There's a zillion people making very nice tank bags now. They all have their plusses. Pick what you like.
I use an
These saddlebag liners only fill the bike side of the bags; the lids are still available for packing.
|Roll-top bags $32 - $55||Cord draw bags $22 - $35||Clothes sacks $70 - $100|
Many bikes come with saddlebags these days, which are keyed alike with the ignition. Having to take the key out of your ignition or pocket to open the saddlebags is a real pain. Here's an alternative:
|Get copies of your key, about $3 ea. Cut the heads off, and use 90 second epoxy in a double plunger to glue them into (black) plastic bottle caps. Or be creative: Coors Silver Bullet caps, or ???|
|Good sources for black caps: Minute Maid Lemonade, some furniture or salad oils, various brands of motor oil, other chemicals available in an auto parts store. Electronic knobs at Radio Shack, etc.
If you use white caps, spray some primer on the bottle caps, then coat them with liquid rubber.Or, use Rustoleum BBQ black then cover with semi-gloss clear lacquer.
|Leave them in your saddlebags and left glove box lid most of the time. Since these keys are short, they cannot start your bike. Make four of them, keep one as a spare.
Either the liquid rubber or the paint will get nicked up in a couple weeks.
If you want more detailed instructions, here's some.