The back deck of my Honda Big Ruckus is too wide for the Velcro flaps on the saddlebags, so I had to make a large extension (about a foot by a foot of double sided velcro) which worked just fine. A little more adjustability on the frame loops would have been nice, but they worked ok. Now I can do my Costco shopping on my scooter! I love that they are insulated. I haven't used them in a downpour yet, but I think with all the flaps and the insulation they should be fairly waterproof. No extra pockets, but my tail bag has those.
Ria N - October 6, 2009
(Lummi Island, WA)
Chase Harper Phoenix Saddlebags
The Chase Harper Phoenix Saddlebags, like the Chase Harper 750 Compac Tank Bag I purchased at the same time, are seemingly very well constructed, with tough materials, tight seams, and proper rain guards. I normally ride with only the tank bag, and haven't yet made the trip for which I purchased the saddlebags. However, I've checked out the mounting system. It seems to adapt very well to my smallish bike frame, but has amply long straps to adapt to a larger bike (for those who nevertheless wa