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Wanted something smaller than the Givi Trekker trunk for daily use. Install took 10 minutes and I think it looks quite sharp.





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Agree. Very nice.

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I'm a fan of tail bags and have had them on many bikes...right now, I'm using an OGIO Stealth. Had this same one on a Honda 919...

And I agree, that's a good looking bag.
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looks good, i wish my trunk box was just a tad bit bigger so i could fit my helmet in, does that expand to fit one? and what kinda caring straps does it have?

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does that expand to fit one?
It gets 3" bigger (thats what she said) and yes just barely holds my lid

unexpanded & loaded





expanded & loaded with just helmet, there's still a bit of storage around the edges but not room for much



as for carry straps it turns into a backpack
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Nice bag. Have you had any problems with random passers-by jacking around with your bag? I was leaning toward the Nelson-Rigg CL-1060 ST (also expandible). I have the "LT" side cases but sometimes prefer a slimmer profile.
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i do like it, maybe be a good solution once my husband gets a full sized bike, he wants a shadow

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Nice bag. Have you had any problems with random passers-by jacking around with your bag? I was leaning toward the Nelson-Rigg CL-1060 ST (also expandible). I have the "LT" side cases but sometimes prefer a slimmer profile.
Thanks. No and my paranoia notwithstanding its pretty safe in these parts with minimal f*&$ery with people's bikes. That said, if I know I'm parking the bike outside overnight I'd throw the trekker on.

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i do like it, maybe be a good solution once my husband gets a full sized bike, he wants a shadow
Cool, how long has he been riding?

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Cool, how long has he been riding?
he rode 3-wheelers and vanvan growing up , but street, about 4 ish years, i built him the bobber to learn and get his endorsement
only reason he hasnt gotten a bigger bike sooner is finances

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Ya that is a nice looking bag, I seen this searching web sites. Was thinking about getting it. Now that i know how good it looks in real world pictures i will be getting one. Thanks for the pics.
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It looks like you have it partially resting on a rack. Would it sit well solely on the passenger seat?


Aaand... Is the Shoei a modular?
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and vanvan
thats a cool little bike!

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It looks like you have it partially resting on a rack. Would it sit well solely on the passenger seat?


Aaand... Is the Shoei a modular?
Its resting on the rack because on the bottom of the bag there's a fabric pouch that you can tuck the edge of the rack into and then cinch everything forward making for a very tight fit. You could still mount it with out using the pouch but will at lease in part be on the rack as its too long to just fit on the seat.

And nope, its a GT-Air

you can see the pouch by the guy's index finger

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thats a cool little bike!
ya it really is and we still have it, i need to replace a few things on it to make it tiptop, but still runs and rides, we call it the lead donkey =p
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Is it big enough to fit a small 12" laptop into?

It seems about the right size for my weekly commute. At the moment I have 38litres and 15 litres. The 15 litres is too smaal and the 38 littres to big. I also dont like using a pack pack on a long 300km non stop journey (well stop for smoke and water).

Otherwise it looks great but expensive...
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I "reinstalled" my OGIO bag and thought I'd post here for info...
I bought the KTMDUALS rear rack (nice product BTW) and now have my passenger seat avaialable.

Maybe fit a 12" laptop, at an angle???





here is the rack info...go to end of posts for most recent info:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ck-option.html
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Is it big enough to fit a small 12" laptop into?
Yup, will fit just fine as long as its in a sleeve and not full laptop bag.

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what price point we looking at for one of these? and is it waterproof?
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what price point we looking at for one of these? and is it waterproof?
SW-MOTECH Bags-Connection Jetpack motorcycle luggage system - TwistedThrottle.com

comes with a rain cover...looks like a very sturdy, versitle bag...
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for almost 250$ I would have expected it to be waterproof with the waterproof zippers.
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The SW-Motech price is quite high but so is the Kreiga US20. My experience of the SW-Motech Rackpack is that it is very, very easy to attach regardless of whether you are using a rack or not. It is also very quick to take off. But it is big. The rain cover is OK but a hassle as it does not work well with the straps - you might as well just use a black plastic bin liner.

I have been put off the Jetpack as the "front straps" are effectively the backpack straps and I find attaching a backpack to the rear time consuming. I want quick release from the bike. It is OK if you are going to leave long term but not sort term.

In the end I decided to go with the Kreiga US20 as I use a Kreiga US5 for my raingear and short distance tools which attaches easily to the US20. It costs less than the Jetpack, is waterproof, will swallow my laptop and provide dust protection as well (during dry season I have to wrap the laptop in a "water resistant" shock/vibration proof sleeve and put in a bin liner).

Nothing is going to be perfect so compromises must be made....
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