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Old 09-07-2009, 06:28 PM
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Hello all,

Sorry, I know that this has been asked before and I did try a search, but couldn't find what I was looking for.

What is a good storage bag/cargo bag or sack or whatever that is good for our F4i's. I have the 2004 with the banana seat and I will be carrying my books for school (probably about 3 or 4 books), some shoes and my lock.

I have a medium backpack and it is usually filled to the brim with all of my belongings and I didn't want to have two backpacks (one for on my back and one for being strapped to the rear seat).

Also, if you are going to tell me to get full-coverage insurance, I already have full-coverage. I know I am probably too insecure, but that is just how I am.

Thanks for any recommendations.
 
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:34 PM
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Tank bag maybe?
 
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:28 PM
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A big enough backpack should do you just fine. My boyfriend has this one:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...WT.MC_ID=10010

While he's not carrying books, it fits everything he needs for his photography business on weekends plus has space for his helmet.
 
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wITH COLLEGE i USED saddle bags and a tank bag.
 
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Originally Posted by supersnake83 View Post
Hello all,

Sorry, I know that this has been asked before and I did try a search, but couldn't find what I was looking for.

What is a good storage bag/cargo bag or sack or whatever that is good for our F4i's. I have the 2004 with the banana seat and I will be carrying my books for school (probably about 3 or 4 books), some shoes and my lock.

I have a medium backpack and it is usually filled to the brim with all of my belongings and I didn't want to have two backpacks (one for on my back and one for being strapped to the rear seat).

Also, if you are going to tell me to get full-coverage insurance, I already have full-coverage. I know I am probably too insecure, but that is just how I am.

Thanks for any recommendations.

I use a smallish backpack and a tailbag. I have two sizes of tailbags. Both attach with bungees, have a waterproof cover and a net over the top. I also have a magnetic tank bag, but I never seem to use it much.

I do a lot of distance touring with this setup--like 1500 mile tours--and it has worked very well. Forces you to pack light.

--Paul
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:41 AM
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What does insurance have to do with anything? haha

Do you want to be able to take the luggage with you when you get to school, like a backpack? If so, you should consider getting either a bigger, better backpack, or a good-sized tank bag that comes with a shoulder strap. I have the OGIO Tanker bag and it's huge, it would fit some books and shoes no problem.

If you don't need to carry the bags with you, a smaller set of saddle bags will do you well.
 
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What does insurance have to do with anything? haha
I'm wonderin the same?
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Elfling View Post
A big enough backpack should do you just fine. My boyfriend has this one:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...WT.MC_ID=10010

While he's not carrying books, it fits everything he needs for his photography business on weekends plus has space for his helmet.
Damn. thats a pack.
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:17 PM
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Full-coverage insurance = no need for locks (not in my book; its just what some people think).

As for the need for the bag to go with me, it is not a necessity, but I do take my bags in with me anyway. I was thinking of one of those chest looking bags that sit on top of the rear seat (the ones that kind of look like square cooler), but I don't know if they are big enough.

Here is what I am talking about:

http://www.newenoughhp.com/browse/vi...ct_images/1122

Incidentally, this one is pictured with a banana seat F4i!
 
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:52 PM
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That one doesn't look big enough for books and shoes together. There are other bigger tail bags that should be, though.
 
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