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After seeing a couple of bags here I decided to get a set and ordered from Siam Silver on eBay. Items were ordered, colour confirmed by message from Siam Silver and product was shipped on 01 December.

This arrived on 13 December, all the way from Bangkok to Melbourne, free express post!



Everything was well packed in a double strength carton and taped all over to prevent any rain getting in.



Unpacked, all fine and no damage at all and all the parts were there.



And fifteen minutes later all fitted.



The only variation to fitting I made was to use four 8x22mm hex head screws to secure the bags to the original fender screw positions.



I'll let the bags age a bit and then hit all of the raw edges with leather dye.

I'm impressed with the product and the excellent service from Siam Silver.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HONDA-C...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 

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So these don't come with brackets but are attached via the existing fender holes ?

As in the bags have holes / reinforcement in those positions for that ?
 

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So these don't come with brackets but are attached via the existing fender holes ?

As in the bags have holes / reinforcement in those positions for that ?
Exactly.

The inside wall of the bag has a 2.5mm stainless steel plate liner with holes drilled to match the fender screw positions (lower holes), two strips each bag act as risers to support the upper section of the bags.

I can post more pics if your'e interested.
 

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Yes please.

Considering people are charging $100s for brackets that's a really nice solution, I also had a look at their ebay shop to see what else they were selling.
From some of their photos the bags you have look quite small (they quote them as being 9" x 10" x 5"), but from your photos they look a good size.

How would you rate them as far as carrying capacity goes / what are you looking to carry in them ?
 

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Wow, easy mounting that's great! Look forward to more pictures, may be an investment I'll make as well.
 

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I have the same bags for few weeks now and I can confirm that it's really high quality product, easy mounting, even for a clueless guy like me..
The only complaint I can think of is that the locking hook is kinda useless as I can access through the hole at side of the bag when it's locked, so your smaller belongings can be removed if it really wanted to, but I can live with that.. Otherwise it's perfect
Strongly recommended! ;)
 

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Late to this "bag" party but after reviewing these bags I also purchased a set. I'll post up detailed installation with photos once they arrive plus add my thoughts. The bags are listed in several colors and I requested black. I messaged SiamSilver via eBay and received a response within a couple of hours. They're on their way to me and we shall see. Stay tuned ...
 

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... and a month later, I received my SiamSilver bags and have to report they are AWESOME. Packaging was well done and the bags themselves protected inside the box. All of the mounting hardware and bracketry was present and accounted for. No actual instructions but between the leather bags, parts and bits, it was pretty easy to figure things out. The actual brackets move the bags outward from the mounting bolts already a part of the rear fender and I chose to keep these brackets. There's also plenty of clearance between the bottom of the right side bag and the exhaust.

While these bags aren't huge, they do have sufficient capacity for overnight trips, light shopping excursions, and small stuff. To improve appearances, I added some black leather to wrap around the exposed brackets for the rear bags and then laced the ends together underneath. Measurements for the leather are 2"x24" if anyone else is so inclined. I found some cool padlocks at Home Depot for the final touch.

Mary Pozzi

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Mary the bags look great. I'm really impressed by your seats, where did you get them or is it a single unit?

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Thank you for the nice compliment and this is a single unit from Corbin. I bought my Rebel 500 from Hollister Powersports in Hollister, CA and the seat came with the bike. Corbin is also located in Hollister and they used "my" bike for their seat template and when they were done, gave the bike and seat back to the dealer. For me, it was a huge selling point as the OEM seat was a bit lacking. Check their website Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Made in the USA | 800-538-7035 and under Honda Rebel, my seat and bike are in their ecatalog.

As for the bags, the photos show leather around the open space for the brackets and I have since replaced this with even better leather (thicker). I've also added bolt-on medallions that have a personal meaning for me.

Mary P.
 

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... and here's more information and photographs of the actual seat. It's way comfortable and keeps me in the correct riding position without having to constantly adjust my butt. I'm also able to ride longer distances and can easily "beat" the fuel stops with having to stop for a comfort break. Just my .02 for these seats.

Mary P.
 
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