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Giant Loop MoJavi Saddlebag

Carrying stuff on a dual-sport day ride is easy, right? You toss it in a backpack or bum bag and head for the hills. Or maybe you bungee it to the back or drop it into saddlebags. These conventional methods have worked for years, so why change? Comfort and performance come immediately to mind. I don’t like a big load ...

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The Smoothie Saddlebag Review

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[This Smoothie Saddlebag Review was orignally published as a Web Exclusive for American Rider magazine] The Visual Lowdown: How these saddlebags look They didn’t give the Smoothie saddlebag its name for no reason. Created with a Resin Transfer Molding process that promises a more consistent and precise product than other molding practices, the Smoothies have an incredibly, well, smooth look. ...

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Leatherworks Motorcycle Saddlebags Review

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[This Leatherworks Motorcycle Saddlebags Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] Close your eyes. Breath in deep. You’re in a leather shop. Warm memories of your first leather jacket, vests with fringe and, of course, saddlebags, flood through your brain. Open your eyes. There are two beautiful, tan women standing in front of you with beautiful jewelry and long ...

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Nelson-Rigg CTB950-SLR Solar King Tourer Sissybar and Roll Bag Review

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[This Nelson-Rigg CTB950-SLR Solar King Tourer Sissybar and Roll Bag Review was originally featured as a web-exclusive from American Rider magazine] Taking the Nelson-Rigg CTB950-SLR Solar King Tourer out of the box was like sitting in a new car you can’t afford at the auto show. It looks really nice from a distance—clean, smooth and stylish…a definite upgrade from your ...

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Leatherlyke Saddlebags Review

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Review by Jess Giese [This Leatherlyke Saddlebags Review was originally published in the April 2010 issue of American Rider magazine] LeatherLyke Saddlebags are ABS plastic products that mimic the look and feel of real leather. A laminate of two types of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), the inner layer is a structural ABS and the outer layer is a trademarked leather-textured ...

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RideTek LidHauler and LidSak Review

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Review by Reg Kittrelle [This RideTek LidHauler and LidSak Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] Give me the space to pack it, and I’ll take along enough stuff to shame the quartermaster of a small frigate. Which is just one of the reasons I love the big Harley baggers—stuff space. The more I carry, the more I seem ...

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Edge Leather Saddlebags and Cup Holders

CLASSIC CARRIERS. Cruisers are top sellers in America because we love heavy steel and classic lines. Saddlebags, like those from Edge Leather, complete the classic look and add functionality. The leather is reinforced with durable hard plastic to provide the sturdiness of hard luggage, and stout quick-release buckles and an internal pocket add convenience. These universal bags will work on ...

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Saddlemen Tail Bag

A Deluxe Tail Bag from Saddlemen has been sitting in my office that fits over the Honda Fury’s passenger seat. The Tail Bag is so spacious that the middle compartment holds a large full-face Arai helmet and there’s still room on the sides. And there’s even more packing space in the zip-off side compartments. The reason the bag’s been sitting ...

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Wolfman Expedition Motorcycle Luggage Review

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[This Wolfman Expedition Motorcycle Luggage Review was originally published in the January 2007 issue of Rider magazine] You’ll never get caught with your zipper down using Wolfman’s new Expedition series motorcycle tankbag or saddlebags-among the three bags here there’s only one short zipper to be found. Roll-top panniers like the Expeditions aren’t new, but the zipless tankbag is a first ...

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Chase Harper CR-2 Soft Motorcycle Luggage Review

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Review by Ken Freund Chase Harper, long known as a source of motorcycle luggage and accessories, recently introduced a line of soft bags called CR2 that fit and work well on sporting machines, or others for that matter. Chase Harper’s line of CR2 motorcycle soft luggage consists of a tankbag, seatbag and saddlebags, all made of non-waterproof 1,000-denier Cordura in ...

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