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Old 11-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm debating to just get a tank bag, or saddle bags, or just use my back pack. I'd like to start riding to work, but refuse to ride in work close as I can't risk ruining them. So, basically for a normal work day, I'd need to pack gym clothes, and my casual work clothes, with my 3 small meals.

I can wear my gym clothes under my riding clothes. But, I just want something big enough for this. I was looking at the Icon Urban Tank Bag and it looks like it could handle the job I'm looking for.

I figured I could just use this for work or riding to the beach and what not. But I wouldn't mind having saddle bags either, but not looking to hurt my wallet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is my midnight with hard bags...It works for going to work or a trip to North Carolina for a week!





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MUTAZU Motorcycle Trunks

Good cheap bags!! Black GA Hard Saddlebags.

MUTAZU Motorcycle Trunks Saddlebags&product_id=10&s=prod.php

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Definitely looks good, can you squeeze through traffic with them?


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If you mean lane splitting we can't do that here...

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I don't know if we can do it in Florida, but everyone I work with does it and they don't know either. Their excuse is "cops don't pull bikes over".


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If you're lane splitting so close you think bags would hit but your bike wouldn't, chances are about 100% you'd hit the bike too. I don't think my bags stick out any more than my pegs or bars, and if they do its only a couple of inches.
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It's not legal in Florida. As far as I know it is only legal in California in the states. On the other hand, in Jacksonville I do it all the time when at the red light and I am making a right turn.

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If you have a backrest, maybe a saddle-roll type bag may work (i've got one on mine, pic in album) or a t-bag Reno-type bag (check the t-bag site). If no backrest, perhaps a tail-bag? There's also the Warrior soft saddle bags (Yamaha product).
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Oh -one other thing -I tried the backpack thing. I used to do it all the time on my other bikes. But this bike makes me hunch over more, and I never could get used to it. Made my back ache after an hour. If you're only riding a few miles, half an hour at the most, I'd recommend this option. You don't have to unpack your saddlebags, you just get off and walk in. But if you're going for any distance or time, I'd test it out first. Get a cheap one for under 10 bucks and see how it feels before you get a quality one.
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