I was out cruising around town today, paying bills for the bossand dropped into the local army surplus storeThey had some soft canvas bags that I think might work well as saddle bags for my GL. They are about 14"x12"x4" if I remember correctly and have two straps that go up the back, over the top and down the front to secure the top. I originally thought they would be too soft to really work well but after my evening brainstorming session, walking the hound dogsI think they might work with some mods. I think what I can do is take some corrugated plastic sign board and make inserts to give them some structure and add some Velcro to the top to better secure the top. Then I will take some scotch guard and water "proof" the bags. I will go back tomorrow and check them out again but I think they will work good and for $17.50 a piece the price ain't bad either.