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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for a caddy

Has anyone out there ever found a safe reliable method for lugging their golf clubs around on their V. Obviously I'm not planning on throwing the clubs on and riding three days down to Myrtle Beach. There are however a couple of decent courses within an hour or two.

Funny how this sounds like a good idea at 1 in the morning in February.

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This is a great question. I have been wondering the same thing. Has anyone carried their clubs with them on ANY bike? If so, how did you do it?

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Never carried clubs on a bike, but I used to carry my archery equipment. Slung the bow on my back and strapped the quiver along the seat. My sons golf clubs fit in one of those 5 club bags with a strap, you could carry that slung on your back.
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Keep thinking about this one guys-other than slinging them over my back with the basic strap-I haven't found anything practical that would work.

I've seen it done on a Valkyrie, resting the base of the bag on a passenger footpeg and slopping the bag back to a sissy bar. It looked a bit weired, but did the job.

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There was a guy on the FJR forum that rigged up a system to carry his clubs. Didn't seem too practical to me but I live close the the club.
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I know i've seen one in a harley catalog. I'll try to find it.
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When I had the Transalp I slung them across my back with the shoulder strap. A very bad idea. One gust of wind from a passing transport had me heading into the hay. Method #2 had the bag strapped to the seat/rack. Also a bad idea. The balance point was out hanging in the air behind the bike requiring a mess of very tight bungees. I'm thinking there has to be a more refined and safer method. Or maybe not. After reading some of the posts on this site I'm betting there's a good idea out there.

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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-16-2009, 07:58 AM
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Talking Don't do it!

If it's nice enough to play golf, it's nice enough to go riding. Why would you want to cut your motorcycling short by stopping at a golf course?

Plus, everybody knows golf is dangerous. I know a guy who knows a guy whose brother's friend's cousin was killed playing golf. Stick to something safe, like riding your Versys.

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I'm sure with a little effort I could come up with a caddy for the Versys but I don't play golf and am not really familiar with what needs to be carried in the caddy. Give me an idea of what you need to carry other than clubs (how many clubs) and I'll give it a try. After all, I did come up with the center stand!

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Thats the spirit Dallas. My golf bag is a typical lightweight carry bag with twin shoulder straps. The height of the bag is 34", the longest of the 14clubs protrudes another 14" for a total of 48". The bag is oval in cross section the long diameter 10.5" the short diameter 8.5". Total weight is 23 lbs. The bottom of the bag is flat.

Wordguy, I knew that guy. It was a tragic day. Proof positive motorcycling saves lives.

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Thats the spirit Dallas. My golf bag is a typical lightweight carry bag with twin shoulder straps. The height of the bag is 34", the longest of the 14clubs protrudes another 14" for a total of 48". The bag is oval in cross section the long diameter 10.5" the short diameter 8.5". Total weight is 23 lbs. The bottom of the bag is flat.

Wordguy, I knew that guy. It was a tragic day. Proof positive motorcycling saves lives.
Ok, let me put my mind to it and see what I come up with. Back to you later.

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Well Newguy, after working on an idea, I think I'm about halfway through with your caddy carrier for the Versys. A little further along and I'll show you what I've come up with. If you like it I'll ship it to you for the cost of materials and shipping.

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Wow, that was fast! I feel a little sheepish now telling you I havent even bought my bike yet.
Still, I'd love to see what you've come up with.

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Wow, that was fast! I feel a little sheepish now telling you I havent even bought my bike yet.
Still, I'd love to see what you've come up with.
That's ok. I'm sure someone out there is looking for one anyway. They are in great demand you know! I like inventing things so it keeps me out of the bars and limits my woman chasing. My wife likes that.

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That's ok. I'm sure someone out there is looking for one anyway. They are in great demand you know! I like inventing things so it keeps me out of the bars and limits my woman chasing. My wife likes that.


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Ok, I finished the caddy mount today and have it in the powder coating stage. Simple two (2) bolt installation and off you go with your golf clubs. I should have pictures to post by tomorrow. It turned our really well I think. I can see a world wide market and I'm going to make millions!

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I'll try to be humble and still associate with you.......................maybe. It's hard to be humble when you have millions.

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Reminds me of a song I once heard...

*clears throat*

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"When yer perfect in every way..."

"I can't wait to look in the mirror..."

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