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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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which luggage should I get?

I like cortech and tourmasters lineup of luggage, but am not sure what i should get.

they have the sport saddle bags and the regular ones, as well as the sport tail bag and the regular one.

http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/prod...tid=146&cat=31 regular saddle bags.

http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/prod...?productid=147
regular tailbag.

i'm worried if i get the "sport" specific stuff its not going to be able to hold enough stuff.

http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/prod...tid=149&cat=31

i almost wonder if jsut the regular tailbag will be enough. that seems to be a pretty damn big bag. or maybe just the regular saddle bags. I don't need a weeks worth of gear and food to stay in this thing.
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I'm planning to buy this when I get a little cash... should be good for long weekend trips and such. Not to mention it combines the saddlebags and tailbags into one:

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/BetaRearBag.html
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I have the Cortech sport saddle bags. They hold enough clothes and stuff for a weekend trip.
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I'm planning to buy this when I get a little cash... should be good for long weekend trips and such. Not to mention it combines the saddlebags and tailbags into one:

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/Tail/BetaRearBag.html
you take on trips, your whole wardrobe?
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that is a huge bag CEO!! i'm not going on a trip around the world! although extra room is always nice. i might get the sport bags and the big tourmaster tail bag.
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that is a huge bag CEO!! i'm not going on a trip around the world! although extra room is always nice. i might get the sport bags and the big tourmaster tail bag.
Haha well you were looking at a tailbag AND saddle bags so I figured I would let you combine them and save money. Also, (this is for you PG ya wisea$$) don't forget that the photo is of the bag VERY FULL... i.e. stuffed to show it's capacity. There are LOTS of straps to get it all nice and tight... so you could use it to carry MUCH less stuff

Another option is the luggage locker stuff... http://www.luggagelocker.com/luggage-elite-zip-pak.htm

They are modular and you can add extra stacks to them to increase space on most bikes.
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Haha well you were looking at a tailbag AND saddle bags so I figured I would let you combine them and save money. Also, (this is for you PG ya wisea$$) don't forget that the photo is of the bag VERY FULL... i.e. stuffed to show it's capacity. There are LOTS of straps to get it all nice and tight... so you could use it to carry MUCH less stuff

Another option is the luggage locker stuff... http://www.luggagelocker.com/luggage-elite-zip-pak.htm

They are modular and you can add extra stacks to them to increase space on most bikes.
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i decided I want the larger capacity of the cortech tribag saddle bags, not the sport saddle bags. they are 20L a side vs 17L a side.

now to find out if they will fit on the old f3...
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actually, these nelson rigg ones look better and are cheaper to boot.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...s--504560.html
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actually, these nelson rigg ones look better and are cheaper to boot.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...s--504560.html
Based on the quality, features, and value of my bike cover from Nelson-Rigg, I would highly recommend their products.
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yep i'm gonna get the nelson rigg ones and a tank bag. i mostly want the tank bag for directions, easy access to money for toll roads, energy bars, etc. I don't think i want a really big one, what is good around the $50 range. magnetic or non magnetic?
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For on the bike I have no advice, for going on a plane...hardcases, hardcases and HARDCASES.

It's a game for us baggage handlers, to see how badly we can demolish your beautiful, leopard colored, corduroy shoulder bags. Never put anything breakable in there. If you HAVE to ship a bottle of wine or glass ornaments or some crap, wrap it 3 layers of bubblewrap, put several socks around it and then wrap a few tshirts around that.
Pack with the notion that the bag will be dropped from about 15 feet, multiple times, then have 3-10 heavy bags placed directly on top of it for hours. It will, if you're lucky.

If you pack your bags super heavy with everything in them, I and every other handler will make that extra special effort to run it over. 100 pound and heavier bags are just retarded, buy a second and third bag already.

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haha do the louis vuitton $1500 suitcases tend to get "lost", "delayed", "damaged" more often than just the regular kinds of luggage
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haha do the louis vuitton $1500 suitcases tend to get "lost", "delayed", "damaged" more often than just the regular kinds of luggage
It's actually not as bad as I made it sound but when you're unloading a 777 and there's 400 bags you have to get off the plane, sort and get to their connections within 15 minutes, you stop being the least bit delicate. Frilly little bags with bows, ribbons, tiny straps/handles and expensive logos and crap don't do well at all.


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yep i'm gonna get the nelson rigg ones and a tank bag. i mostly want the tank bag for directions, easy access to money for toll roads, energy bars, etc. I don't think i want a really big one, what is good around the $50 range. magnetic or non magnetic?
Go magnetic for ease of attachment and removal. Icon's tankbag is actually pretty decent. They make two different ones.
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Did someone mention luggage?

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Did someone mention luggage?
You just ruined the end of a great weekend for me.
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You just ruined the end of a great weekend for me.
I am here to help.

I thought about cropping it out and making it my AV....
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