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  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 9:36 AM

    turning a softtail into a bagger

    any help
  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 9:51 AM In reply to

    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    How far do you want to go? There are hard bags and bat wing farings for softails. I have a MoCo windshield and willie & max bags on my Deluxe. Does that make it a bagger?

     

  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 10:20 AM In reply to

    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    well, you can't turn a softail into an FLHT style dresser, the frames and drive train are totally different. however, you can add dresser bags and fairings to a softail, we have the bag mounts and radio fairings to do it with

     

  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 11:03 AM In reply to

    • DAD42
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    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    I picked up some 70's era hard bags at a swap and modified my heritage bag brackets to mount them. Good luck. JR

     

  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 12:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    I threw some bags and the big Memphis shade on my 90 softail..fairly easy to do and I like the look...does that make it a bagger?

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  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 12:26 PM In reply to

    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    Most softails come with bags and windshields so no, what you did does not make it a bagger. In my opinion which is just that, I don't think anybody should try and turn any softail into a bagger. As steve states, the frames and drive trains are different. If you want a bagger get one, don't deface a softail, thats a crime...
  • Tue, Jun 24 2008 5:57 PM In reply to

    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    FLHTC RUUUUUUULLLLEEEEEZZZZZZZ!!!!

     

  • Thu, Jul 10 2008 12:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

    A friend has mounted fairing, hard bags and tour pac on his softail.  He had to do some fabrication on the mounts but it actually looks pretty good.

  • Sat, Jul 12 2008 9:05 AM In reply to

    • Tony
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    Re: turning a softtail into a bagger

     I am in the middle of doing the same thing to a Softail right now.  I used part 840-097 to mount a set of 93 and later hard saddle bags from a dresser model.  Also going to use part 751-716 for the fairing.  I know that after doing this it does not make my Softail into a Bagger, but it gives it a similar effect.  And if anyone has ever compared the top heaviness of a bagger to that of a softail, you know that the softail is a little lighter which is nice for a smaller guy like me.

     

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