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post #1 of 2 Old 06-24-2015, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I was looking for some bags and found these and after reading up on them here and several other places, I took the plunge and ordered them from Revzilla. They price matched them from Motorcycle Super store. Total was around 128.00 with free shipping. I went with soft bags for now because I just can't shell out 500-1000 bucks right now.

So I got the bags, unpacked them. First impression was good. Seems like nice build quality. Instructions kinda suck though. They came with two stiff, plastic pieces that are covered in the same material used on the inside of the bags. It took a few minutes to figure out where and how they go. They are used for hold the upper part of the bag in shape. They are a pain to put in, but once they are there, all's good. They hold the shape very well. So I threw the bag over the Wee and fun began. The bags have all kinds of adjustment as to where you want the bags to sit. Mounting is a different story. I noticed right away that the left bag drooped towards the tire a little more that I would like. So I had to make a support for it. I went to the depot and came home with some strips of aluminum that was about 1" wide, heated it and bent it in the shape I wanted and then painted it up and them mounted it. Better! The front mounts/straps were easy enough. Just went around the frame and hooked them up. The rear straps were a little harder because I didn't want them the hit the muffler and melt. I had to add some 550 cord to the end of the straps to make them long enough to reach each other. Seems to work ok. Took the bike out for a spin and nothing moved, no parts flying off to parts unknown. One thing I was not happy about. I unbuckled one of the support straps and the buckle broke one of the ears off. I haven't even loaded them yet! I will be calling Nelson Rigg and see if I can get a replacement buckle for it. I ran the bike about twenty miles down the road to see if the right bag heated up from the muffler. It was warm, but nowhere near melting temp. Please see pictures
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-24-2015, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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More pictures. Long story short. I will be getting hard bags, but for now, I think these bags are good quality and worth the money. They come with rain covers, but I will still put everything in trash bags to be sure. Plus, I think they look good.
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