LaRosa Solo Bag With Fuel Bottle For Harley Sportster 2004-2016
Great concept but failed on hardware ...
I purchased a set of these bags direct from LaRosa (left w/fuel bottle, right w/o, and a fork bag) about 6 months ago. When they arrived they really did look great. Install was pretty simple. I have passenger pegs and they're still usable but the left side really could use an extension 2 inched would be good. The leather is nice and thick and has held it's finish well. The bags serve their purpose. That said, they've not done the best at holding their shape. Also note that I had to punch additional holes in the straps to get a nice tight fit. The major con is that the metal hardware is NOT stainless. After one day riding in light rain the rust started, I've kept it to a minimum but this has been another 10-15 minutes every time I clean my bike working the rust off the buckles and snaps. The fact that these bags are for a bike, which regardless of how hard I try will see water every now and then, and they used hardware that is so readily prone to rust is a major fail in my opinion. Especially when you dropping hundreds of dollars for them.
Again, I purchased mine directly from LaRosa and any negativity in this review is specifically about the product and NOT Revzilla in anyway.
November 27, 2015
bag was great
this bag was everything I wanted , but the sporty wasn't , traded up after three week sportster trip, (2015 FAT BOB )bag was great though, nice having the extra fuel. loved the look . tried to fit it on the dyna but just didn't cut it. will be revzillaing for the bob.
September 14, 2015
Excellent product and excellent service from Revzilla
La Rosa solo bag was shipped promptly. Have not had a chance to use the bag enough to comment on durability but the leather and quality of construction promise a long life. The bag was easy to install and following others comments I installed with the buckles inside the bag. I do question where to attach the lower front strap on my Sportster 48. I attached it loosely to the rear brake line which seems like maybe not a good idea. Overall very satisfied.
August 17, 2015
I have the sportster 48 and I love this bag on the bike. I used the fuel bottle on my first long ride with it on a long stretch of highway somewhere in WA. The extra litre got me around another 9 miles, I was really happy to have that extra bit of fuel with the little peanut tank. The bag is not huge but it fits a leather jacket or a change of clothes. Gets the job done and looks great.
August 17, 2015
Great solution with a clean look
Excellent quality and relatively easy to install (just buckles on - tight fit in some places so a little hard to get to the buckles though). This looks real nice on the bike when going to a minimalist look while providing essential storage so you don't need to strap things on the bars, forks or fender.
It's also very nice to have that extra 30 oz of gas with the little tank!
July 27, 2015
Good looking, functional
Bag fits and looks good on the side of an Iron 883. Overall capacity is good for day trips or storing rain gear, I have a full set of frog togg that rolls up nicely and pretty much fills up the bag. Bag looks solid and construction seems good, for the cost I hope to see a long life from it!
July 27, 2015
Awesome for solo writing
Looks great! Thick and strong leather but I couldn't leave my passenger pegs. That's the only reason I give it 4 stars
January 2, 2015
passenger pegs made it a little more difficult to install, but if you ride without them its much easier to put on. high quality materials, super tough and looks great. the bag also doesnt come out far from the body, still giving you that bobber look. a friend of mine has the same bag and he also loves it, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a little extra storage space
August 23, 2014