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    Luggage Options

    Apologies in advance if my brief search wasn't enough to uncover previous discussion on this.

    I need a good luggage/storage solution. I was thinking top box, but...not the best looking option. Im not writing the top box off, but would like to ask the brains trust what theyre using for over nighter and beyond trips. Im on the MT-07, and looking at the occasional weekend away(nothing more than a few days worth of clothes and some camera gear)

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    Waterproof expedition duffel bag from Anaconda. Use CAMBUCKLE straps under the pillion seat to hold it on. Under no circumstances use bungee straps. They're shit. Cambuckle straps can be bought at Bunnings.


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    Best gear ever, expensive but good.

    http://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorc...ge/tail_packs/
    I don't do rain

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    www.andystrapz.com oxford is a bit cheap and nasty IMO. And a local stockist https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/andy-strapz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nero Diablo View Post
    www.andystrapz.com oxford is a bit cheap and nasty IMO. And a local stockist https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/andy-strapz
    Go and check the shop of the above link. Car Leech and Welshpool Rd. They have a decent range of soft luggage that's worth looking if only to help decide what type you want.
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    andystrapz saddlebags are good. 6 years and still going strong.

    To keep them clear of my mufflers the sleeping bag and tarp (tent) go under the seat straps.

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    Thanks one and all. Lots of great options and not a top box to be seen. Much appreciated.

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    Thanks eejay, you've given me a mission for tomorrow.

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    AZAZL after today's ride that seat cover looks very cozy. The MT's stock seat is not made for long trips (or perhaps old arses).

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    It's a double sheepskin. Use it as a bed. If it rains when riding it gets wrapped in the tarp. If it rains when sleeping I wrap myself in the tarp. Minimalist camping.

    To make packing easier, cut down plastic 20L jerry cans are slid into the bags for a perfect fit. They take up no room and double as buckets.
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    that sheep skin reminds me of dads old triumphs & CB750 riding with a dog on the tank

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    @hillz

    And what's not to love about that?
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    Kriega has been great for me for bridgetown weekenders.

    Has different sizes and has done well at great apeed. As its right on the tail, it doesnt impact handling of the bike at all.
    The 20+10 option is great, as you can get settled in the hotel room, but then have the 10 for your day trips etc.
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    Hazelnutty That's the sort of travel I'm talking about.

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    Sorry, i thought i included a link

    https://www.kriega.com.au/tail-packs...us20-us10.html
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    I've got some rjs throw over saddle bags which work ok for me
    They seem to strap on ok. Zips are good and lock (in as much as zip locks lock)
    expand to quite a large size.
    Price was comparable to similar quality (imho) conventional suitcases

    They come with an external waterproof cover which i feel is a bit cumbersome so generaly ive left it behind
    Also , when off the bike ie checking in to b&b ,straps are all over the place which can be annoying at the end of a long day
    (can be tidied up wrapped around etc.(did buy in melbourne and used as cabin baggage)
    but that would be a lot of dicking around to walk 20 metres just to have to reset to put back on bike)
    Probably could solve both problems by finding a suitable inner bag

    These are them
    http://www.peterstevens.com.au/rjays...addlebags.html

    Have seen them stocked locally
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    as far as strapping smaller luggage on, just looking at the Kriega gear it looks like the straps go just around the cushion itself... Is this how others do it and find it secure enough?

    I have a cheapy eBay bag thats I use for a pair of shoes and change of clothes, but I run the straps right around the tail/pillion handles. It can be a little awkward so wondering if I should tray just around the seat cushion itself...

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    The pillion seat on the busa is quite large and removes
    So i click it off
    Stick the bags on , run the straps around
    then click the seat over the top to lock it all in

    On the todo but probably never will list
    add some button holes to the link piece between the bags so it fits better
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    Thanks to the awesome people at Motor Rad Garage, luggage dilemma sorted.
    Thanks all for your suggestions.

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