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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, I frequently ride places that I need to bring things to (random objects, shoes, change of clothes, etc.), but I really don't like the look of saddlebags on my 900 Custom. I much prefer the clean appearance.
The problem is my backpack can get uncomfortable and/or hot on these rides. What are my options for storage on the bike without getting saddlebags or otherwise changing the clean look I have going on?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-14-2017, 05:40 PM
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What about something like this?
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-synch-dry-bag
and you dont have to worry about rain
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HI ER

Take a look at Firstgear Torrent bags. Come in three sizes. I have he 40 liter and it does the job for me.

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i got easy brackets for my saddle bags so they are easily removable but there if i need to carry stuff.
when you remove them, there is just a small stud where the rear fender flares are attached adn still looks clean

i dont have a picture with the bags off though



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What about a sissy bar. Strap your bag to that.
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I bought a Nelson Rigg Riggpack( I think). I use my bike for commuting to work so I needed something for storage. I used the back pack for the first year I had my bike but didn't like it. I attach it to my sissy bar but before I had that, I used the bungee buttons and just strapped it to the passenger seat.
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Rok straps are amazing! And will securely tie down just about anything. Every rider should have some anyways because they come in handy and I think are more secure than bungees for situations.

Those AltRider dry bags look really cool, too. Cycle Gear has a less expensive version, Explorer dry bag, which I have and use on long trips. It is truly a dry bag. I bought the large for touring, but it comes in small and medium too for daily use.

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for the man who needs to bring everything LOL


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These are all great tips, thanks guys!
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