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  • Jim
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    Nice find on figuring that "mystery" out!!

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  • 41craig
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    Well. I finally found out who made my mystery saddle bags shown earlier in this discussion. It looks like they came from T.J. O'Conner & Sons, Inc. of Baltimore, Md.

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    Craig

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  • camsaure
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    JDSaddlebags.jpg from Oct 1 1930 dealer accessories catalog.

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  • Steve Slocombe
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    The early VLs took the four 'towel rail' saddlebag hangers, and I've seen these on a 36VL so I think they were used throughout for the utility bags. The half moon saddlebag hangers seem to have come out in 1936-39 and are designed for an 18" wheel and not a 19" as on the VL, explaining the odd holes on the sides of original VL mudguards where the later style saddlebags have been fitted.

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  • Jim
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    Originally posted by bselph View Post
    Michael Paquette from Worsham Castle makes exact repops. He has all blueprints from the factory going back to the beginning.
    Hey Bob... how did the original (or repops) attach? Were they different from the early VL fender to the later one? I'm not saying I'll buy a pair, but just wondering...

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  • bselph
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    Michael Paquette from Worsham Castle makes exact repops. He has all blueprints from the factory going back to the beginning.

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  • T. Cotten
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    That makes her even more beautiful, Craig!

    My elektronik eye sees a dancer...

    ....Cotten
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  • 41craig
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    I'm thinking a $20.00 bill took them home.
    Craig

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  • T. Cotten
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    Its like a Rorschach Test, Craig!

    Everybody sees something different.

    She needs a riding crop.

    ....Cotten
    PS: I really like the bags, and wish I had beat you to them, since I was probably there...
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  • 41craig
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    Originally posted by T. Cotten View Post
    Thanks for the magnification, Craig!

    Dude?

    I don't get it.

    Looks like a nymph to me. (Or is that a damn 'man-bun'?)

    ....Cotten
    The "Dude" somewhat looks like a jockey. This made me think that they could be for a horse. But horse saddle bags don't have the reinforcement patch sewn on the back sides. Nor do they mount M/C style or have side straps to hold them to the frame. If they went on a Harley, it would have to be a VL or later because they would have to mount to the fender side panel. I think that I bought them at a swap meet in Springfield, Il. in the mid 1980's.
    Craig

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  • T. Cotten
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    Thanks for the magnification, Craig!

    Dude?

    I don't get it.

    Looks like a nymph to me. (Or is that a damn 'man-bun'?)

    ....Cotten
    Last edited by T. Cotten; 08-10-2019, 05:29 PM.

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  • exeric
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    Originally posted by 41craig View Post
    And I do mean Dude !![ATTACH=CONFIG]25504[/ATTACH]
    Craig
    Now that is funny !

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  • 41craig
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    Cotten; I've seen the winged wheel patches on the old M/C caps. But I'm not sure if this is a winged wheel. The circle appears to have a Dude walking. And I do mean Dude !!CIMG1397.jpg
    Craig

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  • T. Cotten
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    A winged-wheel must be timeless, Craig!

    This was cut from a wood-burning stove door.

    ....Cotten
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  • 41craig
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    Here is a pair of early saddlebags that I believe are from the Jd - Vl era. I don't know what company made them, but I'm guessing an early accessory outfit.CIMG1389.JPGCIMG1390.jpgCIMG1391.jpgCIMG1392.jpg
    Craig

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