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Offline sweatmachine

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tail bag recommendations?
on: December 02, 2019, 09:07:55 PM
What tail bags are y'all using?  I'm looking for a medium-largish duffle bag style, but am open to suggestions.  I'll strap it either to the grab rails, pillion seat, luggage rack, or all 3.  Just enough for a weekend trip.  Thanks!

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Re: tail bag recommendations?
Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 04:40:44 AM
Well I didn't hear anything from you guys so I took the plunge on a Nelson-Rigg NR-215 Route 1 Weekender Backrest Rack Bag.  I think this will fit well on the back of my V1k.  I'll follow up once it arrives, in case anyone is interested.

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Re: tail bag recommendations?
Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 04:18:13 PM
"The feeling of the wind in your face will lift your heart." Phil Collins / On My Way

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Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 04:26:25 PM
That's incredibly inexpensive.  It's held up well?  Got a pic on the V1k, especially of the plate mounted?

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Re: tail bag recommendations?
Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 05:01:40 PM
I know there some Givi clones that sell on ebay and amazon for around $100.  I just can't remember which one is suppose to be the good one.
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Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 06:00:16 PM
*Originally Posted by sweatmachine [+]
That's incredibly inexpensive.  It's held up well?  Got a pic on the V1k, especially of the plate mounted?

Thanks!

Sorry, no pics. I had to drill 2 new holes in the trunks mounting plate but who cares! It's a 60 buck trunk. I never drilled anything on the bike. I did add a little green pinstripe to it so it matches the bike. If you didn't know, you may think it was factory. I also added LED marker and brake lights to it so I can unplug it and remove it if I wanted to. I never do. It's been on 2 different KLR's and now the V. Must be 7 years old now. It's never let any water in and it's been rained on a bunch. I keep a nylon ammo bag in it (from Walmart) that lines it pretty well. If I need more room, I remove the bag and strap it to the seat in front of the trunk so the trunk becomes empty. I don't see why anyone would want one of those higher priced trunks when this one is available. They don't look any better. In fact, they kind of look like a ugly big bubble that's "perched" on the back of the bike to me. I've seen this one priced just over 50 bucks on some sites. Just Google: "EMGO Trunk". I'm not sure if walmart still sells the ammo bag. OH,,, and it locks on the mount when you close and lock it.
Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 06:02:17 PM by TNGW1500SE
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Re: tail bag recommendations?
Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 06:15:28 PM
Thanks all the same.  I'll order one after my other bag arrives and I check it out.  For $60 who cares?  I appreciate the recommendation. 
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Re: tail bag recommendations?
Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 09:18:14 PM
Would you say it's sturdy enough to be a backrest for a pillion?

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Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 10:11:42 PM
*Originally Posted by sweatmachine [+]
Would you say it's sturdy enough to be a backrest for a pillion?
No, but I don't think any "plastic" box is either. I wouldn't trust any box to hold my wife in, even if I were Mormon and had spares. It's a motorcycle.
Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 10:24:12 PM by TNGW1500SE
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Re: tail bag recommendations?
Reply #9 on: December 05, 2019, 08:19:39 AM
*Originally Posted by TNGW1500SE [+]
No, but I don't think any "plastic" box is either. I wouldn't trust any box to hold my wife in, even if I were Mormon and had spares. It's a motorcycle.

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