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Offline IakWhisky   scotland

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Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
on: August 10, 2019, 09:27:38 am
August 10, 2019, 09:27:38 am
While I've ordered the Touring pack, I'm also interested in a simple rear seat bag for commuting. Just to carry a laptop and change of clothes. The idea being that I'd leave the panniers at home.

Any suggestions for something that's easy to attach (i.e. when it is raining and you don't want to faff about) and is waterproof etc.?

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 01:00:28 pm
    August 10, 2019, 01:00:28 pm
    If you want waterproof look at the Oxford aqua bags from Sportsbike. Co. UK

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 07:28:47 am
    August 11, 2019, 07:28:47 am
    As ugly as they are.... this is where a topbox excels.  They add no width but meet your needs.

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 09:51:40 am
    August 11, 2019, 09:51:40 am
    *Originally Posted by simonkraushaar [+]
    As ugly as they are.... this is where a topbox excels.  They add no width but meet your needs.
    I know. And I did think about getting one as I use a toolbox regularly on my GS. But I'd prefer to try a more temporary and cheaper alternative first. Otherwise I may just use the panniers anyway.

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 11:06:26 pm
    August 12, 2019, 11:06:26 pm
    Do you need a backrest support, because if not then just a luggage plate and your own bag.   I needed to provide a back rest for my wife.  I wanted something similar, waterproof, so I ended up with a Hepco Becker Gobi.  Go to my images and you can see better pictures. This was not a budget solution.  Just shy of the Ducati top case.  With mount and box $530.00 USD. 
    I like it,  it works for my wife, and when I use it alone its good for over night or a helmet box (some helmets will not fit in this box).  Tough for just about anything, has stayed on the mount at speeds up to 115mph alone, with wife 111mph.   Have not gone faster with the box on.  Its rated at 80mph, Ducati top case is rated at 111mph. 
    It is surely waterproof, tested in torrential downpour 2 hours, bone dry.   
     
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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 11:41:24 am
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    I just use any rucksack or sports bag with a cargo net or bungee to the hooks under the tail. They stay nice and sheltered behind me. I'm afraid for me topboxes are  :004:  :001:
    Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 11:45:25 am by Conman
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 01:11:07 pm
    August 13, 2019, 01:11:07 pm
    Yes I'm trying to avoid buying a topbox if I can.

    Looking at a Givi tail bag of some kind now. As befits an Italian machine.

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 06:57:53 pm
    August 13, 2019, 06:57:53 pm
    This Group of about nine bikes (2 x 1260 Multistrada's) arrived in our local Hotel last week and these shots are from a video I took in the underground carpark - hence not great photos.

    This guy had top and side boxes and also had Givi bags on top of his side boxes and also had pannier bags attached to his crash bars on the front and if that wasn't enough,
    the support van had more luggage on board.



    Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 06:59:32 pm by Beitsta
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    Offline IakWhisky   scotland

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 07:31:16 pm
    August 13, 2019, 07:31:16 pm
    Interesting set up, but appropriate since they are 1260 Enduros.

    To be honest, I am keen to avoid anything vaguely 'adventure' themed so that means metal style boxes and bags strapped onto the frame etc. One of the things that attracted me to the 950S is that it really isn't in that wannabee off roader category like so many alternatives.

    Maybe a support van would be an idea ... ... ...

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    Re: Rear seat luggage options or similar for commuting?
    Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 06:45:22 pm
    August 14, 2019, 06:45:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by Beitsta [+]
    This Group of about nine bikes (2 x 1260 Multistrada's) arrived in our local Hotel last week and these shots are from a video I took in the underground carpark - hence not great photos.

    This guy had top and side boxes and also had Givi bags on top of his side boxes and also had pannier bags attached to his crash bars on the front and if that wasn't enough,
    the support van had more luggage on board.




    He's not carrying enough luggage for my liking  :150:
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

     


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