Received the bags and installed them the same day. Shipped and received in 3 days. Better than I expected the bags are well constructed. Would recommend to any rider looking for a good bag at a good price.
Saddlemen Highwayman Tattoo Saddlebags.
Saddlemen Highwayman Tattoo Saddlebags will have you riding in style. This high-quality bag is crafted from genuine leather as well as marine grade vinyl, and it is available in three different sizes. The medium measures 13”L x 6”W x 91/2”H. The large is 15.5”L x 6”W x 9.5”H. The Jumbo bag is 21”L x 6”W x 11”H. What really makes these great bags stand out is the 3D flame design that is embroidered into the leather. This design matches Saddlemen’s Tattoo Flame seats and come in four embroidery colors, black, dark red, orange, red and silver. These bags have a locking system so that you can keep your valuables safe when you’re not with your bike. In addition, these saddlebags also boast an extra flap to keep water from getting into the interior.
Medium : 13" L x 6" W x 9 1/2" H
Large : 15 1/2" L x 6" W x 9 1/2" H
Jumbo : 21" L x 6" W x 11" H
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Saddlemen Highwayman Tattoo Saddlebags Installation Instructions
|These versatile bags provide two mounting choices: Throw over mounting, Pony Express style, or custom fit. The throw over mounting utilizes a removable yoke and the bags hang from the fender or seat. Custom fit mounting is accomplished by bolting the bags directly to frame rails or fender or by attaching the bags directly to saddlebag support brackets, including several styles of quick disconnect brackets available from your dealer. Each of these two different mounting options is described below:|
Throw Over Yoke Mounting
|1. Attach the lid/yoke assembly to the main body of the saddlebag by inserting the suppied screws thru the pre-punched holes in the lid/yoke, saddlebag back, rubber and metal washers and tighten into the acorn nut. It is critical that the screws are installed in the order shown in figure A and tighten into the nuts. (See Fig A)Repeat for both bag assemblies.|
|2. Saddlemen saddlebags mount over the back seat or rear fender of most motorcycles, with one saddlebag on each side of the motorcycle and the mounting yoke resting on the fender or seat. Both saddlebags must be securely mounted and tied down in a manner that does not interfere with any part of the motorcycle's operation, including turnsignals, tail or brake lights, or the suspension or drivetrain.|
|3. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND that your bike be equiped with saddlebag supports which can be purchased through your local dealership where you bought these bags. Several styles are available, a typical construction is shown in figure B, the design for your bike will likely differ some - what. If you choose to install the bags without brackets, extra care must be taken to safely install the bags. Saddlemen universal tie down kit,may be of assistance.|
|4. Your saddlebags must be at least two inches clear of any exhaust pipe, while stationary and moving. You can adjust the yoke to change the height of the bag on the motorcycle by aligning the differrent holes in the two piece yoke and using the supplied draw cords to attach them. Adjust the yoke shorter for higher saddlebags, and vice versa. See Fig. C. It is critcal that you use both draw cords.|
|5. When you've placed the bag on your bike in the proper position, use the straps located on the bottom of each bag (Fig. F and G) to connect the bag to the saddlebag support. These lower straps are length-adjustable; wrap them around the support, buckle the ends together, then adjust the length so that straps are tight and they are supporting some of the saddlebags' weight. Trim any excess strap after the buckle is tightened to prevent entanglement with moving bike parts during operation. Burn or heat the strap ends, melting them to prevent unravelling. Do not operate bike with bags removed and straps still attached to supports.|
|NOTE: Saddlebags must not move around; if they do, you must tie them securely to your saddlebag supports. The use of zip ties, cable ties or Saddlemen Tie Down Kit may be used to secure the bags using the two attachment points at the bottom corners of each saddlebag.|
Custom Fit Mounting
|1. It is anticipated that the smooth back-side of the bags will be drilled to facilitate mounting directly to the fender or fender struts, to custom fabricated or ready made brackets, or to supports available through your dealer. Mounting bolts that pass through the bags amust utilize the supplied fender washers on each side of the plastic bag back to spread the the mounting load and stress over the largest area possible.|
|2. Most installations utilize the fender struts and their fender mounting locations for connecting the saddlebags and any brackets or supports to the motorcycle. Other locations can also include turn signal or top shock mounting points. Mounting points should be as far apart as possible|
|3. The saddlebags must be securely mounted to the motorcycle so that they can support any load that you intend to carry (less than 10 pounds per side) and so that the bags clear all moving or suspension components thru the full suspension travel, even when the bags are loaded. Be especially careful that the cantilevered bottom inside edge of the bag, and all other surfaces, clear all components such as shocks, swingarms, brake calipers, brake rods and lines, chain guard, etc. after installation. Be sure to load and compress the suspension through its full range of motion to check for clearance.|
|4. Inspect the bags immediately after first use to determine that the bags are not interfering with moving components. Inspect weekly thereafter to be certain that the bags are not contacting moving parts and that the bags are not developing cracks as a result of inadequate mounting support, especially around any holes drilled through the bags.|
|Note: if the bags obstruct the motorcycle's side marker reflectors contact saddlemen to purchase self-adhesive reflectors. If the installed bags obstruct the original factory turn signals or other reflectors, they must be movled where they are clearly visible from the side of the motorcycle.|
|NOTE: DO NOT connect any straps to flexible or moving parts (rubber mounted turn signals, swingarm, shocks)|
|NOTE: You must tuck away, tie, or cut/shorten all loose mounting straps BEFORE you ride the motorcycle. See warning information above.|
Most Helpful Reviews :
I purchased these for my future son in law. He loves them. They were easy to put on, tons of room, and they look Great. Would highly recommend! Think I'm gonna order them for our Harley. Thanks Jafrum!
I made a few changes...did not use the mounting strap
Nice looking bags. I have not yet installed them... waiting for Easy brackets. I gave it four stars because unfortunately the large bags are not slanted enough for wide glide aftermarket shocks. The bags are more straight than the shocks.I put this is the review for anyone with 07 Wideglide looking at the large bags.