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post #1 of 14 Old Nov 30th, 2008, 9:44 am Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever used "Ortlieb" travel bags on their LT? Good or Bad.
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post #2 of 14 Old Nov 30th, 2008, 10:02 am
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You talking about these...........

http://www.touringcyclist.com/gear/a...y_bag_370.html

I would look at these.

http://www.rka-luggage.com/A06%20Lin...T/k1200LT.html

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post #3 of 14 Old Nov 30th, 2008, 10:24 am Thread Starter
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Any bag I would use would have to be waterproof,
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Re: LT Luggage

Like John I guess it depends on what you mean by "on". There are several options for liner bags that fit in the side cases. John showed you the RKA line there is also the ones BMW sell and Kathy's Journey Designs (Kathy's Bags) are very popular. Bob's BMW currently has a sale on Kathy's Bags though you can find them on eBay from time to time as well. There is also Beemerbags, Cee Bailey and probably others as well.

I use an XL Ortlieb Rack Pack bag on my R1200GS. Totally waterproof and ruggedly built. It could probably be put across the passenger seat on my LT but a Large might be better. An even smaller size would work better on the trunk rack or tied off elsewhere. Though yellow goes well on Brutus I would look for a different color for an LT .





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post #5 of 14 Old Nov 30th, 2008, 11:22 am Thread Starter
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By "on", I meant on the passenger seat, not the trunk rack.
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post #6 of 14 Old Dec 1st, 2008, 2:27 am
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I purchased the smaller yellow one from Aerostich last year for a long cruise, I strap it to the top box rack and assume the yellow makes me more visible. Very rugged, no zippers to foul and waterproof so far, also makes for a great carry bag if you do a day away from the bike, I'd recommend them.

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I've owned/used the ortleib saddlebags (on a yamaha) and also still have the duffel or seat bag if you will. They are great overall, totally waterproof.

However, I have used my helen's bag on the back seat of the LT almost exclusively since I got it years ago (when Helen was still in Helenbags), its that good. I need a new one soon, the threads are actually dry rotting now. I mostly like the ease of use and the additional places to put the tie-down straps thru, real easy.

I used aerostich straps to hold it to the seat, using the grab rails.

You can get different sizes and they have never leaked a drop.

Can also stuff a helmet in there, camp gear, etc. Check em out..
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post #9 of 14 Old Dec 1st, 2008, 3:26 pm
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If they are still available, the BMW silver and black zippered waterproof bag works very well on the back seat of the LT. Never had a problem with mine and it is easy to pack and unpack.

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I've had good luck with a SealLine widemouth 80 liter duffel.

http://www.rei.com/product/737952

Anything waterproof with those rough dimensions will work.

For securing, I suggest webbing loops around the frame rails under the rear seat with ratchet/cam straps/bungie cords.

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By "on", I meant on the passenger seat, not the trunk rack.
Any waterproof dry bag will work. There are MANY out there.

What you really need is an easy and safe way to strap it to the back seat. For that you need these...

Strap&Go Cargo Straps for K1200LT STG



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I just ordered Kathy's bags from Bobs BMW. They extended the 15% discount through the month of December.

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I've used Helen 2 Wheels clothes sacks, roll-top sacks and straps
for the past eight years.
Waterproof, reflective, very secure, will not shift even stacked three high.
Still looks like new.

Use her K1200LT-specific straps (high viz yellow) daily to strap my backpack to the rear seat for the ride to work.

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/c...ags_and_Straps
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I ordered the 80 liter from Whitehorse Gear 2 days ago, thanks for your info.

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