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Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:12:20 am »
Hello all,

Looking for a small to medium size tail bag that can detach easily and fit into a smallish school locker at work.  I thought I'd see if y'all have some suggestions or experiences for a good fitting one.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ride Safe,

SB

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011, 07:52:20 am »
 I use a Bags Connection rear seat bag when I'm on trips. It's a awesome bag. But it may be too large for what you want.
 So for around town. I have been using a Saddlestow Montana Jr. (by Saddlemen) rear seat/rack bag. I have had mine for years and loved this bag. It's on my bike right now. It should do what you want and fit in a locker. It is soft sided so it can be scrunched down if need be.
 I strap it around the rear seat. Then just undo the snaps and go when you want to take it off. It stays attached to the seat if you remove the seat also. Or I will some times strap it on to the rear rack. Both methods work well!
 I'll give you a link to a place that has them and pictures of my older sun faded bag with many years and miles on it. Hope it helps!

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http://www.discount-motorcycle-parts.net/saddlestow-montana-rack-p-433.html






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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011, 09:27:20 am »
i had a Cortech tail bag for a few years now and it has served me well.
i only plan to use it on the C14 for long trips.

here it is on my DRZ.

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2011, 03:08:57 pm »
i had a Cortech tail bag for a few years now and it has served me well.
i only plan to use it on the C14 for long trips.

here it is on my DRZ.




I use this one too and its great. Even has enough room for multiple day trips if you don't want to use the hard bags because its expandable on both sides.

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2011, 06:16:19 pm »
I am very happy with this one.


http://www.amazon.com/Motogear-73727-Motorcycle-Tail-Bag/dp/B000RN04VU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1306869165&sr=8-1
Easy on off and seems to be made very well.
Good price too.
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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011, 07:50:22 pm »
Thank y'all for the help, pics, and links.  Much appreciated.

SB

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2011, 12:32:22 pm »
Mine is a Fastrax, it looks great and fits great and it expands up so you can fit a full size helmet in it if needed. Also has 2 zipper pouches on the inside of the top flap.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2011, 12:34:09 pm by joe in calif »
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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2011, 09:38:24 pm »
Is that a Dowco Rally Pack or does it say 'Rally Pack' on it?  I like the looks of yours and am trying to find Fastrax but it comes up as Rally Pack from some sellers.  Thx for the pics.

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2011, 08:59:37 am »
any tips on hooking a tail bag to the c14?? cant seem to find any good points on the rear of this thing.

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2011, 09:41:12 am »
any tips on hooking a tail bag to the c14?? cant seem to find any good points on the rear of this thing.

thanks

I normally strap it down around the rear rack or around the rear seat. It works well. It worked really well with the Corbin seat. Since the rear seat is a separate piece.

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 06:38:54 pm »
Joe  - your bike looks like mines twin - I also have the fasttrax bag. I have a "better" way of strapping it on. (my opinion). I attached pics, hopefully you can see. I like it because I can attach/disconnect fast and it looks clean. It is also very secure.

In a nutshell, the fasttrax comes with an assortment of straps. Two of them are always attached, loosen rack mounts put under rack and mount -  re-tighten, cut to length. the front strap loop goes through ahead of side grips(seat off), strap goes through loop, cut to length. to put bag on attach clips on rack, then  front straps and snug front.

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011, 04:04:36 pm »
Is that a Dowco Rally Pack or does it say 'Rally Pack' on it?  I like the looks of yours and am trying to find Fastrax but it comes up as Rally Pack from some sellers.  Thx for the pics.
I'm having the same results when searching for the bag on line. The Rally Pack doesn't look like yours either from the pictures I see on line. Help!
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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2011, 12:46:50 pm »
Sorry it took me so long to answer but I have been busy and have not checked the board,
 Here is a link to the tail bag
http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/Dowco_Rally_Pack_Deluxe_Series_Tail_Bag_p/50109-00.htm

or do a search with
dowco tail bag 50109-00
Bill, the pictures you posted are hard top see, they are small but I think I have an idea of what your talking about,I'll give it a try.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 12:50:05 pm by joe in calif »
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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2011, 04:40:28 pm »
Joe - I hope this helps. I had to figure out how to post pictures properly.
I think I got it.

The rear straps are between the rack and mount, with the screws going though them. straps are cut to leanth and "permant"

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/R-i1stSVJDLbh-8awGBOx2Zn66N4h5HXD-R-mcSvMbo?feat=directlink

This shows where the front straps go though, seat off, strap though loop one end and clip on other.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nzvJu8DvE30DP5vKvRJ-kGZn66N4h5HXD-R-mcSvMbo?feat=directlink

So clip the rear, clip the front and snug the straps. Ta Daaah :)

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ndIsh79uVX4acx0z5cmjbmZn66N4h5HXD-R-mcSvMbo?feat=directlink

Works great for us, I hope it helps you.
If Pictures don't work email me wmathison27@gmail.com

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Re: Tail Bag Suggestion(s)
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2011, 02:35:45 am »
wmathi
Thank you for those pictures, that is a clean install, I'll do it tomorrow, since it's to hot to ride!!  100 + for the next few days.
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