Tour Master Nylon Cruiser III Slant Saddlebags
I have had these bags on now for a couple of weeks and they are working out quite nicely. I am glad I purchased the XL bags as they are smaller than they appear. The install was a breeze as I did not have to do any adjusting of the yoke. I just got lucky I guess. It would be nice if they used velcro as opposed to laces as this would make adjusting far easier. I have high hopes for the overall durability of these bags because I have had similar nylon bags in the past. I really like the zippered flaps that help keep the water out. Just for reference I installed these on a 94 Yamaha Virago that I have bag supports on.
July 5, 2016
Perfect for me
Fit on my Suzuki s40 without having to move the taillights. Not huge, but perfect for around town. Definitely need the Suzuki brackets, generic brackets will not work.
August 10, 2015
Awesome bags for a great price!
These bags are really nice. They hold a lot of stuff. I like the way they zip off and have handles to carry them. They made with really nice material! Worth the money!
June 29, 2015
These bags are perfect for throwing over my V Rod. Great look and space plus durable.
May 26, 2014
Intalled on 2006 Honda Rebel
These bags in a size medium fit nicely on my 2006 Honda Rebel. Don't forget to order the Saddlemen S4 Support Brackets with them.
August 20, 2013
I bought my first bike, a Yamaha xs400 earlier in the summer. I wanted a little storage space. I was concerned because the rear indicator lights are set about mid way over the rear tire. I bought the medium size bag and with a little trial and error I was able to get them to fit. They look good and fit nicely. They are small, but I knew that when I bought them.
Only complaint is the lace up yoke. Industrial velcro would improve this product tremendously, but once you get the size right it isn't that big of a deal.
August 12, 2013
Looks nice, good price, not as roomy as expected
I bought a size Large in these bags. They are decent quality bags, look very nice & "appropriate" on my Triumph Bonneville. Build quality looks to be good and I expect to put them to good, long use.
Some issues - they're not as roomy as they look (at least to me). The top, domed portion of the bags have two mesh sections, one of which has the rain cover (a necessary feature as these bags do leak a bit through the zippers, found out when caught in a long downpour). Anyway, due to these mesh pockets, you have only the portion below the zippers for actual storage. I mean, you can put some small stuff in the top pockets but you cannot really adjust for volume above the zippers - unlike some bags with flaps, which I found were easier to adjust for extra volume (of course, in the process being more open to the elements).
Another area I wasn't too happy with is the section/flap that connects the two bags together (what do you call those?). These are two separate flaps connected & adjustable by laces. The lace-adjusting is a bit of a process, they loosen up so have to pull tightly & tie double knots, and finally will not look good if you throw them over your seat - I've run them under my seat so they look fine. Perhaps Tourmaster needs to consider velcro fastening?
Finally, the bags are connected to these sections by big beefy zippers, but I wonder how much load these zippers can bear - guess the bags aren't designed to carry too heavy of a load.
All in all though, these are nice, stylish bags (received a fair amount of compliments from other riders) that can carry a decent amount of load. I think as long as I don't abuse them by overloading them or over-stuffing them, they should do their job just fine.
July 15, 2013