So i wanted to add saddle bags to my 150cc scooter. I looked around online at various sources but the prices turned me off. Afterall all most of them appeared to be similar to messenger bags sewn together and then laid over the bike with the seat holding the straps in place. I decided at that point i could make a set myself by finding two messenger type bags and sewing them together.
This will be a fairly short instructable as there is not much to it.
Items you will need are:
Messenger type bags (found mine at a army/navy surplus store)
Sewing machine (or sew by hand)
Cardboard (optional depending on bag style and prefrence)
Step 1: Bags
I got my bags at a local army navy surplus store. This particular store had a huge selection of bags. It took me a while to decide on a set. The ones i went with were $14.00 dollars each plus they were on sale at 40% off. So i spent about $20.00 on this project all together. Really you can use any bags you want as long as they will realistically fit your bike and your needs.
Step 2: Measure
I for whatever reason did not get any photos of this step. But its easy to describe what i did. My bags had canvas straps on them. I had to cut the straps off of one bag and then sew the strap from the other bag to this bag. To know where to attach them i had to measure on the bike and mark the strap. The strap should be sewn to the same spot that you removed the previous strap from. To measure i lifted my seat up and had my wife help me hold the two bags against the bike in the location i wanted them to hang when completed. I then used chalk to mark on the strap where i needed to sew it to the other bag. Now we can go and sew.