Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Canada
I'll take the questions in order:
2) not best choice is matter of style and format - you need to make the missing LH bracket to keep bag from hitting wheel or hanging in too far - made mine out of aluminum, bar. Second - bags, to me at least "look" better on a sport bike - my opinion only but if you look at other soft bag arrangements, you'll see that the squarish ones seem to be more popular choice for the Wee. Compared to typical sport bikes, the Wee is wider - this reduces the amount of overlap of the velcor straps adjustability factor a little and make buckling the rear bag into the assempbly for the side bags a tight fit. Not a safety issue - just need to be aware it's a tight fit.
3) certainly capable of carrying gear and keeping dry but the shape - again - my opinion, wouldn't be the best for extended trip with a lot of gear-where a squared shape seems to end itself to easier packing.
4) bags have rain covers - used twice (they were only on the bike a few months, and only when I needed them. During the mild - medium rains I went through things stayed dry - like anything that has an elastized rain cover however, making sure you put it on properly is key.
Not trying to kill a sale here - just give an objective viewpoint of my experience with it. Bags worked fine but in hindsight, may have made a better decision to go with the squared shape ones for what I tend to use bags for-on the Wee..
Hope that clarifies.
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