Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Post by scooter74 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:38 pm

Hello to all!
I have a set of old Panhead Royalite bubble bag style hard bags. I've done some research on these and from what I can see, they were all made out of some composite fiberglass/plastic-like material. The set I have are very old and crusty, BUT, they are made out of steel. Both the bottoms and lids are steel. These are the exact same in shape and appearance as any of the other Royalite ones that I have seen.

My question: Has anyone seen any of these steel bags, or have any knowledge of them? Thanks in advance for any and all insight on this!



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Re: Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Post by cdndewey » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:22 pm

First I've ever heard of that. Post some pics.

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Re: Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:20 pm

There were some aftermarket steel bags made previous to the advent of Royalite bags, however I do not recall the maker. And they did not look too much like the Royalite bags, at least not if compared side by side. I'll look for a picture of them.
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Re: Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Post by scooter74 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:14 pm

Maybe I shouldn't say that they are the exact shape as the Royalite ones, but very close. I will get some pics up of them asap.

Thanks for the replies!

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Re: Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Post by Scrap » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:38 pm

Just a bit of useless knowledge. Royalite was made by US Rubber in a factory near me in RI. My brother just sold a late 1950's vintage speed boat made from Royalite.
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Re: Panhead Royalite Bubble Bags

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Post by scooter74 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:28 pm

Thanks for the input.

Scrap, I have heard of some older boats that had hulls made out of some type of rubber/plastic like material. So it makes sense that some were using Royalite. Thanks for the cool pedal car pic.

I attached a few pics of the bags. These things are steel, and i think they look pretty close to the Royalite ones in shape. Let me know if any of you has seen any of these or knows anything about them. Thanks!

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