kmoulds
I have a new 2016 Springfield with the hard bags which I’m told are the same as the Chieftain.

I want to buy a set of inner bags. I’ve done some research and found the following companies makes liners for the Springfield/Chieftain hard bags. 

Indian OEM
http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/accessories/saddlebag-bags/pid-2880294

Bestem
http://www.bestemusa.com/Indian-Chieftain-Saddlebag-Side-Case-Liners-Black_p_2496.html

Cee Bailey’s
http://www.ceebaileys.com/indian-bag

My question is has anyone purchased any of the above and what is your impression, good or bad, of them. Also and are there any more inner bag/liners out there that I should consider.

Thanks for any advice.

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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V-Twin
I have a Vintage with soft bags so this is not from my experience. I have however heard that location of zipper is important for every day use. Some said they liked the zipper (opening) on top. While others preferred the zipper on the 'opening side' of the saddle bag (meaning, the zipper and top flap will be mirrored on two bags, instead of being identical)... just from practical point of view. Just imagine your liner bag inside your hard case and you pulled over to get your sun block out of the liner... is it easy to access for you?

Other than that, I do not recall anyone complaining/raving about one brand or another. If you do get one, please post pics and share your opinions with us. No doubt someone else will be very appreciative.

I also have a question to anyone used any type of liner bags.... I assume they are soft bags like sports bags right? So, if you fill the liner bag with your clothing and they are little too full (rounded sides), will that make it hard to get them in and out of the hard saddle bags?
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crash
V-Twin wrote:
I have a Vintage with soft bags so this is not from my experience. I have however heard that location of zipper is important for every day use. Some said they liked the zipper (opening) on top. While others preferred the zipper on the 'opening side' of the saddle bag (meaning, the zipper and top flap will be mirrored on two bags, instead of being identical)... just from practical point of view. Just imagine your liner bag inside your hard case and you pulled over to get your sun block out of the liner... is it easy to access for you? Other than that, I do not recall anyone complaining/raving about one brand or another. If you do get one, please post pics and share your opinions with us. No doubt someone else will be very appreciative. I also have a question to anyone used any type of liner bags.... I assume they are soft bags like sports bags right? So, if you fill the liner bag with your clothing and they are little too full (rounded sides), will that make it hard to get them in and out of the hard saddle bags?


Hey V-Twin, I think you have kind of missed it.  I think the liners that Kym is talking about are not the bags but the inserts that line the inside of the pannier.

Kym, I was reading on one of the forums (I believe it was the international one) that someone went to an upholsterer to get liners that were a little more "up market".  I believe that they had them made in leather the same as the seat.  I suppose that depends on what you are planning to use them for (just carrying stuff or show purposes).  Anyway the point was, maybe an upholsterer would be able to provide something a little bespoke, potentially cost effective and unique (just food for thought).
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IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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kmoulds
crash wrote:


Hey V-Twin, I think you have kind of missed it.  I think the liners that Kym is talking about are not the bags but the inserts that line the inside of the pannier.

Kym, I was reading on one of the forums (I believe it was the international one) that someone went to an upholsterer to get liners that were a little more "up market".  I believe that they had them made in leather the same as the seat.  I suppose that depends on what you are planning to use them for (just carrying stuff or show purposes).  Anyway the point was, maybe an upholsterer would be able to provide something a little bespoke, potentially cost effective and unique (just food for thought).


Thanks Crash but No V-Twin was correct. I'm looking at the "Inner Bags" which fit inside the hard saddle bags as I described in my original post.

I'm also having my local motor trimmer install a carpeted/synthetic lining to the saddle bags.  I'll post photos once it is done. 

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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crash
Aha, cool.  I have the bag that goes in the top box of the RM.  Its really nice, it fits properly, sure you have to be careful where the zips are (as v-twin said) but it is shaped to fit the area so there is no wasted space.  In my situation, I am able to overfill it (to a degree) without it not fitting into the topbox.  I know the topbox is a little different but thought I would share it anyway.  I am interested in getting the genuine ones for the panniers but each time I have thought about them when at the shop they are not in stock - one day maybe.
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Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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crash
oh, on the quality of the bag itself.  It is made of reasonably firm canvas with the leather corners.  The handles are leather covered which is nice as it stops the handle from becoming shabby quickly.  My only gripe was that when I bought it, there are two dee's on either end for a shoulder strap, the shoulder strap however was not included and cannot be purchased.  Kind of felt like it was not "complete" if you know what I mean.  I have had the bag for about 9 months now and the colour has not faded, the logo on it is quite nice and well done.  The zip looks to be of a good quality and hasn't failed me yet.  Because the zip opens all the way around the bag, you must make sure that the zip is done all the way up otherwise it will work itself open (I am tipping that this won't be a problem with the pannier bags as they would be a different shape.  My only concern with the pannier bags is the little corner piece in the pannier.  The bag is not going to be able to fill this spot I would think - I suppose that this would be a spot for tools and things that are not in the bags and should stay on the bike.
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IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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twodogs
I wanted to buy the inner bags for our tassie trip. Indian product was far too expensive so we went to Parklea Markets and found the near identical bags for $15 each
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V-Twin
twodogs wrote:
I wanted to buy the inner bags for our tassie trip. Indian product was far too expensive so we went to Parklea Markets and found the near identical bags for $15 each


More information please. Photos, etc., if anyone else want a set, how can they get a pair? Dam it man! We need more info! [smile]
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Melbourne, Victoria
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twodogs
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V-Twin
Looks nice Two Dogs... did those bags come with a little tag or any supplier info?  Can anyone order them online?
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twodogs
Yeah, well I hid the name on the side... Avanti... The tag inside has "made in China" on it.
They are lined canvass with a couple of small inner pockets and an outer pocket. A shoulder strap that attaches to the "D" buckles on the ends.
All that was missing from the Indian product was the leather trim.

One of the things that we need to be aware of, is the panniers have a rubber seal around the top (to make them water proof I guess) and I would have to be careful not to knock it off putting the bags in or taking them out.
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crash
twodogs wrote:
The tag inside has "made in China" on it.


aha, they are truly genuine "indian" then.  I see the other genuine apparel is made in the same country.
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Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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jamie
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Yeah, well I hid the name on the side... Avanti... The tag inside has "made in China" on it. 
They are lined canvass with a couple of small inner pockets and an outer pocket. A shoulder strap that attaches to the "D" buckles on the ends.
All that was missing from the Indian product was the leather trim.
Hey there Two Dogs, many thanks for the info, did the bags have a number for type? I will be searching for these on line so any help appreciated. cheers.
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Stephen Webb
I have a set I bought for my trip in USA, fitted HD and later Indian Roadmaster. The set includes saddlebag liners and top box liner.  Great when travelling, as you get to overnight stop just pull out the liners and lock her up.
I found them on Ebay. 
Spider
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Sandstone Challenger Dark Horse
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Scuba
They are what I'm looking for 
Indian are very expensive so hoping I can find another type. 
Thanks for all the information 
steve 
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BigTone
kmoulds wrote:
I have a new 2016 Springfield with the hard bags which I’m told are the same as the Chieftain.

I want to buy a set of inner bags. I’ve done some research and found the following companies makes liners for the Springfield/Chieftain hard bags. 

Indian OEM
http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/accessories/saddlebag-bags/pid-2880294

Bestem
http://www.bestemusa.com/Indian-Chieftain-Saddlebag-Side-Case-Liners-Black_p_2496.html

Cee Bailey’s
http://www.ceebaileys.com/indian-bag

My question is has anyone purchased any of the above and what is your impression, good or bad, of them. Also and are there any more inner bag/liners out there that I should consider.

Thanks for any advice.

Hey kmoulds I bought the Indian bags a while ago and we use them as him & her bags. Very good for restricting the amount the other half can bring on a trip.[biggrin] They are top quality so the additional cost was worth it in my opinion.
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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kmoulds
I ended up buying the Indian OEM bags and hatted them and sold them.  They don't fit properly and they way the zipper is fitted isn't the bet for packing the bags.  I think I'll go to Park Lee markets and have a look.

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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CHF10
I like the look of the cee baileys ones. They even make bag inserts for the Vintage leather soft bags.

https://www.ceebaileys.com/indian-vintage-bag-liners-l-r

I can imagine on a big trip these sort of bags would be a huge convenience.
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BigTone
Interesting. My missus and I love them. Can't overfill them though..
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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CHF10

I should have bought something sooner. A lot of links in here broken. I might do what Dr Shifty did. Some basic sports bags.

Also need to get two compaction bags for my wet weather gear. That's a BRILLIANT idea!

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CHF10
Are these about the right dimensions?

https://www.kmart.com.au/product/sports-barrel-bag-navy-grey/1762802
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crash


I don't think so - if you wanted to borrow mine you can have a go and see what you think.  
Interestingly enough, I don't see these bags on the Indian .au website any more.
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Dr.Shifty
These are the gym bags I bought from AliExpress.  https://tinyurl.com/yclnwla4

They are almost the right size, except too wide at the bottom. I took them to a saddlemaker shop (needs a heavy duty sewing machine) and had the bottom sewn up so they are now about 4 inches wide instead of 8. Being too wide means it's possible to over-pack them.

Another problem was the heavy plastic beading around the edges. That stopped them folding easily to push them into the bike's hard bags. I cut that beading off but it was tricky doing it without cutting the stitching.

Apart from that they are well suited to the bike. Some of the members have seen them when we've been touring, but probably not take a great deal of notice.

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Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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