From:Steve Dotson e-mail:ourbuiss-A-yahoo.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: ISO 65 Pacer accessories/parts Date:Wed Nov 29 13:41:10 2017
Response to:22380
After looking a bit deeper I am less sure now than ever as to what these bags are designed to fit. They fit the Pacer so well but do have an adapter that seems to have been made on a punch press, a lot of setup for a one off. Despite having the same quick release as I remember on the big bikes these bags are attached at the bottom to the guards and require a good bit of disassembly to remove. The patent number and Canadian design numbers just tell me they are indeed Harley produced saddlebags (also has the Harley emblem molded in). If there is an actual part number I cant find it with the bags on the bike BUT I did find a number that started 125/165 XXXXXX that COULD be a part number (cant read all of it with bags installed). The emblems are metal, I would have expected them to be stickers for a Hummer type. The guards seem to fit a Pacer/Hummer and appear to my eye that they wouldn't clear a larger bike fender and struts. Don't even think they are wide enough to clear a rigid fender and they are Harley quality of the time period. Anyway, If they are not specifically Hummer bags I probably overpaid for the bike but we are where we are. Friend who is an antique Harley guru should see them soon and hopefully give more insight. Might rethink things if the bags are actually for a big bike and do some trading around to get them on something that should have them. They are Harley, really nice, probably NOS when installed and I assume have some decent value.

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My (2 cents worth) summary:

The saddlebags for the 65:
PN 91003-65 for a pair. (right and left have different numbers ).
The body material was 2 ply, some type of plastic sandwich (black base) with a white overlay for the exposed side and slightly grained to look like leather. This material is pretty stiff. The top opening cover was leather with white finish to match the bag body. The closer was a small dumb bell shaped rod that rotated, it looks like stainless.
The bag shape is like that seen in the parts book, page 66, lower right.

How do I know this. I have one NOS bag left, in the original box which is a little tattered ( like myself).

DUANE TAYLOR











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If they are smaller, they are probably 1959-60 Sportster
saddlebags of the same era

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I will do some measuring but I THINK they are smaller than
Panhead bags. They are also plastic, I remember the early
big bike bags as being fiberglass (been a while so I could
be wrong). The brackets seem to be die cut. I will find
some glasses and see if I can make out the part number.

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the saddle bags on that bike are for a Panhead, that would
make them a period correct accessory as they were sold at
the Dealership the same year the bike was sold new.

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STEVE:
THE SADDLEBAGS/HANGARS ON YOUR BIKE ARE NOT SEEN IN ANY OF
THE ACCESSORY CATALOGS FOR THESE BIKES. THEY ARE PROBABLY
AFTERMARKET. I DID MAKE A SPECIAL VARIANT OF THE EARLY
LUGGAGE RACK SO IT WOULD FIT THE SWING ARM MODELS.
SAFETY BARS, AND OTHER PARTS ARE AVAILABLE IF/WHEN YOU NEED
THEM.
DUANE TAYLOR

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Just got this 65 Pacer sweetheart and looking to add a few
things to it. The seller indicated he had found a link to
an accessories page that showed the saddlebags but I am not
internet savvy enough to find it, Can someone post or send
me a link please or anyone have a nice original available?
Reproduced? I know I want to add a crash bar and an oil can
and bracket, maybe a mud flap. Don't know if a rear rack
will work with the bags or if I will like it if it does but
wouldn't mind having one put back if they were available.
Maybe a tool box if those were available. I am also in
search of front brake parts. I haven't torn it down but
suspect the front brake has no internals or at the very
least a broken cam. I would like to find an entire setup so
I can have it ready to plug and play when I do tear it
down.

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