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Old 12-27-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Lost Luggage - Tell the truth

How many of ya'll have lost luggage off the back of your bike?
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:24 PM   #2
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How many of ya'll have lost luggage of the back of your bike?
I lost a calculator that slipped out of the bag.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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I lost a calculator that slipped out of the bag.
Me too! That was a very long time ago and someone picked it up and gave it back to me.

Lost the entire topbox off my R1100GS due to the crappy mounting rail coming loose. What a f***ing stupid idea from BMW - to hold the luggage rail together with a couple of short self-tapping screws into plastic. Once I realized it was missing, I retraced my steps and recovered the topbox from the median, with a few scrapes and scratches.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Not that I, personally, am admitting to anything. But I know this guy not me, you understand who lost the contents of his right sidecase somewhere in South Dakota, on my FJR. I mean, his FJR. The sidecase popped open and the bag should have been strapped in, but wasn't.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, I had a buddy riding an old '85 Ironhead from San Francisco to Wilmington, NC back in the 96. Dumb bastard lost a tool roll, a jacket, a wool blanket and who knows what else on that trip. I've gotten better over the years, thankfully. I mean HE got better over the years...

Man, I miss that bike. Just not enough to buy another one...
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #6
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I lost a can of chain lube after it bounced out of my milk crate going over some rail road tracks.

I also lost a set of brand new harbor freight allen wrenches out of the same milk crate while I was inside a liquor store. I hope the guy that stole them rounds out whatever bolt he uses them on.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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I lost a can of chain lube after it bounced out of my milk crate going over some rail road tracks.

I also lost a set of brand new harbor freight allen wrenches out of the same milk crate while I was inside a liquor store. I hope the guy that stole them rounds out whatever bolt he uses them on.

They are from Harbor Freight, he will.

I left my garmin on the top box, it didn't get run over but I did have to replace the battery cover.
won't do that again. right?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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I've been very very lucky so far, sometimes I have a bad habit of being a space cadet. I use my bike regularly for business errands, on my SV650, I just stuck all my sh!t in a backpack that I double bungeed to the luggage rack on back, never had the bungees fail, just didn't always remember to hook em down. First time I lost my backpack, I was headed to city hall, when I got there, no backpack, I immediatly began to retrace my ride in reverse, even stopped at the PD in the town I last stopped in reported my lost backpack, then went home. On my answering machine was the PD in the same building as the city hall I went to, apparently someone saw me loose it, tried chasing me down but I took off before they could flag me down. I had bank deposits and company checkbook in the pack

a year or so later, I did the same thing in a different city, no company money this time, but my personal payroll check was in the pack

the next time I lost something was on my V-strom, during my "I'm gonna ride today just to see if I can" ride, one of my caribou case latches failed and a helmet bag with an extra pair of gloves, visor, terry rag, etc. fell out. When I got to my first stop, I thought, I'll just keep my eye out on the way back, its prolly already plowed into a snowbank. it was mid blizzard with about 12" so far and coming down 3"/hr, I finished my errands, went home, about a hour later one of my neighbors pulls into my drive in his Suburban, brings my my bag I lost, he said he tried catching up when I lost it but couldn't keep up with me.

next, when I took my Vee in for annual safety inspection at my dealer, I took my seat off and handed them the registration that I keep in a ziplock under the seat. space cadet time again, when they handed it back to my, I temporarily set it down on the luggage rack while I got sidetracked into another conversation, then put my seat back on and rode away
Didn't even realize I lost it will a week later, I had a call on my answering machine from a farmer that found it out near a manure spreader in a field that he had for sale and someone came to look at it, otherwise he wouldn't have been in the field, it was 3 miles from the dealer and even though I drove past on my way home, it was over 500 feet from the road (the ziplock has my registration, insurance card and about $50 in US & CDN currency)
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #9
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I lost a top case. Luckily it did not contain anything valuable.

It was a cheapie Bestem, which didn't lock down very well because the mounting plate was warped.
Now I know what it should feel like to properly lock down the (new Bestem) top case.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #10
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Never any luggage, but my tank bag popped off once!

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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Not luggage, but I lost a 2L bottle of Mt. Dew. Went for a quick ride to try finding it since I was thirsty, and in need of caffeine, but it was nowhere to be found.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #12
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I lost a tent off an old suziki dirt bike.
It was a good loss though. I was meeting with some friends and had an excuse to climb into a tent with a cutie.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #13
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Back in the day I went stealth camping in northern WI. Down a fire road than off on a trail . The next morning I went into town leaving my entire camp set up. Met up with some friends and did some trail riding . That afternoon I couldn't find the trail back to my camp .Looked for hours....Never did find it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #14
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I lost a Camelback off the back of my KLR the day I got it. The water bag that is.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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Lost a hard bag off my R100RS coming home late one night many moons ago, after a night of

Retraced my route the next day and never did find it...


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