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I'm looking to buy saddlebags liners for my 1200rt.
Any suggestions?
The Bestem liners look pretty good for the price.
Anyone has any experience with them?
 

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I've got them for the side bags. I like them just fine. and the price was right
 

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Grrr.. must...not...jump...in... aww I can't help it.

Yup, the price is right. And no American jobs were created in their manufacture.
Kathy's, Cee Bailey, and RKA, on the other hand....

I don't mean to troll, but buying American is important, now more so than ever. Especially when you still have a choice.

Tom
 

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+1 for Cee Bailey. Good quality and price. Nice feature is that bag opens fully from either side and comes with shoulder strap-extra cost on some others.
 

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I had them and had to place everything in plastic bags because they smell like...well crap...along the lines of a strong rubber smell...or something like that. Anyway the smell gets in your clothes and you stink all day. Want to buy a set? I'll sell them to you cheap...wait,I remember now...I threw them in an open pit fire and they even smelled like crap then. Not recommended.
 

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I reviewed a number of options when I was looking. In the end I bought BMW bag liners. More expense than other bags, yes, but fit, finish and utility - excellent.
 

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12R12RT said:
Grrr.. must...not...jump...in... aww I can't help it.

Yup, the price is right. And no American jobs were created in their manufacture.
Kathy's, Cee Bailey, and RKA, on the other hand....

I don't mean to troll, but buying American is important, now more so than ever. Especially when you still have a choice.

Tom
Aw, come on, its a GERMAN motorcycle.
My feeling is that bag liners take up quite a bit of the usable space inside the bag. I need the thinnest ones possible. Much of the time I use a paper bag. My wife says I have no class. I like Kathy's stuff in general.
 

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Check out:

TLC Saddle bag Liners Top and Sides

http://www.tlcproducts.com/

Less than $120.00 for three bags. Tops and two side. Includes shipping and a monogram on each.

I have a set for my K1600GTL.
 

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beech said:
Aw, come on, its a GERMAN motorcycle.
My feeling is that bag liners take up quite a bit of the usable space inside the bag. I need the thinnest ones possible. Much of the time I use a paper bag. My wife says I have no class. I like Kathy's stuff in general.

Yes, it is. That's a bit of a non sequitur, though. The discussion is about bag liners, and the point is that, after dropping 20 large on a German motorcycle, one could save $50 bucks and buy a product that is likely lower quality gear (I'll be the first to admit to having bought Cortech bags in the past, much to my vast disappointment). Or one could spend an additional $50 and buy from a company (usually small) that produces the stuff here in America. And thanks, DanDiver, for pointing out TLC; did not know of them.

I apologize for being a puckerbutt, especially since I note that your comment was tongue-in-cheek, you are green (paper or plastic), and you give the nod to Kathy. :)

The whole issue of 'let's send our stuff to China to get it made real cheap; after all, 100% of the profit stays in our pocket' mentality, just chaps my hide. If I have a choice, I will buy from an American manufacturer every time.

Heavy sigh. Rant off. Sorry for hijacking.

Tom
 

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A couple weeks ago I bought a set of Kathy's bags from Kathy herself at a dealer open house. On my first trip with them and they work fine, Thin but strong material. Shoulder strap comes with topcase bag but is extra on sidecase bags.

I'm a happy camper.

Bruce
 

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12R12RT said:
Grrr.. must...not...jump...in... aww I can't help it.

Yup, the price is right. And no American jobs were created in their manufacture.
Kathy's, Cee Bailey, and RKA, on the other hand....

I don't mean to troll, but buying American is important, now more so than ever. Especially when you still have a choice.

Tom
:histerica :histerica

weiße Leute!
 

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I'm not sure if you are amused at my belief that it's important to support the handful of people in our country that are making products for our bikes as opposed to buying low quality off shore stuff at half the price, or if you are amused at the irony that I didn't follow my own and vice and buy an American made true sport touring bike.

I looked, but couldn't find one.

I won't comment on the "white people" jab.

Tom
 
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