Designed to work with most bikes, these saddlebags from BiLT are joined by double Velcro straps between the bags. Made out of a durable and water-resistant Maxura fabric, these bags are made to go the distance. Fill them up through the dual-zip top entry pockets and hit the road.
600 denier durable, water-resistant Maxura fabric
Twin side zip entry pockets
Double VELCRO® brand fastener securing strap system between saddlebags
I use these on my Hayabusa and they work great. This is the second pair I have cause the first did develope a tear after several months of use but no worries, cause cyclegear replaced them! I've used them to haul all sorts of stuff like take out, groceries, car parts, etc. I've had them up to 120 M.P.H. with no problems. They will rub your paint off so use some painters tape on the side of your bike where they touch.
I bought these bags to convert them to Side tank bags for my 2010 Triumph Tiger 1050, in short they worked well. I didn't want to pay $300.00 + for BMW bags and all I need these for are week long trips. I had an Upholstery shop sew some clips on the lower inside bottom of the bags and strapped some clips on my SW Motech crash bars and I was happy with the results. I took them up to 105Mph and didn't make a move stayed firm total cost Parts and labor from the Upholstery shop $83.00. I did glue with 3M spray adhesive that foamy shelf material to the sides that makes contact with the tank, to prevent scratching on the tank finish.
I use the bags on my 2006 sv650s. I run the straps under the rear seat for security, it would be very difficult for some one to walk off with them. The bags can be adjusted high enough to stay off the pipe and wheel. I got these to replace a set of xelement bags that got a hole burned into them by the rear tire. It was the first time I had a passenger with the bags and didn't readjust. I can easily fit a six pack ( and a little more) in each bag. They even have kind of a sporty look (for bags) to match the bike
Got these on sale for [$], that's about the right price. Used them on a short trip to laguna, 130 miles or so and they did their jod.they do not hold their shape very well and the inserts to help hold their shape are I'll fiting. Would not what to use these on a longer trip but for a two day trip they worked. If you are looking for a high quaility bags that will last years and be good for long trips look else where, but if you need cheap and easy for a weekend ride give them a try
super convienient to use and install,great for carrying rain gear and the small odds and ends for every day, but top seam fell apart after 1 month of use. I'll see if the store has good customer service or not.
If you can manage to keep the bag away from the exhaust pipe this will be a great saddlebag for anyone or any bike. lowest cost for a saddlebag and the quality is good. Those comments about the bag burned up because it touched the "hot" exhaust pipe. what do you expect? If you can get a saddlebag support that would be a great help.
PROS: Easy To Install, Able room, Good Quality
CONS: Careful of exhaust pipe, Needs support brackets
I'm mainly a commuter rider, and I used this to get to work, school and back home(about 60 miles round trip). Instructions were extremely lacking, but once I figured out how to mount them, it was nice to depend on storage other than my backpack.
I stuck three straps under the seat, the two velcro ones over the seat, and no flapping issues, or even paint issues. I use them everyday, and I'm thankful for installing them. Both sides together are able to hold all the groceries I usually buy. (I don't buy much)
PROS: Universal, Good for All-Weather, Can hold A LOT, cheap
I purchased these bags only because they were on super-sale, and there were no prior reviews. I got these for my first bike trip, after owning my bike for 10 years (Suzuki SV650S). The inserts (for structual ridgidity) were a little too big and difficult to get in, and the installation instructions provided were a little lacking. It took a good 40 min to figure out how to mount these so they would stay on, and not flap around. These are supposed to be rubberized to protect the paint from any rub damage. They are rubberized, but they did wear the paint thru the clearcoat and scratched into the blue metalic. This was all found after taking them off 300 miles/6 hours later. Rubberized Liners would have been a good suggestion, or something awesome to provide with these bags. It was fortunate that a friend could take my bags home in their car. If I keep these, I will need to build a rack to keep these off the paint, or cover the rear with painters tape...