What's your experience with them?
They came yesterday. https://www.vikingbags.com/honda-vtx-1300-s-viking-lamellar-slanted-leather-covered-motorcycle-hard-saddlebagsNo problem with mine. I do recommend the quick mounts. Take em off and put em on in seconds. Easy to install.
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Well...I have the ignition key separate, goes into my watch pocket when not in use.How does the inside stay dry with the lock on top? I was looking at Viking bags but I was told by the online chat person that you can't take the key out until the bag is locked. I have Tsukayu bags now and I like that I don't have to have the key in them. I can start the bike up and let it warm up while I throw my stuff together. Especially handy in the colder months. Also, I can go through a fast food drive thru and simply toss my order in the bag without shutting the bike off. The key issue is a deal breaker for me, otherwise they look like nice bags. I've seen them in person and they look like good quality.
I really liked the bags, they just don't fit no matter how I position them.I have the Lamellar extra large slant bags cutout for shocks on my 2005 1300 S. What surprised me is that the cutout continued through the bottom of the bags thus reducing more than expected the volume. However, I think they are great. Key required to open, opening out - not toward seat. Very easy to stuff them when not fighting the lid hitting a seat.
With my EZbrackets they are held away from the bike far enough that they don't bother anything. With proper positioning they would fit within the signals and the shocks with standard brackets.
They came yesterday. https://www.vikingbags.com/honda-vtx-1300-s-viking-lamellar-slanted-leather-covered-motorcycle-hard-saddlebags
I took your advice and ordered the quick mounts.
Unfortunately, they shorted me 2 docking posts. :frown:
Called them, they should be here next week.
It gets worse!
Get the post, now I'm ready to mount them. I lay out all the hardware, all the bolts are the same length & diameter.
AND, the bags don't fit!!
These are bike specific bags, by the way.
I call them, they have me jump thru hoops.
1st, they want me to pay to ship their mistake back to them-they finally send me a prepaid shipping label
After they get the bags, they deposit 1/2 of what the bags cost back into my acct. I
found out later, that's their restocking fee, 50% of the purchase. (My bad, I should have read the fine print).
All this time, I'm talking/ E-Mailing "David Hernandez" at Viking.
From the sound of his accent, David was born & raise in New Delhi.
TBL, I got back all my money minus $70.
I will NEVER do business with them again.
"David Hernandez" at Viking. from New Delhi. told me they are in stock ready to ship ,What's your experience with them?
Keep in mind, this was my experience with Viking.I am really sorry to hear that. When I bought mine I ordered the soft, well firm bags with shock cutout for my 1800C. When I got the bags they sent me both right hand side bags bug of different varieties. They made it right and sent me the correct set. The pre-drilled holes didn't match up with anything so I had to measure and drill but everything fit with some creative mounting. It wasn't ideal but at the time they were really good value, and they did mAke right their mistake. I always hate to hear people get hosed like that.
Thanks for sharing, there's no other way for us to know who to look out for.