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post #1 of 11 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 9:12 am Thread Starter
 
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Travel Luggage for the Back Seat

With other touring bikes I have owned I can find an appropriate method of strapping down luggage to the back seat. However on the K1200LT I cannot find a good way to secure a load even using bungee nets, straps, etc. I would appreciate some ideas on how others use the back seat as additional storage space.
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post #2 of 11 Old Apr 30th, 2006, 9:45 am
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Hi Darrell
One way is to use a rear seat bag such as the one T-Bags offers. I had one for my H-D Ultraclassic and it fits on the LT just great. You do need a luggage rack, however, as the upper straps utilize the rack and the lower straps attach to the saddle bags. Kuyryakin also make a rear seat bag. Ride safe.
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Darrell,

check out http://www.helen2wheels.com/

She makes an LT specific tie down strap that goes under the rear seat leaving a D ring and strap on each side of the bike to be wrapped around your duffle.

I bought two straps and two duffels from her. With this setup you can secure luggage to the top of the rear seat or one bag on each side along the top of the two hard side cases so you can still have use of the rear seat for two up.

A bit costly but quality waterproof stuff. I will be leaving later today for a road trip of about 4000 miles using this gear. If you are not in too big a hurry pm or email me after the 15th and I'll let you know how they work in the real world.

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Using a 6-hook bungee net, I simply loop 3 hooks onto my LT's trunk rack, then 1 to each of the saddlebag handles. I carry my seat bag like this...as well as an assortment of other items, like my guitars. The bungee net also provides a great way to secure my 3-liter CamelBak right behind me.

If you don't like this simple and cheap method, perhaps you should look at the Strap&Go product by DeSantis. Raffy sells it on this page. Scroll down...it's the last item on that page.

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Strap & Go from Raffy

I have had this for at least two years and it is simple, easy to install and easier to use. It secures your bag as tight as you'd like it to be with very limited stretch as you might get with a "dangerous" bungee. Bungees have been know to get loose and end up under and inside a wheel well.

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With other touring bikes I have owned I can find an appropriate method of strapping down luggage to the back seat. However on the K1200LT I cannot find a good way to secure a load even using bungee nets, straps, etc. I would appreciate some ideas on how others use the back seat as additional storage space.
Thanks,
Darrell
I use a BMR Products flatbed rack to carry just aout anything that won't fit on the bike in the available storage (tripod, shipping tubes, etc.). It installs easily and the mounting brackets that stay on the bike are not intrusive or noticeable at all when not in use. The rack can be installed or removed in about a minute, so conversion from 1-2 up seating is a breeze. For long trips I have a Helen Two Wheels large clothes sack that I strap down using her tie down system.

http://www.bmrproducts.com/proddetai...2Flatbed&cat=3

http://www.helen2wheels.com/

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Thanks for your ideas. I'll check them out.

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I made 2 straps that have loops at each end. I took the seat off and hot glued one strap towards the front of the passenger seat and one at the back.

When I put anything on my passenger seat from my jacket to t-bag I can bunjee them securely to the seat. I used 3/4 inch wide nylon strap.

I made them long enough that the strap loops end just above the seat on both sides. Never lost a load and only cost $2.00

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Recommendations for bags and straps for the rear seat area:

Bags: Helen2Wheels Large Clothessack (2 of them) http://www.helen2wheels.com/products/index.html (scroll to bottom of page)
Straps: StrapNGo from Raffy http://motogear4you.com/mcart/index.cgi?code=3&cat=6 (scroll to bottom of page)

78,000 miles and never a problem with this setup. And it makes for a nice backrest.


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I also use the BMR flatbed and really like it.

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Re: Travel Luggage for the Back Seat

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I also use the BMR flatbed and really like it.

Can I lock my helmet to that flatbed rack? I always bring my full face in case it rains and right now it is just locked sitting on the sit leaning a bit. Would like to have a better way but need the storage in the hard cases. Thanks

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