Standard Series: The Standard Series from the "traditional line" of Willie & Max bags, features a no nonsense clean look that doesn't take away from the look of your bike. The Saddlebags have quick release buckles, zip off yokes and removable carry handles. The Tour Packs and Sissy Bar Bags have quick release buckles and an attached carry handle and all bags have plastic reinforcing for shape retention. All products in the standard series are designed and manufactured in the USA.
The proper measurements required for our universally fitting bags are as follows:
1. Measure side to side, from the back of the saddle, (riders position) to the arm of the directional signal, and compare the width measurements of the desired Willie & Max saddlebag. This measurement should be greater than the bag width.
2. Measure from top to bottom. Use the bottom of the seat pad to the top of the exhaust pipe as a reference, and allow no less than 1 inch greater than the height of the desired bag for clearance.
Saddlebags are supplied with three 48-inch pieces of lace. Use one piece of supplied lace to tie two saddlebag halves together, overlap the two yokes, aligning the holes, making sure that you will have enough clearance to keep the bottom of the bag from touching the exhaust pipes. Check the clearance of the bags from the pipes with the bags loaded to ensure that touching the exhaust pipes would not occur at any time. Each yoke has multiple holes punched into them. Depending on the width and thickness of your seat, position the yokes so that they are long enough to overlap and hang without obstruction. Lace the two sides together as you would a shoe, crisscrossing the lace. Tie the ends together with a secure knot. Excess lace can be cut off. Melt the ends with a lighter to ensure that they don't unravel.
Place the bags over or under your seat, (making sure that it faces forward for our slant style bags). You will be able to determine the front by looking at the bag; it should look like it leans forward. Please note that we highly recommend saddlebag supports. Your dealer should be able to help you get them, or you can use our hard mount kit HM633 or the Easy Brackets, HM655.
Each half bag has multiple looped web tabs on the sides and bottom of the bags. The remaining laces can be cut to the desired length for securing the tabs to your motorcycle or your saddlebag support. This is a requirement! This secures each half bag to your motorcycle. Because our products fit a number of styles and sizes of motorcycles, we do not have specific places we recommend to secure the tabs to your bike. However, there are numerous securing points on your bike to accomplish this task.
In many cases you have the option of hard mounting your saddlebags to your bike. This is accomplished by using our Universal Hard Mount Kit - HM633 or Easy Brackets, quick release hard mount kit.
Sissy Bar Bags are easily attached by slipping the supplied lace through the looped web tabs on the bag and tie the lace directly to the sissy bar frame.
Position the Tour Pack on the luggage rack, attach the hook and loop straps securely around the sissy bar. Insert the bungee cord through the web tabs located on the bottom of the tour pack and securely wrap around the bars of the luggage rack.
The Willie & Max tool pouch is designed to be mounted under the headlight on the lower fork clamp, above the headlight on the handlebars or on the back of the bike on a sissy bar or luggage rack. To install the tool pouch, wrap the double-sided hook and loop strap around the desired surface and secure tightly.