Turn Your Harley Sportster Into A Bagger

SUMAX’S extensive range of hard bag options has now expanded with the introduction of bags and associated brackets foruse on ’04 and Up Harley Sportster.  The brackets are powder coated black by Sumax and feature 1/4-turn quick disconnects with Dzus fasteners like those found on all H-D Touring models. These connectors allow the brackets to be used with either Sumax hard bags or H-D hard or soft bags from ’93 and Up.

Sumax’s own bags are constructed from composite fiberglass, with the outside finished with a gel coat primer ready for paint, and the inside is finished with a charcoal colored trunk liner. The bag’s lids open from back to front with push button lockable latches and all hardware and hinges are stainless steel. Among the options offered are extended and wide versions and pre-installed plug-in LED lighting featuring run,stop and turn functions. Sumax.

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12 Responses to “Turn Your Harley Sportster Into A Bagger”


  1. 1 Dave Blevins Jul 2nd, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    A good idea, lots of Sportys out there (Harley’s biggest selling bike) and offers a unique range of styling options for customizing… such as adding the Sport-Bob tank and a Softail syle rear fender,
    Hmmm… the Bagster! Works for me.

  2. 2 motoanimus Jul 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Keep the sport in Sportster and forget those fugly bags. If you want a bagger, buy a used bagger.

  3. 3 Boomer Jul 3rd, 2011 at 1:11 am

    don’t forget the batwing fairing with the CD player …………………

  4. 4 chopperfreak29 Jul 3rd, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Hah! If I wanted a cage on two wheels then i’d buy a bagger. A bike is meant to be stripped down and fast, not loaded with enough crap to turn it into a over-weight turd of a land yacht. If you need this much storage when you travel on a bike, you should just drive a car.

  5. 5 Boss Hawg Jul 3rd, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Gotta agree with Motoanimus and Chopperfreak29….

    Buy a bagger if you want one, but don’t take the sport of out of the Sportster please, that is what makes them fun to ride and throw around.

    Boss Hawg

  6. 6 harvey Mushman - American Motorcycle Enthusiast Jul 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 am

    There are countless riders who prefer the lightness and quicker maneuverabilty of a Sportster, and perhaps can’t afford or more so don’t want a big bagger. Who also may enjoy taking 1000+ mile trips. So, why beat up or downgrade those who may choose to install a way to stow their gear, and keep it dry while traveling cross country, or even cross town for that matter.

    Lets say you are unlucky enough to pick up a nail in the rear tire of your Chopper, and are stranded on the side of the road. Up pulls a rider on an XL who fortunately has a tire repair kit in one of the saddlebags. Would you take the opportunity at that time to tell them their bike looks crappy.

    Enjoying variety, and the Freedom to do so…Happy 4th of July!

  7. 7 Lori B Jul 3rd, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I think it’s a fantastic idea! Thanks Cyril…I’ll have to check into that for my 05 Sportster. And Harvey, you have a GREAT point there! Everyone have a great 4th & safe riding!

  8. 8 bigalyts Jul 3rd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Great Idea and looks great. Looks great without the Bags also. Love the choices that Cyril make available to all who read……….And guess what you cheap Fu_k’s out there It’s All Free, from Cyril ?%#%@?

  9. 9 Brukus Jul 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    You can also utilize Brukus Motorcycle Parts’ SaddlebagSecure which fits on the bracket and actually secures the bags from flying off or being stolen, though they still are released quickly by the owner. Also, we have had customers tell us that our SaddlebagSecure is less expensive than the Harley system when adding bags to a Sportster. At least you know you have choices.

  10. 10 Joe Skonecki Jul 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Followers are weak minded.
    If it’s your bike do what you want with it.
    Make it yours!
    Never listen to those that want to put you in a bike-box….. “It should be this way or that”.
    Never let your innovation be stifled by others.
    Klicks suck!

  11. 11 dragon Jul 5th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    i’m with JOE on this one it’s ur bike do as u please not as other’s think u should i have aftermarket hard shell bags for my softail i only use them when i go on trip but they do come in handie

  12. 12 MyBagster Jul 6th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I love this!!! I love the Sportster because it FITS me. I like being able to touch both feet on the asphalt when I’m stopped. So owning a bigger, heavier bike is not what I’m looking for. I love the bagger look and I love the Sportster……BAM!! BAGSTER!!! What you do with the bike you own shows YOUR individuality and INDIVIDUALITY is what this is all about. I for one, love the look. I find it very appealing (and functional) on the 53 year old common Sportster look. For myself, even on short rides I needed a place to, at minimum, store the registration and my cell phone! And those fork bags, backpacks, again to me, are tacky ugly. But, I don’t take just short rides and more than anything I needed to store a few things, like my rainsuit. Drive a car???? To me, I feel a Spiritual connection, an unsurpassed feeling of freedom, when I’m riding. So, I’ll wave at you anyway from my well equipped and packed Bagger Sportster! BTW, I’ve ridden with these bags fully packed and don’t even notice they are there. She still handles like a Sportster and is the ride I prefer. I used to take my husband’s Softail, now I don’t have to! 🙂

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