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Author Topic: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions  (Read 480 times)

Ex Zurin

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Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:38:58 PM »
I know some of you are using the Mussette style saddlebags on your bikes.  I have seen these advertised with dimensions given as being 12 x 12 x 6 inches.  I like the style of the bags however I was thinking of using some plastic file folder boxes as inserts in them but the closest ones that I can find dimension wise actually measure 13-3/8 x 6-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches.  The 13-3/8 width occurs at the top inch or so of the box with the bottom portion measuring approximately 12 inches wide.  I have attached a photograph of the boxes that I was looking at.

My thoughts were that if these could be inserted into the bags that they would provide a weather proof enclosure and with the integrated handles in the lids, they could be easily removed.  Heck with them being plastic one could fill them with ice and 'beverages' if one is so inclined.

Anyone care to post actual dimensions of their similar styled bags?

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Re: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 03:20:30 PM »
    I've got the canvas mussette bags on my '08 Classic.

    They're 12" high, 11" wide & 6" deep. The top flap & straps will close over something higher than12".

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Re: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 03:57:14 PM »
Dimensions of my bags are W17" H12.5" D5"
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Re: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:04:05 PM »
Hi Ex, I have the same musette Bags for my bike, be warned that the bags have different dimensions although they are made by the same manufacture, I basically used styrene from 'Tap Plastics " a local California plastics shop. I measured the internal dimensions of the bags & had them cut to size. I now  have a great set of bags.
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Re: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 12:20:14 PM »
Are these the "Fox Musette Bags" that Amazon sells for around $12-15?
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Re: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 12:38:45 PM »
Are these the "Fox Musette Bags" that Amazon sells for around $12-15?

         Yes. I got mine from an Army/Navy store. $11.00
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Re: Mussette saddle bag actual dimensions
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 12:59:03 PM »
Yup! I got mine from the Amazon store.
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