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post #21 of 58 Old 06-21-2013, 09:30 PM
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Just get a regular school backpack, works for me and cheap.

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post #22 of 58 Old 06-21-2013, 10:35 PM
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I'm amazed that so many motorcycle riders would rather be the "mule" and carry the weight of all that stuff on their back and shoulders, than use a tail or tank bag and let the bike carry it. And I'm not just talking about riders here on these forums, but in general I see so many riders with daypacks these days, mostly in town.

Yesterday, I went for a nice long day ride on the CBR up through the Jemez Mountains, near Los Alamos, NM (yup, that Los Alamos, home of the DOE National Labs). Anyway, I really couldn't imagine carrying everything that I had (in my Ogio tail bag) in a daypack on my back & shoulders for a 200+ mile day of mountain riding... 3L of H2O in a Camelbak Reservoir, 1L of H2O in a Nalgene Bottle, Rain Jacket, Nikon D3100 w/18-55mm lens, 55-200mm lens, plus a bunch of other misc. stuff that must be good for another pound or so.

I do realize that for many shorter riders a tail bag can be problematic when it comes to throwing a leg over the saddle, but a tank bag is a good alternative solution for those who are challenged in the inseam dept. over a day pack.

I do use a regular Camelbak Mule pack w/3 liter Res. for off road riding, but I'm not wearing leather off road and don't carry as much stuff in the pack, just a few small & light items besides the water... heavier things like tools are carried in the fender bag. Still the Camelbak with 3L of water isn't exactly light.

It seems as though the day pack has become a sort of fashion statement for urban street riders... I've noticed that even the squids seemed to have picked up on this trend.

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post #23 of 58 Old 06-21-2013, 10:41 PM
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Mike, I get where you're coming from but my logic is simple: I already owned the backpack before buying my bike, so I'm just using what I've already got because it does the job - I definitely don't look like the latest fashion statement


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New (cheap) tail bag

Just picked this up. I was tired of "being the mule" Got it at Walmart for under $20USD.
The shoulder strap cinches up under the seat nicely and there are sturdy loops on the side if you want to reinforce your mounting with bungee cords. They also have a smaller one if this is too big for you.

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I find a Nelson-Rigg tank/tail bag, on the pillion seat, works well. Holds supplies picked up at the hardware store, etc. But a sandwich sounds much better than home-repair (actually, usually toilet repair...the bane of old houses) supplies.

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It seems as though the day pack has become a sort of fashion statement for urban street riders... I've noticed that even the squids seemed to have picked up on this trend.
LOL very true; what bag do you recommend/use?

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LOL very true; what bag do you recommend/use?
Ogio tail bag... I did a short review of it, post# 17 in this thread: https://www.cbr250.net/forum/cbr250-p...ail-bag-2.html

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Im sold, thanks.

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Backpacks are super convenient. Unless you're carrying a lot of weight, they're really the way to go IMO. Don't have to worry about strapping and unstrapping a tank bag and carrying it around with you when you go in a store so someone doesn't swipe it.
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