Things You Must Know Before Buying A Motorcycle Saddlebag

By: Harry Alan

With the increase in gas prices more and more people are opting for motorcycles. When motorcycle is used as primary or most frequent mean of transportation the motorcycle saddlebags become an absolute necessity. Most of what fits in your backpack and even bigger items can be easily and more securely carried in a good quality leather saddlebag.

The concept of motorcycle saddlebags stems from the sacks used to carry luggage on horses and mules in old days. Motorcycle saddlebags are far more advanced and high tech than the sacks used on horses. At an average speed that a motorcycle travels it required a secure and convenient mean of carrying the rider's belongings. This article offers step by step guidelines for choosing the right kind of motorcycle luggage.

The most important factor while choosing the saddlebag for you motorcycle is determining whether it provides security to the motorcycle rider and his luggage. You might come across offers from several online retailers offering extremely cheap saddlebags. But do you think they provide a complete solution to you and if they do not then what is a complete solution.

A complete solution or three things a motorcycle rider must know before buying a motorcycle saddlebags are whether they can be mounted on a motorcycle securely, can be locked and are easy to access. In order to mount a motorcycle saddlebag on any motorcycle the saddlebags must accompany mounting hardware. A set of motorcycle bags that does not include or provides clear instructions regarding the mounting of it on a motorcycle is not a safe solution. In absence of a motorcycle mounting hardware the motorcycle riders attempt to tie the saddlebags with the fender can lead them into a serious accident. It can also cause damage to the back fender of the motorcycle.

The second important and one of the most needed features of saddlebags is their ability to lock. Try to buy saddlebags that can be easily locked. This would give you a piece of mind while away from you motorcycle.

The third critical factor to consider while hunting for a good pair of motorcycle saddlebags is connivance. Try to buy saddlebags that are easy to access. By ease of access I mean quick release buckles. Quick release buckles let you open and close the motorcycle luggage without buckling and unbuckling its straps.

Some more advance features that you should look for are detach ability, reinforcement, and color matching. More and more motorcycle riders are choosing motorcycle saddlebags that can get taken of and put on the motorcycle within seconds. This option is available in more expensive set of motorcycle bags.

Color matching is another popular phenomenon. More and more bikers are trying to match the color of their bags with their motorcycle; this certainly enhances the motorcycle's look.

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