Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Alexandra Hills, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I'm now weighing up the options of going for either a top box rack and bag, or just a rear seat bag. Have cruised teh other threads and found some people have had trouble with the top box mounts breaking if you overload the top box. Given I do most of my long distance riding solo, maybe a rear seat bag is the better way to go, since I can load it up without having to worry about overloading the top box mounts. The challenge is finding a bag that will tie off securely to the LT rear seat. I need to find one with inbuilt straps that will go under the seat, or at least anchor points down low on the bag.
I picked up a great large size RJays bag yesterday, but can't secure it to the rear seat without running straps everywhere, which then prevents me putting the bags rain hood on if it starts to rain?
They had a slightly smaller bag with padded straps that could go under the seat, or perhaps loop around the pannier handles to secure the bag to the seat. I'll swap the bags tomorrow and see how it works out. If I can get a fairly large bag to mount on the seat, I might not need to go for a top box rack and bag, although that will be handy on those rare occasions when I do ride two up.
99 Champane K1200LT
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