Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Oregon Rain Forest
Ever wondered-saddlebags on a 796?
I got really tired of riding with a backpack loaded to the max with groceries after stopping by the supermarket on the way home from work. Started thinking about soft luggage and bought a tail bag which was ok, but wanted a bit more capacity.
I've had soft saddlebags before (on a GPZ) but of course the problem w/796 and 696 is the high exhausts. Picked up a set of Givi saddlebag mounting brackets from member 1UglyBastard and also a set of Givi EasyBags from zilla. I also tried the Oglio Steath bags and they are awesome, maybe better. I just liked the style of the Italian Givi's.
It's not everyone's cup of tea, but it can work. Just wanted to share pics if anyone is in a similar situation and wondering how it looks. The entire set-up removes/installs in approx. 15 minutes.
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