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First off , still learning to navigate the site , so if this has been covered , I apologize in advance. I am seriously considering the leather bags for my Bobber Black , and wanted to hear from anyone that has them on upkeep. I noticed they use the phrase water resistant , and being leather , I get that. I do ride year round , and wet is a regular occurrence here in the south. What are you guys that use the Triumph luggage use to maintain them with ? Coming from years of Adventure bikes with waterproof roll bags , this will be a new thing for me to consider.

Also , Am I just that bad at searching , or is no one making much in the way of saddlebags and saddlebag systems for this bike? I have seen the bracket that H/B (?) makes (looks like an overgrown horse shoe) but otherwise , I ain't coming up with much. If I'm missing something (before I drop over 7 bills for Triumph stuff) , Please , feel free to show me options.

Yes , I know it's not meant for bags.

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If you want proper panniers or saddlebags..... buy another bike, the bobber is not made for travelling...

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Thanks , I covered that.
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If you want proper panniers or saddlebags..... buy another bike, the bobber is not made for travelling...
No, Have bobber Can travel, it's not what a bike is made for it's what you use it for that matters.
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No, Have bobber Can travel, it's not what a bike is made for it's what you use it for that matters.
Mine will be seeing more than just the parking lot of my favorite watering hole. I road trip regularly , I'll just be doing this one 100-120 miles at a time.
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I don't see the bags for the Speedmaster as fit for purpose. Waxed cotton and leather and £437 (IIRC) for the pair and the mounts. They can't be locked shut or locked to the bike... If I decide on bags, it'll probably be the Held ones, they're all leather and half the price, and they can be locked themselves and to the bike...

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I will actually answer your question. I have the bags. Only the top flap is leather, the est is waxed cotton. They are very easy on and off. I treat the leather with a leather conditioner and the waxed cotton is well....waxed cotton. But the bags come with rain covers that work fairly well. I bought them because I think they look the best for this bike and the ease in removing them. I find them essential on errands and small trips. This is not my tourer, I have a CVO Road King for that.
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I will actually answer your question. I have the bags. Only the top flap is leather, the est is waxed cotton. They are very easy on and off. I treat the leather with a leather conditioner and the waxed cotton is well....waxed cotton. But the bags come with rain covers that work fairly well. I bought them because I think they look the best for this bike and the ease in removing them. I find them essential on errands and small trips. This is not my tourer, I have a CVO Road King for that.
Thank you , I know it's not for everyone to throw bags on a bike of this caliber , but it will be my do all bike for a while. Just has a little attitude.
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I have seen about 8 different bags on Bobbers so far! Everyone want a bag or 2. I have done a few 400 mile trips on mine!
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On the days where the mornings are too cold without a coat and no where to stow a coat on the Bobber in the hot afternoon, I'm relegated to take the Harley with hard bags--when I might have enjoyed the Bobber more.

To me, the Bobber is a stand alone: no windshield, no bags. So, I'm considering a Ural rack (like I've seen that some have mounted to the rear fender) as a method of toting a bag tied down with bungee cords. This will be my compromise.

I had the brown Triumph panniers on my T100, and they looked OK. To me they're too big for the Bobber due to the Bobber's design. (Yet, to each his own.)
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