I live in Chiang Mai and will do a Laos bike trip soon. I have checked around town for a set of soft over-the-seat saddlebags with no success - the Chinaman shop on Chiang Moi Rd, G-Shop near the river, even the BMW shop who have a custom carry box for 19,000 baht(!) I talked with Tony at Tony's Big Bikes and a few other local bikers. Still no joy. Something like in this photo would be perfect http://www.flickr.com/photos/captain-bob/3830627286/in/set-72157622064857678/ I need them in a week so ordering from Bangkok won't work this time. Thanks for any suggestions.