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post #1 of 7 Old 06-27-2011, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Attaching Soft Saddlebags

I just received my Ogio saddlebags and tail bag in the mail and I already have a question. What is the best way to attach them to the bike?!?

The saddlebags have two large velcro straps that connect the two on top but they also have small straps on the side for securing them. The two big straps on top seem strong enough but probably not at interstate speeds.

The tank bag just has a small strap on each corner. I am sure I could secure them by just tying them in several places but I was hoping someone had these bags already and could let me know how they did it. Any pictures would be great!

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-27-2011, 08:26 PM
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I have the tail bag. And I will be getting the tank and saddle bags soon. But I can snap some pics tomorrow how I attached the tail bag.

One thing I did notice in ogios website is they show the tail bag connecting to the saddle bags.

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Side straps connect to the passenger footpeg guards, rear strap goes around the rear fender.

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I started with exterior mounts, but then I thought...why? So then, I decided and left all the hooks under me seat and attached the loop part of the straps to them. Then, the rear straps run out the back on either side of the seat lock, and the two front run out the notches where the hooks would come out.

It's a snug fit and since its clips in and out, the only strap you see is about 4" showing.

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Side straps connect to the passenger footpeg guards, rear strap goes around the rear fender.
I was going to post the same thing. I run one of the top velcro straps under the seat, and one over the seat. Then the side straps to the passenger pegs. My bags are Nelson Rigg, but the setup sounds very similar. I loop the side strap over the footpeg, then fold the peg up. I've never had them move.

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Thanks for the help. I am going to have to give them a try tomorrow for myself

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post #7 of 7 Old 06-28-2011, 05:09 AM
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just make sure you actually strap the straps to the foot pegs too... I made the mistake of not and I melted my bags on the free way.

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