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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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I commute daily , the only time I take my now rusting car is when it is raining a storm ( mild or spotty rain is ok) or when it is bellow 40 degrees.


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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:25 PM
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Riding the VTX --> hard bags; backpack on occasion if I need to take more stuff.

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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 05:38 PM
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school = bookbag

gym and other small trips = tank bag

work = either or depending on what i need to bring

havent used it yet but i bought a hydration fanny pack for more fun riding i guess

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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by venom400 View Post
I commute daily , the only time I take my now rusting car is when it is raining a storm ( mild or spotty rain is ok) or when it is bellow 40 degrees.

Same here minus the rusting car. And when I commute I always have tank bag stored in tail bag. I only put it on the tank if I need to put something else in the tail bag.
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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 06:20 PM
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I ride everyday to work in the Pacific Northwest 50 milesonly issue I've had with backpacks is how bad they leak. Only thing that's worked was putting my kayaking bag as a liner in then. Ride safe if your riding in the rain watch out for diesel and oil.

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post #17 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 09:09 PM
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I commute to work every day as long as its not freezing or raining. 85 miles round trip.
I use a backpack for anything I need for the day. I work in a prison so have to use see through mesh backpacks. It took some trial and error to find one that didn't fall apart after 70mph lol.
I wear my gear over my uniform and just leave it in control during the day.
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post #18 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:01 AM
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My helmet, gloves, etc, go into the Givi top box, which is otherwise empty unless I'm carrying the laptop or do some unscheduled shopping - I don't like riding with any weight in it.

Boots go under the desk (spare shoes stay there when not being worn) and jacket goes over my chair back.

If I'm carrying manuals or reference books I use an Oxford Sports tank bag. It has straps to use as a backpack when you take it off the bike, but I don't like riding with a back pack.

Top box lifts off with a turn of the key when it isn't needed.

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post #19 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 12:53 PM
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I really prefer to ride with no baggage. if I do have to bring anything to work, like books, I'd just drive.
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post #20 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 03:35 PM
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I usually just take a backpack when riding to work. Sometimes a tank bag depending on how much stuff I have. Have to fit it into a small locked cabinet at work so I prefer a smaller backpack because of that.
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