Motorcycle Bike into Bagger TOTW Fairings Part 2 of 3
http://motorcycle-accessories.cruisercustomizing.com/search?w=Fairings+&asu g=&model_id=0&search2=Go Part 2 of a 3 part series: Bike into Bagger: Saddlebags In this tip three part tip, Kyle from www.cruisercustomizing.com will show how stock bikes can be turned into baggers complete with bags and a fairing. Part 2: Fairings - Learn how to put a bagger style fairing on your bike for under $500 with Memphis Shades Batwing, as well as how to step it up with the intermediate Sportech fairing by Kuryakyn, and finally... learn the endless options of the premiumKuryakyn Airmaster Fairing. Last Week: Part 1: Tip Introduction & Saddlebag Explanation. Kyle shows how you can put three different sets of quick detach saddlebags on your motorcycle form budget Saddleman to intermediate National Cycle, and then the premium Mustang covered hardbag set-up. Learn about these three options and then watch the three Saddlebag Installations. Budget: Saddleman Saddlebags with the Saddleman Quick Disconnect System Intermediate: National Cycle Cruise Liner Hard Saddlebags and cruiseliner mounts. Premium: Mustang Covered Hard Saddlebags mounted with Edge Brackets, Easy Brackets, or Saddleman Quick Disconnect Kit. This set-up is the perfect compliment to you Mustang Seat. Part 2: Fairings - Learn how to put a bagger style fairing on your bike for under $500 with Memphis Shades Batwing, as well as how to step it up with the intermediate Sportech fairing by Kuryakyn, and finally... learn the endless options of the premiumKuryakyn Airmaster Fairing. Next Week: Part 3: Bikes into Baggers: The Ultimate Transformation Watch these bikes be transformed over the next couple weeks... For just about $800 your bike can be transformed in just a matter of hours! Thank you for watching this Cruiser Customizing Tip of the Week. Until Next Week, Take Care & Ride Safe Kyle
Bike into Bagger 2013 Buying Guide TOTW
This Bike into Bagger Buying Guide will outline the motorcycle industry's most popular products which will allow you to convert or transform your standard or naked into a fully functional "bagger." One of the best ways to know what you want "your bagger" to look like is to visit rallies, events, forums, and showrooms to see what style of fairing and saddlebags best suit the look and functionality you are striving to obtain with your bagger build. Luckily, the bagger segment is in full swing and there are hundreds of manufacturers offering fairings, brackets, windshields, saddlebags, audio systems,[CR1] and so much more! Stay tuned as we weed through the hundreds of items and bring you the good, better, and best in bagger options so you can be prepared to get your build on! Fairing Revolution Harley Davidson birthed the bagger in 1969 with the introduction of the fork mounted fairing option on their Electra Glide motorcycles. In the early 2000's the Street Glide and Road Glide began to gain popularity over the Dyna, Road King and Sportsters. It wasn't until 2005 or so that the fairing manufacturers began expanding their offerings from Harley only applications catering to the metric bikes. Hoppe and Dragonfly were leaders in the "bagger revolution" with the highest quality products. In 2010, Memphis Shades released their Batwing Fairing, which attached to their trigger lock mounting system and brought fairings to metric bikes for just about $500. Kuryakyn then released the Sportech line of fairings in the $700 price range. All of a sudden, fairings became obtainable for the average Joe, whether riding a Harley or a Metric motorcycle. Saddlebag Revolution Fitting saddlebags to any bike that does come with saddlebags can be a challenging venture. Finding the correct brackets, the right size bags, throw over, bolt-on, locking hard vs. soft... there is so much to think about and to factor into the equation. Today, we will boil these options down into a good, better best format you can easily follow! Good, Better &Best of Fairings at Cruiser Customizing Our "good" could be your "best"! The "good fairing" here is our most popular fairing and it works for just about every bike out there! It really is the most universal fit fairing with as many, if not more, features and accessories than the other fairings in our lineup. The "all inclusive" nature and hand craftsmanship of the Hoppe Fairing makes it the "best" in this guide. Good = Memphis Shades Batwing @ $560 Shell: $280 and made of black formed acrylic windshield material. Interior: Hollow that allows for use of a windshield bag. Mounting Kit: $145 Trigger Lock Mounting Kit for Quick Release removal Windshield: $75 and available from 5" to 12" and in various colors Trim: $60 and provides stylish custom look for fairing to windshield transition Audio: $400 Hogtunes offers a bolt in stereo kit Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kKOh5liA7s Better = Klock Werks Fairing @ $750 Shell: $650 to $750 Thermoformed crack resistant automotive polymers for perfect fit Interior: Same as above but textured and includes a glove box opening Mounting Kit: $80 Bolt-on model specific mounting kit Windshield: Included 3" black shield Trim: No Klock Werks option, but any FLT trim strips can be used Audio: $499 Made by Hogtunes and is available as an accessory Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGmiRxsXkcA Best = Hoppe Industries @ $800 (Vanillazilla) to $1800 Quazilla Shell: $800 to $1800 top quality hand-layed fiberglass Interior: Fiberglass and abs plastic and most are complete with speakers and stereo Mounting Kit: Included as they are all make / model specific. Windshield: Included 12" clear shield Trim: $89 - $125 - available but not a necessity. Audio: Most have built in audio systems Good, Better, Best of Saddlebags at Cruiser Customizing Saddlebags come in a multitude sizes, shapes and styles. This being a Bagger Guide, we will focus on the good, better, and best in the bolt-on / quick release category. Good = Saddlemen Custom Fit Cruisn' Slant Saddlebag w/ quick release @ $320 Saddlebag: $160 Synthetic saddlebag with a ridged hard back Quick Disconnect Kit: $105 Quarter turn locking fasteners for quick removal Brackets: $55 Universal Bag Support Better = Cycra Hardstreet Saddlebags w/ or w/o Brackets @ $429 to $799 Saddlebag: $499 Cycra ABS injection molded plastic for perfect fit and finish Best = Mustang Seats Hard Covered Saddlebags w/ Easy Brackets @ $915 Saddlebag: $760 Fiberglass saddlebag covered with matching Mustang Seat vinyl Easy Brackets: $155 Strongest and most effective quick release saddlebag bracket Best of the Best = Addition of the NEW Mustang Hard Covered Trunk @ $915 Trunk: $670 Fiberglass covered trunk with matching Mustang Seat vinyl Trunk Bracket: $225 Chrome brackets for mounting trunk to motorcycle Bolt Kit: $20 for mounting brackets to bike and trunk to brackets
Mutazu hard saddlebags 2007 Honda VTX 1300r
This is a short video to show you how the hard saddlebags look on the Honda VTX and how to wire the saddlebag lights to the motorcycle as well.
Honda VTX 1800c w/ Viking Bags leather hard bags Installation & Review
Craig chose to replace his worn out and broken saddlebags with our Viking LAM-500-L saddlebags. He wanted durability in his new bags because his current ones couldn't stand up to the test of Southern California's sunny weather. We helped him pick out the best fitting bags for his VTX 1800C. All of our hard saddlebags have a locking feature which sold him. Craig does a great job of showing the details of the installation and sharing the end product at the end of this video. Bags shown in this video are the LAM-500-L (Leather wrapped version) http://www.vikingbags.com/lamellar-extra-large-shock-cutout-leather-covered -saddlebag-12149-prd1.htm We also have many other hard bags and saddlebags for the popular Honda VTX series. Here's some helpful links: Hard Saddlebags http://www.vikingbags.com/motorcycle-hard-saddlebags.htm Honda Motorcycle Saddlebags http://www.vikingbags.com/motorcycle-honda-saddlebags.htm And if you're looking for specifically the VTX 1300C bags... We got a great selection right here. http://www.vikingbags.com/lamellar-extra-large-shock-cutout-leather-covered -saddlebag-12238-prd1.htm