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Tsukayu ABS or Fibreglass Strong Bags?

I know I'm a little late with this question but I just ordered some Tsukayu fibreglass strong bags for my 2014 Vegas. Now I'm wondering if I should have got the ABS bags. I could probably change the order tomorrow. For those that have their fibreglass bags how are they holding up and what is your experience with the easy brackets?
 

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I have the bags (came with bike when I bought it). They are holding up well. the lining on the lid is starting to peel back some but thats all. I dont have the easy brackets though wish I did. Thier mounting brackets have the bags out too far. Been trying to figure out away to bring them in.Im not very mechanicaly inclined.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I did not get the easy brackets as I figured they would put the bags out to far. I did go with the fibreglass. Now I think I need some new exhaust to get the bags to fit right.
 

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You definitely made the right choice.. I have those bags on my Shadow.. Built like brick outhouses..

The mounting hardware is heavy duty, But I put some self-adhesive craft foam on the bracket that faces the bag to cushion and reduce stress on the contact surfaces, and used BIG fender washers on the inside of the bag to spread stress over a larger surface..

This is how they look after 20k



You'll love 'em cheers
 

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They look awesome on your bike and sit nice and low. I think the Easy Brackets would put them up to high. I really debated between the ABS and fibreglass but figured I would go with the tried and true fibreglass. Do you ever take them off? I was thinking I would only put mine on for a road trip but may just leave them on now.
 

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They look awesome on your bike and sit nice and low. I think the Easy Brackets would put them up to high. I really debated between the ABS and fibreglass but figured I would go with the tried and true fibreglass. Do you ever take them off? I was thinking I would only put mine on for a road trip but may just leave them on now.
No, mine are hard mounted...I used the regular mounting brackets that came with them..

ABS is the lighter, weaker and softer material.. So, if you do hard mount them, or use Tsukayu mounting hardware (which is really made for the job and heavy duty stuff) ..You definitely bought the right bag..

Mine are always loaded, spare gas, huge tool kit, rain-suit, layers, bottles of Gatorade etc.

Yes.. (Nodding vigorously)... You're Gonna like 'em. thumb up

Another Pic..

 

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Now that the bags are ordered I'm guessing I will need exhaust. Hacker rippers with the quiet option are at the top of my list. I think they will give me enough space to mount the bags the way I want. Any thoughts?
 

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Can't help there.. On that Shadow I had to install an aftermarket exhaust so I could get the bags to sit as low as they do and follow the rear fender line.. You'll have to do some legwork on that one..

Strong Hardbags Dimensions..

http://www.tsukayu.com/strong's dimension.htm

...Best of luck! thumb up
 

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The Bags were delivered today. Pretty quick as I was expecting 3 to 6 weeks. I mocked them up and they are definitely not going to fit where I want them. So as I thought, I will be ordering new exhaust. They are very well made and I am happy with my choice so far. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for hard bags.
 
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