SPORTBIKE LUGGAGE -- How bad can it get?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by funhouse, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    Every year hard-core sport bikers head up to Laguna Seca from Southern California....and show us their packing skills! I've got B-Bags from Germany so I don't qualify for best-in-show.....let's see some honesty here and show us your bungee-cord dreams

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Let's show this in Road Warriors
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  3. kellyk7

    kellyk7 Who knows

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    I saw a bike on the side of the road with a rather unhappy camper in the seat and a rather stern looking Fla Highway Patrol officer standing beside him, the luggage on the back of that DR650 was at least 30" wide and taller than the rider, I swear it looked like a mountain back there. I was going the other way and traohic was getting heavy so I passed on circling back to get a picture
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  4. tuumi

    tuumi KLR -> Sprint

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    Funhouse:That is a pretty nice looking system. Looks good.
    I prefer the SPORT touring part of the phrase. Keep it light and fast.
    I don't understand the need for all the stuff. Tent, sleeping bag, therma-rest in drybag. Clothes in the hard bags. Eat on the road. What the hell is in all that luggage that I see people with?
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  5. Richy

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  6. Adh007

    Adh007 Needs to get back to work

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  7. JAFO

    JAFO displaced Jeep guy.....

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    Hayabusa, right?

    I am sure it's a nice ride-- but to me the styling just looks hideous. :shrug:

    Each their own, my opinion is surely of no consequence....


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  8. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    Holy **^#*! Were you packing for the weekend or a four corners tour? :huh
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  9. trixter

    trixter ol man coyote

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    oh, you mean like THIS? :D
    i don't care much for tank bags so i put all my junk behind me on a recent trip across the country and back...

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  10. 21zulu

    21zulu not all there

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    no strechy cords here.
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  11. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    Is this over doing it?

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    If anything, a tankbag is eccential for long distance touring on a sports bike to relief some weight off the arms/wrists/neck for those boring highway miles.
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  12. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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  13. bostonsr

    bostonsr Just weight

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    this is a great thread...i am hoping my gixxer can take saddlebags but i haven't seen too many pics.

    planning to hit the west coast in 2008.

    abe
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  14. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    Not a "sport" bike, but it got pretty loaded when my wifes Superhawk broke down and we had to trasnfer her soft saddle bags, tail and tankbag to my bike. Boy did that thing handle like a pig when she got on as well. Lucky for me, she is a petite thing. If she were "healthy", we would not have gone far.



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  15. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    That shock looks seriously squashed. How'd she handle like that?
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  16. ctfz1

    ctfz1 been there

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  17. bostonsr

    bostonsr Just weight

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    i had a tailbag filled to the brim...and it flopped left and right...as well as got pushed forward by the "backdraft." so i bungee-netted it in place and it held on.

    tankbags are great for resting on in the slab portions.

    abe
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  18. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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  19. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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  20. MrSnrub

    MrSnrub Excellent...

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    I'm a fairly light packer. This was for a weekend trip, I might have added soft saddlebags if I was going for a week or more.

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