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Dave (owner) at Osprey taakes your order personally and was sure easy to work with. And fast. A LOT cheaper than Indian Bags. Lined with plastic for holding shape and has several metal braces. Very light. Great thick leather. Quick releases hidden. He has a bunch of styles/features. You pick your custom features like jewels, spots, piping, conchos, etc... His mounting system is included in the price and is similar to Indian's but he feels his will last longer. Very easy to mount. Just measure where you want them and drill 2 holes in the back. Everything else goes on in 10 minutes. Osprey Limited Handcrafted Saddlebags Leather Products

 

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Dave (owner) at Osprey taakes your order personally and was sure easy to work with. And fast. A LOT cheaper than Indian Bags. Lined with plastic for holding shape and has several metal braces. Very light. Great thick leather. Quick releases hidden. He has a bunch of styles/features. You pick your custom features like jewels, spots, piping, conchos, etc... His mounting system is included in the price and is similar to Indian's but he feels his will last longer. Very easy to mount. Just measure where you want them and drill 2 holes in the back. Everything else goes on in 10 minutes. Osprey Limited Handcrafted Saddlebags Leather Products

Beautiful work. What's the mounting system like? Pictures of that?
 

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It is just like the Indian design. take off the 2 bolts from the fender chrome trim. Screw in the 2 spools that are the hangers, slip the bags onto the spools where you drilled holes in the back of the bag. A bolt inside the bag onto the spools. Tighten down with a special allen wrench with a little stub on it. So cant be removed with just any allen wrench. Done. Very clean and no brackets.

Hardest part is deciding where to hang and drill the holes in back of bag. I am not good with measuring things and getting them level. You know, measure 5 times and still cut 6! But it was easy. Ended up slotting it so had some wiggle room.

I'll snap a pic from the rear when I get a chance.

The question is," Do these bags make my butt look big?"

Beautiful work. What's the mounting system like? Pictures of that?
 

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@Jefe , Thanks for that - I'm trying to decide between Osprey and Boss bags for my Classic to complete its 'Vintageization'. I'll have to fit the passenger backrest to the bike from time to time.

I didn't like the Indian bags at the UK price. If I have to spend that much (£1450 or US $2250), then it's worth a look around before doing so. I need a degree of protection for my camera gear.
 

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There are some good photos and an explanation of the Osprey mounting system in another thread recently posted. It is "theft proof bag mounts( close to that but you'll see it). The word "System "makes it sound complicated but it is not at all.Take 2 bolts out of the fender chrome, screw the "spools" in, put bags on threaded bolt coming out of spool, put bolt inside bag into spool. Done. They sent me 2 of the special allen wrench tools. It will discourage anyone from stealing it.
 

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Yes I like the sleek no bags, no pegs look too. And I ride that way most of the time. The solo setup woth the Aeroteck(?) luggage rack is very cool looking and downright aerodynamic. But when you need to carry more than the windshield bag will carry, whatcha gonna do?

The bags look beautiful guys, but I sure do like the bike with no bags at all.
 

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Thanks Vintagenut, I don'y like the flat top bag style because they all start sagging in at some point and lose their shape. This is an older style that was seen on 40s indians and more recently on the Heritages. And the red piping and jewels sure shows off the paint. Jefe

Those look awesome. A more vintage look than Indian bags imo anyway.
 

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Like any company - when things go good - everyone is happy - but when things go bad that is when you find out how good they are. My experience with Dave was TERRIBLE - I originally contacted him about making a tour pack for my Indian Vintage and he agreed. I even mailed up to him my luggage rack to use to make the prototype - almost a YEAR later and going back and forth with him - the bag he made was just TERRIBLE - (I'll post pictures). I sent it back twice (at my cost) and the first time it came back just as bad. The second time after months and months of him telling me he was making a new one that was better - he finally decided not to make it at all. The bag would not hold its shape for nothing and was falling apart. At one point he sent me a piece of plywood and some screws and said screw that to the bottom to help it keep its shape - it looked bad and the plywood warped in no time (and was never wet) - The cheap plastic on the inside also cracked in not time - it wouldn't hold anything on any weight..... Really bad experience and dealing with him was a nightmare. Hope you have better luck and a better product then he attempted to make for me.
 

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Osprey = put anything negative on his FB page and he deletes it and blocks you - (backed it up with pictures) doesn't give much credibility to FB pages does it.
 

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Osprey = put anything negative on his FB page and he deletes it and blocks you - (backed it up with pictures) doesn't give much credibility to FB pages does it.
Good Lord-how many times are you going to copy and paste your same post? Maybe you were blocked for posting the same tired post over and over? Seriously, do you just search for new threads that mention Osprey each time you log in, and then copy and paste??
 
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