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Old 08-17-2013, 10:08 AM
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XS 11 Luggage Question

New to the XS 11, my Brother, moved to KS, and left his XS in my garage last winter, the bike sat up for a while and was not ridden much prior to that.

so long story short, I got tired of seeing it just wasting away and decided it need to be ridden... After cleaning the cards, changing the fuel lines, fresh oil/ brake fluid, and cleaning up the fuse connections for the electrical, this sleeping giant came to life.

This is the most deceptive bike I have ridden, does not look like a beast, but is very strong, needless to say, it is now tagged, inspected and road ready.

I am interested in putting some luggage on the back so I can carry odds and ends with me, will give me more of an excuse to jump on her, more often.

So I live in the Dallas area and saw these on CL... anyone know if they will fit, they are asking 100 bucks, look nice, but I am not sure what else will need to be done to install them

or does anyone have any other ideas?

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mpo/4004585071.html



I am open to soft bags or hard bags, also looking for a sport fairing that will work for this bike as well.

I have been reading up on this forum, looks like a lot of great knowledge and is turning me quickly into a XSessive!

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Old 08-17-2013, 10:11 AM
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Welcome! They could work, easiest way would be to find some actual saddle bag attachments for an XS though. BA80 mounted a set like those on his bike, but he used XS hardbag mounts and just attached the bags to those.

Here is the thread he did about them.

http://www.xs11.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38663
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:20 AM
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Thanks... I will see if I can find some brackets cheap, those bags look pretty nice for 100 bucks
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:25 AM
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These work pretty good too!

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Green Monster Coils
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:31 AM
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Nice... that looks pretty cool, and looks like they hold plenty of gear

Thanks Natmeon
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:01 PM
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- - - saw these on CL... anyone know if they will fit, they are asking 100 bucks, look nice, but I am not sure what else will need to be done to install them - - -
Hi Newty,
depends how handy you are, if you can make your own support brackets that's the least costly. Check the XS/XJ 11 parts for sale forum to see what you can find.
Another thing you will have to do is move the rear turn signals. I don't say the factory deliberately put them where they are to stop you mounting saddlebags but they may as well have.
Tell the seller they'd be a bitch to mount and offer him $75.
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