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I'm trying to get my head around things i need to purchase for the trip and a bag is one....

I am considering grabbing one of the Kuryakyn GranTour bags. Its a little pricey...but...

I figure I was about to pull the trigger on a driver backrest and it looks like these can be used as a decent backrest so it may actually be cheaper than a smaller bag + HD back rest.

What do you guys all use? Keep in mind I have a custom and not tour pack (yet)....

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Put on the docking hdwr and get a rack maybe? your going to need it later for the tour pak anyway ya know? It takes about one hr to put on, then ck out Maxpeditions paks. they are not specifically for bikes but thier the best. Just a thought.
 

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i used an original t-bag for 15 yrs. time for a new one, cycleluggage.com has quite a few different bags. just bought a nelson-riggs ctb650 for $127.95 total price. it's expandable and big enough for a weeks travel. check them out.
 

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Seal Line

The GF as been kicking around the idea of getting a Seal Line bag. They come in various style and sizes are specially designed for water sports/boating/Camping but they have become popular of late with motorcyclists.
Prices range from 70$ to 140$ and your stuff stays DRY guaranteed.

The GF likes the Boundary Packs models and I like the Widemouth Duffles models.

http://cascadedesigns.com/sealline/packs-and-duffles/boundary-pack/product

http://cascadedesigns.com/sealline/packs-and-duffles/widemouth-duffle/product

Just thought I'd throw that idea out to you. Until I get my TP I might even get one of them for myself.

EDIT: Oh and its made in the good old US of A, Eh!
 

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Bag for trip

For the past three years I have used the Dakota by TBag. This bag is originally deigned to go on top of a tour pack. It has lots of cargo room, has zip off bags on the ends that you can carry if you want to take stuff along with you when you leave the bike, a nice rain cover, and nice pockets on the rear end that provide storage for little things.

You can also still use the passenger backrest with this setup.

I also use a spider web bungee strap to hold things on top of the bag since it has all sorts of tie downs all over it. I use this to hold my jacket, helmet or even a wet towel that is drying while I ride.

I mounted it on a removable tour pack mount. I used a lightweight piece of board to give it support and a solid mounting point. I cut the board a bit smaller than the bag and painting it black so you can barely see it.

The reason I did this... if I want a tour pack I can buy one and mount it on the mount I already have and I will also have a bag that is designed to mount on the tour pack.

I look forward to seeing you all at Shark Week.
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i used an original t-bag for 15 yrs. time for a new one, cycleluggage.com has quite a few different bags. just bought a nelson-riggs ctb650 for $127.95 total price. it's expandable and big enough for a weeks travel. check them out.
Staush, Does the T bag's pouch fit over all the sissy bar pads FOR THE ROAD GLIDE ? Also what size sissy bar are you running ? I was thinking about getting the short sissy bar but was concerned about it being to short for the T bag.

I can always get an other bag but I already have the T bag and think Cheap ! LOL
 

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I just got back from a road trip. Here's how I packed my bike. Hope it helps.

Left Saddle Bag: Tools + 1 gal gas
Right Saddle Bag: Tent and Sleeping Bag
Tour Pack: Jackets, Chaps, Gloves, Maps, Ipad, bath towel
Tour Pack Rack: T-Bag with my clothes, Air Mattress, Stuff bag with Down Quilt, Full Face Helmet.

 

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I use the T-bags Super-T and top roll bag. I mount it on the back seat or quick release rack and strap to the passenger backrest. Works great and well made. Definetly better quality than my previous Saddleman bag. I also have a Kuryakyn backrest bag and can say it is very well made as well so I would assume the Gran Tour others mentioned is good quality.
 

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Big gary,my older t-bag only fits the taller sissy bar but i believe they have reworked thier new bags to fit most any sissy bar.

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I just got back from a road trip. Here's how I packed my bike. Hope it helps.

Left Saddle Bag: Tools + 1 gal gas
Right Saddle Bag: Tent and Sleeping Bag
Tour Pack: Jackets, Chaps, Gloves, Maps, Ipad, bath towel
Tour Pack Rack: T-Bag with my clothes, Air Mattress, Stuff bag with Down Quilt, Full Face Helmet.

A little top heavy ,weren't ya ? You loaded up higher then Shrug.
 

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Big gary,my older t-bag only fits the taller sissy bar but i believe they have reworked thier new bags to fit most any sissy bar.

Staush
I bought my T Bag some 10 years ago so I figure I got an old style too. Well there go an other $undred. lol. Kinda got my mind set on the short sissy.
 

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bought my t-bag in 2004 or 2005 - has the zipout for softail or touring backrest

it stays on from bottom leverage in conjuction to the bar,
so sissy height isn't critical, used it with a crack rail on my last bike.

my fltrx has the low sissy, medium pad

the tbag also comes with a nylon sleeping bag holder and rain cover, I think.

mine is old, but you can see how overkill all the zippers and stitching is.





 

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Looked at all the brands at M&M Leather here in Greensburg and came away with the TourMaster brand...top of their line bag and really like it. Used it last month and the price was real fair. Compared them all right there and it was the winner.
 
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