Composite Saddle bags. Years Used please

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Sausage
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Composite Saddle bags. Years Used please

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Post by Sausage » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:28 pm

Description: What years were either the Black or White composite "Kidney" style saddlebags used?

Post by Sausage on Jan 12, 2004, 11:22pm

Hello:

What years were either the Black or White composite "Kidney" style saddlebags used?

Thank You again.

Post by 62DuoGlide on Jan 12, 2004, 11:51pm

The Royalite bags were first introduced in '54. They came in black only, with the "speedball" trim pieces. They changed the trim to the "Star-Trek" emblems in '58. Somewhere in there they added the white bags. They were available until '63 with the "jet" profile trim. . In '64 they introduced the fiberglass bags. Hope this helps,... 62 DuoGlide

Post by Sausage on Jan 13, 2004, 12:21am

62DuoGlide:

Thank You so much!

I really like the Royalite saddlebags alot. Preferably in Black.
There is a pic on page 5 center top of a 1962 Duo-Glide in Black or possibly Navy with the Black Royalite bags and front disc brakes and two arcing saddlebag braces. Absolutley Stunning!

Shown below is a 1963 FLH example with Headlight Naccel, Signal Lights, and in my opinion a subtle amount of the color white on the top on the Tanks and grips of which seems to compliment the Black very well.

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Do you have signal lights on you 1962 Dou-Glide? If so, factory offering or after market?

Thank You again!

Post by DuoDave on Jan 13, 2004, 1:25am

The white Royalite bags were introduced in 1959.
Sausage - you will find Greg Fields books on Panheads an invaluable source of information.

Post by suicideshovel65 on Jan 13, 2004, 3:06am

I'm searching for a set of the Buco hard bags that have the two lights set into the rear of each bag. Very Buck Rogers!
Have seen a couple on eBay including a mint set that I missed due to the timing of a flight back to Australia in December...grrrr
They mount similarly to the kidney bags I believe.
I'll need them to carry tools at the rate I'm going!

Post by 62DuoGlide on Jan 14, 2004, 1:20pm

Sausage said : "There is a pic on page 5 center top of a 1962 Duo-Glide in Black or possibly Navy with the Black Royalite bags and front disc brakes and two arcing saddlebag braces. "

Yeah Sausage, that's my '62. It's black, and it has re-pop bullet lights. They are just running lights and not used for signals. I prefer hand signaling, although newer riders think I'm waving to them. The rear bullets are dual filiment and I have them wired to the brake light, effectively brightening my stops. I also run a pair of bullets under the seat that come on during braking also.
I'm in the process of restoring a set of Royalites and will have them for sale in a couple of months.
Panheads Forever ! 62DuoGlide

Post by dirtydistrict on Jan 14, 2004, 1:40pm

yeah, I've got these royalite saddlebag, they were in a very bad condition; most of the job have been done with...an hairdryer to reform the shape and some fiberglass for holes.

Post by suicideshovel65 on Jan 15, 2004, 3:48am

Sausage,

Yep, they're the ones! Thanks for the heads-up.
I've emailed the seller to see if they'll ship overseas.
I'm actually after a set with more conical lenses, but these will do as a starter set, as I reckon the other lenses will be available elsewhere.

Cheers,

S.

Post by BigMike on Jan 15, 2004, 9:33pm

Durnit SS65! let's not get into a bidding war on those bags, they would really look sweet on my '64! I've got a great set of the square edged glass bags, but those ones linked look really slick.

Post by suicideshovel65 on Jan 16, 2004, 3:28am

I like'em because they're Buck Rogers - really '50s type style, which is where I'm trying to take my Pan custom at the moment. I'd paint 'em gloss black, which is why I don't mind the paint on these.
Message me if you really are going to bid on them though - I haven't had a response on whether or not the vendor will ship internationally or not yet.

Cheers,

S.

Post by BigMike on Jan 16, 2004, 4:09pm

I/M sent, if he won't ship overseas, I (or somebody else here) will hook you up.
If anybody here needs the 64 to 80? fiberglass bags, there is a guy with a fiberglass shop in the same complex as my shop who makes them for a reasonable price, white, black, painted, whatever. you provide your own hardware. (available from the usual sources). the bags can be as original, heavy fiberglass, or even carbon fiber. they are exact match, he used my original bags to make the mold.



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