How do you put saddlebags on a bike?
There are two methods by which saddlebags can be attached.
- First, you should start by lining up the mounting hardware on your saddle’s rails.
- After lining up the mount to clamp both sides to your saddle’s rails, you have to use the two included 5mm-bolts.
- After mounting the clamp in place, you have to clip on your bag.
Do you need saddlebag supports?
Having your bags mounted this way will save your fender paint from wear and give you a clutter free bike when the bags are off. If you get heavy leather saddlebags that fit the bike well you won’t need supports.
What should I keep in my motorcycle saddlebags?
Saddle Bag Essentials
- Tool kit.
- Tire repair kit.
- Air compressor.
- Jumper cables.
- Work/Nitrile gloves.
- Glow sticks.
What are throw over saddlebags?
Most throw – over saddlebags feature an adjustable yoke (the center section that holds the two bags together) that can be widened or narrowed to fit over your fender and adjusted to your bike via either a Velcro or laced yoke. Mounting a set of throw – over saddlebags on your motorcycle can be a pretty easy process.
How do you measure motorcycle saddlebags?
Take a horizontal measurement ( Measurement 1 in the image above) from the rear turnsignals to directly below where the rider’s lower back aligns on the seat or shock. This measurement is the length of the saddlebags that will fit correctly on your motorcycle.
Where should you install your saddle bag or box?
For saddle bags or boxes: These compartments must not be installed higher than the seat of a motorcycle or scooter. The size of custom-made saddle bags must not exceed 14 inches from the side. They must also not protrude from the tail end of the motorcycle or scooter.
How do you clean leather saddlebags?
Dampen your first towel with a little room temperature water. Then, pour a quarter-sized amount of leather cleaner shampoo on the soft cloth. You’re ready to start the actual cleaning. Begin to rub the shampoo into the saddlebags while paying extra attention to areas with excessive dirt or stains.