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Buy Motorcycle Saddlebags That are Right for Your Bike

Aug 17, 2007
When people cruise they somewhat experience a magical feeling. To enjoy this feeling to its fullest one must be care free. This is where motorcycle saddlebags come in. The following paragraphs provide step by step guideline on how to get the best bags for your money.

The first step when buying Motorcycle saddlebags is to consider the following 2 factors. These factors are your budget and the nature of motorcycle usability.Once you have a clear idea about both of the above mentioned factors. You should go out to hunt for the perfect pair of motorcycle saddlebags for your motorcycle.

The second step is to avoid motorcycle dealerships to buy saddlebags as they charge top prices for the bags and often do not provide real leather. Internet is a more suitable way to shop for the motorcycle accessories as you are under no buying pressure plus you have a large variety available. Type in the kind of leather bags you are looking for in Google, yahoo, or e bay search box. Be specific for example if you are looking for Harley Davidson softail saddlebags type in the whole phrase not just saddlebags or leather saddlebags. Please avoid misspelling as misspelled search terms would get you a very different result than the desired results.

The third step is to identify the kind of saddlebags you want. Typically there are 2 kinds of bags, throw over bags (ranging from 100 to 200 in price) and bolt on bags (ranging from 150 to 500).Throw over bags are easier to install and take off as compared to Bolton bags unless used with detachable brackets that cost between 100 to 170 dollars. Bolt on bags are usually made of leather unlike most throw over bags unless the manufacturer states. Bolt on saddlebags look better in certain cases on a bike.

Make sure the saddlebags match the other leather or non leather accessories on your motorcycle. The shape and size of the saddlebags should compliment the motorcycle and vice versa. Most motorcycle riders try to match the color of seat with the color of the saddlebags in order to improve the general look of their motorcycle.
The fourth step is to match the leather tanage(color) with the seat and other leather accessories on the bike.

Match the hardware on the seat or tool bags on the bike to that on the saddlebags. For example if your tool bag has studs on it or your seat is studded it would be cool to have studded saddlebags.

Try to buy bags that are lockable, have quick release buckles and most importantly offer some kind of guarantee. Try buying saddlebags directly from the manufacturers rather than an internet seller as the manufacturers respect their promises due to their capability and skills in the field. Manufacturers also provide better after sale service due to their experience in the field. Make sure that you buy saddlebags mounting hardware after you have bought the bags and prior to their installation on the motorcycle.
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Harry Alan has been manufacturing Leather Saddlebags for last 11 years..
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