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    Tailbag alternatemounting

    inside tailbag.JPGleft side with tailbag.JPGright side tailbag flat.JPGtailbag fasteners under fender.JPGtailbag flat.JPG

    Using a tank bag with a taper corresponding to the rear fender, the rubber pad was used as a template to punch holes in the bottom.

    6 mm stainless steel button head fasteners with fender washers secure the pad inside the bag.

    To minimize stressing the molded-in "nuts" in the fender, longer fasteners allowed fender washers under the fender, with added locknuts.

    Holds two 32 ounce cans of Trufuel (Lowe's), Quickspair tube sealant and inflator, two water bottles, minimal first aid items and trail snacks.

    When not exploring the Spring Mountains or Sheep Mountains, it accommodates a number of items from auto parts or Home Depot/Lowes.

    Contents are not secure, if parked in a public area, but bag is not likely to be removed easily.

    Loaded photos to follow
    Last edited by SportsterDoc; 01-17-2017 at 12:00 AM.
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    Bottom row as packed for trail ride.JPGCapacity to spare.JPGLoaded.JPG

    Photo of uncushioned contents shows capacity. Old socks and heavy duty ziplock bags are useful!

    Photo included of as packed for tomorrow's trail ride, north of Gass Peak.

    Ride is only 85 miles, without additional exploring, but 64 ounces of extra fuel allows another 35 miles past the 140 mile max range of the stock 1.8 gallon tank.

    Photo of bag closed is not to max capacity. The tank bag design allows a map display. Main reason for map is to calculate fuel range.

    80 miles last Tuesday was on 0.98 gallon, including Red Rock Canyon Loop at moderate speed, Rocky Gap Road towards Lovell Canyon at slow speed and then highway speeds (as much as break-in permits) to Yamaha of Las Vegas.

    Bag is "Bilt Basic Tank Bag, Cycle Gear 613874 for $14.97 on close-out.

    Tried to post link, but not allowed for a newcomer.

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    Great idea for using the tank bag on back.

    I got a new tank bag from Santa and hadn't considered there could be an alternate place to secure it.

    Thanks for posting this pard!
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    Yep, looks good. Nice and tight.
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    Can now post a link

    https://www.cyclegear.com/accessorie...basic-tank-bag

    Very basic bag, but size and shape does well on the rear fender

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    Looks like you have thought this out SportsterDoc, perhaps some rope and a couple of bungees. Your fuel is a good idea. Generally, my a$$ runs out of gas before my bike dose.
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    that looks good and well thought out. did anyone let you know that the tail section of our bikes are only rated to carry 7 lbs, so be care full loading
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueduce View Post
    Looks like you have thought this out SportsterDoc, perhaps some rope and a couple of bungees. Your fuel is a good idea. Generally, my a$$ runs out of gas before my bike dose.
    I did 54 miles today, 26 off-road and the soreness in my arms distracted me from the seat.
    Probably because I have done little M/C off-roading since 1979 and/or I turn 70 next month.
    Only got 62 MPG, working it through loose rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    that looks good and well thought out. did anyone let you know that the tail section of our bikes are only rated to carry 7 lbs, so be care full loading
    Yep, it was on one of the sitckers that I removed.
    Two cans of fuel are about 4#
    Total load was probably 6-7#
    No issues, other than fuel cans (one in sock and other not) "wiggled" 1/2 out of the zip lock bag on today's ride. But none leaked.

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    70, that's great, it's good to hear your out exploring, and having such a good time. I've done a few 50 mile excursions and it's awful nice to find a interesting spot to stop and stretch my legs. That seat concepts is looking pretty attractive...stay safe out there...BD
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