I have Nelson Rig & GIVI soft bag brackets, A must to hold the bags in place. rode from GA to Cal 6,000 miles in rain wind & snow no leaks.Plus tank bag. all have rain coversI have the Cortech Tribag system (saddlebags w/tailbag) and I love it. I did a 6k and a 4k mile trip with them. The only thing I didn't like were the rain covers, if you don't get them just perfect the wind will rip them.