Join Date: Aug 2015
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Vulcan 900 Classic
I really like my Viking bags and how they look, especially for the price. They were easy to install by myself and seem to hold up in time and weather. My negatives are the velcro can be a bit difficult to deal with and doesn't make opening the bags very smooth. The flip side is that the bags stay closed nicely at highway speeds even when unlocked. Also, my laptop does not fit into it easily so I have to attach my bag to the pillion seat or ride with my backpack on which I really dislike. Wish I got bigger bags. If you do get the Viking bags, as others have noted in the forum, get a better tensile bolt. I also got ones that were a bit shorter so they don't show at all.
But overall, they make long rides or rides far from home a real pleasure as rain gear, snacks, spare helmet screen, and other stuff is easily stored and I have a place to put sweaters as the weather warms up, or over pants when I go into restaurants. Yeah, it is all about the right accessories.
2014 900 Classic
Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing w/9" shield and lowers
Viking hard leather bolt on lockable saddlebags
Sena 20s Bluetooth headset
RAM mount for Zumo 595 GPS
E-Z pass handlebar mount
Moulded ear plugs
The most Shoei I can afford