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What do you do for long trips?

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Old 07-08-2011, 08:00 PM
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Hey guys, I'm getting ready to take a 3 day trip from WV to Kentucky, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to strap my backpack down to the bike. If you guys would chime in your suggestions that would be great! Also, if you suggest a certain brand of rain gear that isn't super pricy that too would be helpful! Thanks guys
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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"I'm trying to figure out the best way to strap my backpack down to the bike."


Not to be a jerk, but put it on your back.
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:55 PM
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Don't have any myself (I just get wet or avoid riding in rain) but I've heard great things about Frogg Toggs.
 
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:52 AM
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I used to sit it on the rear seat/tail and hook the straps around the pillian foot pegs, then tighten.
 
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by justing66 View Post
"I'm trying to figure out the best way to strap my backpack down to the bike."


Not to be a jerk, but put it on your back.
Have you ever gone on a long trip with a backpack strapped to your back?? Yea... no thanks


Get a cargo net, either cycle gear or I think even wally world has them too, and you can strap damn near anything down to the tail with that. They're cheap and well well worth it
 
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:16 AM
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm not about to ride 3 and a half hours with a backpack on, so I'll probably run to walmart and grab a cargo net.
 
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:33 PM
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Bungee cords. One from grab rail front to back and one from hooks on liscence plate holder side to side. Lasted me all the way up the PCH and back down to southern cali for 3 days and many many twisty corners.
 
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:14 AM
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+1 on the cargo net. I have one and use it to strap my small backpack down as I take it on every ride with me. Motorcyclegear.com also has some Nelson Rigg tail bags at a nice price. I purchased the CL-100, but have yet to use it.

Riding with a backpack isn't too bad. The only thing I didn't like about it was the sweat. Leather jacket + backpack + >80 degrees = a lot of sweat.

Once I went with the cargo net, I never went back!
 
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:41 AM
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Cargo net is the way to go, seriously. I've strapped a weeks worth of work uniforms under a net to the tail of my f4I. Worked great. No worry about having the pack on your back at all.

Ray

Side note: What is really nice is when you are carrying nothing, and the net just fits right under the seat of my '06
 
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:53 AM
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what part of wv to what part of ky? I'm local.....and curious. lol
 

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