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Saddlemen BR3400 Sissy Bar Bag.
Saddlemen BR3400 Sissy Bar Bag Features
- Two mounting systems included in Saddlemen's Versa-Mount under-seat yoke and harness or an adjustable sissy bar strap system that easily attaches bag to your motorcycle's seat, luggage rack or sissy bar
- Backrest pad can be adjusted for additional comfort for the passenger or driver
- Include detachable backpack straps for easy off-the-bike jaunts
- Include another large top-loading main compartment
- Padded storage compartment and organizer pocket
- Five external pockets, two of which can be expanded for added capacity
- Five internal and two outer mesh pockets
- Rain cover with security tether protects the bag from the elements
- Top exterior flap can be adjusted to carry a jacket
- Mini-padlock, with extra keys, help secure your belongings in the bag
- Internal structure maintains bag shape even when empty
- Rigid internal structure is strong enough to lean on even when bag is empty
- BR3400 measures 19 in. H X 14 in. W X 12 in. D (3,400 cubic inches cargo capacity) and holds one full-face helmet plus other cargo
Saddlemen BR3400 Sissy Bar Bag Dimensions:
19" H x 14" W x 12" D; 3,400 cubic inches cargo capacity, holds one Full-face helmet plus cargo
Universal Sissy Bar Mounting System
- Saddlemen's Universal Mounting System allows each Saddle Stow bag to be installed on just about any sissy bar, backrest or luggage rack.
- This bag will install on any sissy bar pad using our fully-adjustable mounting system. Once adjusted for your bike, the mounting system allows the bag to come on and off in seconds using only two quick-disconnect straps.
Saddlemen BR3400 Sissy Bar Bag Installation Instructions:
|Your Saddlemen Backrest, Seat & Sissybar Bag has been designed to be mounted on a variety of motorcycles using the included mounting system options: a sissy bar mounting strap system, or a seat harness to attach the bag to a sissy bar, rear rack, or seat. You (or your professional motorcycle technician) will need to determine the best mounting configuration for your motorcycle or scooter.|
|Sissy Bar Mounting Strap & Security Straps :|
|Your bag has an adjustable rod mounting strap system which creates a sleeve (1) that will allow you to slip the bag over your motorcycle’s sissy bar. In most applications, the bag is commonly mounted behind the sissy bar where it can rest on a rear rack.|
IMPORTANT:Attaching the supplied security straps 2 to solid mounting points is essential in order for the bag to stay attached to the motorcycle during rough riding conditions.
|The default size of the inner mounting strap matches the width of most Harley-Davidson sissy bars equipped with a back rest pad. For these types of sissy bars, lift the retention flaps (3), pull out the two plastic mounting rods (4), remove the outer mounting strap cover (5), and expose and use just the inner mounting strap (6).|
|For your, or your passenger’s riding comfort, a back rest pad is supplied with your bag that can attach to the hook & loop fastener strip on the mounting strap. To attach the pad (7), press it into place on the strap.|
The bag (8) can also be mounted over the front of the sissy bar to rest on the passenger seat. Some riders elect this configuration so they can use the bag as a back rest.
|IMPORTANT: Regardless of how you orient the bag, attaching the supplied security straps (9) to solid mounting points on the chassis is essential for the bag to stay securely attached to the motorcycle during rough riding conditions. After installing the bag, cut off or secure any excess security strap material so it will not interfere with the motorcycle’s controls, suspension, wheels or other components.|
Do not mount the bag behind the sissy bar unless the motorcycle has a rear rack, as the bag could damage the rear fender and/or interfere with the motorcycle’s lights, suspension, wheels or other components.
|Sissy Bar Mounting Strap Adjustment :|
|Your bag has an adjustable rod mounting strap system which creates a sleeve that allows you to slip the bag over your motorcycle’s sissy bar. The bag has upper (1) and lower loops (2) to hold the rods (3) so you can adjust how the mounting strap (4) will fit onto your motorcycle’s sissy bar and pad.|
IMPORTANT: Make sure the rods (3) are inserted into both the upper (1) and lower (2) loops on the bag when you are adjusting the size of the mounting strap. After putting a rod into both the upper and lower loops and the mounting strap loop, make sure the rod flap (5) is pressed down, to full engage the hook & loop fasteners. The security straps attach to the upper or lower D-rings (6) located on each corner of the bag.
|Very Wide Sissy Bar Mounting Suggestion :|
|To set the mounting strap for the widest sissy bar, lift the retention flaps (5), pull out the two plastic mounting rods (3), and remove the outer mounting strap cover to expose and use just the inner mounting strap (4).|
Wide Sissy Bar Mounting Suggestion :
|Set the rods (3) through the outer loops (1) and (2) on the back of the pack and the mounting strap (4) to create a sleeve that snugly fits around a wide sissy bar and pad.|
|Narrow Sissy Bar Mounting Suggestion :|
|Set the rods (3) through the inner loops (1) and (2) on the back of the bag and the mounting strap (4) to create a sleeve that snugly fits around a narrow sissy bar and pad.|
Tapered Sissy Bar Mounting Suggestion :
|To set the shape of the mounting strap sleeve to fit a tapered or an angled sissy bar, set the rods through the inner loops (1) and the outer loops (2) on the back of the bag and the mounting strap (4) to create a triangular sleeve that matches your sissy bar and pad.|
|Outer Mounting Strap Protective Cover :|
|If you are not using the mounting strap to create a sleeve to attach your bag to a sissybar, cover and protect the inner mounting strap (1) with the outer protective strap (2). Route the adjustment rods through the outer protective cover and into the outer adjustment loops (3) on the back of the bag.|
IMPORTANT: Make sure the rods are properly inserted into both the upper and lower loops (3) on the bag when you installing the outer mounting strap protective cover. After installing the rods and strap, make sure the rod flap (4) is pressed down, securing its hook & loop fasteners.
Seat Mounting Harness & Security Straps :
|The Saddlemen Backrest, Seat & Sissybar Bag is supplied with an under seat mounting harness and strap system that enables you to securely mount your bag to your motorcycle. This system will hold your bag in place better than using straps or elastic cords alone.|
Remove the seat from your motorcycle. Set the left side (6) of the mounting harness with the right side (7) of the harness on the top of the rear fender.
|Adjust the width of the connected harness halves using the adjusting strap (8) and the hook and loop fasteners on each mounting harness. Set the width of the harness so the four female quick release buckles (9) will protrude just past the edge of the seat (after it is reinstalled).|
Reinstall the seat.
Connect the male, quick release ends (10) of the security straps to the female buckles (9). The other end of the four security straps are equipped with metal, quick release hasps that will connect to D-rings on the bag.
|Set the bag onto the seat and connect the metal hasp end (11) of the security straps to the D-rings on each corner of the bag. Cinch the straps to tighten the bag to the seat. Secure any loose or extra strap material.|
IMPORTANT: When removing the bag, disconnect the lower side release buckles so that the straps are removed with the bag. Do not operate the motorcycle if the straps are still in place after removing the bag, as the straps could interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle.
If you plan to use the bag as a back rest, install the bag “backwards” on the seat so you can attach the back rest pad (12).
IMPORTANT: Make sure the bag does not block or touch the vehicle’s tail light, turn signals, fender, suspension, wheels, or other components. Do not mount the bag near hot surfaces, such as the motorcycle’s exhaust. Cut off or secure any excess security strap material so it will not interfere with the motorcycle’s controls, suspension, wheels or other components.
|Storage Compartments & Pockets:|
|Your Saddlemen Backrest, Seat & Sissybar Bag has several internal and external storage compartments that enable you to carry all of your cargo in a safe and organized fashion.|
(1) Rain cover storage compartment
Inner, padded helmet storage in main compartment
|Rain Cover :|
|Use the supplied rain cover to help protect the bag during inclement weather. The cover (1) is stored in the top compartment of the bag. Unzip the compartment (2) and remove the cover.|
|On the inside, top of the rain cover is a tether strap. This strap is required to help secure the cover to the bag when riding.|
Invert the cover (the outside of the cover has two straps to cinch it to the bag) and loop the tether strap into the buckle (3) in the cover’s storage compartment.
|After you have attached the tether strap, slide the cover over the bag. The cover has two cinch straps (4) that will tighten the cover so it fits snugly to the sides of the bag to prevent the rain cover from flapping under most riding conditions. The cinch straps can also be used as security straps, depending upon your mounting configuration.|
|To seal the base of the rain cover, cinch the cord (5) at the base of the cover. You can attach the two rain cover cinch straps (4) to a solid item (such as a grab rail) on the motorcycle to prevent the cover from billowing or coming off of the bag as you ride.|
IMPORTANT: Cut off or secure any excess rain cover cinch/security strap or cord material so it will not get drawn into, or interfere with the motorcycle’s controls, suspension, wheels or other components.
|Upper & Side External Storage Pockets :|
|Your Saddlemen Backrest, Seat & Sissybar Bag has five external storage pockets and three external, elastic mesh pockets to provide you quick access to some of your belongings.|
Access the upper storage pocket (1) by unzipping (2) the flap.
There is a mesh pocket (3) on the upper storage pocket flap
|The two expandable side pockets are accessed by opening one of the two sets of zippers on each pocket.|
The outer zipper (4) opens and closes the side pocket to its standard size.
|The inner zipper (5) opens and closes the side pocket to its expanded size.|
|There is an elastic storage sleeve (6) on the inside of each side storage pocket.|
|There is an elastic mesh pocket (7) on the outside of the two side storage pockets. Each mesh pocket has an additional security strap and buckle (8) so you can cinch down the objects you place in the pocket.|
IMPORTANT: Items you place in the mesh pockets will not be protected from the elements and are visible to others. Cut off or secure any excess security strap material so it will not get drawn into, or interfere with the motorcycle’s controls, suspension, wheels or other components.
|External Storage & Organizer Pocket :|
|Your bag has an external organizer storage pocket with special holders to separate and secure items such as a cellular telephone, writing implements, cards and maps.|
Access the organizer storage pocket (1) by unzipping (2) the flap.
|The inside of the organizer storage pocket can hold items such as a cellular telephone or MP3 player (3), pens or pencils, and cards.|
Also included in the organizer is a clip 5 to hold a set of keys.
Upper Storage Compartment :
|The bag has a padded, upper storage compartment that is secured by a zippered flap and a cover that is secured by two quick-release buckles on adjustable straps|
Access the upper storage compartment by releasing the two quick release buckles (6), lifting the lid back and unzipping the flap (7) (hidden).
|Lift the flap 8 back to expose the upper storage compartment (9).|
Securing Apparel Under The Upper Storage Compartment Lid :
| You can use the upper storage compartment lid to hold a jacket or another piece of apparel (like a wet rain suit that you to store separate from your other things).|
Disconnect the two quick release buckles (1).
Slide back the elastic retainer band from the surplus strap material and adjust the length of the strap that is looped through the male end of the buckle.
Adjust the length of the straps so when you close the lid and reconnect the buckles, the apparel (4) is held securely under the upper compartment lid (5).
|Main Storage Compartment :|
|The main storage compartment is padded to protect the cargo placed inside. The compartment can hold a full-face type helmet and has an additional padded laptop computer sleeve.|
To access the main storage compartment, unzip the main zipper (6) that goes around the center of the bag. Once the zipper is completely open, the top half of the bag (7) will swing open.
|The top section of the bag will be open at a 90-degree angle limited by side panels (8) that connect the upper and lower section of the bag.|
|When placing a helmet (1) inside of the main compartment, set it with the base of the helmet at the bottom of the compartment.|
|When placing a laptop computer 2 in the protective sleeve 3, lower it into place gently. Secure the laptop into the sleeve with the retention strap that connects to the sleeve with a hook and loop fastener strip (see item (6) in the image below.)|
|To open the upper section of the bag’s main compartment beyond the standard 90-degree angle, disconnect the side panels (4) by unzipping the zippers connecting the panels to the lower section of the bag.|
|With the upper section of the bag (5) open to a full 180-degrees, it can be used as a temporary table.|
|Locking, Quick-Release Buckles :|
|Certain versions of the BR1800 Tail Bag, but not all versions, are equipped with quick release clasps under the conventional metal buckles and straps. The quick release clasps can also be locked for additional security (use the supplied key to lock and unlock the quick release clasp).|
To release the clasps, use your index finger and thumb to press inward on the sides of the male tab. The clasp must be unlocked to allow the male tab to slide out of the female portion of the clasp.
|Taking Your Bag With You After You Stop :|
|Your Saddlemen Backrest, Seat & Sissybar Bag is equipped with a rugged carrying handle and includes a strap you can attach to carry the bag over your shoulder or as a backpack.|
(1) Upper backpack strap D-ring
|To use the backpack strap, connect the metal hasp in the center of the strap (4) to the upper backpack strap D-ring (1).|
|Complete connecting the backpack strap using the metal hasps at the ends of the strap (5) to the upper or lower bag D-rings (3).|
Use the adjustment buckles on the backpack strap (6) to find the length of the strap to the length that will be the most comfortable for when you carry your bag.
You can create other carrying configurations by connecting the backpack strap to any of the bag’s D-rings.
Most Helpful Reviews :
I purchased this bag for an upcoming week long trip on my new bike. My last bike had a sissy bar, so luggage was easy. The new one has a solo seat and luggage rack, so I needed a whole new configuration. First, this bag is really large. With the upper and lower compartments, I will have no problems fitting a week's worth of clothes, and all the other gear required for a trip, rain gear, chaps, jacket liner, etc. Second, with the under seat mount and the straps, I was able to securely mount the bag against my seat to take advantage of the backrest pad. I did add two more long straps that I had from a different Saddleman bag to add a little more security, but I probably am over thinking it. I do hate to have to worry though, so for peace of mind, I'll use them. I practiced putting it on and taking it off several times so that I won't have to fuss with it when trying to get on the road in the morning. With the multiple D-rings and straps, I had a lot of mounting choices. I feel confident that I won't be holding up the group getting my luggage set every morning. I typically take a couple longish trips a year, so have a little experience with luggage. Looking at this bag and the mounting options, I believe that this is really going to serve me well. If it holds up as well as my other Saddlemen bag, I'll be using it for years to come.
Holds shape, Study framing and vast amount of room for a months trip! Great for short trips too, multiple easy access pockets and tie down a breeze. Price perfect for a product that packs EVERYTHING !
Having used many different kinds of traveling gear while touring for more than 30 years, this is a great bag. It fits right over the padded sissy bar and is held tight by 2 included straps that attach to the passenger peg mounts. No shifting or rocking. By placing 2 Velcro strips on the back of the bag, which faces forward, the back pad stays in place and is adjustable. The included rain hood is also a nice touch. Anyone would enjoy this bag.
GREAT BAG FOR THE MONEY .PLENTY OF ROOM .GREAT MOUNTING SYSTEM.
Large sissy bar bag well made .
I bought this bag for a 2300 mile trip from Philadelphia to Nashville. I haven't gone on the trip yet, but in looking at the bag, it has everything I need. Between the built in backrest and lockdown mechanism, it's a great a great buy for the price. It has a ton of storage and quality craftsmanship. Definitely must have!!
Great bag. Just returned from a ride to Kamloops BC, and the bag did just fine. It holds lots of gear and stayed dry during a huge rainstorm we encountered. I would highly recommend this bag for any traveling needs.
Very nice bag, under seat mounting works great lot of room.
Believe the good reviews! This bag is everything I hoped for! Nice material, Nice construction and the perfect amount of storage! Great value for the money! Arrived in just 2 days! Thanks Jafrum.
This is a great product. I received this bag in only a couple of days. It was easy to install and is everything that the bag is supposed to be. Solid bag doesn't move around while riding. I've ridden in rain and everything stays dry, but the tethered rain cover comes in very handy. It holds plenty of gear as well.
Finally found the right sissy bar/luggage rack bag. Fits full helmet around town, groceries or whatever and I just took a quick 800 miler for the weekend and had plenty of room for tools, spares, rain suit, half cover and liners for my riding suit. Easy to mount, and snug on sissy bar pad with appropriate adjustment to mounting pins and thoughtful use of straps provided. Thirty seconds off or on after a couple times practicing. Will handle all my clothes and personal items for upcoming 6 week cross country trip.
the bag looks good and works great holds lots of stuff rain cover very easy to use and there's many ways to mount this bag don't know how waterproof it is have not rode with it in the rain yet
Bag is really awesome! I never could find a true review for the fit on a Road King, but I bought the bag in hopes that it will work. I ride a 2011 FLHRC and the fit on the sissy bar pad is extremely tight, but it does fit. This bag has plenty of room for week long trips. The fact that it holds it's shape is even better!
This bag fits and looks great on my bike. Seems to be a well thought out design. Its big enough to handle a lot of gear with out looking big. Pretty ingenious to have an attached fitted rain cover so its always handy without being in the way
Love this bag, it is the greatest bag ever, lots of room, many pockets, excellent design, love the back rest. fits perfect on my wifes bike. I plan to get the BR 1800 for my bike soon
When I was thinking about buying this bag, I was very concerned about how the bag would attach to my sissy bar. I am quite impressed with the way that the sleeve adjusts to just about any sissy bar. The mounting system is pretty ingenious, and easy to install. The bag is quite big. Although the bag mounts and dismounts in a flash, its probably too big to use a back pack. However, it looks great on my bike, and I can fit loads of stuff into its several pockets. I can even fit my full face! I use my bike to commute about 50 miles daily, and this bag makes it easy. I especially like the integrated back pad; super comfortable. Thanks to this bag. I can now always carry my chaps and leather jackets in case of bad weather. This my second saddlemen product, and I am very happy with this purchase.
I recently borrowed this bag from a friend for a trip I was making from TN to DE. I liked the bag so well I purchased one for myself. I had searched the internet and jafrum had the best price and free shipping. I ordered the bag on a Sun and it was delivered on Wed. Upon inspection of the bag I noticed the back rest pad had a small place where the stitching did not catch. I debated as to whether I was going to call Jafrum regarding this or just us some rabric glue and repair it. So i decided to contact them. I explained the problem and asked if perhaps they had a defective bag that they could just send me the pad from. The bag is too large to warrant sending the entire bag back for such a small thing. So he told me he would check with the warehouse and let me know via email what they had decided. This was on Wed evening. I never did hear anything back, which really did not surprise me. But what did surprise me was on the following Mon when I got home from work I had a brand new replacement pad waiting for me from Saddleman in the mail. So apparently Jafrum contacted Saddleman on my behalf and had the pad sent to me. Kudo's to both companies for excellent customer service.