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carrying stuff..?

how does everyone carry stuff on their bike? tank bag, back pack, saddle bags, pockets? do you not carry anything? just wondering.

i use a tank bag most of the time, and a backpack when im going to school or need to cary my laptop, although i dont like to carry my laptop on the bike.

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I personally hate a tankbag, but probably for local commuting I would prob use a Tankbag or backpack. easier to take in with ya.

I don't carry anything though except for phone,Glasses and wallet


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Wallet = Jacket pocket
Phone = Jacket pocket or pant pocket
Zune (sometimes) = Jacket pocket
Smokes/Lighter = Trunk
Grenade launcher = Tool compartment under fairing, which has been modified.

If i have more than that, i carry a Victorinox mini back pack.

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Depends what I'm carrying. I always keep one of those bungee nets in the trunk and usually just use that if I'm just carying something small. For long trips I have saddlebags. If I'm going to pick up some drywall or bags of mulch I usually just take the pickup truck.

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i prefer the tank bag because on a long ride it`s great to rest your weight on.
backpacks pretty much suck imo
and saddlebags i used once on a trip to texas. no complaints there either

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Backpack. I have a tankbag but I don't like it.

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I hate riding with a backpack, pain in the ass, or I should say, pain in my back.

When I tour or go on long rides and need to carry alot of stuff I strap on the saddle bags and use a tank bag. To secure the tank bag really good even though it has a strap in front and magnets I strap a bungy cord across the top and it doesn't move. The tank bag is also nice because there is a clear plastic slot you can put your map, directions, or GPS.

Just make sure everything is strapped down really good. Vcook had a back pack strapped to the tail of his bike one time and it came off and got caught between the wheel and swing arm... Well, this was the result. Notice the back pack between the rear wheel and swing arm??


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Two plastic bags tied onto the strap that goes across the backseat. You'd be surprised how much booze I've been able to carry on my bike before
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wear your backpacks, dont strap them to the bike. lol

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I wear a backpack that is made to hold a laptop.

http://ogio.com

The sternum strap is a must have as well for commuting backpack. It keeps the straps from slipping off my shoulders.
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Funny this came up, yesterday i saw a dude on a cruiser with 3 grocery bags hooked onto his arm while riding. That damn sure can't be safe.

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wear your backpacks, dont strap them to the bike. lol
Hey Chris, where is that orginal thread with all the pictures from that crash? I can't find it.

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Hey Chris, where is that orginal thread with all the pictures from that crash? I can't find it.
It's probably long gone in some cleaning. That was back in '04 maybe? I had that thing strapped down tight, lots of bungees. But it just wasnt going to hold up to the stupid speeds we were going. It's my own fault. Lesson learned, I'm just lucky I walked away completely unscathed. Thank you cowhide!

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I hate riding with a backpack, pain in the ass, or I should say, pain in my back.

When I tour or go on long rides and need to carry alot of stuff I strap on the saddle bags and use a tank bag. To secure the tank bag really good even though it has a strap in front and magnets I strap a bungy cord across the top and it doesn't move. The tank bag is also nice because there is a clear plastic slot you can put your map, directions, or GPS.

Just make sure everything is strapped down really good. Vcook had a back pack strapped to the tail of his bike one time and it came off and got caught between the wheel and swing arm... Well, this was the result. Notice the back pack between the rear wheel and swing arm??


now that is sexy

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I just went through this because I have a laptop for work. I really didn't trust the backpacks that have a laptop compartment because the padding didn't look stout enough, so I wanted a bag in which I could fit my slim laptop case and still use for non biking activities.

I'm not allowed to post URLs yet (otherwise I'd post the direct link), but the bag I got is The North Face Solaris 40.

For all of the features, the price is great! The straps have really thick padding and I was able to clip the waist belt behind the bag so it doesn't get between me and the tank. Size is perfect for holding my laptop, a change of cloths or two and ecentials when traveling (there is also a smaller version if you don't need this much room). Has lots of extra pockets for money, phone, keys, etc. Only problem I've had is due to the strap padding being too thick. Without a load, the bag tends to ride up and when crouched at speed, the back of my helmet hits the top of the bag. This is not an issue with stuff in the bag though.

I got mine at TNF in the Hancock building, but I believe they also carry them at Sports Authority.

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I wear a backpack that is made to hold a laptop.

http://ogio.com

The sternum strap is a must have as well for commuting backpack. It keeps the straps from slipping off my shoulders.
OGIO! I've got an Ogio Metroid backpack and I absolutely love it. I've done 1400+ mile trips with just that backpack. Other than the fact that it was adding an extra foot and a half to my back I didn't even notice the weight because of the sternum strap and I had five changes of cloths, a rain suit, chain wax, extra gloves, maps, tire gauge, a camera, flashlight, batteries, and a few more things packed in there.

When I'm riding to work I toss my laptop, power supply, paperwork, and my chain locks in and take off. My phone, wallet, iPod, and house keys go in my jacket.

I'm picking up saddlebags this week as sort of a test to see how I like them though for more stuff when I need it.

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I have 3 differant size tank bags and two of them can double as a seat/tail bag. I also have saddle bags for long trips. I no like backpacks.

I agree with not straping a backpack to your seat/tail - If you do and you run or attach the bungees/whatever UNDER the tail, that is stupid.

My seat bags work great because they attach via a four point system to four points on the sides of my bike. It would fall off the bike completely before it ever got into the rear wheel. I have been using them for years and years and at ALL kinds of speeds and I have never had a problem. The VFR has a perfect setup for this. This is the perfect setup for carrrying a laptop.

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[QUOTE=Keyhole;791343]I wear a backpack that is made to hold a laptop.
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i have one of those too

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OGIO! I've got an Ogio Metroid backpack and I absolutely love it. I've done 1400+ mile trips with just that backpack. Other than the fact that it was adding an extra foot and a half to my back I didn't even notice the weight because of the sternum strap and I had five changes of cloths, a rain suit, chain wax, extra gloves, maps, tire gauge, a camera, flashlight, batteries, and a few more things packed in there.

When I'm riding to work I toss my laptop, power supply, paperwork, and my chain locks in and take off. My phone, wallet, iPod, and house keys go in my jacket.

I'm picking up saddlebags this week as sort of a test to see how I like them though for more stuff when I need it.



Thats good to hear, I just got the Ogio Metroid off ebay last week.


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I have Ogio Immix and it works great.
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I have Ogio Immix and it works great.
I was looking at getting this one cause of my monster 17" laptop. Dimensions make it seem huge though. Is it really that big or can you keep it smaller (flatter) if you don't stuff it?
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It's not overly big unless it's stuffed. But I can fit A LOT into it.
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For just around town I used to use a cargo net made for your tail, but I used it over the tank. I would put a sweatshirt or a hat under it. Sweatshirts are great for leaning on by the way.

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I use a Cortec sport tail bag. Holds quite a bit and expands to 14" wide. Stays on no matter what I do.
I just remove the seat and hook the 4 bungee mounts to each other underneath and pop the seat back on.


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I use this Jansport backpack for everything. Gym, school, whatever -- damn near fits everything, and those Airlift straps actually make the bag feel much lighter than it really is. Sternum and waist strap keeps everything close, and has a hydration thingy for a camelback...though I haven't tried using it for riding yet.

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