I decided carrying a backpack on a ride long or short just isn't fun anymore and went ahead with getting some hard bags. My tsukayu saddlebags came in after 3 weeks from ordering so i installed them and am going to write a review here incase anyone was thinking about them.
About 3 weeks ago i placed an order for the bags without cutouts for exhaust or turn signals and had them color match it to the 2013 mirra red
The bags alone were $629 paint matching was another $450 and shipping was $60 for a grand total of $1,139
I was told it would take up to 5 weeks to get because of the color matching so 2 weeks early definitely isn't bad.
they came in a decent sized cardboard box and wrapped in foam and all the hardware with the instructions were inside the bags. I gave them a once over and looked good one tiny tiny imperfection in the paint about the size of a ball point pen tip too small to pick up on camera and doubt anyone would notice lol (just being picky)
the instructions are great big pictures and in color making them easy for anyone to install (so i threw them away immediately i don't need no stinkin instructions)
bags went on easy install took about 20 mins if that long. the hardware on the bags are nice and feel like they will hold up and the quick release connectors work great easy on and off they bike they fit nice and decently close to the rear fender and flow nicely with the bike.
after the install i pulled the bike out to the middle of the driveway to get some pics (with an iPhone i know there will be some complainers) and some guy walking by with his dog stopped to tell me the bike looked beautiful. he then asked the question that every 9 owner probably gets sick of hearing
"what is that a Harley?"
i told him it was a suzuki and he walked around the bike a few times in disbelief and told me
"it's a beautiful bike and that it also looked like a harley"
i just laughed and shook my head and he left
so here is the bad after looking at the bike in all sorts of light to make sure it wasn't some kind of shadow playing tricks on me i noticed that the color wasn't a perfect match its a little bit darker maybe I'm obsessing but i don't know I'm just going to live with it till one day i decide to paint the whole bike a custom color...
feel free to tell me you hate how it looks or love it