I was surprised at the quality of these bags, the bags fit my 2003 Honda ACE almost perfectly, I made a couple holes in the straps to draw the bags in towards the back of the motorcycle. Also instead of tying the bags to the supports I used parachute cord locks they allow a snug fit without having to tie knots. These bags are good value for the money, plenty big to carry rain gear, lunch to work and items for weekend road trips.
Zip-Off and Throw Over Motorcycle Saddlebags
List Price: 149.99
Sales Price: $69.95
Zip-Off and Throw Over Motorcycle Saddlebags.
Item Code: SD4068Plain
Material: Leather Like Heavy Duty PVC
Dimensions: 18.25L X 7.5W X 10.5H
- Clips for easy removal of bags
- Hidden Handles for easy carrying
- 100% Waterproof
- Life Time Warranty
- Quick Release under Straps/Buckle
- Universal Throw-over attachment
- Two tie-downs on each bag
- Hard Sheet inside to hold its shape
- Rain Flap with snap button
- 4 inside pockets
- Nickel plated chrome hardware
- Could be used as Throw Over or can be mounted(using mounting brackets)
Most Helpful Reviews :
Never having had saddle bags before, I didn't really know what I wanted. After talking to a few riders I kept hearing that bigger was better and that you will most likely go through several bags. After some research I noticed that these bags were larger in size, the most cost effective and had one of the better warranties. I've only had the bags for about a week and I am impressed with how nice the bags look as well as how much they can truly hold.
"Best bags on the market for the money!!!!!"
"bought for c50-on for a week-look decent-price was right-would recommend-did have bag supports."
"NICE BAGS FOR THE $. SHIPPING WAS REALLY FAST. XTREMILY SATISFIED"
"NICE!! I put them on my 08 vstar 1100 custom and they are perfect. I had to punch a few holes to mke them sit high enough but that was a two minute job. they look sweet!!!!! Oh yea, I ordered them on Tuesday after 5PM and had them installed by 10 AM Thursday. Super fast shipping."
These bags fit great.They could not be any bigger and fit a V Star 1300 in my opinion.They are everything that the description says and more.Frankly I was surprised at the quality of theses bags.I have stuffed them with my leathers,rain gear and even several bottles of water and they still snap and buckle with no issues.I did permanant mount them to the guards I have because I did not like the strings being tied to the guards as the way to secure them.I was not interested in taking them on and off,so I can not comment on how easy or difficult they would be to remove or put back on.These bags are well worth the money.
Love this site, placed order on a Wed. and had product on Sat. of same week. They fit like a glove. Have had several friends, see bags , now going to site to order theirs. will be buying other items soon.
The saddlebags arrived a couple of days after I ordered them and were just as advertised. Good size bags, nice looking, and easy to install. I did not have to add extra holes to the yoke as some reviewers did. I installed Yamaha saddlebag support brackets which help. Naturally, it's a little tricky tying the bags to the support brackets since the ties are on the back side of the bags. I love the video reviews on Jafrum's website and Louie is correct, the small padlocks will scratch the paint on your fender if you don't position them just right. Have not been rained on yet, so I can't attest to how waterproof these bags are. No complaints and I will buy from Jafrum again.
bags are very nice hard sided with heat resistant fabric on the bottom. Leather like material is actually leather like some pvc bags I've purchased before from other places are hard these are very soft and plyable. Size is great maximizes the potential for saddlebags on my 2012 750 spirit
The were easy to install on my Honda Shadow 2001. They fit great and look great. I don't get a lot of rain here and tend not to ride when it does (it is sunny 90% of the time but when it rains it is torrential.), so I cannot comment on weatherability.
Bags Were Way Better Than I Expected. Wicked Fast shipping. Great Ablility To Track Your Order The Same Day You Purchase It. You Won't Find Better Products For The Price.
Great fit and a great price. Was kind of nervous about buying online but very nice. Didn't have to modify anything had them on in 15 minutes. Great quality at a decent price.
I had to replace my smaller bags on my 2006 Fatboy and i could not have found a better deal. These bags are large enough to carry all my gear for long trips and look great.
You will not find a better built set of saddle bags than these for the price they cost! HUGE and look great on a Honda Shadow ACE.....and fit perfect. I have owned several bikes, HD's and all, these bags would cost 3 to 4 times as much if sold by Harley Davidson....they are that well constructed and look just as good hanging off the side of my bike. Built in inside pouches is a big plus. Great looking bags indeed.
Great bags for the price. The day after I got these bags it snowed on them after I rode to work. The snow caused no damage to the bags, the road conditions were a different story.
I wanted more of an OEM look (without the humongous price) for my Suzuki C50 cruiser. These bags are a close match. Very sturdy, tons of room, nice fit and finish.
These are fantastic for the price. When you get up really close and open it up to see the plastic/cardboard-like material inside that holds the shape, you can tell they aren't top of the line. And one of the studs isn't in all the way. But they look great on my 2004 Suzuki VZ800. They are very functional, I'm not afraid of anything falling out of them, and they're easy to take off/put back on at the end of a ride. I am VERY HAPPY with my purchase!
Great bags for the money had to relocate the rear directionals but worth it!
Fit nicely on my 09 vulcan 900 custom.
These Saddlebags are constructed using a leather-like PVC material and are available in a plain or a studded version. Each version has a separate listing on our site so be sure the item you wish to purchase is the item pictured in the listing. These are a large sized bag and measure 18.25 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches. They are perfect for large cruisers and work on many medium sized bikes as well, although some customers had to relocate their turn signals. These bags are designed to be used as either a throw over style, or a rigid mounted bag. To mount using the throw over method, simply remove your one piece seat or the passenger half of your two-piece seat and lay the yoke of the bags over the rear fender. Adjust the yoke to ensure that the bags do not touch your exhaust system. There is a layer of heat resistant fabric that has been added to the bottom of the bag which keeps the bag from melting but exhaust clearance is still needed to protect the bag's contents. In the reviews, some customers have indicated that extra holes were needed in the yoke to get the height of the bags perfect, but that adding the holes was easy. We also recommend using a saddlebag support system like saddlebag bracket A, to make sure your bags don't sag or get pulled into the wheel. Once you have reinstalled your seat, you can secure the bags to the supports using these tiedowns. To eliminate the yoke for bolt on mounting, you will need to purchase a rigid style mounting system. The back of these bags are constructed using a rigid plastic offering a variety of mounting options. These SD4068 bags are easily removed for security and convenience. Lifting this hook and loop flap exposes a zipper for easy removal, and these grommeted holes allow the bags to be locked to the yoke as a light theft deterrent. Use caution when using these locks while riding to make sure they aren't touching the paint. The carry handles are on the inside edge of the bag instead in the middle of the lid. This allows the handles to be tucked away out of site, giving the bags a cleaner look, and also makes it possible to carry both bags with one hand. The bags are held closed by these hidden, lockable quick release buckles, and a snap on the front and rear of the lid. Opening the bag exposes a flap that is designed to help keep water and dirt out of your luggage. Inside the bag, there are two low profile perimeter pockets and the semi rigid panels that help the bags keep their shape.
To answer your question about fitting,,,,I cut off the throw over straps right at the bag & hard mounted the bags myself. I knew at time of purchase this was the way I was going to go. However, I did attempt to first try the throw over style but quickly found I had the same issues as you, so I went with my original idea of hard mounting. You might want to consider doing a hard mount, if you still want them to be removiable I would suggest purchasing a quick release hardmount system.
For the Height: Measure from the top of the fender to two inches above you exhaust.
For the length: Measure between the back of the taillights and the back of the driver seat.
This should give you the size of the bags you can order.
They fit my 1983 Virago 920 perfectly. There is plenty of adjustment to play with.
I hope this helps you.