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    Help finding a bag

    I'm looking for a small water proof bag, approx. 12 in long, a duffle or rectangle, with D rings on the ends

    For tools, spares, etc. to strap to my rear end. Anyone have any ideas?
    Mark Flanagan
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    I've been looking and seen what I want from FirstGear,

    Givi and Wolfman but even the smaller are too large. I'll keep looking.
    Mark Flanagan
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    Like he said they are everywhere. If your watching the budget try "cheaper than dirt".
    I have a surplus gas mask bag that's seemingly indestructible and waterproof.
    I've found that canvas bags with a water proof liner to be longer lived than pure plastic, or plastic coated
    when subjected to real world situations. Leather bags are tougher than canvas but cost more and are heavy.
    For liners I like kayaking dry bags when it's critical, heavy duty ziplocks when I'm poor.
    You can make yourself crazier with the choices, good luck.
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    One advantage to using a ratty looking canvas bag with a good liner is that the odds of the bag
    vanishing are lowered. Also you get that "experienced adventurer"
    look. Spend the money you save on fuel.
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    you could use a 'dri bag'. surprised you don't have one..alot of us BM guys got them way back and they got very popular. but they don't usually have attachment points that I know of. I used a bungie net
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    It ain't cheap but I have a couple of their other bags and it's good stuff. This really is a fair deal for this bag.

    Seattle Sports X.U.D. Waterproof Rackbag Duffel - Special Buy - REI.com
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    I just got hold of a black, square milk crate...bolted it to the tail, using the three bolt holes that hold that rubber face on. The face had to come off for it to work; and I had to get longer bolts and three fender washers.

    Elastic net over the top, and a dry bag inside! If I'm going in somewhere where theft is likely...just grab the dry bag out of the crate. Meantime, for short stops...a helmet fits well inside the crate.

    So far, with 1200 TW miles under me...it's worked better than well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilhed View Post
    I've been looking and seen what I want from FirstGear,

    Givi and Wolfman but even the smaller are too large. I'll keep looking.
    I have the Firstgear Torrent waterproof backpack version of this. After a year of daily use, the outside material is getting a few small holes.i think if there was cordura on the outside, then the abrasion resistance would be higher. But that would also make the bag heavy. Overall, i still like the backpack for $60 compared to a $300 Kriega.
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    Here is my Oxford X30 tail bag (there is also an X30 tank bag). I got it for $135 shipped off of eBay. Great bag, big expandable main compartment, includes rain bag and strap if you want to be a tourist. Very quick to put it on and take it off. I also happen to think it looks pretty bitchin' on the TW.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    I just got hold of a black, square milk crate...bolted it to the tail, using the three bolt holes that hold that rubber face on. The face had to come off for it to work; and I had to get longer bolts and three fender washers.

    Elastic net over the top, and a dry bag inside! If I'm going in somewhere where theft is likely...just grab the dry bag out of the crate. Meantime, for short stops...a helmet fits well inside the crate.

    So far, with 1200 TW miles under me...it's worked better than well.
    Just,

    How much weight do you intend to put in that milk crate? I gallon of milk weighs over 8 pounds.

    Weight Limit 001.JPG

    You might get by for a trip or two on smooth roads overloading it but if you go off road on to some bumpy stuff you risk breaking your sub frame and that's more than the cost of "made for weight rack".

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