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J&P Cycles® Bag Bar Leather Saddlebag Brace

J&P Cycles Part Number: 8400045

Manufacturer Part Number: 100307


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Important Fitment Note

Saddlebags must have a seam on the outboard side for the end of the Saddlebag Lid Support to slip into. This part will not fit bags without the seam. See photo above.


Description for J&P Cycles® Bag Bar Leather Saddlebag Brace

• Stock leather saddlebags often have sagging lids

• Installs easily with no tools and can be removed for loading and unloading of saddlebags

Product Specs

Product Specs for J&P Cycles® Bag Bar Leather Saddlebag Brace

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Fitment Note:

Saddlebags must have a seam on the outboard side for the end of the Saddlebag Lid Support to slip into. This part will not fit bags without the seam. See photo above.

Fitment Note:

This item is a universal/custom fit component, and does not have any direct standard/OEM model application. Some items may require modification and an advanced level of mechanical skill and/or knowledge for installation.

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews for J&P Cycles® Bag Bar Leather Saddlebag Brace

Overall Rating

4 out of 5 stars (based on 23 reviews)

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The braces were too short. They only work if the plastic support strip is intact on the bag. Mine snapped in the middle of both bags so I made my own out of metal, screwed them into the bags and is straightened them right out. I'll sell the braces but won't get back what I spent as they were over priced.


works well but you should use two per bag.


No instructions. Gotta look at the pic on the web site. Work good on 95 Heritage but i need two for each side. Fast and cheap as usual from JP.



My friends bags have bent inward and looked terrible so I ordered these braces so his Harley looks good.


Braces are short on left side bag. But works great on the other side.


These help a bit, but you almost need 2 on each side. Using 2 gives you little room to access the bag itself. At the same time, it's not that big a deal to remove, and replace these braces when getting into the bag.


The braces need some minor "fixes", as my bags dont have anywhere to hook them into. A little bit of velcro and they work ok.


it does the job.


I was disappointed when I first attached the brace pair to my Sporty leather bags. They would slip off inside. Thank God for velcro, now they stay in place and make the bags look new.


Were not what I expected--do not make the bags look like I wanted.


Will do the job.

A simple item that helps keep the shape of the bags. Worth the money.

Bobby Mullinax

They were to short ,did not fit at all.


Could not get it to stay on the bag.


Does what it says and fits my large saddlemen desperado bags perfectly.


It works well. Product is well worth it.


They work, but get in the way. Will be ordering a second set for the other side though.


Lack of instructions disappointed me, at least the catalog had a good picture. On my 2007 Heritage I had to slite the leather about one inch at the outer top of the bag to install. Without instructions I wasn't sure if this is how I was supposted to do it or not. After this though they seem to do what they say but they fall out easy when you open the bags. You have to pay attention or they will be lost.


Performed as stated! Eliminated saggy middle portion of saddlebag. Recommended!


The product will do what it says, but I have an '06 Heritage Softail Classic and my saddlebags do not have the split in the top edge that allows them to slip into.


Works very well and worth the price.


I found the exact items needed for my Harley saddlebags. I couldn't find the special parts anywhere in Canada or the Harley catalogue. The J&P contacts were very prompt and courteous. I wouldn't hesitate to reorder from J&P again.

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