Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

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Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by Maveper » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:01 pm

Hi all. I’ve been looking into getting a motorcycle touring backpack, but with the prices they go for I’m starting to think I may as well get a GoRuck bag.

Does anyone have an opinion which one would be best for long distance motorcycle touring?

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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by fastbob » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:58 pm

I wouldn't wear any kind of Back Pack except for going to the shops . I like my touring luggage strapped to the bike or in the form of panniers .

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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by husoi » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:10 pm

As @fastbob says you're better off with something on the bike not your back.
After 30min it will feel like a tonne of bricks and you will be tired a lot quicker.
Let the bike carry it for you instead.
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by bonio » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:47 am

Yup. Bags are fine to carry a packed lunch or a fleece for a couple of hours, but I wouldn't want to use one to carry your stuff for touring

I reckon a tail bag is the perfect thing for a lightweight trip. As long as you're not camping, you can stuff in enough for a week away, and it won't add an inch to the width of the bike.
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by husoi » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:54 am

Yes @bonio
Then you step up a lot if you take the missus with you.
That's when you build your own trailer :lol:
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by goat » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:24 am

husoi wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:54 am
Yes @bonio
Then you step up a lot if you take the missus with you.
That's when you build your own trailer :lol:
Aaahhhh, I see, then you put the missus in the trailer.
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Post by fullscreenaging » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:19 am

I’ve had one of these for a while now.
Great value for money.

Strap it on the back seat sideways and away you go
You can get bigger if needed.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264743708496
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by husoi » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:45 am

Have a look here

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorc ... nt_cat/941

@Stu will appreciate ;) :thumb:
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by Ian Frog » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:47 am

fullscreenaging wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:19 am
I’ve had one of these for a while now.
Great value for money.

Strap it on the back seat sideways and away you go
You can get bigger if needed.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264743708496
Hi I bought one of those bags recently and very pleased with it even in last weekends rain.
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:01 am

I got mine from Sports Direct for a few quid and it's served me very well . No name but strong and waterproof with a mesh compartment in the lid for small items .
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by Throttled » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:21 pm

Lomo. A wetsuit/kayaking/diving company whose owner is a biker. Cheap, robust, lots of choice and very waterproof;

https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Motorcy ... ories.html
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by Ian Frog » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:24 pm

Throttled wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Lomo. A wetsuit/kayaking/diving company whose owner is a biker. Cheap, robust, lots of choice and very waterproof;

https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Motorcy ... ories.html
Thats the one I got and wished I had seen it before.
Cheap and effective.
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by goat » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:56 pm

Throttled wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:21 pm
Lomo. A wetsuit/kayaking/diving company whose owner is a biker. Cheap, robust, lots of choice and very waterproof;

https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Motorcy ... ories.html
This. Have got a couple of their motorcycle dry bags. Very good and very well priced.
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by onesea » Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:49 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:58 pm
I wouldn't wear any kind of Back Pack except for going to the shops . I like my touring luggage strapped to the bike or in the form of panniers .
I agree accept even going to the shops imagine the damage a tin of beans could do or glass jar if you went for a slide :shock: ...

Says he who puts a back pack on to go to work, with plastic sandwich box in :oops:
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Re: Best bag for motorcycle riding, if any?

Post by fastbob » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:22 pm

onesea wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:49 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:58 pm
I wouldn't wear any kind of Back Pack except for going to the shops . I like my touring luggage strapped to the bike or in the form of panniers .
I agree accept even going to the shops imagine the damage a tin of beans could do or glass jar if you went for a slide :shock: ...

Says he who puts a back pack on to go to work, with plastic sandwich box in :oops:
I believe that some motorcycle back packs incorporate a back protector . But you are right , it's a terrible risk to take . Says he who rode from Hinckley with a pair of handlebars complete with switches and levers sticking out of a rucksack . 🤭

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