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Simple But Effective Hacks to Buy the Right Saddlebags

Simple But Effective Hacks to Buy the Right Saddlebags

If you are investing a remarkable amount of money on a motorbike, it’s highly important to invest money on other accessories that you need for each trip. Be it your maintenance kit or a few other long-run accessories. For any sort of storage, motorcycle saddlebags are highly considered. There are multiple bag designs, but none can beat the use of saddlebags.

With the passage of time, motorcycle saddlebags have become a status trademark. But how will you start your search in finding the right saddlebags for your motorcycle? Before moving head, take a look at these solid reasons on why you should have saddlebags on your motorbike.

Safety

Ahead of any reason, safety will always be the uttermost priority. During a long tour, you need to keep a few necessary items to be safe—your documents, IDs and/or other sensitive items require a safe place. The saddlebag is always available with a safety lock that maintains your privacy and keeps the items safe.

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Overall Looks

With the addition of hard or soft saddlebags,[1] your bike will have some unique and advanced features. Investing your money will become totally worth. Besides, it’s a great way to accessorize your bike.

Convenience

The presence of multiple accessories is always a hurdle for the bike rider. But embedding the saddlebag onto your bike will omit this trouble, as you just have one spot to put all of your items.

These three are the major points that have contributed to the importance of motorcycle saddlebags. Now, let’s look at a few effective hacks to buy saddlebags.

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Choose The Material

Material is the foremost point to consider. The material must be chosen that can deliver durability and is capable of retaining its quality for a long time. For this, you must have the basic knowledge about different bag materials available on the market and their pros and cons. Your main focus must be a material that can is durable and can bear stress and strain in adverse conditions.

Looks

Apart from being a carrier bag, what purpose makes you buy the saddlebag? Undoubtedly, it’s the overall look to your bike. So, before paying for a bag, it’s good if you can place the saddlebags on your bike and observe whether the looks are boosted or degraded. This will give you an idea and help you find the best bag for your two-wheeler.

Don’t Forget Customer Reviews

It’s best to always consider the reviews of previous buyers. Mostly people prefer an online store to make their purchases. There, you should check out the customer reviews to help determine the right saddlebag for your motorcycle.

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Price Factor (Depends on Your Budget)

The price of the saddlebags vary with the difference in material, quality, and brand. That said, higher-end brands, more durable and high quality material will be more expensive. In advance, decide upon a price point or range. Then look at the saddlebags. This prevents you from looking a more expensive saddlebags that you can’t afford and possibly trying to squeeze funds to try and buy them. Also, you decrease the likelihood of being disappointed.

Final Thoughts

Deciding on a saddlebag for your motorcycle can be an arduous task. With so many different styles, brands, materials, and quality out there, it can be overwhelming when choosing the right one for your bike. Hopefully these tips help you in narrowing down your search. If there’s anything else that can be said, it’s this: choose the right bag that works for you. Know your price point and stay positive.

How has your search for the right saddlebags been?

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Reference

[1]Viking Bags: Motorcycle Saddlebags

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Science Says Screaming Is Good For You

Science Says Screaming Is Good For You

There are many reasons why people might scream – they’re angry, scared, or in pain (or maybe they’re in a metal band!). Some might say that screaming is bad, but here’s why science says it’s good for you.

“For the first time in the history of psychology there is a way to access feelings, hidden away, in a safe way and thus to reduce human suffering. It is, in essence, the first science of psychotherapy.” — Dr. Arthur Janov

Primal Therapy

Dr. Arthur Janov invented Primal Therapy in the late 1960’s. It is a practice that allows the patient to face their repressed emotions from past trauma head on and let those emotions go. This treatment is intended to cure any mental illness the patient may have that surfaced from this past trauma. In most cases, Primal Therapy has lead Dr. Janov’s patients to scream towards the end of their session, though it was not part of the original procedure. During a group therapy session that was at a standstill, Dr. Janov says that one of his patients, a student he called Danny, told a story that inspired him to implement a technique that he never would have thought of on his own.

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How it Started

“During a lull in our group therapy session, he told us a story about a man named Ortiz who was currently doing an act on the London stage in which he paraded around in diapers drinking bottles of milk. Throughout his number, Ortiz is shouting, ‘Mommy! Daddy! Mommy! Daddy!’ at the top of his lungs. At the end of his act he vomits. Plastic bags are passed out, and the audience is requested to follow suit.”

It doesn’t end there, though. Dr. Janov said that his patient was quite fascinated with that story, and that alone moved him to suggest something even he believed to be a little elementary.

“I asked him to call out, ‘Mommy! Daddy!’ Danny refused, saying that he couldn’t see the sense in such a childish act, and frankly, neither could I. But I persisted, and finally, he gave in. As he began, he became noticeably upset. Suddenly he was writhing on the floor in agony. His breathing was rapid, spasmodic. ‘Mommy! Daddy!’ came out of his mouth almost involuntarily in loud screeches. He appeared to be in a coma or hypnotic state. The writhing gave way to small convulsions, and finally, he released a piercing, deathlike scream that rattled the walls of my office. The entire episode lasted only a few minutes, and neither Danny nor I had any idea what had happened. All he could say afterward was: ‘I made it! I don’t know what, but I can feel.’”

Delving deeper

Dr. Janov says he was baffled for months, but then he decided to experiment with another patient with the same method, which lead to a similar result as before. The patient started out calling “Mommy! Daddy!” then experienced convulsions, heavy breathing, and then eventually screamed. After the session, Dr. Janov says his patient was transformed and became “virtually another human being. He became alert… he seemed to understand himself.”

Although the initial intention of this particular practice wasn’t to get the patient to scream, more than once did his Primal Therapy sessions end with the patient screaming and feeling lighter, revived, and relieved of stresses that were holding them down in life.

Some Methods To Practice Screaming

If you want to try it out for yourself, keep reading!

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  • Step 1: Be Alone — Be alone. If you live in a place that you can’t be alone, it might be a good idea to talk to your family or roommates and explain to them what you’re about to do and make sure they’re okay with it. If you’re good to go, move on to step 2.
  • Step 2: Lie Down — Lie down on a yoga mat on your back and place a pillow underneath your head. If you don’t own a yoga mat, you can use a rug or even a soft blanket.
  • Step 3: Think — Think of things that have hurt you or made you angry. It can be anything from your childhood or even something that happened recently to make yourself cry, if you’re not already crying or upset. You could even scream “Mommy! Daddy!” just like Dr. Janov’s patients did to get yourself started.
  • Step 4: Scream — Don’t hold anything back; cry and scream as loud as you can. You can also pound your fists on the ground, or just lie there and scream at the top of your lungs.

After this, you should return your breathing to a normal and steady pace. You should feel lighter, like a weight has been lifted off of you. If not, you can also try these other methods.

Scream Sing

Scream singing” is referring to what a lot of lead singers in metal or screamo bands will do. I’ve tried it and although I wasn’t very good at it, it was fun and definitely relieved me of any stress I was feeling from before. It usually ends up sounding like a really loud grunt, but nonetheless, it’s considered screaming.

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  • Step 1 — Bear down and make a grunting sound.
  • Step 2 — Hiss like a snake and make sure to do this from your diaphragm (your stomach) for as long as you can.
  • Step 3 — Breathe and push your stomach out for more air when you are belting notes, kind of like you would if you were singing.
  • Step 4 — Try different ways to let out air to control how long the note will last, just make sure not to let out too much air.
  • Step 5 — Distort your voice by pushing air out from your throat, just be careful not to strain yourself.
  • Step 6 — Play around with the pitch of your screams and how wide your mouth is open – the wider your mouth is open, the higher the screams will sound. The narrower or rounder your mouth is (and most likely shaped like an “o”), the lower the screams will sound.
  • Step 7 — Start screaming to metal music. If you’re not a huge metal fan, it’s okay. You don’t have to use this method if you don’t want to.

If you want a more thorough walkthrough of how to scream sing, here’s a good video tutorial. If this method is too strenuous on your vocal chords, stop. Also, make sure to stay hydrated when scream singing and drink lots of water.

Scream into a pillow

Grab a pillow and scream into it. This method is probably the fastest and easiest way to practice screaming. Just make sure to come up for air.

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Always remember to make sure that you’re not going to disturb anyone while practicing any of these methods of screaming. And with that, happy screaming!

Featured photo credit: Sharon Mollerus via flickr.com

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