The Best Saddlebags for your Harley-Davidson®

If your motorcycle didn’t come with saddlebags then they might be the first accessory you want to consider. You’ll need luggage space whether you do day trips or long road trips. Saddlebags provide a convenient place to pack tools, rain gear, toiletries, sweatshirt, jacket and a complete change of clothes. You may not be able to take ten different pairs of shoes or your hair dryer but at least you can bring along a comfortable pair of flip flops, sandals or sneakers on your next trip… if you have saddlebags.

Saddlebags for your Harley-davidson

Saddlebags can be easily installed onto the rear of your motorbike. There are a number of detachable systems available or you can go with the traditional permanently mounted bags. There are soft bags and rigid bags. You can even go cowboy style with leather throw over saddlebags that straddle the passenger seat or fender.

How to choose the best saddlebag for you:
Before exploring the world of motorcycle saddlebags for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles it is important to decide what you want from your saddlebags. For example, Corbin Beetle Bags have a capacity of about 30 liters, which makes them perfect for some people but unnecessary for others. Size, capacity, durability and appearance are all considerations.  These factors will determine which saddlebags are right for you.

The best saddlebags for your Harley-Davidson®:
Which saddlebags appeal to your taste? There are many to choose from and only you can be the expert in what you like. Auburn Leather Legend bags are made from black American cowhide and have a very stylish appearance, so they are a great option for any rider who is concerned with how saddlebags will affect their motorbike aesthetically. They are available in throw over and bolt on and are a good size for most bikes. Another great looking bag is the Boss Bags, which come in either plain trimmings or black leather with heavy plastic. They are adorned with buckle straps making them attractive and easy to use. Viking Bags Desperado Saddlebags are some of the best saddlebags in terms of being hard. If your main concern is keeping your belongings protected and having bags that will keep their shape, these are the perfect choice.

There are many shapes and sizes to choose from so you find the best fit for your bike. If quality and style is your priority, Patriot Hard bags are a great choice. They have a water tight gasket seal! They look great and are extremely practical. Your luggage will be dry, even if you get drenched in a downpour. You’ll be glad you have a dry change of clothes once you get to your destination.

All of the products described above are the best quality hard bags for Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. There are also soft saddlebags but we recommend hard bags for Harley®.  Hard bags maintain their shape well and will offer the most protection for your luggage.

There are many saddlebags to choose from and we wish you luck finding the best saddlebags for you!

Thanks To All Road Captains

Dear Steve L,

You may not know me but we have met a few times; I am Jay Green’s motorcycle. I wanted to write you personally to extend my appreciation for having the Southbound Lunch Ride on Sunday April 28th. Jay has not taken me out for months! I have been held captive locked in a small dark room since November! Is that even legal? I was starting to think I might not feel the wind in my handlebars until June!

I thank you from the bottom of my five gallon gas tank for taking the time out of your busy schedule to lead us on an easy breezy fun tour of southern Delaware. I enjoyed the rest stops at Rudy’s Diner and Nathan’s Ice Cream even if my load (Jay) seemed to get heavier after each stop.

It must not be easy being a Road Captain and it is probably a thankless job, especially since it is a volunteer position! Well I hope this letter makes it clear that us motorcycles appreciate your sacrifice and dedication. I’m sure you had to juggle your personal time, family obligations and household chores to take us on a run.

I hear from some of the Ultra Classics that sometimes you Road Captains have to go on pre rides to make sure the ride will be a good one. That must take up a lot of time and fuel. I’m not sure if all the people in your HOG Chapter appreciate your efforts but I know us two wheeled members sure do!

Please keep up the great work and pass on my thanks to the guy on the super quiet bumble bee bike who always sweeps for you. While you’re at it please pass on my “Thanks” to all Road Captains for taking the time to organize and lead these fantastic tours of our country’s finest paved roads. Without you guys, us scooters may be locked up in a small dark room all year!

Jay Green’s Motorcycle

Devils Lullaby vs Live By It

Both of these videos are on You Tube and I am just sharing them with you the Internet people. I’m not sure a person can just borrow someone elses video footage and I have to believe it belongs to a certain company. But I don’t know that any foul play is afoot either. While both videos are available we’ll enjoy the freedom to compare them.

Try to get them both playing at the same time in squence.