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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-07-2007, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Saddle Bags and Tank Bag

Any reccomendations? I've heard some of them tell you not recommended for use on a bike with undertail exhaust. Why is that? I am looking for some, preferably nylon and somewhat waterproof.

Please help. Also, does adding a set of saddle bags increase horsepower?
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I personally hate a tankbag, so if you can borrow someones to make sure you will like it before buying.

Also if you do a search there are a few different threads about the brands.

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Cuz the undertail interferes with some strapping systems and the piping sometimes can burn the inside of the bags...most weren't designed with undertails in mind.

However, I had the 1000RR and used my Nelson-Rigg Sphere bags on it with no problem. I've used them with three different bikes and love 'em. $80 should get you a set.

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Nelson Riggs is one, forget the others.
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Cuz the undertail interferes with some strapping systems and the piping sometimes can burn the inside of the bags...most weren't designed with undertails in mind.

However, I had the 1000RR and used my Nelson-Rigg Sphere bags on it with no problem. I've used them with three different bikes and love 'em. $80 should get you a set.
Post a link or pic. Were those the ones you had at RA?
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Post a link or pic. Were those the ones you had at RA?
Yep. this is close to what I have.

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They are fine with my exhaust?


Do they have some decent space for about 3 days worth of clothes and a toothbrush?
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I checked those out Tony, that what got thinking about getting mine and snooping around. I just don't want to pick a set up that I cannot use with my exhaust. Thinking Tom is selling those b/c he has undertail exhaust now also.
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They are fine with my exhaust?


Do they have some decent space for about 3 days worth of clothes and a toothbrush?
Mine is the "Sphere" model, it expands and yep it should be fine with your exhaust. Like I said, i used mine with my RR. I've taken a bunch of 3-4 day trips with my bags, plenty of room.

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Wondering if the UT exhaust is really a problem, couldnt you just wrap the straps under the back seat if it comes off? I thought about it for my duc, but with a mono tail and underseat exhaust I dont think it would work.




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I was just looking at those too. Those are the ones you have??

The Dennins Kirk ones look cooler, but they don't say anything about expanding and look kinda small.
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they have all different sizes Width & Length


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I checked those out Tony, that what got thinking about getting mine and snooping around. I just don't want to pick a set up that I cannot use with my exhaust. Thinking Tom is selling those b/c he has undertail exhaust now also.

Tom is selling those because he has a DUC ST4s with three hard bags
on it and these are sitting around...


You want to check out the Hondaline ones, they are virtually new.

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When I had the FZR600R I used Nelson Riggs Saddle bags and tail bag....along with a tank bag, I could tour 10 days with that set up. But I agree with Cheyenne, I have a love hate realtionship with tank bags, they get in the way of aggressive riding in twisties. I use a medium sized tank bag, Jammin has a fairly small one. Tank bags on pure sport bikes are a pain....on sport touring machines, tolerable.

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I am ordering the Nelson Rigg Sphere bags. See what type of room I get, might not even look for a tank bag, just a tail.
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I have a set of the Nelson Riggs and they are nice.


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What about for a tail bag??
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I own a set of the sphere Nelson-Riggs, and they are pretty roomy and have had no issues with the undertail exhaust. You just have to improvise on where to tie the extra straps (the passenger pegs can come in handy).

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You just have to improvise on where to tie the extra straps (the passenger pegs can come in handy).
+1...the end up making a real nice platform for the tent/sleeping bag too

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Cerk, did you just use those or did you have the tail bag too?
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Cerk, did you just use those or did you have the tail bag too?
I strap a tent, sleeping bag and blanket on top, no room for the tail bag.

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Throw my tent in Jeff's truck or something. Thinking about getting this one too. Seems like it would be a nice backrest for the RR on the 193 mile trip.




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It's true, packed equipment can make for a nice backrest. I'm sure that tailbag works well, but like i said, I don't use one.

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10-4, Cerky


I'll wait til the saddle bags come in and see if I want more room.
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10-4, Cerky


I'll wait til the saddle bags come in and see if I want more room.
You ridin' with us up to RA?

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