I've currently got H-D VRSCR-embossed sport bags (came with the pre-owned bike), but they are somewhat smaller than I need. I first found out about the VRSCR while looking at Corbin's web site for potential Suzuki C90 accessories, and they still have the "Beetle Bags" there. Chose the 'R over the C90, of course.
I'm not sure about them, though. Some larger, slant cut to clear the rear springs/shocks leather bags might be more suitable.
Any experience, thoughts, opinions about the Beetle Bags (other than the silly name), or know of some plain leather that would work with the H-D brackets but give me some more, maybe lockable, storage?
Corbin is shit. I had the Beetles and they were too narrow,the workmanship was sloppy, double drilled holes,poorly cut and applied liners,the gelcoat crazed badly and the price is absurd for 3rd rate slag. To top it off, Corbin's customer/warranty service is a bad joke. F--- Corbin. FWIW,the H-D soft quick detach bags are pretty nice. I have them on my R. They are quite capacious though it's not a Goldwing.
I have F bags on an R, and like them. No lock, but never messed with. Had to head and mold the inside to clear the shock, but easy enough to do. Joe
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Thanks to both H-D HEATHEN and CPTJAM for the "F" links and experience, and to everyone else for their input.
For now, I'll see if I can find someone local with an "F" and bags (maybe one of the local dealers has tried to "option-up" a bike) to see how much more they would really hold, or see if the bags are in stock locally.
My Ducati ST4S panniers are about half again as big as the "F" bags, but I think the "F" bags may be big enough, and are a bit less "precious"-looking (to me) than the Corbin.