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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Is anyone using the Rjays Touring Saddle Bags on their DR? I was wondering what the fasteners are like and would they handle bouncing over corrugations fully loaded. Or should I just spend the extra money and buy Andy Strapz?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:51 pm 
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Looked at them a few months ago. They are only held in place by the straps over the seat and the material is a bit thin. Ok for a road toad, but I wouldn't use them off road. In other words, you get what you pay for :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:31 pm 
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Thanks mate about what I thought. They were recommended to me but without having seen them I didn't want to order on line and then be disappointed. That's why I wanted a 2nd opinion.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:39 am 
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Sorry rowie (choke) :howdy:

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Have had them for five years (on two DR650's)...about 30k so far, mostly long highway hauls to the bush, then couple days (or weeks) of virgin terrain bush work.

Only issue is they have sun faded and I broke one strap connector when catching a fallen tree branch rounding a cliffside switchback.

The "stiff liners" didn't last long though, they are not necessary.

I carry some gnarly stuff as I am a true adventure rider and carry gold prospecting gear, fishing gear, hunting/trapping devices and common camping equipment...along with a cooler, SLR camera and laptop.....and the odd luxury....

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Typical adventure ride pack.....

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Velco attach over the sea with straps tied to grab rails, bottom is anchored to the pillion pegs....it does not move.

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DR is my main transport too so it carries all my shopping and work gear, etc., on a day to day basis. Also quite adept at carrying 34kg of timber home for my wood heater at home.....

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I have had no issues with sway or wind resistance and have glanced the odd car or three in peak hour (never my fault as usual) really I cannot fault them and put them in the top echelon of "good buys" in my time onna bike...which is approaching 45 years.


Yep, you get what you pay for and for $79 and over five years of constant use...who can argue with that.




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Chris.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:10 pm 
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After reading your report Chris perhaps I should reconsider the Rjays. You have certainly had a good run out of them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:02 am 
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dr650rsCHRISKO

Are you using side racks with these? or do they work fine without them.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:12 am 
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I don't on the left and wasn't going to on the right as I had planned to make a fibreglass mould to make my own strong covers (I make them for vintage enduro Yamaha's)....but being somewhat snowed under with various projects I haven't made those moulds yet.

Yes, the right cover is melted at the rear and I regret that, but given the covers are readily available at a fifth of the price of NOS covers I normally search for, I'm not too fussed. Sidecover hasn't got any worse...but will do the moulds one day.

Left cover is fine.


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1989 build DR650RS
1982 IT465 - Yamaha
1982 IT250 - Yamaha
1980 GT80G - Yamaha
1977 A100 - Suzuki (resto)
1976 TC125 - Suzuki
1976 DT100C - Yamaha (resto)
1975 TM75 - Suzuki
1973 MX80 - Yamaha (resto)
1973 TC100 - Suzuki (resto)
1969 TC120 Cat - Suzuki (resto)

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it's one down, four up!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Thanks for this thread guys! Especially dr650rsCHRISKO for the great review of this product.

I've been looking to improve my luggage options; side bags, soft, not requiring a frame, and not at some of the stupid prices people want for bags made of the same material.

I went and grabbed some of these bags at Motorcycle Accessories Supermarket Penrith for $79. Fitted them yesterday and took them for a test. Even empty they didn't flap around as I motored along. Stopped at Woolies and picked up about 15kgs of shopping, loaded up and off I went. The bags stayed still, even around corners, and the bike handling was pretty much the same.

I'm planning on loading up the pans and sieves and hitting the mountains tomorrow. Will see how they go on some rougher roads :)

Thanks again :)


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