Waterproof Tailbag

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ssevy, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    Can anyone recommend a well built and preferably waterproof tailbag? I currently have this bag:
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    which is a mini grantour bag from Kuryakyn. Two buckles have failed and the main zipper pulls open on its own. It also requires a separate rain cover. Having separate compartments is nice for glasses, GPS, etc., but for the cost, I am most disappointed in the quality. I have sent them an email asking for some customer service, so I will see what happens.

    Meanwhile, I like the Kreiga bags for their toughness and waterproofness (is that a word?), but they won't be as quick and convenient to get at something when I need it. Roadgear has a euro model tailbag that looks decent, but it needs a raincover.

    Can anyone here recommend a good tailbag for a street bike that is robust and hopefully waterproof without a separate cover? If not waterproof on its own, how about just robust and truly waterproof with its cover in place?
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I was going to suggest Kriega, but then you took the wind out of my sails:lol3:lol3 Yeah, they're stuff is not all that convenient if you need to get to something, but it is waterproof, and will last a lifetime. There's a flat pocket on top that is easy to get to if needed, but it's flat so you're not going to store much in it, and it's not guaranteed waterproof. I rode through 120 miles of snow showers last fall with my US-30. There was some stuff in that pocket that got slightly damp. Not wet. I guess it depends on how important it is to keep it dry:norton
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  3. K0m4

    K0m4 Been here awhile

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    Kayak deck bags? This is what I'm going to try once I get my bike..

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  4. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I don't think you will find a truly waterproof bag that has easy access.

    If you want easy access and robust, consider a Pelican.

    If you want easy access from a soft bag, put your stuff in waterproof bags inside the bag.
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  5. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    ^this, all day long . . . .
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  6. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Yup. Works Da Bomb. Ask the man who has one.
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  7. the_gr8t_waldo

    the_gr8t_waldo Long timer

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    i really like the kayak bags-which ARE truely rain proof. i have several and pepending on the ride i change 'em as my load requirments vary. i really like the deck bags but, the size is really small- on all of my cross country trips, i take my 40leter portage bags secured to the passenger seat. this allows me to relax and lean back against it. if you're looking for something a bit more compatable with genuine HD motorcycle gear, they also have kayak bags in black
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  8. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    Thanks for the info. I never thought about Kayak bags, but here in the Adirondacks, they are readily available. I'm actually a Triumph guy, not an HD guy...nothing against HD, but just wanted to clarify:D
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  9. tvolk

    tvolk Been here awhile

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  10. ssevy

    ssevy retired and riding the backroads

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    I just got a response from Kuryakyn - 1 year warranty:cry That will be the last dollar I ever spend with them.
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  11. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Got a bunch of positive feedback on the Seattle Sports deluxe deck bag, which I found this winter for $19 on closeout.

    Thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747552

    I clipped one zipper pull off and the thing is all but submersible and easy to get into.

    For a real hoot, ask inmate Cromoth to see the pics of his BMW with one on the tail -- the bike somehow ended up a tree.

    The bag was neither at fault nor damaged. :evil
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  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Trunk, givi or pelican
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  13. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    Thanks Canuman for the nice dry trunk!:clap
    For the record, it's Sailer's bike in the tree. I just don't have those skills like he does. Had I attempted that stunt I wouldve busted the radiator open & we'd be walking. https://picasaweb.google.com/chriss...authkey=Gv1sRgCLG5x-GWiJTsigE&feat=directlink

    When I have a big or heavy load, I use the trailer :freaky
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  14. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Some kind of kinky flatlander trials riding goin' on down there. I want to see the trailer in a tree!
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