Luggage testing continues. The Giant Loop saddlebags are also on loan for testing and I’m not sure which model bags they are.
The GL bags fit on the bike quite nicely. The fatter arse of the Rally support the underside of the bags well and strapping the bags securely to the bike is easy. In this case the fairings do not get in the way.
I ran the lower straps under the passenger pegs and the rear straps run behind the PM rack. Easy, fast and secure.
This type of luggage setup is my choice as I don’t want to mount pannier racks and mounting all the luggage on the rear rack is not a working solution on longer trips.
The downside of this type of setup is that the plastics will get scratched to s**t very fast. Personally I’m willing to accept that and I will most likely replace the plastics if/when the time comes to sell the bike. Trying to protect the plastics with protective film etc. is just wasted time & money in my opinion.
Amazon has Giant Loop saddle bags: Great Basin Saddlebag RT-Gray