Saddlebags over the seat?
I just bought a vn800b, and the prior owner tossed in a pair of soft leather saddlebags from willie and max for free.
I've never had saddlebags, but always wanted some. I know that they can and perhaps should be mounted under the seat with a proper bracket that prevents it from rubbing against the paint, etc, however, I was wondering if it could also just be tossed over the back seat without a bracket?
Is this safe? Is this done? He didn't have any bracket for it, and I'm not sure I want to have it on all the time anyway, so kinda wondering if this would be ok.
Obviously, if I have my wife on the back sitting on it, it's probably safe, but without someone sitting on it, are there any additional precautions this would require? Perhaps an extra bungee cord across it or something?
Does anyone else do this?