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​Harley Softail Saddlebags – 4 Things to Consider Before Ordering

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Harley Softail Saddlebags – 3 Things to Consider Before Ordering

If you’re a motorcycle owner, or if you envision yourself owning a motorcycle in the near future, obviously you’ll want the best bike that money can buy. Now, although subjective, the general consensus is the fact that Harley Davidson motorcycles are the greatest motorcycles of all time, and truthfully, we feel inclined to agree. Having dominated the motorcycle market for more than one century, and yes, you did read that right, we did say one century, Harley Davidson are still going stronger than ever before. The great thing about Harley motorcycles, is the fact that there are so many varieties.  Choosing your ideal Harley softail saddlebags, or hard bags, or any other bags however, is not a simple task, as there is a lot to consider. To make your decision that little bit easier, here’s a look at 4 things to consider, before ordering a set of saddlebags for your bike.

The style – Harley saddlebags come in a number of different styles, so before you commit to a certain product, make sure you know which style you would like. Softail Harley saddlebags are extremely popular at this moment in time, as they look great, and are functional as well. Some people however, may prefer hard saddlebags, but again, this is all subjective so it all comes down to your own unique preferences. 

The size of your saddlebags is also a great factor to consider; We offer 4", 5", 6" and 8"  extended saddlebags for softail bike. You might also consider the down and out saddlebags style, which in our opinion, looks pretty neat! 

The material –  There can be 3 types of material of saddlebags:

  • Fiberglass is what we specialize in. We manufacture those bags with 3 layers of fiberglass , which makes them pretty strong. 
  • ABS plastic injection is also a great option if you a not looking at doing some bodywork. We offer ABS injection plastic bags as well, but our selection is limited compared to fiberglass. 
  • Leather is another option if you want to give that retro look to your bike. In some case, those leather saddlebags will improve the look of your bike, but do not count on those to store valuable goods.

The supplier – Remember, as Harley Davidson motorcycles are in such high demand, it seems as if everybody wants a cut of the action, so more and more people are offering parts and accessories for various Harley models. The problem with this, is that you are not guaranteed to get a quality product if you buy from a non-reputable supplier. You could go with original equipment manufacturer bags, but these will not come cheap, or you could simply go with a reputable aftermarket supplier, based in the USA, who has been in business a long time, and who offers a wide selection of quality parts.

Security – Finally, if security is a concern to you, if you plan on leaving valuables in your saddlebags, you would be best off with a hard saddlebag, as soft saddlebags can easily be ripped and cut open. If however, security is not an issue to you, soft saddlebags will be a very viable option. 

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