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Throw-over saddlebags

Postby Paul Narramore » Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:18 am



I have bought some throw-over saddle bags and am wondering how best to attach them to the bike. The saddle bags come with 'boot laces' which look utterly useless for securing them. I was thinking of nylon straps with snap-on type plastic buckles which I might find in camping shops. At the back, I only need a very short strap as the loop on the back of the saddle bag is right next to the indicator stalk, but longer ones would be needed at the fronts.


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Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Postby aj1500 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:36 am

the last bike I had with the soft saddle bags I used large cable/wire ties to hold the 2 halves together under the seat and to hold the bags to the brackets of the bike. they hold up very well and if needed can be cut and replaced easily. I always kept a few in the bottom of one of the bags just in case i needed them
I didn't trust the lacing either

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Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Postby Paul Narramore » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:55 am

Now that's interesting. You mounted the saddlebags UNDER the seat. Most of the ones I've seen go OVER the seat. The problem I see with cable ties is that the saddlebags almost become permanent and not quickly removable. As you say, the bootlaces seem useless.

Years ago, when I had a CX500, I was loaned a pair of saddlebags and was told to simply rest them over the seat and sit on the front edge. That seemed daft to me. A hour later, and riding down the local motorway, the bike suddenly slowed. I pulled over and found the saddlebags jammed under the rear mudguard and chewed up to buggery. AND I had to buy the lender another pair :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Postby Paul Narramore » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:08 am

(Later) I've just been looking at the Kuryakin video on how to mount them and whether it's over of under the seat, it seems optional. I can see the tie-down straps too so know what to look for now.
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Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Postby aj1500 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:29 am

well if you plan to remove them often I wouldn't put them under the seat. I never took mine off unless I was cleaning or working on something
also I had the brackets that keep the bags away from the wheel to secure the underside to

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Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:23 pm

The ones I have on the store site right now have a large nylon flap with velcro on each side, and they connect together, underneath the seat. There are also loops to strap them down:

http://goldwingdocs.com/Store/New-Used- ... owItem=115

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Re: Throw-over saddlebags

Postby minimac » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:21 am

I use a set of Nelson Rigg expandable bags when traveling on my scooters. On the Majesty, it's easy to attach under the seat, because the pilon only snaps into place- the front half of the seat raises for access. On the Burgman, they can go over or under the seat, because the whole seat is hinged, but I have to lift the "driver side" bag to get access the fuel filler. I added some quick disconnect straps, like below, so I can easily unstrap the hold down straps (to keep them from flapping in the breeze) and easily get to the gas door.
http://www.banggood.com/2Pcs-Car-Safety-Seat-Belt-Strap-Adjuster-Clip-Clasp-for-Children-Black-p-1030275.html




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