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Location: Durham, NH
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The saddlebags in my avatar are Nonfango TTLs. They were not distributed in the US at the time I got them (August 2004) and probably still aren't. I had to get a friend to buy them and ship them from a German shop (Zweirad Grisse); you could do the same or maybe try Twisted Throttle. Also got SW Motech mounts for them -- pics here.Did you paint them?
I did not paint them, and there is no need -- they match the "Liquid Silver" FZ-6 perfectly. You can paint the silver part to match the slower blue FZ-6, if you must.How much did you pay?
About $560 grand total for the bags and mounts. They were a bit pricey but that was due in part to the unfavorable exchange rate. Yet the dealer did give a discount. I am very happy with them and have no regrets about them or the Motech mounts.Is there something similar available in the US?
Given the expense, I worried whether I would really use them that much. I supposed my tailbag could suffice most of the time and that I'd only use the saddlebags on occasional long trips. But it turns out I use them on almost every ride. Then are incredibly handy. I've relied on them so long they seem like a necessity, not a luxury.
Your other choices in the US are Givi, Hepco-Becker, and Krauser. Here's one link; Google for more. Krauser's hard saddlebag is called the K4.If you have more information on good sources for these bags, please add to this thread. Thanks!
Nonfangos are also distributed in the UK. Probably any EU nation for that matter. If you have any friends or relatives in Europe, you might be able to get some assistance obtaining them that way.
You could also email [email protected] and ask them to direct you to a US source for their products, or ask if they will ship directly to you from the factory. If so, you need to decide whether to also get their mounting hardware in the same order or get SW Motech mounts separately.
Originally Posted by FAZtER
Hey, Nice frame sliders!
Originally Posted by Kneedragger
Yep. Doesn't yours? Oh yeah, yours is still stuck in your garage.
Originally Posted by MrVvrroomm
contact twisted throttle and see if they know if the two racks will [interfere]
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