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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
I have the Jumbo Strongs. Midnight Jockey's pic demonstrates nicely how they look (I have the same bags with the lights in them). Difference with mine is that mine are further from the fender (larger spacers) so I can clear my Mutazu trunk.

Couple of comments about the bags:

1) they are high quality - sturdy, good locks, good hinges, good workmanship, good seals...with one exception...

2) ...don't get the built in lights - they are the only "low quality" piece on the bags in my opinion - they aren't sealed well, they aren't that bright, and you can do something "custom" after-the-fact with some nice aftermarket lights if you really want lighting.

3) they hold a LOT, which is awesome for long trips

4) if you use the really long spacers (no need unless you are trying to clear a trunk) expect a bit of sag at the bottom (bags tilting into the fender). I have to rig something up this winter to sort that out. Won't happen with the standard spacers.

5) full-face helmet will not fit. my 4XL HJC doesn't fit, and my wife's extra-small HJC doesn't fit either. Skid lid/half helmet, no problem.

I get compliments from casual passers-by all the time about the bike, and specifically about the bags - they fit nicely, the organic curves suit the shape of the Roadie.

If you get them, you won't be disappointed.
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Jaybo wrote:
Edge, yeah I remember and that was why I had thought about them originally.. My worry about them is that they are not as heavy duty and while a lot less money I get tired of cheaping out and regretting it later. Since I am going to do custom paint, I think it better to spend a little more upfront.

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Jaybo.....here's what I bought......http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Mutazu-Vivid-Gloss-Black-Universal-RS-Hard-Saddlebag-fits-most-Cruisers-/231438034935?hash=item35e2c827f7:g:GWIAAOSwpDdVJwbR&vxp=mtr

If you can recall...I had them on my R* when I met you at the NW M&G at Shores' place in June....I mounted them directly on the OEM mounts after removing the crossbars that were in the way...I set them up and then drilled my own holes. As you can see in my avatar...they sit pretty high but.....I wanted them to match up the top profile of the rear fender....I could have mounted them lower as well.....It was easy...my $.02


Jaybo...I hear ya...I left them glossy black and for my travelling needs they are holding up just fine...good luck..hope to see y a next summer...
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Edge, Looking forward to it! We have the dates nailed mostly down. July 13th-16th with rides on Friday and Saturday. Location still TBD, but most likely Albany/Lebanon area.
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
theshredbaron wrote:
I have the Jumbo Strongs. Midnight Jockey's pic demonstrates nicely how they look (I have the same bags with the lights in them). Difference with mine is that mine are further from the fender (larger spacers) so I can clear my Mutazu trunk.

Couple of comments about the bags:

1) they are high quality - sturdy, good locks, good hinges, good workmanship, good seals...with one exception...

2) ...don't get the built in lights - they are the only "low quality" piece on the bags in my opinion - they aren't sealed well, they aren't that bright, and you can do something "custom" after-the-fact with some nice aftermarket lights if you really want lighting.

3) they hold a LOT, which is awesome for long trips

4) if you use the really long spacers (no need unless you are trying to clear a trunk) expect a bit of sag at the bottom (bags tilting into the fender). I have to rig something up this winter to sort that out. Won't happen with the standard spacers.

5) full-face helmet will not fit. my 4XL HJC doesn't fit, and my wife's extra-small HJC doesn't fit either. Skid lid/half helmet, no problem.

I get compliments from casual passers-by all the time about the bike, and specifically about the bags - they fit nicely, the organic curves suit the shape of the Roadie.



Ditto on everything shread said. Also I can fit my half helmet in my hard strong bags and they are not jumbo.

If you get them, you won't be disappointed.
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Shred and Derailed, Thank you for the fantastic info, it really is very helpful and helps me know I am getting a good quality product. I'm still torn on which size, but leaning towards the jumbo for all that extra space. Ugh, decisions
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
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Shred and Derailed, Thank you for the fantastic info, it really is very helpful and helps me know I am getting a good quality product. I'm still torn on which size, but leaning towards the jumbo for all that extra space. Ugh, decisions


If you want to loose the lollipop bar someone on here has or knows were to get lights that look just like the R* tail lights. If I thought I had the never to do fiberglass work I would take out the lights that came with them and change them. Hopefully they will see this and post were to find them.
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Found some.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/330-469


But these are the ones I was talking about

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/605-411
 
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Re:Tsukayu Strong and Jumbo strong bags 1 Year, 2 Months ago  
Yeah I was looking at those lights as well as lots of others on JP. I think they would work and look the best and should fit with a standard tombstone light on the fender. Oh, and I mean the red ones, Not a fan of the clear, even with the triple function.

Derailed75 wrote:
Found some.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/330-469


But these are the ones I was talking about

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/605-411
 
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