Saddlebags for 2009 Yamaha V Star 250

by Debra
(Ventura, CA)


I am new to this forum and would like to ask your advice on how to find saddlebags for my bike. Yamaha has none available for this model and after searching the net, I have come up empty....except for moving the turn signals to install stock saddlebags or having custom ones made. Neither of those choices appeals to me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Nov 24, 2011
V-Star 250 saddlebags
by: Anonymous

Yes-I would like to see a picture also, because I don't see how this bag would work given the location of the rear turn signal lights. Thanks!

Nov 24, 2011
Colman Saddlebags for Vstar 250
by: Debra

That is a good suggestion. I don't know if my Walmart carries the Colman Saddlebags. Will have to check. Can you send a picture of yours on the bike to get an idea? Thanks.

Nov 23, 2011
bags for 250 v star/virago
by: Anonymous

go to walmart and get a set of the Paul Jr. bags made by Colman, $39.95 + TAX, they fit pretty well even under the seat so there is still room for a rided, I attacthed mine to rear turn signal and top of rear shock support,i did remove the strap they have on for opening both sides of the bag at the same time, all you really need to unzip is the outter one anyway,they also have a rain gard attached that goes inside of a sipper pocket on the inside back of the bag, I also removed the cover from the bag as I Dont plan on ridding any long trips were I would get rained on anyway and the material seems pretty water proof as is, you can also get a set6 of bicycle bags for aroun 40 $ bbut these look much better and have a lot more storage, they are the basic black with gray inside, I have had no trouble without bag supports but if I find some that will work I would add them anyway

Jun 07, 2011
Luggage Rack
by: Anonymous

Looking for a luggage rack that sits on the back fender instead of a rear seat. I want to install a trunk on it, so it has to be flat. This, to me, is preferable to the trunk hanging over the back end of the bike. And since no back seat, there will be no sissy bar. Anyone have a set up like this?

Sep 08, 2010
Bags that fit.
by: Anonymous

I went to the Yamaha dealer, paid a 10% premium
to get bags that fit:

TourMaster Cortech Sport Saddlebags 82-332
TourMaster Cortech 14L Tank Bag 82-345

The saddlebags throw over the seat,
I sit on the wide strap, no problems.
They are expandable, handy.

Attached to the rear turn signal posts,
and the passenger footpeg posts.
Took some fiddling to get the straps right.

Downside is no passenger with the saddlebags
attached, the bike is too small for both.

The bags rest on the rear shocks nicely,
so lack of saddlebag support bracket
isn't a problem. They also don't touch
the exhaust which I was worried about at first.

The tank bag is really handy too.

To really load down the bike, I am thinking
about a back-rest and a big tail bag,
might even be able to do some grocery shopping
with that much space. :-)

Aug 26, 2010
Saddle Bags for Yamaha 250
by: Nancy D

Hi, i ride a 2007 Yamaha 250 and just bought Willie & Max braided saddle bags. Not the snazziest but suits the purpose. I've had them on about a month and haven't had any problems.
They hold quite a bit also.

Also, I put a fanny pack on the back fender above the light and wrapped the strap around the tail lights. It's big enough to hold my phone, small wallet and my garage door opener as well as a hand towel.

Happy riding!

Aug 24, 2010
by: Pam

I am also looking for saddlebags for my 2010 V Star 250. Yamaha now has a sissybar/luggage rack. Not sure I really want that. Just some simple saddlebags to hold raingear and a camera.

Jul 06, 2010
by: Anonymous

Soft bags thrown over the back seat is an option, or go to a Yamaha dealer and ask them.

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