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PostAuthor: Timas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:18 am

So I have not been finding bags I considered to be worth what the prices are... seems real leather doesn't exist in the ready made department anymore.

I saw a really nice set on a bike at the shop the other weekend and asked where he got them, turns out he made his own, and a Leather Supply House I thought was no longer in existence had just moved 20km ....

Tandy Leather

I went in and bought the plans and a lot of leather as well as the bits and pieces... about $400 later and one week of cutting punching sewing and lacing later I am ready to clean, waterproof and fit the saddlebags on the bike tomorrow.. the tool bag was done in the first two days..

I will take some pic's and post tomorrow I hope.

This would have gotten done quicker but I keep needing to mod the designs to fit better, or be more securely fastened to the bike.. added two straps and a third closure on the tool bag, had to shorten the cross seat web for the saddlebags.. (Had to put a bag of laundry UNDER it for the trip down from Midland or they would sit on the exhausts..)

Oh and they held up to HEAVY rain better than my Kevlar gloves and Jean Jacket did... still scrubbing black dye off my hands 24 hours later..
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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: Timas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:01 pm

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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:35 pm

Timas wrote:Ok here are a few pic's

Toolbag side view

Saddlebags Rear View

I'd like to see what you did, but I get this on both links

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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: madhatter4119 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:42 pm

I got the same as Jake
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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: Timas » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:55 pm

sorry, they should be visible as set public.

see what I can do from home PC later
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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: totallyredvirago » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:14 pm

i am a member of fb and i cannot see them. i even copied you links and pasted into fb and they still do not show up......dan
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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: Wesso » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:22 am

Yeah I get squat no matter what I try. I think you'd be much better off posting them to the thread or to your VTF album.
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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: Timas » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:17 pm

Part of the reason for the pic's ending up on Facebook is that is where my phone willingly sends them... I have yet to get it to send them where I would really like.. my PC.. supposed to be able to email them directly from the phones album but that always fails... tho it will let me start from email and attach them from there.

Anyhow, I had intended to get to this the other day but ended up more tired from working than expected, re adjusting to my winter schedule by working a 3 day Tournament shift in Penalty box after six months off....

Just waiting on photo's to transfer over at the moment.
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Re: Custom Leather Bags

PostAuthor: Timas » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:16 pm

Ok, here they are.. sorry for the poor focus on some of them... Lighting kept changing, busy underground lot.



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Ok uploading pics seems to take forever.... and I'm on a 56Mbit Connection
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