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  1. #1
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    LS650 saddle bags

    Are there any functional, good looking saddle bags made to fit the S40, in this case, that do not require relocating the rear turn signals? Links to something would be especially appreciated. -thx

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    You should be able to find some soft bags that will fit, maybe even without supports to keep them off the wheel.
    In the past, I've used the rear shocks to prevent wheel contact and put the yoke under the seat.
    Don't know if that's possible with the S40 though.

    Some others probably will chime in too.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Thanks, you get the idea that I don't want to modify anything back there if I don't have to. Hopefully some others will chime in.

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    I'm reaching out for advice again. I see pics online of S40s with throwover saddlebags, some with the yoke simply resting on top of the back part of the seat, others with the yoke running under the seat, like you'd expect.

    But under that part of the seat on my S40 is a voltage regulator/rectifier with fins, wiring to the taillight with a quick disconnect, and rubber spacer blocks holding up the rear part of the seat. Daylight doesn't get through under there.

    How can a leather yoke (maybe even overlapped layers) fit under that seat cushion? I'm finding small saddle bags that will fit the area between the shocks and turn signal without even using support brackets, but I don't get how the yoke can fit under the seat with all that other stuff there.

    Advice appreciated.

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    If that thing really is the R/R, they tend to run hot and must have some air circulation.
    In that case, I wouldn't recommend putting the yoke under there.

    You can put the yoke above the seat on the outside and the run a couple of heavy strings/ropes under the seat for safety and security.
    Most new bags come with the extra ropes or straps to do that.

    OR.....after riding a while, if that thing is not hot, then you could try running the yoke under the seat pan.
    In most cases, I've found that there is more slack space there than you think. But maybe not always.
    Don't believe everything that you think.


 

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