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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => The Bike - C10 => Topic started by: deuce72 on April 22, 2019, 02:53:40 pm

Title: Saddlebag options?
Post by: deuce72 on April 22, 2019, 02:53:40 pm
Let's say if one maybe damaged one or more of their OEM saddlebags. Has anyone had any luck with any aftermarket options out there that fit the C-10?

The used OEM saddlebag market is a bit crazy $$$$$$$$$$

Thanks
Title: Re: Saddlebag options?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on April 22, 2019, 04:47:50 pm
You would need to come up with some mounting means, like make them from conduit or something, but I was just in Harbor Freight today (my local outlet, where I cannot escape without buying something...) , and they had some really nice sized/shaped, beefy boxes, with handles and such, for very little $$, like a pair for less than $100, and they look "Nice", (robust, but nicely made)...and would be actually perfect....

https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/all-other-storage/4800-weatherproof-protective-case-x-large-64250.html (https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/all-other-storage/4800-weatherproof-protective-case-x-large-64250.html)

https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/all-other-storage/3800-weatherproof-protective-case-16-516-in-63927.html (https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/all-other-storage/3800-weatherproof-protective-case-16-516-in-63927.html)

I wish they had one of the "big ones", but looking at the others, they are as good, if not BETTER, than the Pelican cases I've seen, that cost 2x$$$ more..

here's the one I was hoping they had,
https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/all-other-storage/5800-weatherproof-protective-rolling-carry-on-case-x-large-64819.html (https://www.harborfreight.com/tool-storage/all-other-storage/5800-weatherproof-protective-rolling-carry-on-case-x-large-64819.html)

I didn't go in there for cases, I went in for a battery operated fuel pump, to drain and refill bike tanks ($10), and ended up strolling around and looked at those boxes.. perfect timing for you...
I'd buy that big one, and turn it it a "universal" trunk, that I can swap out from my C10, and my old KZ1000... I'm sure it would work fantastic.
Title: Re: Saddlebag options?
Post by: dvitous on April 23, 2019, 08:08:15 am
Once upon a time there was the Happy Trails rack available for the C10, but I don't think it's made anymore.  It's not listed on the website.  https://www.happy-trail.com/ (https://www.happy-trail.com/)


For what it's worth, here's mine with Givi e-41 bags mounted.  The rack included turn signal relocation brackets (shorter arms)


https://photos.app.goo.gl/C4ZXsyjVG0M8dRRN2 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/C4ZXsyjVG0M8dRRN2)
Title: Re: Saddlebag options?
Post by: sport rider on April 23, 2019, 11:39:42 am
these seem like a very reasonable price to me.  you won't find anything aftermarket for this price.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-86-92-KAWASAKI-ZG1000-CONCOURS-ZG-1000-SADDLEBAGS-SADDLE-BAGS-LUGGAGE-SET/302931792132?hash=item4688245104:g:3x0AAOSwGNxbKCLd (https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-86-92-KAWASAKI-ZG1000-CONCOURS-ZG-1000-SADDLEBAGS-SADDLE-BAGS-LUGGAGE-SET/302931792132?hash=item4688245104:g:3x0AAOSwGNxbKCLd)