Q; Are the bags different for
A; The bags are common
- all Scouts are the same, all Rangers are the same.
The difference is the brackets and how they are
attached to the bike. If you have more than one bike
you can purchase a complete set for bike A and a set
of brackets for bike B and then move the bags from
bike to bike.
Q; How are the bags attached?
A; The bags are
attached to the brackets by means of a "holster" or
sleeve sewn on the back of the bag that is slid over
a loop on the bracket - see
The bags are supported by the straps that go over
the seat/fender and are attached to the top of the
bags. These straps or "yoke" as its called is what
supports the majority of the weight, the brackets
just give the bags a place to hang onto and keep
them off the exhaust and out of the suspension. The
Holster design eliminates the need for a rear strap
which would be impossible to use due to the height
of the rear fender on most dirt/dual-sport bikes.
There is a forward strap that attaches to the
bracket - when this strap is tightened the bag is
pulled tighter to the bracket and tighter to the
holster. VERY SECURE.
Q; How are the brackets
A; The Brackets are
attached differently on different bikes but
generally they are attached somewhere under or near
the rear fender and somewhere near the passenger
footpeg (if equipped) area. On some models the
passenger foot pegs do need to be removed. The
following is a picture with some examples of how
brackets are attached on some more popular bikes -
Q; My bike isn't listed can I
buy bags for it?
A; Bags are available separately if you
wish to make your own racks. Please note; the
brackets are an integral part of the system, without
brackets the bags may not work as you intend. Bags
are listed HERE
Q; Are the bags waterproof?
A; The bags are constructed of waterproof
coated ballistic nylon. The bags have a zipper
opening that is shielded with a storm flap. due to
the zipper opening not being waterproof we do not
claim the bags to be waterproof but Highly
Water-Resistant. What that means is for light rain
or stream crossing they work fine but prolonged
medium to heavy rains will get the contents of the
bags wet. Dry bags or "stuff sacks" work well inside
Q; Do you ship international?
A; Yes. We ship via USPS Priority
Q; How much can they hold?
A; The Scout holds appx 11.5 liter and
the Ranger holds appx 15 liters. The weight capacity
varies greatly depending on conditions. Generally
speaking 12 lbs per bag is recommended. This is for
severe use, if you intend to ride on pavement or
graded fire roads for example, this weight is very
conservative. Be aware how the bags are packed
(heavier items toward the top) and be aware of what
conditions you expect.
Q; Can I still ride with a
A; Depending on the model usually yes. On
some models the footpegs are removed to install the
Contact us if
you need to know about a specific model.
Q; Are the bags available in
A; Currently they are available in black
Q; Are the brackets available
A; Brackets are available on the the