What I can remember after decades of working with BMW motorcycles
Bates Saddle Bags
Bates saddlebags BMW motorcycles
Bates saddlebags for BMW motorcycles
by Duane Ausherman
This is a collection of photos and information from BMW riders and collectors. I include photos of similar perspective in case one shows some aspect that another does not. Please feel free to add information and photos. Scans of original mounting instructions would be great.
I “think” that these are /5, but not sure, can’t remember. Thanks Neal for the photos. Does anybody have photos of the bags and mounts for a /2?
These photos were provided by Kurt Schrader, thanks
Attached are a couple of pictures of some Bates bags the PO gave to me when I bought my R69S. I don’t know if they’ve ever been on the bike and when I held them up to the side of the bike to see where the brackets might tie in, I couldn’t see anything right off.
More photos provided by Mr. Edwards
These protective bars for Bates luggage were fairly common. The manufacture is unknown, maybe Bates.