I thought that's why God give us legs. One hand opens bag and lid leans at whatever angle I desire on leg and bag loaded...close by pushing forward with leg and close/lock lid with one hand. Of course Harley lid can rest higher on leg, but not always as easy to close with one hand.
+1....and i have CeeBaileys fitted bags for both the side cases and top box.....nice way to pack lots of crap on the RT....
2013 R1200RT - Sassy - Fluid Grey Metallic
2002 V-Strom DL1000 - sold
2008 KLR650 - sold