What saddlebags to get
While most of you are off riding all around the world, I have slightly more humble hopes of just making it across most of my country (Canada).
I recently purchased a 1994 Honda Shadow VLX 600 and because the turn signals are so far forward on the tail it's hard to find bags that would hold anything substantial and still fit.
The newer Shadows fixed this by mounting the turn signals farther back and I've seen (home-done) modifications for older bikes, but I'd rather not make a modification like that (this bike is very close to mint condition... it's only been ridden for about 2 months).
For the trip from west to east I can afford to strap a bag on the passenger seat, but on the way east to west I may have a passenger for part of it.
Ideas? Suggestions? Tell me to post it in a different forum?