Ironbags (Wisconsin), which are really good, but ~2x the price of Osprey.
 

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I sure appreciate all the help and tips. I'm so geared up about getting a Harley. I'm trying to make her look good. After searching E-Bay, some local shops and going through the website that fxdx99 gave me I couldn't make up my mind about the saddlebags. Then I started doing some more searching on Harley's website and ran into what they call a "tiuring luggage system" http://www.harley-davidson.com/pna/...ASSORTMENT<>ast_id=264227&bmUID=1027372006184

I'm leaning toward this product because it doesn't cover anything up and it holds quite a bit.

Again thanks for your help.
 

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Thanks Quicksilver. I like the excursion pack because its big. It has plenty of room to carry what I'd need for a good road trip. I might even be able to fit a small cooler full of beer (dark ale) in there.
Appreciate you forwarding me the link.
 

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cox9000 said:
gogburn,
Thanks for your reply. After looking at the 2002 HD catalog I'm a bit confused on what to even buy. I read, "won't fit with sideplates or some something to do with axle bolts and then about relocating rear turn signals". I've bought a few things from E-Bay but in this situation I need to know what I'm buying first. What bags work best with a wide glide?
Go get a catalog from your Stealer of the new 2003 parts. Cleary states which bags fit on which bikes, and any relocate kits if needed.

I went with the lockable hard leather 100th bags...
 

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JFScheck,
How long have you had a 2003 parts catalog? My dealer doesn't have them. I've been asking for this, even as of last week. I didn't make it over there yesterday but I'm for sure going today.
Thanks!
 

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thanks for the tip!

fxdx99 said:
Chech out www.saddlebags.net for Osprey saddlebags. Really good quality and value. Private/hand-made, he'll work with you to get the look and fit you want. Plus he'll upgrade you to ghostbrackets if you want the quick-detach feature. I put a set of Chieftan's (he makes NOS type bags) on my '99 w/ghostbrackets and love 'em.

Can also look at Ironbags (Wisconsin), which are really good, but ~2x the price of Osprey.

Thanks for the advise on the saddlebags!
I called and spoke directly with the owner of the company and he was very helpful. He advised that they were changing from a Ghostbracket system to a Easybracket setup...he said that it brings the bags closer to the bike for a less noticeable look. Their web site was under constuction but he asked for my email address and said he would send a few pictures of the bag for my night train.
Thanks again! :)
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If, and when you receive those pics, could you please email me them to me as well at [email protected] Thanks! I also have a Night Train (duh) and looking for a bag set up. ;)
 

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TexasFatBoy said:
Another great place is http://www.leatherworksinc.com/ These folks have great looking bags that can be done either throw-over or with Easy Brackets. My FatBoy came with the throw overs and I just converted them to Easy Brackets - they're a nice thick heavy leather with a great look.

Prices are good and the owner is fantastic to deal with.
I checked out the site and they do have some nice looking stuff...he did not have any prices listed though. What did your bags cost?
warden.
 
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