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In another thread on this forum, torro69 inquired whether anyone had found saddlebag inserts for the Honda OEM bags. No one ever responded to him. I found myself wondering the same thing this weekend. Anyone using any that are a good fit? I'd like to find some inexpensive ones that maximize use of the limited space in the bags.


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I've been looking for the same. I've also run into different photos and different descriptions with the same parts numbers for saddlebag insert as I did with the saddlebag mounting hardware. For the immediate future, I am saving the plastic bags that the saddlebags came in to use inside the saddlebags.

I may end up with 30-liter stuff sacks from Amazon. I would get two colors to keep left & right bags organized, for example, blue stuff sack on right, black stuff sack on left. For me, it would lessen the chance of me looking for something in one bag when it is in the other bags.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000CEAH...v_ov_lig_dp_it

These are the overpriced Honda OEM saddlebag inserts that depending on the vendor have different pictures and different descriptions for the same parts number. Those bags would have been more user friendly if they had a horseshoe-shaped zipper instead of one down the middle. With that price and that design flaw, it may be a deal breaker.

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B009ACZ0...v_ov_lig_dp_it

I had EZ Brackets on my 1500 Valkyrie which made it easy to remove the whole bag and take it into a tent or motel room, no insert necessary. Perhaps an engineer/designer/fabricator on the forum could design and manufacturer a quick disconnect for the factory saddlebag mounts.
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Hmm. The zipper design is not a deal breaker, although the price is a bit high, but then, it's OEM, so you know the quality is there. But that model does not show as fitting the Valk. It shows only for a couple VFR models. I generally like the look of these but they don't seem to be designed for this bike.

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Nice options. It does state for Honda leather saddle bags, although not specifically ours. They would certainly work, maybe not an exact fit, but they are soft and will flow inside if not over stuffed? I like them, that is allot of money?
The Amazon 30 liter stuff sacks would work well also at a fraction of the cost. They would work best for overnight travel where the bag is removed for hotel/camping. I like the easier access zipper entry on the Honda bags, that's allot of money?

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In another thread on this forum, torro69 inquired whether anyone had found saddlebag inserts for the Honda OEM bags. No one ever responded to him. I found myself wondering the same thing this weekend. Anyone using any that are a good fit? I'd like to find some inexpensive ones that maximize use of the limited space in the bags.


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Found some more options to research on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/i/264867774909

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Those all seem to be for a 2018-2020 model. I don't know if they fit ours, or fit it well. With the limited space in them, I'd like to maximize the utilization and not buy something that can be squeezed into place. Maybe I'm just asking too much and need to compromise. There's probably not a custom fit available.


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I'll see if I can get more input for you. My friend ordered some for his trunkless 1800 Wing. When they arrive I'll do a comparison for you with pics. My thoughts are they "should" fit. The 1800 side cases open out and look smaller, I'm thinking it would drop right in.
I'll post back when I get more info. If anyone finds a solution, please share.

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Here's another type that I like for the quick release top open to access things quick on the road. The measurements aren't quite right. Oh well I can't post the link but it's on Amazon made by Kuryakyn
Kuryakyn 4170 Motorcycle Travel Luggage: Removable Saddlebag Liners with Carrying Handles and Removable Shoulder Straps, Black, 1 Pair

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My saddle bag liner search is exhausting. So many that look good but lack specifications, fitment, or accurate dimensions. How can you successfully sell an item and not provide the minimum basic information required to make an intelligent purchase? Honda seems to be one of the worst at making you hunt to find information that should be provided.
So far the best bag I see is the OEM soft bag that Farther provided a link for. It is larger than the inside dimensions of the bag, but is soft and should fill the space? I don't know if they offer free returns, if so this may be a "Guinea pig" bag insert.
I'm sure some members who have owned these bikes longer than us have had the same experiences and will chime in?

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I agree. Basic dimensional info is primary. I tried to contact a vendor once for dimensions and got no reply. God forbid someone actually lift a finger to check and respond.


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