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    Saddle bag liners

    Has anyone used Cee Bailey's bag liners - - The BMW bag liners are very expensive at over $250 for the side bags alone, Cee Bailey's saddle bag liners are much cheaper at $79 for a pair - - does anyone know if they are of decent quality?

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    As you may know the BMW bags more or less maintain their shape whether filled or not. This turns out to be a good feature IMO, but maybe not worth the additional price. The Cee Bailey's are excellent in terms of design and construction but are basically elaborate floppy cloth bags. I have had the CB's and now have the BMW bags and I like the BMW's better.
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    I've had the Cee Bailey's since the bike was new and they are flimsy but have held up well. Once filled a bit they work just fine. Good value compared to the BMW bags.
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    Saddle bag liners

    I guess if you use them regularly it might be worth going to the BMW bags but I think I will save the cash as the trips, unfortunately, are not frequent enough!

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    TLC Bags

    Might want to look at these:
    http://www.tlcproducts.com/servlet/C...s?category=BMW

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    saddle bag liners

    The TLC bags look pretty good - have you seen or used them ?

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    The BMW liners are stiff, which makes them easy to use but restricts their capacity. I used the RKA liners for years; they're floppy but have *some* stiffening in the bottom. Now I have Cee Bailey liners for the R12 - they're completely floppy, like the TLCs.
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    Get the Cee Baily's. I have them and they work really great. You can stuff a bunch of stuff into them. And anyhow, who cares if they are "floppy" when empty? They aren't saddle bags, they are saddle bag liners.

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    I have a pair of Kathy's Journey I bought from Bob's. Very well made, life-time guarantee, about half the price of the BMW liners for my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsur52 View Post
    Get the Cee Baily's. I have them and they work really great. You can stuff a bunch of stuff into them. And anyhow, who cares if they are "floppy" when empty? They aren't saddle bags, they are saddle bag liners.
    And the external pockets on the Cee Bailey's liners are very useful (zippered on one side and mesh pouch on the other).
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycl2day View Post
    The TLC bags look pretty good - have you seen or used them ?
    I've got em'.. had them embroidered with R1200RT. Are they BMW bags? NO. (I have the BMW tankbag and it's the Shizzle, but it was $350!!!())_*()&(*^& )
    Are they kinda floppy yes.. but who cares?? Fill em' with your stuff and they are fine, actually made pretty well. Hidden pockets inside too, for organizing. THEY ARE A DEAL!
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    Glad to hear the positive reports on the CB bags as I have a set on the way for my GT. I don't expect to use them all the time, so I couldn't see paying the price for the BMW ones. Sounds like these will do me just fine.
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    I use mine all the time in the side cases. The clam shell design on F650GS factory cases makes them just about useless without liners. Without the liner, anything small would just fall out of the case every time you open it.

    The other nice thing about liners is that you can leave the cases on the bike when you get to the campground or the motel and take your liners in the tent or in the motel room. The liners are a lot lighter than carrying the cases, and your cases won't get banged up carrying them in and out.
    Glenn
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    bag liners

    Yes - they are good in all those ways ........and then there's the grocery store run....... when there is no other way to get out for a ride "honey - I'll go"

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