Looking for a Rear Seat Bag

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  1. R.W.

    R.W. New Member

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    Does any of you have a suggestion for a mid size rear seat bag, I don't really like the tank bags. I just has to be big enough for fast food for 2. Been to the local dealerships and all they have are tank bags...
     
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    I have a full set of bags from RKA and I rarely use the rear bag. It is just too much work to install and remove when the boss decides she needs a ride. RKA does make nice stuff!
     
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    The one I'm looking for just has bungees or similar for quick on & off, my boss hasn't wanted to go since I took her up Hwy. 1 for about 8 hours to Mendocino, she got off like she been on a horse all day. I'll check out RKA right now...
    -Thanks-
     
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    I've used a tank bag before, but just mounted it on the rear seat. Just took the strap and ran them around the rear subframe and up the side of the seat. Had quick-release buckles. Worked fine and was a snap to get on and off.
     
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    I used an Eclipse rear bag for about two weeks before I mounted my hard luggage. You can have it cheap if you want it. Its black.

    My criteria for any carrying vessel is it MUST fit a full face helmet. Anything smaller and you end up using the helmet hook for a buddy helmet carrier and I never thought that was very safe.
     
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    dude, that was a brutal way to break her in. I started mine with 30 min rides and worked up to 150 miles which was a tough ride for her. Now she's thinking riding her own will be better (me too as the extra weight in the back makes me feel weird in the corners). Hopefully this week we'll get the clutch worked out and get the other little bugs on her bike and then she can start learning....
     
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    I Just Bought A Cortech Tail Bag. It Has Bungees For Quick Tie Down, A Pad So You Don't Scuff Your Cowl, And Hooks To Attach To Soft Bags. It Fits Good And Works Good.
     
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    But I was on a 2003 Road King, It should say La-Z-Boy on the rear seat, and it had a backrest, nothing like a VFR
     
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    oh, then that's not so bad! I wsa just reading your previous post to the wife. we're in St Louis. Woke up to the sun reflecting off the arch this am. I'll try to get some nice pics, but since they're not really on topic around here, I'll photobucket them and put a link... (that's probably the oly time I'll ever remember to try and stay on topic so mark it down!)
     
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    Cortech sport tail bag, the one that matches their saddlebag set-up. I have the rear seat cowl on, and the bag seems to fit better with the handle forward and the two front bungees looped around whatever those Frankensteinian neck-bolts are back there on the seat, with the rear bungees hooked on one of Aerostich's loops passed up under the license plate. Holds a laptop securely, or a laptop and a change of clothes, or a change of clothes and a whole bunch of tools and such one needs for inspecting houses for insect damage. Looks OK on the bike, and pops off and carries just like a briefcase. Client asked me if that was some sort of special entomological equipment case...

    REgards,
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    rear seat bag

    I just recently purchased a rear sear bag from Cortech. It is held in place by bungee cords(that come with the bag and are attached to the bag).The cords will actually go under the seat and hooks back to each other. Absolutely no chance of the bag coming off( unless your seat flys off). It also has a rain cover for extra protection ( which I can verify it works.)It can hold a change of clothing and rain gear. It has pockets all over for phones,etc.
     
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    One other suggestion for the seat bag...
    Check out the Motofizz bags that Aerostich carries. I got the medium for cross-country runs, it has more than enough room, but they also have a smaller version. The bags come with quick release straps that I attach to the helmet hangers and my passenger grab bars. So far, it seems to be a well-thought out set up.
     
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    Man thought you might post something up on this subject, No you can't have mine, hehe but go to Tour Master, I'd like to belive they still make it.
     
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    I got the luggage locker. It straps on the seat and when the seat is on the bike, there is nothing to mess up the tail section. I have had mine for about 3 years now and use it everyday. The color is fading real bad, so I may soon get another. the only thing I didn't like about it was when it was empty, it just collapsed on the top of the seat and looked wierd. So, I made a liner thing that fit inside of it and it now keeps it's shape when it is empty.
    It is large enough for a full face helmet, and even has side pockets for extra smaller things. I would recommend this tail bag, even though it is a little pricey.
     
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    Would this be it? looks cool, I like.. Hmmm may be time for an up grade?
     
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