Executive summary about saddle bags by Sam Gentry
If you have leather saddle bags, apply a good leather cleaner and conditioner once every week to help keep the leather soft and pliable. If you ride in the sun, a cleaner with UV protection is a must. Some leather experts say to stay away from products containing petroleum products. I try to look for leather products that penetrate deeply and offer good moisture protection. One great old standby is saddle soap.
Water Protection is another extremely important product to use on your leather saddlebags. If you ride, you will eventually ride in rain. It's times like these that you will be thankful that your leather saddlebags will be protected against water.
Motorcycle Luggage Saddle Bags
Executive summary about saddle bags by Karen Quilliams
Riding Motorcycles is a huge pastime for many people. Motorcycle luggage encompasses many different designs, ranging from small leather tool bags to hulking rigid metal panniers. Larger motorcycles, such as cruisers, sport bikes and off-road bikes are designed for longer rides, and can accommodate more luggage. Riders owning sport or street motorcycles typically use their bikes for commutes and shorter trips, so luggage designed for these models strikes a balance between smaller size and overall carrying capacity.
Bags designed for off-road motorcycles often feature more rugged construction and slightly smaller carrying capacities than those found on street motorcycles.