Viking Saddlebags - Some questions
I have been looking for some storage solutions on my new-to-me 750. Having no previous knowledge about saddlebags before this weekend I have had to play the catch-up game. My brain is hurting from the sudden influx.
So, I had a couple questions about the Viking brand saddle bags. They seem to be the best option for me because of where they line up on the price vs. quality spectrum. I also like that they are rated very well for water resistance(and seem to receive good reviews to support that too). My question is how do they stay water tight with four large holes drilled in the back of them? I get that two will accept a mounting bolt, but two will not. And why do some bags have the four pre-fab'd holes and some models do not? It doesn't look like there is a method to why they would produce mounting holes in one model and not the other. I don't know, maybe I'm just thinking about it too hard.
Also, when I look at the rear fender, the passenger backrest support seems to be right where you would want to place the stirrup for throw-over mounting. I would prefer that, as opposed to bolting to the supports, but it looks like it may not be easy to route the crossover stirrup level. I don't want wonky bags. Nope.
I just put on an OEM saddlebag support kit this afternoon that I snagged off eBay so I'm really trying to figure out what is going to work out the best.
I am pretty sure there was at least one good question in there. Feel free to answer as many or as few as you like. Thanks.
2006 Vulcan 750
2000 Honda XR650L