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Question to my fellow CTX owners

In as much as I like the Honda saddlebags at $600 plus $90 for the hardware and labor cost(if I am lazy) they are a bit to rich for my income.

Can someone recommend alternatives with prices not as steep??
My needs are for small to medium size items.

Coming from a Burgman 650 with underseat storage I need something

Thanks in advance


David
 

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Check out the thread on "42 liter top case".
Lots of storage and pretty cheap.
You need a luggage rack to mount it to, though.
 

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You can get the bags, color panels, and hardware (which is 199 msrp) for about 685 total and install is pretty simple. BUT, if you only need daily carry items then a top box with the HONDA REQUIRED parts will run about 4-500.
 

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Thanks guys for input
I like the look of saddlebags the best

Thanks again
 

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Question to my fellow CTX owners

In as much as I like the Honda saddlebags at $600 plus $90 for the hardware and labor cost(if I am lazy) they are a bit to rich for my income.

Can someone recommend alternatives with prices not as steep??
My needs are for small to medium size items.

Coming from a Burgman 650 with underseat storage I need something

Thanks in advance


David
David, I put soft bags on my CTX for less than 100.00. Just an alternative.

see the How to section.
 
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Hi Bill

Would you kind enough to tell me which soft bags you installed?
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I made a mounting plate of wood. Drilled holes in it to accommodate plastic ties, both to mount it to Honda's ridiculously expensive carrier [I have the backrest too], and to mount a backpack to that. Easily holds 5 x 1.5 liter bottles of soda, to give you an idea of the size.

$95 for the bag, plus scrap wood, ties [the plastic-handcuff type from Ace hardware -- figure a few bucks], and my labor for an hour or two.

The $1000+ for bags from Honda is way too steep on my retirement budget. That's a week in a hotel, plus food and gas, for a nice vacation.

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