Motorcycle saddlebags are an essential accessory for all motorcyclists that allow riders to store personal gear on their bikes. Riders need to make sure that their saddlebags are waterproof and resistant to wear and tear so that their valuables remain secure. People like different bag materials for different occasions or for riding in various weather conditions. For example, fiberglass makes a hard surface, while leather or vinyl makes soft bags. Soft saddlebags are lighter and more affordable, but hard saddlebags are easier to load since they have a rigid shape that makes it easier to place items inside. Vinyl is also popular because it has more water resistance than leather, which can be useful if riders have premium motorcycle luggage.
Benefits of Harley-Davidson Saddlebags
H-D saddlebags are the perfect solution if riders want to bring something with them but they don't have enough room in their backpack or pockets. These bags give riders ample space while also keeping things nearby so they're easy to get at when needed. The bright colors and reflective panels on some of our hard-sided saddlebags can make it easier for other vehicles to notice riders at night. Another safety feature would be to add saddlebag guards for extra protection in tight spaces.
Installing Motorcycle Saddlebags
To install a saddlebag, riders need to choose a spot as low as possible on the motorcycle but still high enough to not scrape the ground when turning. Next, determine where the mounting hardware goes and attach it with bolts or screws to the desired point. After this, mount the saddlebag and secure it with nuts, washers, and appropriate fasteners. Consider purchasing all the required saddlebag mounting hardware for the best installation.
Riders should consider the size of the bike when purchasing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle saddlebag. They should also think about how much storage space they need. Another consideration is the cost of saddlebags. Soft saddlebags are less expensive, but they can be damaged if they get wet. Hard bags are more durable and can withstand the elements better, but they cost more money.
Riders can talk to our experts if they have any questions about choosing a saddlebag. We can help them narrow down the choices so that it's easier to choose one.