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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Rear saddlebag guards

Looking to put some Rear saddlebag guards on the RG standard. Looked for used but haven't found much. Harley's are $207 online. I've seen cheap aftermarket ones for $60 but I'm not sold on cheap chinese steel protecting the bags if it hits the pavement. I can envision the bar collapsing from the weight and the bag getting trashed anyway.
I found some from Factory 47 but they are out of stock and have to be ordered. Anybody know of any other shops that make there own guards? Anybody take a chance on the Chinese guards? If so how was the quality of the parts and the fitment? Which ones did you get. I'll probably have to pony up to the Harley plate but I thought I'd ask. Thanks, LS

P.S. I'm lovin' the new Glide. I'm adding Custom Dynamic rear LED lights in place of the 1157's. Floorboard extensions and hiway pegs. I ordered factory lowers. OUCH that was a big bill but I couldn't see putting mismatched colored parts on it. Its way to nice of a bike. I may put some heavier oil in some air shocks and swap out the hand adjustable. The ride pretty ruff. I'm sure I'll think of something else. But right now I'm wanting to get some bag protectors in case a accidental drop happens. They go down fast.

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 05:46 PM
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Vindikta

https://vindikta.myshopify.com/produ...kta-bag-guards

I have their marauder bars, top quality and excellent customer service.

or

Santoro Fabworx

https://vindikta.myshopify.com/produ...antoro-fabworx

Don't have any of their stuff so can't say anything about quality, but if the fellas at Vindikta support it then I'd trust they're good.
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Slid my bike out in the middle of a turn, and had to replace the engine guard, but still running the same bag guards today (this happened in 2015), and my bag doesn't have a scratch. I jumped on top of my bike as it was sliding until I got to where I could jump off into the grass in case it flipped.
I got the genuine HD guards from Surdyke's website, which while being in Hawaii, buying there and paying shipping was less than buying right at the dealership 6 miles from my house. I also checked other sites, and some were actually less expensive, but the shipping was more expensive, making the total more expensive.
I wanted to get the real deal guards as I didn't want to trust my bike to the cheap stuff. Spend money to save money. Two months later I went surfing on my bike.

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Those Factory 47s are worth the wait. They're not bending unless it's a major impact. If they bend. I'm sure the bike is toast.

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I have a 15 RGS and bag side bars wont fit but I got the HD bars that go in front so I got that going for me.

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Yea shit happens fast out there. Glad your slide turned out ok. Those Factory 47 guards look really beefy. I'm just looking for the ones that go in front of the bags. I will just feel better with some guards in the rear also. Not planing on dropping the bike but nobody is and they drop fast. Better to be safe than sorry.

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Slid my bike out in the middle of a turn, and had to replace the engine guard, but still running the same bag guards today (this happened in 2015), and my bag doesn't have a scratch. I jumped on top of my bike as it was sliding until I got to where I could jump off into the grass in case it flipped.
I would sure like to know how you were able to get on top of the bike.

The few times that I low sided while learning to ride I was separated from the bike before I could even react.

It was like, on the bike, lean over, find myself sitting on the pavement while the bike slides away.

Of course these were on a standard UJM.
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I have a set of black ones, ordered one I thought but accidentally ordered 2. Can't send them back. I can send pics when I get back from vacation. Paid 55 bucks, can ship for same price. They were powder coated. Here's a screen shot
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I have a set of black ones, ordered one I thought but accidentally ordered 2. Can't send them back. I can send pics when I get back from vacation. Paid 55 bucks, can ship for same price. They were powder coated. Here's a screen shot
So what do you think of the quality of the $55.00 crash bars? How was the fitment on the bike?

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I bought the HD ones when I bought the bike, always wanted them for that just in case moment.

Not cheap, but I feel a little better having them on.


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