Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by Bluzmn59 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:46 pm

Is there anybody out there who is repairing or remanufacturing saddlebags? I just bought a 1959 Panhead that came originally with the white saddlebags. In 1960, somebody ran into one of them at Sturgis, crushing it, and the original owner replaced them with black ones (he liked the color better). I have the original white ones and would love to get them restored and put them back on the bike.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:13 pm

Bluz

You actually have several good choices, here are 3 leather smiths with excellent reputations (that I know of), I'll give you the links and you can decide for yourself. I have personally done business with all 3 of these folks and have no complaints with any of their products or services.

mike

Wayne at http://www.heathers-leathers.com

Michael at http://www.worshamcastle.com

Larry at http://www.saddles.amintech.com

I just noticed that none of these links are in the "Links & Other"/Commercial section of the forum, I'll add them in a minute

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Re: Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by PanPal » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 pm


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Re: Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:11 am

PanPal,
Good call!, it just dawned on me that he probably has bubble bags on that '59, the leather folks won't be able to help him with those.

I'll get the link for the bubble bags added to the commercial links also, thanks for posting it.

mike

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Re: Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by Bluzmn59 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:49 am

Thanks for the help, guys. Yes, they are bubble bags so no, the leather guys probably won't help much. :wink:

I am aware of BB Reproductions, but was really looking to see if anybody knew of a company that could repair and recondition the original bags.

Thanks again.

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Post by DuoGlide62 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:27 pm

Have any pictures of the bags ?

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Re: Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by Moose » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:05 am

find someone that fixes corvettes maybe they could glass it up and make it better for you

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Re: Repair/Remanufacture/Restore saddlebags

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Post by Bluzmn59 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:39 am

Thanks for the responses. My initial thought was to try to keep it as original as possible, but after owning the bike for a few days, I have found other stuff that is not original. I am just going to look for a set of white bubble bags for her and keep the original ones for a keepsake.

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