Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5 out of 5 by FireBadger569 Great Swingarm Bag
I was looking for a small bag to keep my wallet, phone, hat and small accessories. This bag works great. The leather is great quality. I looks great without being overwhelming. It will let in water if you wash the bike or get caught in the rain.
September 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by pappaboz Hole Wore in Bag. It Drags on Road!
I bought the bag to carry some small items (wallet, hat, etc.). It mounts to the swingarm using three nylon straps. I tightened the straps as much as possible to mount bag as high as possible on the swingarm. It looks nice but the design mounts too close to the ground. It took only one ride on mountain roads to wear a hole into the bottom of the bag. $200 down the drain in less than one week.
July 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bvance Drags bad
On 2016 fatboy s took 1 day to rub a hole through the bag after multiple attempts to try to tighten and adjust higher, now have a 200 dollar bag I can't use until I rivet a piece of steel over the hole.
June 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by chicagomark Perfect size for the few essentials
As other reviewers mentioned, I was not interested in full saddlebags for my Fat Boy. I found this swingarm bag to be perfect to store a few small things, such as my tire pressure gauge, emergency kit, and bottle of water. Occasionally, I use it to carry a few tiny goods from a shopping trip, or to haul a sandwich and chips for a bite while on the road.
Almost a five-star, though for me, it's a four-star. One recommendation for an upgrade would be to add a locking mechanism to the two belt clips, which, oh by the way, are how to snap and unsnap the belts. Once you find the setting you like on the belts (there's three holes), you do not need to adjust, unless you happen to carry a bulkier item than usual. Back to the locking mechanism, it'd be nice to leave a few low to moderate valuable documents (ex. registration) and personal items.
Overall, it is a sweet, slim, old school look. It covers up the safety inspection sticker, though it's fairly easy on and off with the three nylon loops which clip the bag to the bike, and the off-and-on becomes faster after the first few times.
Leather protection is a good idea, and as others have commented, I likely would not ride with it during a moderate to heavy rain. Also, not really necessary to have a matching strap if one would like to use it as a small carrying case over the shoulder after a ride, though it'd be interesting if there'd be a demand for it.
Once you put it on, you likely would keep it on, it's perfect!
April 27, 2016