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1. (WO2010120798) MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAG

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/120798    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/030916
Publication Date: Fri Oct 22 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: B62J 9/00
Applicants: DOWCO, INC.
KACZOWSKI, Michael, J.
LAFLEUR, Timothy, J.
ZASKOWSKI, Troy, M.
Inventors: KACZOWSKI, Michael, J.
LAFLEUR, Timothy, J.
ZASKOWSKI, Troy, M.
Title: MOTORCYCLE SADDLEBAG
Abstract:
A motorcycle saddlebag is formed of a plurality of panels joined by structural adhesives. The saddlebag includes an outer panel, an inner panel, a lid, and a hinge. Some embodiments may also include a bottom panel. The lid is coupled to the outer panel by the hinge. The inner panel includes flanges extending around at least some of its perimeter edges. The outer panel is generally C-shaped shaped and receives the inner panel such that the flanges engage inner surfaces of the outer panel. Structural adhesives bond the flanges to the inner surfaces of the outer panel such that the outer and inner panel (and, in some embodiments, the bottom panel) cooperate to define a storage chamber. In some embodiments, portions of the outer panel extend beyond the inner panel and may be trimmed after bonding of the inner and outer panels to customize an inner contour of the saddlebag for different motorcycle applications.