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Which Tail Bag?

I want to get a tailbag ......I want something fairly compact.....what are u guys using?
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I bought kawi's hard tail bag when I purchased my bike....needed something that would lock (tend to keep my purse in there), rain proof, and easy to get into in a hurry....

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RKA tailbag fits right on the seat. Can even remove the seat with bag attached.

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I just got the Axio hard tail bag. Very compact, has a built in backrest and I can also remove the seat without removing the bag. And it follows the shape of the bike.
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I bought a cortech tail bagg 65.00 dollors. You can also get matching saddle baggs too Fits the versys like a glove. All baggs come with rain covers.These baggs are a big bang for the buck.
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I got the cortech tail bag also and have been using it for commuting. I was using a backpack for a while to carry lunch, thermos and other stuff I needed but it all fits in the cortech tail bag and I just use the shoulder strap from the parking lot to the office. I also have their Super Mini tank bag and like it too.
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I got the cortech tail bag also and have been using it for commuting. I was using a backpack for a while to carry lunch, thermos and other stuff I needed but it all fits in the cortech tail bag and I just use the shoulder strap from the parking lot to the office. I also have their Super Mini tank bag and like it too.
I got a Cortech Tailbag as well... today was the first day I used it and it works well. I also have a backpack that I use as well... no problems with them coming in contact with each other. I ordered the matching saddlebags over the weekend...

I'm ready to go!
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I just got the Axio hard tail bag. Very compact, has a built in backrest and I can also remove the seat without removing the bag. And it follows the shape of the bike.
Can you give us a site that sells that bag? Now with my OEM saddle bags, I'm thinking this might be a nice combination.

Or, I'll have my dad weld me something together so the OEM trunk WILL work with the OEM saddlebags!!
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I just got the Axio hard tail bag. Very compact, has a built in backrest and I can also remove the seat without removing the bag. And it follows the shape of the bike.
That's a really good looking pack. I like that a lot. I see newenough.com has them for $105 right now (and they have them in Red too )
http://www.newenoughhp.com/luggage/t..._tail_bag.html

I don't know if anyone is finding them cheaper, if you are post up. I'm gonna have to order one here soon I think
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That's a really good looking pack. I like that a lot. I see newenough.com has them for $105 right now (and they have them in Red too )
http://www.newenoughhp.com/luggage/t..._tail_bag.html

I don't know if anyone is finding them cheaper, if you are post up. I'm gonna have to order one here soon I think
I ordered it from newenough also. Could not find it cheaper any where else
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Can you give us a site that sells that bag? Now with my OEM saddle bags, I'm thinking this might be a nice combination.

Or, I'll have my dad weld me something together so the OEM trunk WILL work with the OEM saddlebags!!
The tail bag looks great on the V. does it present a
problem while wearing a back pack. Also what would
be the best saddle bag setup with a axio hard pack.
I am trying to get mine geared out or up, but their is
a bunch of chouises.kinda confuseing sometimes.
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Can you post a picture of the bike from more of a distance to see what it looks like? From what I see it looks like it was made for the V. I would like to see it from some more angles before buying one.

Thanks...
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Can you post a picture of the bike from more of a distance to see what it looks like? From what I see it looks like it was made for the V. I would like to see it from some more angles before buying one.

Thanks...
Here is the bike from a distance. I have since added the Givi E41 side cases and this makes a great combination of large luggage for helmet and gear and smaller tail bag for cell, glasses, etc.

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Thanks actar911....Looks great....I've tried a few websites and it looks like they are on backorder.
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I just got the Axio hard tail bag. Very compact, has a built in backrest and I can also remove the seat without removing the bag. And it follows the shape of the bike.
does the axio tail bag actually give you any relief as a backrest?
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does the axio tail bag actually give you any relief as a backrest?
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Very minimal, but nice to have.
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Looks great with the bike. Can you fit a laptop?
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Looks great with the bike. Can you fit a laptop?
Not unless you have a small laptop. A 8 1/2 x 11 document will fit, but no more due to the angle corners. This tail bag is really more for small items such as maps, cell, lock etc. It comes with a net that attaches to the 4 corners of the bag with hooks to carry bigger stuff on top (Have not tried it).
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Givi T439 and Bags-Connection RackPack

I am getting used to my set-up, and I must say I do like it.

Givi T439 on the seat and put Bags-Connection RackPack on my luggage rack. Both hold 1 full face helmet and both expand out, both with rain liners.
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That's a lot of weight behind your rear wheel. Does it mess with your handling?

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