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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 09:51 PM
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for 2 years i commuted on a bike. usually a back pack since obviously i was a poor bitch. now i drive a diesel truck and am more broke than if i woulda just stayed on the bike.

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post #22 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 01:03 PM
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Back pack. I want a tail bag but I think I would always worry about it falling off or being stolen.

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post #23 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 08:24 PM
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Back pack.

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post #24 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by jonnyfranx View Post
Back pack. I want a tail bag but I think I would always worry about it falling off or being stolen.
Not that it can't be stolen, but my tail bag clips go under my passenger's seat, holding it in its place and also requiring the passenger seat to be removed (which needs the key) in order for the tail bag to be removed. Obviously you could cut it and steal it if you really wanted to, but I've never had any issues.

It's a $40 bag. I'll take my chances.
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post #25 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 10:51 PM
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I used to use a backpack, but since I got my KTM and installed the topbox I've just been using that.

I'm thinking about some hard paniers for this coming summer.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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post #26 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 12:30 AM
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backpack for school shit, I just walk around in my gear it dosnt bother me.

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post #27 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 01:35 PM
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I have a huge backpack I got at a Polish discount variety store

One of the damn straps came loose in a heavy rain!!! I had wifey reenforce both sides and it's been alright so far.

Generally I don't carry much anyway... I have some soft saddlebags for when I need to haul more but thats about it. When I go to work I usually take a little bookbag.

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post #28 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 01:29 AM
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Commute daily on my ZX10R. I ride w/ an Icon Squad II backpack. I'm currently trying to get it warrantied, as this's my 2nd one and it's failing as well.

I need to find a high visibility backpack solution for commuting to work daily.

I put all of my gear in my backpack once at work, and then of course put my lunch in my work refrigerator.

I have yet to find a saddle bag or rear-bag solution of any kind for a ZX10R, so I'll stick to backpacks and big ass heavy jackets for the cold weather riding.

As of right now, this is my only vehicle. The wife drives my Chevy to work & back everyday because of the kids, so I'm on the bike. No matter what the weather.
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post #29 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 01:43 AM
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Backpack is enough. If there was more crap I needed to take with me that didn't fit in my backpack, then I just drive my car.

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post #30 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 06:21 AM
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