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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 5th, 2007, 10:15 am Thread Starter
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Bag or trunk?

After seeing Jack's Kurakyn bag and seeing this thing written up in Rider, it got me to thinking. Which would be better? A bag or a trunk? Can't lock a bag, but the bags seems to hold more stuff. And the bags are lighter, too. Hmmmmm....decisions, decisions.


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post #2 of 3 Old Sep 5th, 2007, 12:54 pm
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Both.

When I've done long tours I've usually ended up with both.

The trunk wins IMHO because it's waterproof and lockable, and I end up wanting both. And then there's always some extra stuff. (But then I've done camping tours, so I'm carrying a tent and sleeping bags... add a rack to the trunk and you can strap extra bags to it.)

A bag is probably plenty for a hotel tour or shorter trips where you have the flexibility to wait out bad weather.

Trunks are more convenient to get at things while they're on the bike. I've always ended up having to take bags off the bike to get anything out of them.
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Doug

Have a look here for some security options:

http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3

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