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post #1 of 18 Old 02-17-2019, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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250 Saddle bags

Hello Everyone,
My name is Hipolito and my son and i are planning a 6 hr ride in two weeks and are looking for the biggest saddle bag he can fit on his 2012 Rebel 250. I have seen some small ones that work and some larger ones that look good in photos but worried that they will be to big. Any one have advice on some bags? Any photos out there?

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post #2 of 18 Old 02-17-2019, 06:32 PM
 
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I've been using Inspire 2008 Lockable Bolt-On/Throw Over saddle bags nearly a decade..
13" L x 11" H x 5.5" D, they are large enough to carry gallon of milk, 10# of potatoes, etc.
Largest Slant bag I could find.. Longer lengths often require relocation of turn signals..

Pros: internal metal framework around opening..
Cons: PU leather shrinks while becoming very stiff with years of UV exposure, feeling like it will crack in cold weather

Had a set of Willie & Max Standard Series Straight Saddlebags on the Suzuki.. Synthetic Leather stayed supple cold or warm, showed no sign of shrinkage with years of high desert sun and snow..

if I ever replace the Inspire bags I will be looking at a larger Willie & Max bags and relocate turn signals..

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Guba bought some really big ones for his Rebel. Think they were the biggest Iron Pony sold. Link to Iron Pony: https://www.ponypowersports.com/

Bags on his bike: https://www.hondarebelforum.com/memb...albums243.html

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-19-2019, 04:12 PM
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I bought some Viking Bags bags for about 325. I had to relocate aka cut off my turn signals and then wire them up to the relocation bracket with the license plate. It's not pretty but they've held up through lots of weather.











Bag Link : https://www.vikingbags.com/lamellar-...11625-prd1.htm

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Guba's bracket lets you unplug the wiring, relocate the lights, and plug them in again. No special wiring or mount modification needed. https://www.hondarebelforum.com/f39/...als-49930.html

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1) Get some saddlebag supports, they bolt on quickly and easily replacing the 2 bolts you can see in the rear fender that appear to hold that chrome strip to the fender. It makes a big difference to keep the bags off the frame/chain/wheelspokes, etc.

2) You don't have relocate the rear turn signals for really large bags if you just throw them over the passenger pillion and use a couple of bungee cords to keep them from sliding around. Pick some bags that have some adjustment to the yoke and you can likely tuck the top edge below the rear turn signal, or shift them forward a bit without interfering with being able to put your feet down at a stoplight.


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I couldn't agree more. If I am using PU leather there's no way I'd put it on anything exposed to the elements. The Lamellar Medium Bags above are great. They're actual leather that's been waterproofed...they'll hold up much better over time.
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I couldn't agree more. If I am using PU leather there's no way I'd put it on anything exposed to the elements. The Lamellar Medium Bags above are great. They're actual leather that's been waterproofed...they'll hold up much better over time.
Lamellar bags are hard plastic shell with leather glued to exterior..

Does not appear Lamellar sells the medium bag any longer.. At least I can't find it on Viking site, which only lists the Large lamellar bags for CMX250 it's 18" long and would require relocation of turn signals..

I haul large items, a wide opening has always been my need.. the Willie & Max 7.5" wide opening is better suited for my travels than 5" wide opening of the Lamellar large bag.. At 13.5" long the Willie & Max Montana leather saddlebags will fit like a glove without relocating turn signals..

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Not something I have installed, so doesn't answer the OP's question, but...


I have had my eye on these for a while now. I'd remove that bar around the box though. I like the idea of having more lights. They will require some custom fitting though if I'm not mistaken.

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Not something I have installed, so doesn't answer the OP's question, but...


I have had my eye on these for a while now. I'd remove that bar around the box though. I like the idea of having more lights. They will require some custom fitting though if I'm not mistaken.
Wait until you get some feedback here before buying those. I had thought they might be a good option too, but I believe some other Rebel owners have given them the thumbs down for various reasons. I could be mistaken on that, so will be interested to hear what others say.

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