Trying to put leather bags on my 2004 HD Sportster 1200, with a sissy bar. Instructions were VERY vague. Supplied bolts were not long enough. Had to go buy my own longer bolts. I got 2.5" & 3" long Stainless Steel bolts. The 3" bolts for the back needed to be cut off to 2 & 3/4" long. I did that with just a hack saw. Do your research, look at youtube videos.
I received saddlemans saddle bag tiedown kit.The instructions are not helpful and they give no idea what this kit is supposed to look like installed.I will be working blind on this.I request that the seller send me some sort of diagram on what this supposed to look like.
I used the bag as a backrest/luggage on the seat of the bike. The straps worked perfectly and the comfort was great. I rode from Florida to Dallas through the remnants of hurricane Patricia and it worked great. Everything in the bag was dry. the only thing I was unhappy with is the carry handle on the top of the bag has a small tear in the leather. other than that it was a great investment. I will get a lot of use out of it.
On my Suzuki C50, it much more comfortable than the stock saddle. It lets me sit lower on the bike, letting my feet be flat on the ground. The rear lumbar is great. Pretty comfortable saddle. But a couple downsides: the gel gets really hot in the summer when the bike sits in the sun; a few chrome studs fell off and I can't find a shop that can replace them.
Bought these the easily transport and remove while on trips. They fit as advertised and are exactly what I was looking for. While traveling, I needed a weather proof insert so that I could easily remove the contents without removing the saddlebags. Works great!
These saddle bag chap covers did seem to be well made and from quality materials. The fit on my 2013 Road King was too small and I didn't like the endless array of fastening them to the bike with Velcro. The instructions were hard to follow, and if you make a mistake, the games over with Velcro.
For these reasons, I decided to send them back. Perhaps if you don't mind putting Velcro on your bags they'll work out for you.