OK so I soon will have a Stateline in my garage. Currently looking for luggage for it as the mechanics at the dealer threw out the already installed saddle bags as they (or the poorly installed brackets) were rubbing on the differential and the brake housing.....
I could leave it naked as far as luggage goes but I am just too spoiled after owning ST's and a Victory Vision Tour to ride without somewhere to put a six-pack or a quart of milk. Or the wife's purse on the way to work...
Have been looking at the TKY hard cases as I am pretty sure the bike has the Honda part needed to install them since it has a backrest already.
Any input from members here would be GREATLY appreciated.
It's too bad that an Interstate didn't come by while you were looking for one of these VTs, your quest for bags would not have been needed
I do the throw over bag thing, so I can remove them in a couple minutes to ride without them when they aren't needed. And when they've been removed there's no fugly mounting hardware to be seen.
My Iron Rider saddlebags are no longer made by Dowco, but Kuryakin has a set that is very similar to mine at a decent price. As a plus, my bags can go from bike to bike. I'd even consider lending them out to my best riding buds if they needed some storage for a day or two.
As for these bikes being suited for long distance rides, I'm going to say hell yeah! I did a relaxed, three day 1,000 mile solo ride with no complaints, it might have been a different story from a passenger, especially with the horrible stock seat, I would have been getting an ear full of static after the first ten miles, and by 15 miles I'd have turned around!
If the former owner had not replaced the stock seat already, you will absolutely need to consider a Mustang, Corbin or one of the other seat makers. I like my Corbin, but I'm sure the Mustang is also very comfortable, but their styling lacks behind the Corbin IMO.