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    Side case identification

    What brand are these side cases?

    This was part of the '73 /5 recent rescue project collection of fiberglass.

    Any pics of some mounted? No brackets other than a round 3/8 round multi- bend piece that was hanging over the tail light bracket...no mounting holes, looks like a cross brace and may go in the holes under the running lights... It's in the picture as well.The left case has a rubber grommet in the hole you can see.
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    They appear to be Dan Brown saddlebags. Duane Ausherman has a relatively close version on his website which is where I came up with the name. Then I google that for a wider search...found this on a Guzzi site...nice site, by the way:

    http://www.thisoldtractor.com/gtbend...dan_brown_-db-
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    Thanks Kurt,
    That's what they look like after visiting that site. I have one of those blinker assy's as well, wondered what it was for.
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    I worked on this project back in 1979 and I thought they were the ugliest saddlebags I had ever seen then. I never had a set on my /5 and caught flak from Vetter management about it; a prime example of design by committee.

    But I think the Dan Browns just usurped my claim.

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    They are a bit odd looking and I don't plan on putting them on the /5...that Vetter looks like 70's Star Trek influenced for sure. I see an Enterprise shuttlecraft
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    Maybe those Vetter saddlebags provide warp speed capabilities to the /5?? Beemer me up, Scotty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    I worked on this project back in 1979 and I thought they were the ugliest saddlebags I had ever seen then. I never had a set on my /5 and caught flak from Vetter management about it; a prime example of design by committee.
    Whew! I hope you were being paid really good, otherwise "going postal" comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    They are a bit odd looking and I don't plan on putting them on the /5...that Vetter looks like 70's Star Trek influenced for sure. I see an Enterprise shuttlecraft
    That's funny. I'm thinking Millenium Falcon! The Lego one though...

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