Alternative to Touratech Zega Pro Lid Bag

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LiLiBug, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. LiLiBug

    LiLiBug Super Noob

    Sep 26, 2009
    Let me start by saying that I extremely mechanically challenged!!

    I love Touratech but for some things they are just insanely expensive! :slaphead: I have the Zega Pros pannier system on my F650GS. I have been interested in putting together a tool case of essentials for my long distance travel and I wanted a "lid bag" I found this one on Touratech:


    Theoretically two would be ideal but $202.80 for two little cases :eek: !!

    So I racked my brain trying to figure out a way to come up with a better (AKA less expensive) way. :wootrock:

    Under my lids are a screw in each corner to hold the little plastic corner pieces held together by a lock washer.


    I went to Home Depot to find some kind of washer with a loop attached.

    Here is what I found, picture hangers!!


    I then thought about small bungee cords or bicycle cargo nets! I found this cargo net for CHEAP from REI online:


    But being an 80's child and not wanting to wait, I went to Eastern Mountain Sports and while I did not find a net I found this bag on clearance for 20 bucks:


    Check out the back! I figured I could bungee through the hoops to my picture hangers in the corners!


    Back to Home Depot I went to find small bungee cords.


    Unscrewed the washer:


    Added my trusty picture hanger:


    and re-screwed:


    Here is what they look like all put together:



    Slid the bungees through the back loops and here is the finished tool bag! Works like a dream! I added the hooks to the other pannier even though I did not buy a second bag. I figured I could get the net for the other side for my rain suit.


    So just a price break down:

    Picture hangers: $7.17 ($2.39 each - had to buy 3 boxes for the 8 that I needed because they come in sets of 3)

    Bungees: $2.47 for a package of 8.

    Bag: $20 on clearance. ( the bag was a little steep even on clearance but still cheaper than Touratech :):

    For a grand total of 29.64 :thumbup: If you add the net it will be $35.57 :thumbsup:

    I am going to order the cargo net for the other side to carry my rain suit.


    Not bad for someone completely mechanically hindered!! :lol: