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Phantom Aquatics Walrus 25 Premium Waterproof Backpack Dry Bag



I've been using one of these for a while now and could hardly like it more. the only improvement they could make would be a big waterproof side zipper for easy access but that would be expensive.

its a rectangular roll top drybag with padded backpack straps. rides very comfortable, has the horizontal chest strap to keep it secure, and holds a lot of stuff.

listed as 25L but it holds as much as one of my old givi 35 side cases ever could.




never worry about scratching your tank with a tank bag or needing a rain cover again, you can even use it as a floatation devise when you are slip streaming along and your chaps parachute you into a nearby river.

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I like the mosko stuff a lot but the price for the panniers was beyond my willingness to pay.

I've been extremely happy with the twisted throttles version with a few minor modifications like adding a rigid floor to the inside of the panniers cut from 1/4" cutting board material.

I'd thought about trying one of these Nelson Rigg budget versions also

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duffle bag

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hadn't thought to try cut down trashcan as a liner. might have to take some measurements.
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I like that back pack, though I'd be inclined to travel with it strapped to the bike and not me. Great for carry/travel once you reach your destination tho. I have a roll-top waterproof tail bag from Bags Connection. At 40L and about $100, dollar for dollar it is the absolute best piece of luggage I have.

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...i'm trying to compact and lighten my travel gear, so i'm looking at options.
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very expensive and not waterproof unless they've changed something on the newest models. Mosko makes a similar bag.
swmotech makes one

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...luggage-system


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Phantom Aquatics Walrus 25 Premium Waterproof Backpack Dry Bag



I've been using one of these for a while now and could hardly like it more. the only improvement they could make would be a big waterproof side zipper for easy access but that would be expensive.

its a rectangular roll top drybag with padded backpack straps. rides very comfortable, has the horizontal chest strap to keep it secure, and holds a lot of stuff.

listed as 25L but it holds as much as one of my old givi 35 side cases ever could.




never worry about scratching your tank with a tank bag or needing a rain cover again, you can even use it as a floatation devise when you are slip streaming along and your chaps parachute you into a nearby river.
That is real good, but not for motorcycling over about 45mph. Not only do textile bags have significantly more wind drag than hard back packs (or any storage component) from experience; but look at how tall they are, close to midways up the helmet height. That's a big time fail for motorcycling, except for Shriners.

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That is real good, but not for motorcycling over about 45mph. Not only do textile bags have significantly more wind drag than hard back packs (or any storage component) from experience; but look at how tall they are, close to midways up the helmet height. That's a big time fail for motorcycling, except for Shriners.


it actually doesn't stick up at all above my shoulders and has zero noticeable drag under 90mph

if I was worried about riding tucked I would be on a super sport not an adventure bike.

that said. I've thought about making my own that includes a heat formed hard plate for the outer panel. not for reduced drag but for durability.
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When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and Kawdog, while your at it, why not update my post on your clutch cable.
you just wanted an excuse to quote that picture again didn't you?
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JDrocks, onewizard, and kohburn: who is who? You all talk in run-on sentences, you never buy anything you show on your bikes, and the only one who rides is JD every 8 years when he puts together a scrap-part bastardized bike with no frills. Then JD gets someone to ride with and babysit him so he can take (always non-dated) pictures (so he can use them over and over again with all the ADVrider non-dated pics too.) Wait, wait, is that you JD behind all these frivolous id's?

Kohburn, there are 2 kohburns in the US in Indianapolis, a man and a woman. Good job JD, you are a genius. Onewizard, who shows off he has worked on transformer line for about $8.50/hour but cannot explain anything in a thousand post thread. Good job again JD, you are the master at espionage. JD, until you quit talking in run-on non-sense, you will always give yourself away. Illiteracy can't hide, lol. And there is nothing you can do about that: period.

You don't own a Versys 650, so I guess you can't show any new parts on a bike you don't have anyway. But you are the expert since you have multiple id's and rip people off on obsolete scrap parts. Good luck with ripping Versys owners off bozo, really!
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sorry kittydog, your posts seal that deal.

i'm still interested in your OT take on those Shriners though.
I have gone to the trouble of explaining what a Shriner is in Off Topic Thread, quoted from the internet, nothing to do with a Versys, but what the hell,we get derailed on this forum on a regular basis,

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Kohburn, there are 2 kohburns in the US in Indianapolis, a man and a woman.
so of all the usernames on the forum you decide that my username is my real name except I'm also JDrocks at the same time?

maybe I make soap and get lye burns (potassium hydroxide = KOH)

or maybe I'm related to Alexander Claud Cockburn [pronounced koh-burn]

I can't believe that you are so butt hurt over the gentle ribbing I gave you on that one thread many weeks ago. its actually funny. I'd still sit down and have a beer with you, doesn't bother me one bit.
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Normally, this forum is one big happy family, as in every family there is disagreement, fighting and name calling, at the end of the day, as Adults we learn to accept this and make amends---I love my kids and many others, I tell them that every day I talk to them

When angry, give some thought to what you are going to say, once said, it is very hard to retract, before you send anything, read it over. I edit a lot, some spelling, some grammar, some just inappropriate, and sometimes when kidding around, I realize it could be taken as hurtful and requires editing or deleting.

And for the record, I posted pictures of my Denali horn with the remote compressor---what sold me on the horn was Weljo posted video of one of his rides using the horn

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ah yes, Uncle Alex, i remember him fondly.

i put up photos of every nut and bolt on my Versys, undated of course...and since deleted lest anyone think i actually own a Versys.
but nobody will ever forget Admiral George Cockburn "The Man Who Burned Washington D.C."
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not forgotten, and if alive, plenty of present day citizens would ask him back for a do-over.
JD,

Isn't it time to ask your mom to stuff your face for your hourly meal? Don't get too greedy. I know you are eating for multiple ID's though. You all know what all 3 are thinking 24/7 and you all start morphing into JD in the middle of your run-on gibberish. You've got to keep your strength up though to rip off honest Versys 650 riders because you are so cleaver. Good job JD, real good job.

Just think, in 8 more years when you piece together a scrap rat bike, you will get another baby sitter to escort you in your 8 year ride away from home. Stopping every hour for JD to eat must be a drag for your baby sitter. Then you can post your thousand post threads on multiple sites. Business must be 'down' for you, real 'down', lol.
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the eboladog...he's baaaaaack, and more cleaver than ever.
Quick JD, mind meld to your inner ID's. Is that why they call it 'downer' syndrome, because you are a real 'downer' dude, or is it because of that sour puss face?
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I was introduced to the forum and I know each and everyone of you the same (very little). And from past ignorance I have seen from kawdog I just ignore anything he says now. Who gives a rats ass if JD uses multiple ID's? Why does it really matter? If that's the case then you should feel better about yourself that he has to log into 3 accounts to bash you kawdog. Be the bigger person and man up.
That being said let's try to get back to the topic at hand, or at least continue this in the Shriners thread in Off Topic.
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You've got to keep your strength up though to rip off honest Versys 650 riders because you are so cleaver.

I've never seen anyone claim to have been ripped off by JD.

We all know that when other people point out issues with things you say that your go-to is to respond with personal attacks, but this is going beyond personal attacks and into the realm of slander. You may want to check yourself.
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I was introduced to the forum and I know each and everyone of you the same (very little). And from past ignorance I have seen from kawdog I just ignore anything he says now. Who gives a rats ass if JD uses multiple ID's? Why does it really matter? If that's the case then you should feel better about yourself that he has to log into 3 accounts to bash you kawdog. Be the bigger person and man up.
That being said let's try to get back to the topic at hand, or at least continue this in the Shriners thread in Off Topic.
Well since you ignoring everything, I will say this is to tell Vs.650 owners about some of the misinformation you provided.

1. This is just non-owners talking about products they did not buy and is not realistic or pragmatic (not to say real owners occasionally get sucked in.) When confronted with the facts, a viscous response comes at the rate of every thirty minutes if it is over a single run-on sentence from 1 of his 3 and counting id's.

2. The Shriner's thread is a thread for the childish id's to waste people's time. Frankly, I never read, nor can anyone, read ANY of their or rather his dribble (JDrocks, kohburn, onewizard.)

3. As far as manning up, I am doing what no one had done to date with the grossly obese spoiled brat, trying to make him see reality instead of wasting time of others in his childish psychological games. Just go to ADVrider and search for JDrocks, lmao.

4. I ride, I own, I try products out new and old to discuss from the wealth of knowledge here at this site. JD pretty much just trolls, lives in a fantasy world, and is jealous for no reason really. Behavioral tendencies may play a role in the development of gross obesity. Negativity, impulsivity, oppositional behavior, inattention, disobedience, and noncompliance are behaviors that tend to surface as children become older, and are particularly evident when they become frustrated.
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