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    Kathys Bags

    Does anyone know who sells Kathys Bags besides Bobs BMW? I am not so happy with Bobs service the past few years and would like to give someone else a chance.

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    I'm not getting any hits to active pages other than Bob's BMW. I've bought bags and tool roll cases from there a few times.
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    Unless you can buy direct from Kathy's, it seems Bob's BMW is the only game in town.

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    I've posted this before but try this:

    http://www.bagsforbikes.com/bags/index.htm

    Her name is Karla and I believe she also does some BMW bags that are not listed on her website. The picture of the Moto Guzzi Norge bags are mine. I worked with her and sent her pictures and measurements for the first design. She is fast and the bags are every bit as good as Kathy's bags. (I have both.)

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    Oh, and as for Bob's, I've also found that if you contact him to let him know whatever problems you've had, he will work to make it right and redeem himself.

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    thanks guys , its usually tough getting a response from bob himself but i will give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPIKESBIKE View Post
    thanks guys , its usually tough getting a response from bob himself but i will give it a try.
    Just a suggestion, but if you do not mind used one's, I see them for sale all the time over on the flea market section. Of couse its hit and miss, but worth a look.
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    jo's u bags

    I have had a Jo's u-bag for about 6 yrs (50,000mile) with no regrets.
    Jo makes her bags to order and If I remember, quite quickly.
    Her web address is: www.josupac.com
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    I thought I read something a few years back indicating Kathy's bags are an exclusive of Bob's. Could be wrong, but that's what I'm remembering.
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    Kathy's - Mag's Bags

    I got a set of Kathy's bags through Bob's BMW and couldn't have been happier with the quality and value of the bags as well as the transaction through Bob's. They seem very customer friendly and eager to serve in my experiences with them. One other bag that I can't say enough good things about is the Mag's Bags Journey Touring Bag that goes over my back seat. I've had this bag for over 12 years now and it has been a faithful and dependable performer on many trips. I needed some minor repairs to it a couple of years ago and contacted her to find out about the cost of repairs and I paid the shipping one way and she did the repairs for free and paid shipping on the way back. A Really wonderful product and fantastic customer service! Don

    Here's the link for Mags Bags:

    http://www.magsbags.com/touringbags.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilredroadster View Post
    I have had a Jo's u-bag for about 6 yrs (50,000mile) with no regrets.
    Jo makes her bags to order and If I remember, quite quickly.
    Her web address is: www.josupac.com
    I recently sold my Jo's u-bag. I used it for years and was always amazed of what I could stuff into it with no problems. I would by another in a New York Second.
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemeup View Post
    I got a set of Kathy's bags through Bob's BMW and couldn't have been happier with the quality and value of the bags as well as the transaction through Bob's. They seem very customer friendly and eager to serve in my experiences with them. One other bag that I can't say enough good things about is the Mag's Bags Journey Touring Bag that goes over my back seat. I've had this bag for over 12 years now and it has been a faithful and dependable performer on many trips. I needed some minor repairs to it a couple of years ago and contacted her to find out about the cost of repairs and I paid the shipping one way and she did the repairs for free and paid shipping on the way back. A Really wonderful product and fantastic customer service! Don

    Here's the link for Mags Bags:

    http://www.magsbags.com/touringbags.html
    Unfortunately, this is posted on their home page

    We are sorry to announce that Mag's Bags has suspended business.

    We were involved in a motorcycle/car accident in October of 2009 and as a result Margo (Mag) was severely injured and unable to continue working.

    We appreciate all the great times we've had meeting our friends and customers over the years. Being involved in the motorcycling community has been a wonderful experience.


    Thank you All,

    Margo & Dave Thomas


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    What a shame...

    Thanks for the update. Really sad to hear she went down and is not able
    to make bags. I spoke with her on the phone once about repairing the
    bag I mentioned in the earlier post and she is one of the nicest people I've
    done business with.........what a shame. Don

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    direct link to Kathy's Bags

    Quote Originally Posted by 88bmwJeff View Post
    I thought I read something a few years back indicating Kathy's bags are an exclusive of Bob's. Could be wrong, but that's what I'm remembering.
    Here is the direct link to Kathy's Journey's Designs Bags:
    http://kathysjourneydesigns.com/

    No need to go through Bobs BMW. I ordered a set of Kathy's bags yesterday from Bob's and got a phone call from them telling me the bags were on "indefinite backorder." I cancelled the order and searched for Kathy's bags via google. I found the website and ordered direct
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilredroadster View Post
    I have had a Jo's u-bag for about 6 yrs (50,000mile) with no regrets.
    Jo makes her bags to order and If I remember, quite quickly.
    Her web address is: www.josupac.com
    I have had a UPac for 8 years and they are indestructible. I have stuffed it till it could not take anymore when doing 2 up rally trips. A good buy.

    Be advised you will lose your top case as it sits on the back plate.

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