What I can remember after decades of working with BMW motorcycles
Bates saddle bags
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. Scans of original mounting instructions would be great.
I “think” that these are /5, but not sure, can’t remember. Thanks to 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.