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The risks of incorrectly fitting Suzuki saddlebags

Posted by Dewayne Jasper on Friday, January 31, 2014 Under: Guest Motorcycle Articles

Some bikers might be under the impression that they can just slap on their Suzuki hard saddlebags and be on their way. However, as is the case with any bike part or accessory, much care needs to be taken when fitting them. Incorrect fitting of any kind of saddlebag can have disastrous consequences for everyone concerned. It is vital for bikers to understand that even the smallest decisions they make before mounting their trusty steed can impact them as well as other travelers.

Safely securing your Suzuki bags to reduce the rider’s risk

As a biker, your ears and eyes are fine tuned to pick up even the smallest disturbance. Be it a gust of wind or a mechanical issue with your bike. If you hear a little noise or feel a strange vibration, you are bound to focus on the possible problem more than any other external factors. Now, just imagine you are riding and your Suzuki bags are intermittently or constantly making contact with your bike’s wheels. This is more than enough to distract even the most experience biker. With your attention firmly focused on the wrongly fitted saddlebags, you will not be as aware of any other risks the road may pose. Failing to notice the vehicle in front of you and applying brakes could land you rubber side up in a matter of seconds. On the other hand, by securely fitting your saddlebags, you will not be burdened by the extra stress of worrying about your bike and the contents of your bags.

Protecting the life of your Suzuki motorcycle saddlebags
It should go without saying that if your saddlebags come into contact with the fast spinning wheels of your bike, it will cause damage to the bags themselves. Any unnecessary wear or damage to the Suzuki motorcycle saddlebags will quite obviously shorten their lifespan. 

Reduction in reliability

Suzuki hard bags have a pretty good reputation but fitting them incorrectly will certainly not help maintain this image. If you continuously fit your saddlebags incorrectly, you are likely to find yourself in a position where they will let you down. We all know that, as Murphy’s Law would have it, you will end up in a pickle when you need them the most! For the sake of your safety, the safety of those on the road with you and to prolong the life and reliability of your saddlebags, fit them according to the recommended guidelines and ask a professional if you are in any way unsure. Better safe than sorry!

About the author:

Dewayne Jasper enjoys reading and writing about sports, speed, fast cars and motorcycles, safety, and music along with many other interesting daily topics works at Viking Bags as a writer. Furthermore Dewayne Jasper has been riding for over 6 years and currently rides a Suzuki C109.

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