Mounting your UBag

Mounting your UBag

UBag6 on a KTM690
UBag6 on a KTM690
  • The UBag soft luggage motorcycle saddlebag is designed to sit on the rear fender or rack, right behind (or even on) the saddle in an almost horizontal attitude, with the “legs” of the bag sloping down at a shallow angle (they need to sit just beneath your thighs as you sit on the bike).  The bag essentially takes the place of a pillion.
  • It is critical that the UBag sits WELL CLEAR OF THE EXHAUST, otherwise it will melt.
UBag6 on a KTM690
  • The Ubag is secured to the rear fender or subframe using the two separate straps supplied. They should encircle the top of the bag, threaded through the external attachment loops of the UBag.  These two straps must be attached to suitably secure points such as the bike’s rear grab handles, luggage rack, or some other secure point that can withstand the load of the bag.
UBag8 on a KTM950SE
  • The “legs” of the UBag each have an attached strap and cambuckle.  You need to a find, or install, secure attachment points for the straps, slightly lower down and in front of the bag, on each side of the bike,.  Again please be very careful that these straps are kept WELL CLEAR OF THE EXHAUST.
  • Make sure the UBag is not tilting to one side and is positioned centrally.
  • Tighten all the straps up firmly, but without excessive force, so that the bag sits snugly.  Be careful of crushing fragile goods inside the bag.
  • Make sure that the bag or straps are not pressing any plastic panels AGAINST THE EXHAUST, because they will melt.
  • Make sure that the straps cannot flap loose and get caught in the rear wheel or other moving parts, because this may cause a bad accident.
  • Please note that packed goods inside the UBag tend to settle as you ride, so you may need to tighten the straps occasionally.
  • Please note that the UBag will leave marks on decals and surfaces that it sits on.  We recommend that you take measures to prevent that, such as covering those surfaces with clear heavy duty vinyl.
  • Please note that some bikes have weak sub-frames which may break as a result.  We recommend that you strengthen your sub-frame if necessary, or at least inspect it frequently for cracks.
  • Please note that the UBag is designed to be fairly full for proper mounting on the bike.  It is not designed to be mounted empty, or mostly empty.
  • Please note that the additional weight may adversely affect the bike’s handling, sometimes severely so, especially at higher speeds.  Try and position heavier items lower down, and ahead of the rear wheel.
  • Make sure that the bag or straps are not pressing any plastic panels AGAINST THE EXHAUST, because they will melt.
  • Make sure that the straps cannot flap loose and get caught in the rear wheel or other moving parts, because this may cause a bad accident.
  • Please note that packed goods inside the UBag tend to settle as you ride, so you may need to tighten the straps occasionally.
  • Please note that the UBag will leave marks on decals and surfaces that it sits on.  We recommend that you take measures to prevent that, such as covering those surfaces with clear heavy duty vinyl.
  • Please note that some bikes have weak sub-frames which may break as a result.  We recommend that you strengthen your sub-frame if necessary, or at least inspect it frequently for cracks.
  • Please note that the UBag is designed to be fairly full for proper mounting on the bike.  It is not designed to be mounted empty, or mostly empty.
  • Please note that the additional weight may adversely affect the bike’s handling, sometimes severely so, especially at higher speeds.  Try and position heavier items lower down, and ahead of the rear wheel.