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I just bought a set of Hoese Leatherlyke saddlebags for my 99 Boss Hoss.
http://www.hoese.com/
I'm surprised about the outstanding nice quality of these bags, and can't
wait to mount them to my bike. I have the old style chrome luggage rack, too.
But I'm a little confused about all this mounting hardware. Is someone
able to post some high resolution pics of just the mounting hardware attached
to his bike (without bags)? One pic from the left side and one from the right side would be nice.

If you don't know how to post pictures on this site, then please post them
here: http://bigbikeriders.com/photomain.htm in the "V8 bike pictures"
section, or email them directly to me : [email protected]

Hawk88 (Jack), I've heard you just mounted these bags to your 97' bike.
Have you got a digital camera to shoot some pics?

Thanks in advance for the help,
Loaf
 

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V8SoundLover,
HAWK88 (Jack Phillips) here. Yes, I did just install a set of those bags. Tom and Jeremy @ Mountain Boss Hoss fixed me up with a set, and the luggage rack to attach them to.
It will be 2 or 3 days before I have access to a digital camera. We just moved from a Hospital enviornment to our own hanger @ Melbourne, Fl. Airport, (Helo EMS Program), and will be digging our STUFF out of boxes for a few days. Part of that "STUFF" is the link between camera and computer to upload appropriate photos.
If you will provide me with an e-mail address, I can make you a long letter of instruction, not to overload this server with my chatter. I assure you, you will NOT NEED most of the installation kit. It must be for another type cycle, or several different models.
Please remember, if you chose to ICE your favorite beverage in them (Pilsner I assume), leave the lids open for drying later so they won't mildew.
Respectively
HAWK88
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ps: if you run across old friends "Dieter and Brigetta Koch" in Stuttgart, give Dieter my regards, and Brigetta a hug please.
That's where I got "HAWK88", I flew OV and RV1D Mohawks from Echterdingen for 3 years.
 

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Ray, thanks for the help. My email address is [email protected]
Would be very helpfull if you could send some pictures to me.


Loaf

PS: Echterdingen is very close to where Peter (502Wingman) lives.
It's just 30 miles away from Backnang.
 

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Loaf,
Hope I have the name correct. I sent photos to your e-mail address. If that file is too large, let me know and I'll send 1 or 2 photos at a time. Our plate has been very full lately, my wife had total left knee replacement surgery 2 days ago, and I'm spending lots of time @ hospital. If the photos of the scoot are OK, maybe you could tell me how to send them for posting on this site.
Hope the mount photos help.
Ride Safe.
HAWK88
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HAWK88 said:
Loaf,
Hope I have the name correct. I sent photos to your e-mail address. If that file is too large, let me know and I'll send 1 or 2 photos at a time. Our plate has been very full lately, my wife had total left knee replacement surgery 2 days ago, and I'm spending lots of time @ hospital. If the photos of the scoot are OK, maybe you could tell me how to send them for posting on this site.
Hope the mount photos help.
Ride Safe.
HAWK88
Jack Phillips
Jack, yes - I got your email. The pictures are way more than helpfull!
I really hope your wife is better very soon. The way to post pictures
on this board is a little complicated, think I better post them for you.
I'll install them as soon as I can. You've got a nice bike, Jack. :biker:

Thanks a lot,
Loaf

Here are Jack's pictures:





 

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Thanks Loaf. I am very proud of the bike. The fellow who had it built, and the quality folks @ Mountain Boss Hoss who built it sure made a neat ride. I was very lucky to acquire it.
My wife's procedure went very well. She is now in a physical rehab facility a couple days sooner than expected. I just hope she doesn't harm the new knee trying to kick my pants if I don't get one of the Crotch Rockets (sport touring) sold.
I wouldn't have had such an easy time with the bag installation if Jeremy hadn't coached me. There are LOTS of peices parts left over.
Thanks for putting the photo's on for me. When Pam is home, and things are more "normal", I hope to learn how to do that.
Hope the bags work well for you.
Thanks.
HAWK88
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Is there a way to fit these to a 2004 ZZ4 350?

Hi,

Just joined...my 2004 Boss is on the way. I'm 46, a Valkyrie convert, so I fit the profile thanks to Adrian West. I'm in San Jose, CA, a relatively Boss free zone!

We're trying to figure out whether we can fit these Leatherlykes to a 2004?
I love them on my Valkyrie.

Anyone done this? Advice please?

Thanks
Aldo
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Aldo

That is a nice looker. Welcome to the Boss Hoss Bunch.

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Aldo.... Nice ride! Glad you found one. Looking forward to doing some rides with you.
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Hi Lamont, Tom and Adrian

Yes Lamont, you know me. We rode together at the Bakersfield bash and several Yosemite runs. I'm with the Golden State Valkyries and just decided to take the plunge thanks to seeing Tom and Adrian recently at the GSV annual BBQ and then again at our FireFighters Burn Institute run at Truckee/Tahoe. Adrian brought me a Boss to ride and Tom chaparoned me, and I was sold.

I've been a BHRA member since 2000. Was killing me reading the magazine each quarter.I have each issue on my desk going back to Fall 2000. It's taken me 5 years to fall in. Well I'm glad to be here! Adrian West is helping me step by step through this. He deserves a medal as I'm bombarding him with questions. Valkyrie riders are spoiled!

I added some pics to this album so you can see some pics of me and my wife Laura from the Valkyrie rides. Talk you soon!
http://community.webshots.com/album/375121174cmYYuk

Wanna sell a lot of Bosses???Just provide Valkyrie clubs with demo rides and buyer assistance workshops...Valkyrie riders who don't want Goldwings are dying out there! Runes cost the same as slightly used Bosses.
 

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LeatherLyke Bags

Aldo;

That's my 97 Loaf was kind enough to post photos of.

As I understand it, the aft mount point for the bag attach brackets depends on the "tank" strong luggage rack available for the older Boss's. The forward attach is where the turn signals mount. They even included wiring and connectors to move the Lamps to the aft end (which I like).

I would encourage you to call Mountain Boss and ask them if they will work on a newer Boss. The other side of that, a person might be able to fabricate appropriate brackets for a newer Boss, But I don't know how sturdy the newer fender / luggage rack is.

If you do successfully mount them, don't forget to leave the lids open to dry after you ice down your favorite beverage, or they will meldew!

Hope this is helpful and not too confusing?

Really nice Boss as well!
Ride Safe!
HAWK88
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When I bought my 2001, the Leather Lyke saddlebags really oscillated because of only 2 mounting points. I asked Monte if there was anything they could do to make them more solidly mounted. He had the guys at the factory add an extra mounting point w/bracket and mounted that third mounting point to my trailer hitch. They don't flex anymore.
Bill
 
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