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I've been looking at Fox Creek tool bags and want to get one....I'm not at home so I can't measure my forks.

What size (l,w,h) are your tool bags, and do you prefer one brand over another? Those fox creek bags look like good thick, latigo material. That winged skull on the 10 inch bags is nice.....I don't have a skull theme but like the artwork.

Thanks for any help ya'll can provide,
Bob
 

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I have the 10" bag from them and I like it. I got stuck riding in a down pour the other day and everything was nice and dry inside. But mine is above the radiator but I ran out and measured my forks its about 11 1/4 from outside to outside right under the light.
This is the one I have. http://www.foxcreekleather.com/products/158-heavy-duty-10-quot-tool-bag
Best picture I have of it at the moment hope this helped.
And old picture so don't yell at me about the reflectors they are off! lol
 

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I have the 10" bag from them and I like it. I got stuck riding in a down pour the other day and everything was nice and dry inside. But mine is above the radiator but I ran out and measured my forks its about 11 1/4 from outside to outside right under the light.
This is the one I have. Heavy-Duty 10" Tool Bag - Fox Creek Leather
Best picture I have of it at the moment hope this helped.
And old picture so don't yell at me about the reflectors they are off! lol
Thanks Damon, for the measurements and your input. Not to worry, I'm not the reflector police - as a matter of fact, I still have my rear reflectors on my bike - I like'em.

Your pic reminds me of the old days when I used to ride my 5 year old daughter to the lake in Manassas, Va for a soft drink, candy bar and walk along the shore....then ride her back...all on back roads.

I like the frame downtube location as well and will most likely mount the bag there myself. Does engine heat affect it at all? I'm torn between the 12 inch bag from Fox Creek and the 12 inch bag from leatherneck Jim's Black or Color 12 oz Round Leather Tool/Fork Bag [CRDtb] - $98.95 : Motorcycle Saddlebags, Toolbags, Luggage and More!, Leatherneck Jim's - Semper Fi.

Thanks for helping,
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I haven't noticed any issues from the heat but to be honest that didn't even enter my mind to check it for that. My daughter is still getting used to it so I can't take her for to long of a ride yet she gets nervous and wants to get off. Maybe by the end of the summer.
That other bag looks nice also, looks more rounded then the one I have.
 

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I haven't noticed any issues from the heat but to be honest that didn't even enter my mind to check it for that. My daughter is still getting used to it so I can't take her for to long of a ride yet she gets nervous and wants to get off. Maybe by the end of the summer.
That other bag looks nice also, looks more rounded then the one I have.
Just enjoy the slow ride with her!:) Yeah, I like the shape of Fox Creek bags but also would like that shape in a 5 inch rather than a 3 inch..... can you get a bunch of stuff in yours?
 

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This is really gonna sound stupid but.... My wife and I went to Target one day and she needed a bag of drinking straws so we bought a bag of 100 straws and sticking them in there was about the limit.

Something like this.
Striped Straws 100 pc - Picks and Straws
Dang, got yourself a thirsty woman!:D Gotta say, I haven't heard that used as a measuring guage before!;)
 

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I have the 11" distressed leather toolkit; was mounted on the downtubes also but obscured a big part of the Irate mesh grill, so I moved it up to the forks, for now at least.

Quality-wise everything I've ordered from Fox Creek has been top notch; great leather all soft and supple like they say but seems to hold it's form just fine. I think the black tends to be a little stiffer but should be the same great quality stuff. Bought a set of unlined elk gauntlet gloves from them and a biker wallet; same great quality.

Had to punch a few extra holes in the straps after the first pic was taken; brought the bag up a little snugger and more symmetrical with the downtubes, but it still wanted to ride down on top of the grill more than I liked.
 

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I have the 11" distressed leather toolkit; was mounted on the downtubes also but obscured a big part of the Irate mesh grill, so I moved it up to the forks, for now at least.

Quality-wise everything I've ordered from Fox Creek has been top notch; great leather all soft and supple like they say but seems to hold it's form just fine. I think the black tends to be a little stiffer but should be the same great quality stuff. Bought a set of unlined elk gauntlet gloves from them and a biker wallet; same great quality.

Had to punch a few extra holes in the straps after the first pic was taken; brought the bag up a little snugger and more symmetrical with the downtubes, but it still wanted to ride down on top of the grill more than I liked.
Nice looking ride! I appreciate the info on Fox Creek. Out of curiousity, would velcro straps have held your bag higher than punching additional holes? I do agree, it does hide the grill somewhat. I'm just wondering if I got the black and used velcro straps, if it could be mounted more snugly and higher on the tubes to prevent it from coming down.....and if the velcro straps would be adversely affected by the engine heat? I know you might not want to use velcro since it's probably tough to find it in brown.
 

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Nice looking ride! I appreciate the info on Fox Creek. Out of curiousity, would velcro straps have held your bag higher than punching additional holes? I do agree, it does hide the grill somewhat. I'm just wondering if I got the black and used velcro straps, if it could be mounted more snugly and higher on the tubes to prevent it from coming down.....and if the velcro straps would be adversely affected by the engine heat? I know you might not want to use velcro since it's probably tough to find it in brown.
Thx; appreciate the good word. I would think the velcro might work in snugging the bag higher and tighter; probably wouldn't tend to give as much as softer leather straps. You might need to cut a 2nd set of parallel vertical slits up higher than the originals and run a strip through each with the top strap being tighter than the lower, and I'd go with the 1" velcro strips instead of the more common 3/4".

No clue about engine heat and velcro, but that far from the motor I'd be surprised if it affected the velcro. Could always run a thin plastic tie through one of the slits as a catchall should the velcro fail, however unlikely.

One thing to consider is I'm told the straps will eventually abrade the clearcoat. I have a layer of paint protector plastic under the straps on the downtubes to prevent this. If it happened and you moved the bag later you might have a couple dull spots on the downtubes.
 
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