Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Mauldin, SC, USA
I think Cycle Gadgets sells DeSantis' Beemer Bags. Other folks replying have named Kathy's Bags and RKA.
My bike came with two Kathy's bags, one side bag and a topcase liner. They have a good reputation and have worked fine for me. These Cordura bags (well broken in now) are soft, which makes them easy to stuff full.
After I removed my CD changer I needed another sidecase liner. Ended up buying an inexpensive Bestem liner on eBay. I think the eBay seller's name is Cruiser Backrest. It is obviously of less expensive material than my Kathy's bags; you can tell a difference in the quality of the zippers, for example, but it serves. The Bestem bags are probably the least expensive choice.
Chicane is a small outfit that makes a popular tank bag for the LT. I think they make a topcase liner but I'm not sure about side bags. The Chicane bags I have seen were all top notch.
If I were starting over I would take a good look at the Cee Bailey's bags. The pictures look similar to Beemer Bags. I saw them up close at CCR in 2006 and was really impressed.