As John told us why PPO/PA plastic is far superior to fiberglass, he stood on one of
Bag and Fender
Most of the time we hear a lot of claims of how good something is or how easy it is to install. Sometimes it's true but most of the time we come across something wrong. It takes more work and time than planned, fitment is not right, or some fab work is needed. So when we called John Shope, owner of Phoenix-based Sinister Industries, about his Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) bags, he said they were so good they could be sent right to the painter, with no bodywork needed. He also said that the rear end, bags, and fender could be installed in about four hours start to finish. We told him we wanted to see it for ourselves by riding a stock bike out to his shop in the a.m. and leaving the same day with a new custom-looking rear end. John asked what day and time. It's a 370-mile trip to John's shop, so about a six hour ride. We headed out at 4 in the morning, also known as the butt-crack of dawn.
It was a nice ride out through the hot desert and by the time we got to the shop at 11, John was just pulling a finished bike off the lift to make room for us. We asked why he went with ABS bags. He said if Harley was doing it with its bags, it must be a good thing. Even though the cost to make the bags is a lot higher, John was set on giving his customers the best for the money. So his ABS-style bags are made of PPO/PA (Polyphenylene Oxide) plastic, so every bag is consistent, easy to install, and fits without any problem. What is PPO plastic you ask? It's a raw polymer that is naturally opaque and demonstrates superior high-performance properties. Advantages of PPO plastic include high strength, high heat distortion resistance, outstanding hydrolytic stability, resistance to stress cracking, resistance to weathering, excellent chemical resistance, no bodywork needed, and they're super lightweight..
ABS Style 4-inch Stretched SaddleBags
Hot Rod SaddleBag Lids
Curved LED License Plate Frame
Oval Integrated LED
SaddleBag Lids strap
Here are the ABS-style bags made of PPO/PA plastic, the same stuff that Harley makes
Here are the Hot Rod Saddle Bag lids. The lids are two-piece and plastic injection-mo