The Dri Rider Throwover
Saddlebags Have Proven Themselves.
I’ve owned these saddlebags for years. Done many thousands
of K’s with them and carried tons of stuff from lingerie to
firworks and they’ve never let me down. They are about as
simple as luggage comes for a motorbike. They are two big
rectangles with some velcro straps that connect to each other
and you throw them over or under your seat!
They are cheap so don’t expect waterproof as well but that
was easily fixed with a couple of big garbage bags slipped
inside. After that the clothes were dry as. If you throw them
over your seat as I do it’s a breeze to get them off at the end
of the day. I did some research and I’m not sure they are still
available however if you see some in a bike shop and want a
cost effective pair of touring saddlebags make them an offer.
Here is the picture of the next version. The concept is still
the same but it looks way more tricked up than mine.
The new version, more pockets same
The only damage I have noticed over the years
is thay have faded to a dark grey from their original black and
a corner or two has rubbed through where it has contacted the
bike. Bear in mind this has taken years and no eveidence of it
tearing further has appeared. They are very tough.
My bags are simple with one zip on top and
one on the side. Just one big box!
The new saddlebags look trick and probably
expand too. My old ones have a rubber lining on the bottom and
a hard plastic insert in the bottom to keep them
They connect with these velcro straps which adjust to fit
almost any seat. They must be very well sewn because I have
loaded these up very full and heavy and the stitching has not
torn or come undone.
If the new saddlebags from Dri Rider are as tough as these
then they will be great as a simple luggage solution for your
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