How do I determine if the Willie & Max Saddlebags I
want will fit my bike?
Willie & Max Saddlebags are universally
designed to fit over or under the seat of most standard
The proper measurements that are required for our universally
& Max Saddlebags are as follows (see
1. Measure side to side, from the back of the saddle, (riders
position) to the arm of the directional signal, and compare
the width measurements of the desired Willie
& Max Saddlebags. This measurement should
be greater than the Willie & Max Saddlebags
2. Measure from top to bottom. Use the bottom of the seat
pad to the top of the exhaust pipe as a reference, and allow
no less than 1 greater than the height of the desired Willie
& Max Saddlebags for clearance.
Willie & Max Saddlebags Installation
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Using the lace that tied the two halves together, overlap
the two yokes, aligning the holes, making sure that you
will have enough clearance to keep the bottom of the Willie
& Max Saddlebags from touching the exhaust
pipes. Check the clearance of the Willie &
Max Saddlebags from the pipes with the Willie
& Max Saddlebags loaded to ensure that touching will
not happen at any time. Each yoke has multiple holes punched
into them. Depending on the width and thickness of your
seat, position the yokes so that they are long enough to
overlap and hang without obstruction. Lace the two sides
together as you would a shoe, crisscrossing the lace. Tie
the ends together with a secure knot. Excess lace can be
cut off. Sear the ends with a match or a lighter to ensure
that they don't unravel.
Place the Willie & Max Saddlebags
over your seat, (making sure that it faces forward for our
slant style Willie & Max Saddlebags). You will be able
to determine the front by looking at the Willie
& Max Saddlebags, it should look like
it leans forward. Please note that we highly recommend saddle
Willie & Max Saddlebags supports.
There are additional laces or cable ties included in your
Willie & Max Saddlebags.
Each half Willie & Max Saddlebags has two web tabs on
the sides. Using the additional laces or cable ties, secure
the tabs to your motorcycle. This is a must requirement!
This secures each half Willie & Max Saddlebags
to your motorcycle. Because our products fit
a number of styles and sizes of motorcycles, we do not have
specific places we recommend to secure the tabs to your
bike. However, there are numerous securing points on your
bike to accomplish this task. Hopefully this information
helps clarify the mounting process.