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post #1 of 9 Old Mar 1st, 2011, 6:36 pm Thread Starter
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waterproof duffel - R1200RT

I'm looking for a waterproof duffel, not too big, maybe 24 inches long for a 2011 R1200RT. I am deciding between the Woflman medium, and the Sea Line. Number one, will these work well on the RT? I ride one up, so having it on the pillion is fine.

Also, I have looked at other brands like the Ortlieb and Helen, but the Ortlieb has no mounting points which I think is a bonus, and I'm not sold on the materiel on the Helen.

Input on size for the RT?
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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

Either brand will work well and will keep things waterproof. I have used Sealine but currently have the largest Cabela duffle that I put my tent, clothes, stoves, and everything for a camp trip which I strap onto my BMR flatbed shelf along with my cheap Walmart folding chair.

The BMR flatbed shelf is highly recommended if you are a frequent camper. The flatbed makes it easy to put all of your camping equipment and bags securely onto the rear seat area. I strap the Cabela duffle on top of the other stuff so I can lean back on the duffle as a back rest.

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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

Thanks, which Cabela do you have? The Boundary Waters II, and in what size?

I have heard good things about the BMR flatbed, seriously considering it since I never ride two up.
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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

I'm currently using the Cabela's Boundary Waters II Duffle which is large enough to put all of my camping stuff in and has proved to be waterproof. I think Cabela's is having a sale this weekend.

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I currently have a Walmart special,don't know the brand, it's bright yellow.
There aren't any mounting points on it, I stand it up and run two velco straps through the handle and attach them to the passenger grab bars.
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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

For what it is worth:


Thousands of riders use the Helen Twowheels bags. I have personally used my set for 7 years with no problems. Absolutely waterproof and rugged. Several of our people ride RT's and depend on the H2W bags.

Lots of good choices for waterproof bags in the market today! In my opinion--stick with ones that are designed for motorcyclists--not semi-waterproof 'camping' duffles.


Links below to a PDF packing instructions and packing video. Hope this helps!


http://cdn.racerpartswholesale.com/d...nTwowheels.pdf

http://www.racerpartswholesale.com/c...TwowheelsVideo


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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

Thanks Tom and Dave,

I'm really wondering if I even need to mess with the "roll" design to close the bag. That is kind of a turnoff to me, that is partially why I was considering the SeaLine Zip duffel. I also want a bag that is black, so it's unobtrusive. Contradicting myself however (which is my hallmark, ) I am interested in the large BMW bag, which closes easily, and is totally waterproof. I don't care about the cost as much as something that is visually appealing, and also the most functional.
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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

You might also want to check with REI. They carry a large selection of completely waterproof duffels and dry bags. That's what I use to carry most of my cooking gear for camping. They're tough, durable and absolutely waterproof (many are made for kayaking so they can be totally immersed in water and the contents stay dry).

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Re: waterproof duffel - R1200RT

Purchased the Wolfman medium in black. Very happy with it.

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