Harley Davidson Heritage Saddlebag Inserts – Is It Worth?

If your tired of saggy saddlebags and are looking for a way to make them look new again, then Leather Lid Inserts is for you.

When I first purchased my Pre-Owned Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic last year I noticed that the bags were looking pretty saggy and worn out. I asked the sales rep at the dealership how much a new set of saddlebags were and he replied, "You can purchase a new set for around $900." I turned my head, looked at my wife and she gave me the evil eye.

So when we got home I did some research and found a few companies that offered saddlebag restoration kits. The kits were all pretty much the same. They consisted of plastic pieces that fit between the seams of your saddlebags, but the only difference was all the companies offered different style lid inserts.

I was mostly interested in Leather Lid Inserts because their lid was form fitted and not flat. Plus, their inserts were about $20 cheaper, and we all like to save money in this economy.

I called them at about 11 pm at night, I had no idea considering they were on the eastern time clock. Either way, the owner of the company picked the phone up and talked to me for a good 10 minutes. He seemed very well spoken and convinced me that his inserts were the best. After the call, I went ahead and ordered the inserts.

About a week later I received a package in the mail labeled "Leather Lid Inserts." I got excited and ripped the box open to find some goodies. Not only did I receive the saddlebag inserts, but I also received a shiny new Lapel Pin, same biker magazines & a patch. After placing the goodies on the counter, I ran to the garage and started getting to the work.

The package came with an easy to follow set of instruction, it took me about an hour to install the inserts. The hardest part was getting the side inserts to fit, I ended up snipping off a few pieces of the inserts and then they fell into place.

After that I went onto the lid part, this was pretty easy, per the instructions I placed contact cement on the inside part of the lid. Then I went to my frig and cracked open a cold beer. Unfortunately, the package didn't come with a 6 pack. After I let the glue sit for about 5-10 minutes I placed the lid insert on top of the lid and wah lah! I was ready to show off my saddlebags.

The following Friday me and the wife took a trip up to the Blues Biker Bar and showed off our bags. My buddies couldn't believe it when I showed them... Their reaction was unreal. Being a biker, you have to take pride in your bike and make sure it's looking good. If not other bikers will just laugh at you when you turn your back. My experience with Leather Lid Inserts was superb. I highly recommend this product if you're looking to take the sag out of your bags.

Leather Lid Inserts Product Description

Leather Lid Inserts patented Saddlebag Inserts Saddlebag restoration support systems for 2009-2011 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic are made of rigid industrial strength ABS. Form-fitted and molded to perfection, Leather Lid Inserts uses cutting edge technology to take the sag out of your bags.

The installation has never been easier for do-it-yourselfers. Not only is our saddlebag inserts rigid & sturdy, but they're also easily pliable which makes installation simple & hassle-free.

Our saddlebag Lid inserts for 2009-2011 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic were designed specifically to make your bags look fat and plump - not droopy & caved in. Lid inserts are molded perfectly for your saddlebags which is very important for saddlebag lids that shrink due to natural elements such as rain, moisture, sunlight & age.

Leather Lid Inserts saddlebag inserts utilize the most up-to-date cutting-edge technology to ensure your inner saddlebags hold its shape under the most extreme conditions. Even if your bags try to shrink due to natural elements it will still hold it's the shape! Saddlebag inserts are made to fit snug in between the seams of your bags which requires no additional tools such as glue or rivets.

Lastly, our saddlebag top rail supports are designed to fit the rim of the edge of your bag to ensure no unnecessary bag warping. Top Rail Supports are easily applied to the edge of your saddlebags with cement glue/adhesive that you can pick up at your local hardware store such as a home depot.

If it doesn't say Leather Lid Inserts then you paid too much. We offer a better way to take the sag out of your saddlebags. With our lifetime warranty on parts, why wouldn't you want to take your bike to the next level?

Alston Seymour

A Harley-Davidson Motor Company certified Master Technician and avid biker, I love to write about everything and anything related to biking.

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David Thompson - April 11, 2021

I bought a real nice set of Heritage saddlebags from a guy that I want to put one of your kits in but I don’t know what year they came off. Any way I could talk to somebody and identify them and get kit orders?


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