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I love riding my CBR so very much and primarily get to use her for my 20+ mile commute. Wearing a backpack was ok, but as it gets warmer, I know it would keep me from staying cool. Not to mention I wanted to be able to take other stuff while on my bike. So, I bought these Tour Master Select saddlebags: Tour Master :: Luggage :: Select Saddlebags (NOTE: Far more research was done than warranted, but I wanted to be sure about the purchase.)

The install was super-quick and easy with adjustable/velcro cross-over straps tethered under my backseat and sidestraps anchored to the passenger footpegs. There's a connector strap behind the license plate (not interfering with the taillight). Neoprene pads are against the bike and plenty of muffler clearance.

What I like most about the bags is the 'semi-hardside' design. They're not soft like other models, but hold their shape like a suitcase. I can also fit my 15" laptop inside for work and my riding boots when I get there. :D The bags are very secure to the bike and have reflective material in key places.

Added bonus: I can get the tailbag later if I need more capacity and it hooks in with the saddlebags.

What's the point? If you're in the market for luggage, I'd recommend these bags.
 

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Those are quite nice Ang.....Like them:) Currently I have an Icon tank bag but it is huge.I primarily use it as carry on when I travel.
 

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Those are quite nice Ang.....Like them:) Currently I have an Icon tank bag but it is huge.I primarily use it as carry on when I travel.
Well, if I want to do a roadtrip north of the border, I'm going to need some more carrying capacity! ;) I lived in T.O. for 5 years, so I've got a little Tim Hortons, Don Cherry, and Labatt Blue running through my blood! :D (Although I drank more Sleeman's Ale!) Would love to see some of the Canadian countryside from the seat of CBR one day!
 

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looks like my saddle bags...but they try to sag under the bike when you have gear or anything with weight in them (groceries)...2 - 18" pieces of black pvc pipe fitted over the pointy end of the rearset footpeg solves that problem
 

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cool! those look like the same ones i was just looking at. fill them up and keep us posted as to how they hold up over the next few days.
 

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I got set of roadmaster saddle bags. Guy at work had them on his FZR he used to have. Got them for $20:D I do notice they seem top catch the wind though.
 

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Nice, that looks exactly like the sort of thing I've been looking for. Have become tired of wearing a backpack as well. The website doesn't seem to have any Canadian distributors listed unfortunately...
 

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Good looking bags. How easily do they come off if you want to take them in with you? Do you need to undo all the straps or is there some sort of "quick release" that will let you remove the bags while leaving all the mounting stuff in place?
 

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Well, if I want to do a roadtrip north of the border, I'm going to need some more carrying capacity! ;) I lived in T.O. for 5 years, so I've got a little Tim Hortons, Don Cherry, and Labatt Blue running through my blood! :D (Although I drank more Sleeman's Ale!) Would love to see some of the Canadian countryside from the seat of CBR one day!
Labatt is awesome! Hard to find in AZ. I have to say I miss Alexander Keiths and Timmy's the most!
(I'm from Montreal :) )
 

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How easily do they come off if you want to take them in with you? Do you need to undo all the straps or is there some sort of "quick release" that will let you remove the bags while leaving all the mounting stuff in place?
The mounting straps would stay in place and I'd 'unsnap' the buckles that connect by the footpegs and license plate. Open my backseat and off they come. There's a 'center' carrying handle to easily lift them as a pair/set. I'm not sure it would be the most convenient thing, but certainly not burdensome to occassionally remove and remount them. ;)
 

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Nice, that looks exactly like the sort of thing I've been looking for. Have become tired of wearing a backpack as well. The website doesn't seem to have any Canadian distributors listed unfortunately...
I ordered mine from Revzilla.com -- don't know if they ship to the Great White North or not... :rolleyes: Good luck!
 

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The mounting straps would stay in place and I'd 'unsnap' the buckles that connect by the footpegs and license plate. Open my backseat and off they come. There's a 'center' carrying handle to easily lift them as a pair/set. I'm not sure it would be the most convenient thing, but certainly not burdensome to occassionally remove and remount them. ;)
Gotcha, thanks!
 

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Thanks for posting the info Angela. I ordered some online from realhog.com and they arrived in 1 1/2 weeks from America to Australia. They look good on the bike and not to big.
 
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