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Old 11-29-2012, 11:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Here is the one I got LT $20 at Walmart. It has the board and roller wheels. The wheel structure has two aluminum brackets going up the length of the bag. Water proof.

I use the cargo netting I got from HD. I had two, but loaned one out to a friend. Never to bee seen again. I can stuff a 4 man tent, all the fixins, clothes and leave the hard bags open with this setup. It can netted on in less than 5 minutes.

Yes, I even have chairs on it. Very stable with low center of gravity. Don't even know it's there.

On this last trip I rode back in the rain. Everything was dry when I got home. Except me.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here is the one I got LT $20 at Walmart. It has the board and roller wheels. The wheel structure has two aluminum brackets going up the length of the bag. Water proof.

I use the cargo netting I got from HD. I had two, but loaned one out to a friend. Never to bee seen again. I can stuff a 4 man tent, all the fixins, clothes and leave the hard bags open with this setup. It can netted on in less than 5 minutes.

Yes, I even have chairs on it. Very stable with low center of gravity. Don't even know it's there.

On this last trip I rode back in the rain. Everything was dry when I got home. Except me.

Nice setup thats the one thing I don't like about mine, its tall. Grabs the cross winds real easy, makes riding into curves very interesting on windy days.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nice setup thats the one thing I don't like about mine, its tall. Grabs the cross winds real easy, makes riding into curves very interesting on windy days.
Thats one reason I got everything a little lower. It can get breezy real quick here along the Gulf coast. Also, I am shorter, and can maneuver easier with a lower center of gravity.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Check to see if your bag has any loops or pockets in the bottom on both sides so you can wedge in a few structural ribs to keep its shape. With that much weight, a sheet of plastic or thin aluminum wouldn't hold up either and you don't want a big heavy piece of steel there to scratch your side saddles.

My bags have externally mounted ribs that gives it structural integrity.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Check to see if your bag has any loops or pockets in the bottom on both sides so you can wedge in a few structural ribs to keep its shape. With that much weight, a sheet of plastic or thin aluminum wouldn't hold up either and you don't want a big heavy piece of steel there to scratch your side saddles.

My bags have externally mounted ribs that gives it structural integrity.
Good point... I didn't have time last night to look at it but you gave me an idea to expand on what has already been said. Part of the problem is its tall. Who ever designed it expected ya to have a sissy bar so high ya'd have to watch for low bridges. The other part is I am creating my own problem by pushing it down to make sure its secure, I don't trust those 4 lousy little loops they give ya. But... thanks to you guys I'm thinking something along the lines of bending 1/2 conduit to fit in the bag.....
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have used stainless tubing before stronger than conduit just idea but i always over pack

this was only month long trip wife was also on back
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I have used stainless tubing before stronger than conduit just idea but i always over pack

this was only month long trip wife was also on back
Stainless... man I like that!! Over packed is only when there is no longer room for beer, if ya brought the wife, she can carry a 12 easy
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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WHOOO...now thats packing a ton of chit..wow...he could haul a keg with that set up..
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this was only month long trip wife was also on back
^^^Rookies, behold a real biker^^^

Wife was ON the back, or IN the back?
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Wife was ON the back, or IN the back?
On his lap, like a boss.
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