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Old 10-04-2005, 10:38 AM   #1
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Luggage and stuff

Dowco roll bag post on my blog.

On the Vento:



On the Stella:





When I'm running around town and need some storage, I use my Timbuk2 messenger bags.

Anyone else have a system they like?

And what do you usually carry?
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Old 10-04-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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This is not scooter specific, but they would work very well.

The company is Watershed Drybags.

They have several styles, sizes and colors of duffel bags, backpacks, etc.

What I liked most about their duffel bag style is that it has a lengthwise proprietary dry zipper, unlike any I have seen before. The other nice features are that the bags have four solid rings for attaching to your ride, but the bonus is, that between the handles are quick release compression straps. This set up would seem to allow you to tie down the bag to the four points and when you need to get in it, release the compression straps, open the zipper and when you are done close and re-compress (no need to readjust your four tie down points, one thing I do not like about standard drybags, plus the material they use is much tougher). They are pricey, but I think they are worth it. I saw their products at a trade show a couple weeks ago and was extremely impressed.

I hope to pick one up soon, my local dealer does not have any in stock at the moment.

Anyone else every seen or purchased one of their bags?
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Dave got a big pack for the Big Ruckus that works fabulously.

It's intended as one of those sissy bar packs for cruisers, but it fits well on the back of the Ruckus with the seat in the upright position. Waterproof, great capacity, etc., etc.

Not the best picture, but you get the idea...

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Old 10-04-2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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Waterproof? You want waterproof? I got your waterproof, and it doubles as a cooler too!

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Old 10-04-2005, 02:34 PM   #5
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Jeebus. Every time I see that Ruckus with the backrest up and the cooler on it, I'm convinced that's my next bike. Seriously. As a photographer, having a bike that's easy to get on and off, with some nice easy storage in the back, would be perfect.

Hey, could you Big Ruckus riders do some sort of hard-core review of their bikes? I'd really like to hear about how it rides as the newness sort of wears off.

/hijack
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Old 10-04-2005, 03:42 PM   #6
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I'd really like to hear about how it rides as the newness sort of wears off.
It still just frickin' rocks.

How's that?
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #7
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Get one of those 12V combo heater-coolers that they sell at some truck stops and you'd really be set.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:08 AM   #8
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Waterproof? You want waterproof? I got your waterproof, and it doubles as a cooler too!

I can dig it...
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:47 AM   #9
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Get one of those 12V combo heater-coolers that they sell at some truck stops and you'd really be set.
I hope you know you just solved one of my biggest problems of shooting in the winter--cold (dead) camera batteries.



Now I just need to convice Skewt to trade in her Super 9 for a Beeg Ruckus.
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:50 AM   #10
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Now I just need to convice Skewt to trade in her Super 9 for a Beeg Ruckus.
All she needs to do is ride one...
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All she needs to do is ride one...
I sense the beginnings of a plan....
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Get your butts to Memphis!
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:57 PM   #13
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Hey, could you Big Ruckus riders do some sort of hard-core review of their bikes? I'd really like to hear about how it rides as the newness sort of wears off.

/hijack
I'll find some time and make it happen. Tell Skewt to get her ass down here and take it for a spin. She'll never be the same.

I think she will like the Ruckus too



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