Fatboy into bagger ?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by 08_Fatboy, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. 08_Fatboy

    08_Fatboy Member

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    Anybody here put touring hard saddlebags on a Fatboy? What brackets should I use? I like the Roadking look. Just not ready to get a newer bike yet.
     
  2. hillbilly81

    hillbilly81 Active Member

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    check out Sumax they make hard bags for harleys
     
  3. 08_Fatboy

    08_Fatboy Member

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    Thanks. I already know which bags I want. A Road Glide in '08 came with the Candy Red Sunglo color and a matching stripe. I just want to get the best brackets for attaching them. And wondering if my detachable backrest is compatible. And the turn signals will need relocated. I need to figure out how to post pics.
     
  4. dolt

    dolt Senior Member Contributor

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    Look at the hardware for the Heritage which is the Farboy in sheep's clothing.:s The touring bags will not work on the softail mounting hardware. Of course with enough time and money, anything can be made to fit anything. However, I would be looking for a softail compatible bag similar to the Road King bags to make the project more manageable and less costly. There are turn signal relocation kits available; H-D and aftermarket.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I might be wrong here but I think the exhaust system of the fatboy would get in the way of most bags on that side of the bike so you may have to factor in replacing the exhaust system if you still have the stock or similar system

    Brian
     
  6. 08_Fatboy

    08_Fatboy Member

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate all advice. I do have after market exhaust Vance & Hines Big Shots. I've seen lots of pics of Fatboys with the touring bags online. I like the way it looks. Just trying to get it right.
     
  7. Hobbit

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    i do believe you are looking for something similar to this, a lot of time and money has gone on this one as they have put the extended bags on it as well as an extended Fender
     

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  8. jesses67

    jesses67 New Member

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    I bought mine on ebay for 145.00 they are hard bag brackets for softails. Hope this helps you