Sport bike luggage

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  1. TurnerR

    TurnerR Ride motorcycles, have fun

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    Ok I am sure that this has been asked before, but I can't use the search button being at work. Not sure why but I keep getting an error message, and not from the forum but the work block instead.... I'm sorry and hope you forgive me....

    Now on to the nitty gritty. I have an 07 cbr600rr and I assume I should get a tank bag although I want saddle bags... The misses will be with me most of the time so I am thinking that cancels out the saddle bags.... We have backpacks but they are getting full and she hates wearing one when we ride.

    What kind of tank bag would you recommend and from where? For chits and giggles maybe throw out some recommendations and places to buy saddle bags for my tiny little monster? Maybe I am just wrong and the wimmins can enjoy riding with the soft saddle bags, so correct me if I am wrong. Thanks inmates.

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  2. bomber60015

    bomber60015 tikkun olam Supporter

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    saddle bags and passengers CAN mix, if you choose the right gear --

    if you're looking for any kind of soft luggage (tank bags, saddle bags, tail bags), check out RKA-Luggage dot com . . . . great folks that ride and design gear for riders, good prices, excellent service -- no affiliation, yada yada, close cover before striking.
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  3. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I've had good luck with tourmaster.

    Their 'cortech sport' saddlebags will work with a passenger, I think. Check newenough.com, they should have decent prices.
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  4. (none)

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    How daring are you? Sounds like you need to follow this guy's route and go with the Pelican's

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  5. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Check out RKA, as they offer a variety of possibilities, tank bags, saddle bags. I'd skip the back packs, as I just don't see them as safe options.

    Also, Ventura may have something which will work for you.

    I use RKA saddlebags and tank bag on my VFR, but also have a Ventura rack for attaching a large seat bag (camping gear).

    Edited to add: Ventura with "sport" rack.
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  6. TurnerR

    TurnerR Ride motorcycles, have fun

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    Hey Grainbelt thanks. I looked at them and like them but wasn't sure about a passenger.

    (NONE) I love that!!!! That r1 looks awsome! Is there a link that you know of for more info? I have the fab skills but am wondering what would be best to attach the base to. I would assume the subframe but I put the ass in assume
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  7. Rich Dubbya

    Rich Dubbya Pimpadimpolis

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    How much shit you gonna be hauling ? Nelson Rigg makes great gear for day trips and stuff. A great expanding bag is Recon or Oxford . Whatever you do get make sure it expands out . Makes it more versatile .
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  8. CobraGT

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    Oxford sport panniers and tank bag, I recommend them :D
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  9. 13

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    Saddle bags can definatly work 2up. I use Nelson Rigg tank and saddle bags with great success.

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  11. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Tankbag, Touratech Enduro.. it is a "strap-on", fits onto almost any bike.

    +1 with Ventura Tailbag:

    Pelican cases adds too much weight to the bike.

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  12. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    :stupid I use the same stuff more or less on a TL1000S and 919. Works just fine, including two up.

    I also find a top box works great (you'll need a rack) as it doesn't make the bike any wider and gives a lot of (waterproof) space. Also generally makes passengers feel more secure as they've got something behind them.
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  13. (none)

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    Yeah, i really like the idea. here is the thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444529&highlight=pelican
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  14. spanky

    spanky Well, maybe...

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    That is one beautiful ride, Ham! I'm in the need for some soft luggage for my K12s and had been looking at Givi but now I think I'll check out the Nelson Rigg saddle bags. Thanks for posting the pic, love that Trumpet......:tb
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  15. mle52

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    I have a 06 CBR 600RR and was thinking about these (Bags connection)--Won't work with a passenger though. Try Nelson Rigg bags for 2 up
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  16. Off the grid

    Off the grid Morally flexible Supporter

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    +1 Nelson Rigg.

    Cheap (130ish) well made, can fit most bikes, solid and can hold a metric assload of gear.

    Add a topcase hard or soft and a tankbag and you are set.
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