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laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by Pbassred » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:03 pm

My company has given me a lappy to bring home every night. I don't like the idea of it rattling around my topbox. Any suggestions?
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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by FallingDown » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:07 pm

Change job. Make sure at the interview that there will be no need to take anything home. Don't wanna end up in this pickle again.

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by fastbob » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:37 pm

Leave it at work or get another job . I stopped doing homework when I stopped going to school and I strongly objected to the idea right from the word go . Even now I have nightmares about it .

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by XTreme » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:32 am

Pad out topbox with bubble wrap......job done!

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by Mr Fro » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:05 am

I use a laptop bag.

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by dern » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:56 am

fastbob wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Leave it at work or get another job . I stopped doing homework when I stopped going to school and I strongly objected to the idea right from the word go . Even now I have nightmares about it .
I'm guessing that this is preparation for working at home if required.

I carry mine in a padded sleeve in a shoulder bag or in a padded rucksack in a top box. If you don't have any of that then just wrap it up in a big towel with a rubber band around it. Basically anything will be fine if it stops it experiencing repeated hard shocks.

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by dynax » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:58 am

tell them you want an impact resistant one then drop the one they give you on the floor to make sure :thumb:

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by geofferz » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:42 am

Laptop bag, wrap it in a jumper, put some kittens in with it?
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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 am

Some companies just want laptops taken home for security reasons of course. I used to work across several sites and carried a laptop in my topbox.

As said already, get a good quality padded laptop bag. Also be careful in cold weather. I destroyed one of mine when I switched it on after riding in icy conditions. Condensation had formed inside the laptop and it went bang as soon as I powered it up. Make sure it's switched off and can't power up in transit.
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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by XTreme » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:56 am

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:54 am
I destroyed one of mine when I switched it on after riding in icy conditions. Condensation had formed inside the laptop and it went bang as soon as I powered it up. Make sure it's switched off and can't power up in transit.
Good point! Never immediately switch on computers if they've been exposed to cold and damp conditions.

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by dern » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 am

Tried to carry a birthday cake in a soft pannier on a fireblade once. Bit optimistic with the benefit of hindsight. Didn't end well.

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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by XTreme » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:46 am

dern wrote:
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Tried to carry a birthday cake in a soft pannier on a fireblade once. Bit optimistic with the benefit of hindsight. Didn't end well.
I tried carrying 2 bottles of milk in this topbox in 1976. Didn't end well!
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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by bonio » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:50 am

I used to stick mine in a small rucksack, and put the whole lot in the top box. Worked a treat.
Now I've got panniers, I put the laptop in a silicone sleeve, and pad out the remaining space with some over-trousers so it doesn't flap about too much.

I've also dropped the laptop several times on the floor. Now they've understood I'm clumsy, they've given me a solid state drive.
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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by bonio » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:51 am

XTreme wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:46 am
dern wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 am
Tried to carry a birthday cake in a soft pannier on a fireblade once. Bit optimistic with the benefit of hindsight. Didn't end well.
I tried carrying 2 bottles of milk in this topbox in 1976. Didn't end well!
I've had a similarly bad experience with a half case of wine.
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Re: laptop on a Motorcycle

Post by dern » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:30 am

bonio wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:51 am
XTreme wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:46 am
dern wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:11 am
Tried to carry a birthday cake in a soft pannier on a fireblade once. Bit optimistic with the benefit of hindsight. Didn't end well.
I tried carrying 2 bottles of milk in this topbox in 1976. Didn't end well!
I've had a similarly bad experience with a half case of wine.
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