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#1001132 - 11/18/17 01:35 PM Best Tail Bag?  
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NOT hard top case, waterproof (only) tail bag which can be used on trips, quick on/off for hotels imperative. I don't like tube-style dry bags.

TIA


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#1001133 - 11/18/17 01:40 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
NOT hard top case, waterproof (only) tail bag which can be used on trips, quick on/off for hotels imperative. I don't like tube-style dry bags.

TIA


Morning Mark

How big do you need?

Do you want it expandable?

Do you want or need a quick attach/removal or something solidly attached & leave in place.

I have a number of tail bags & they are different sizes & different attachments for different needs.


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#1001134 - 11/18/17 01:47 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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I've got both the large and small soft OEM bags. I like them. They fit neatly under the rear structure and use 2 squeeze clips at the front. Takes a few seconds to install or remove. The big one is waterproof and works. Been through multiple rains without problems. It has inner liner which is rolled up and fastened with clips. Can't remember if the small is waterproof. Both come with shoulder straps which fit neatly into side compartment.


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#1001135 - 11/18/17 01:48 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Hi, DR, not particularly large, 25-30l,,although a larger bag would be okay. I can barely fit a week's worth of gear into the side cases, would be nice to have extra room.

Quick attach/removal imperative.

This might fit the bill, although the zippers might be problematic...at least, they have been on my Rukka suit over the years:

http://www.oxfordproducts.com/motor...es_lifetime_luggage/t40r_tailpack_black/


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#1001137 - 11/18/17 02:02 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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I have a Nelson Rigg Bag I used it on my 1150RT, Vstrom and R1200R easy on and off while traveling, bone dry in heavy rain. Loads from the top and rolls closed. It has a shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry.


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#1001139 - 11/18/17 02:10 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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I wanted an auxiliary bag for the passenger seats on my bikes. One that didn't look like I was carrying a dead body in it when not crammed full. This Dry Spec Rigid has surpassed all my expectations. The way it attaches is so much more secure than other styles and the multiple points to attach other bags/gear has been most useful. If this one ever went bad I would immediately replace it with one just like it. Would work just as good as a tail bag.

#1001147 - 11/18/17 03:20 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Hi, DR, not particularly large, 25-30l,,although a larger bag would be okay. I can barely fit a week's worth of gear into the side cases, would be nice to have extra room.

Quick attach/removal imperative.



In the 30 liter class one of my favorites is the BMW small tail bag (small in a misnomer).

The bag is basically a 30 liter bag with a waterproof inner membrane (use the inner or not as you wish)

It is expandable to about 35 liters if needed (I have seldom needed to).

It looks pretty decent on a BMW bike (mainly made for the BMW GS but it comes with lots of strapping extras to fit about anything).

One nice feature is IF your rear luggage rack/plate has a small rear lip behind the support stands there is a pocket on the bottom of the bag to slide over that lip so you only need to secure the front with quick disconnect buckles then slips off & is easily carried as luggage.

Size is around 13" tall x 16" wide x 13" long. (when full it also becomes a passenger back rest)

Might be worth a look at your local BMW dealer (they usually offer this bag on sale about twice a year & when on sale not a bad bargain for it's usefulness)




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#1001153 - 11/18/17 04:58 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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The best tail I ever bagged . . . Oh wait . . . whistle


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#1001155 - 11/18/17 05:34 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Originally Posted by workin' them angels
The best tail I ever bagged . . . Oh wait . . . whistle


I'm sure your comment isn't a bit offensive to our female members.


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#1001156 - 11/18/17 05:37 PM Re: Best Tail Bag? [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Okay, the BMW, Oxford, or Dry Spec is it. Thanks to all who made constructive suggestions.


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